A local, family run favorite for nearly twenty years!

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Our Story

Circa was established in 1998 as the brainchild of Jackie. With a background in art and a lifelong love of treasure hunting, she soon turned her tiny shop into a sprawling, much-loved local institution. Under her benevolent dictatorship, Circa has become Charlottesville’s favorite spot for antique furniture, vintage finds and funky decor.  Jackie’s daughter Robin has since joined the business. She has travelled all over the world and has settled back in Charlottesville with her family. Together they run Circa…sometimes in harmony, sometimes in disagreement, but always with a love of the business.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Part of what makes our model work is our true commitment to working together as a team. It may seem strange in this day and age, but we really do like each other! We eat lunch together every day, share a beer after work, socialize on our days off, hug, fight and argue…we are one big, mostly functional family!

It’s important to note that we don’t work on commission.  We work off a profit sharing model, which gives our employees a vested interest in the success of our business and incentive not to compete, but to work together. That’s another reason you won’t find pushy sales tactics here–we believe our inventory is so great and priced so perfectly that it sells itself!

The Circa Staff

Our extraordinary employees are what makes Circa work! We’ve searched the galaxy for the perfect people with the right set of skills and knowledge.  We’re not looking for an antiques expert, but for somebody with a useful mix of talents and a great personality to top it off!  Our staff members have varied backgrounds…we’ve had artists, historians, musicians, woodworkers, chefs and writers work at Circa. Together we all work as a collaborative team to bring the best antiques, furniture and decor to Charlottesville.

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