We may be young in age, but our knowledge and love for antiques is timeless. It all started in 2012 when Zach Brody made real his passion for collecting, buying, and refurbishing vintage furniture, jewelry, and more by opening The Picker Knows. And just two years later, he was ready to expand his business by joining forces with Tobias Cross and opening a bigger and better location in West Des Moines. The Picker Knows is now a 25,000-square foot mall full of vintage and antique treasures suited for everyone. In each product or service you get from The Picker Knows, our team ensures positive experience and guaranteed satisfaction in the relationships they keep with their dealers and customers.
It all started with one man’s love for quirky antiques and the stories that went with them. Zach Brody, one of the owners of the Picker Knows, has always been interested in researching and buying antiques, so he opened up a store just for that. Now a quickly growing business with over 400 vendors and a large space showcasing turn-of-the-century pieces, Zach and his partner Tobias have created a sanctuary for the once forgotten and lost treasures. The enthusiasm these two share for the antiques and collectibles they see every day is clear and contagious. Make sure to come in and ask about the one-of-a-kind pieces they have on-site. Their excitement for the piece and the story that goes along with it are well worth the trip! And don’t forget to ask about their newly opened Decades Event Center. They’ll show you the beautiful, rustic space where you can host an auction, wedding reception, corporate reception, and more!
The vintage valuables Zach and Tobias work with may be older than the two of them combined, but the amount of research and time they put into learning about each antique and collectible they showcase in The Picker Knows proves their knowledge of the products and the antiquing industry.
Zach Brody is the man behind the masterpieces you will find at the Picker Knows. It was his love for history and intrinsic detail that began the Picker Knows. Zach will love to see the pieces you bring in to display in one of our dealer booths or display cases. Now, he meets with many dealers every week in order to keep inventory diverse and growing.
Tobias Cross is the businessman behind The Picker Knows. With a degree in Business from AIB College of Business and years of experience in finance and project management, Cross leads the way in marketing and development for the Picker Knows. He makes sure the clients’ needs are always being met and the store is tailored to everyone’s tastes. Contact Tobias to check availability at our event center and to book the space for your special event.
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