Your Scottsdale shopping experience just isn’t complete without a little treasure hunting. The cooler winter weather makes February a great month to amble around town in search of that hidden gem. If you’re into an afternoon shopping trip that’s as much about the discovery as it is about the purchase, here are just a few places around the city of Scottsdale you’ll want to peruse.

Antique sinkAntique Trove: This 23,000-square-foot store on North Scottsdale road boasts 140 quality vendors from all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a Victorian-era couch, a rare stamp from the turn of the century or sports memorabilia featuring your favorite team’s old logo, Antique Trove is the place to go.

Turkey Mountain Traders: If you love Native American artifacts, plan on spending some time at Turkey Mountain Traders. Specializing in pre-World War II American Indian art and jewelry, their selection of master-crafted silverwork is unparalleled. The gallery for this nationally known company is located right on Main Street in the city of Scottsdale.

Antique Gatherings: Just down the road in Phoenix stands one of the Southwest’s premier antique malls. Featuring a variety of antiques gathered from estate sales around the country, Antique Gatherings has that decorative bronze piece, oriental rug or vintage hardwood cabinet you didn’t even know you were searching for.

Willo Antiques: Known for its unpredictable but always delightful inventory, this small, independent shop on McDowell Road provides a great excuse to shoot over to Phoenix for the afternoon. Open Wednesday through Saturday, Willo Antiques sells merchandise that can really spruce up your yard – everything from wrought-iron benches to decorative garden objects.

As you can see, you don’t need to be a world-renowned archeologist to uncover the treasures of the past. You can hunt for hidden wonders right here in the city of Scottsdale. With great stores like these, it’s easy to turn your next Scottsdale shopping trip into an all-day adventure.