Artiques owner Suzanne Fauber and her dog Scout.

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Tucson’s newest consignment store, Artiques, offers customers the chance to travel the world from one room.

Owner Suzanne Fauber saw an opening in Tucson for a store selling mid-to high-end consigned goods that may be too nice for many thrift shops. Last June she quit her job at an auction house in Washington, D.C. and moved to Southern Arizona to start a new chapter.

Fauber chose the name Artiques, not antiques, to convey that her store is more than just the typical antique shop. She wanted to have a “sense of style” and art in what the store offers.

Since its opening in September, Fauber said business has grown quickly with about 50 new visitors per day.

Antiques and art have always been a part of Fauber’s life. When she was younger her mother used to take her antiquing. In college she majored in sculpting, and received a Masters Degree in architecture.

Though Fauber has always liked antiques, she finds them especially interesting when she gets to hear the stories behind them. For her the stories give “a soul quality to the object.” The store is located at 6032 N. Oracle Road. It is open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with new hours starting this year.

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