Shops with desirable old items, whether antique, vintage or collectable, abound in Minnesota. Find sought-after treasures at shops listed in a previously published article “Best Places For Antiquing” featuring Midtown Antique Mall, Blake Antiques, Country and Indian Gallery, West Saint Paul Antiques, Missouri Mouse and Coe & Channell. See also Victory Home Décor Stores In The Twin Cities for a special store filled with international finds. Here are five best of the places for antiques in Minnesota.
Antiques Minnesota Inc.
191 River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337
Pioneering the mall concept for antiques in Minnesota in a three-story building on Lake Street, this store moved to Burnsville in the 1990s. Here, shoppers can search for that missing piece in their serving set or a matching drawer pull on their antique chest. More than 325 dealers who have scoured yard, garage and estate sales bring their treasures under one large roof for the shopper’s convenience. This store has been family owned since its founding in 1979.
507 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
City Salvage buys American architectural antiques directly and through bidding and brings them to its warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis. Currently, any active remodeler may have to visit the store to see what is available. While the City Salvage website has many beautiful and expensive items pictured, they may not be current. Also, check out Facebook for many interesting pictures, memorabilia and creative ideas.
1330 Quincy St. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
“They don’t make that anymore,” says the man at the hardware store. But you may need a part for an antique lighting fixture, original hardware for your door, a matching leaded glass window or a vintage mantle for your fireplace. Architectural Antiques is the place to go for all kinds of things they don’t make anymore. It is just fun to stroll around and marvel at the craftsmanship in wood, marble and glass we may never see again.
Stillwater Antiques Mall
101 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Everyone knows the place to go for antiques is Stillwater. Stroll up and down Main Street and catch them all, but don’t miss Stillwater Antiques Mall, selected as the best by City Search and the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine over the last decade. Stillwater Antiques still registers high on the treasure measure with an abundant array of china, jewelry, paintings, mass furniture, books, vintage clothing and sports collectibles.
The Battlefield Store
3915 Highway 7
Minneapolis, MN 55416
The military buff cannot help but be drawn to the powerful architecture of this white brick and mortar building flaunting a U.S. Air Force-like star prominently displayed under a striking center arch above the entrance. This shop specializes in military/historical antiques and collectibles plus rows and rows of books about the military. Find uniforms, hats, helmets, medals, patches, insignia, swords, daggers, bayonets, historical documents and autographs from many nations of the world at this one place.
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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.