When new life is given to something old, a rehashing of time takes place—right in your own home. History has shown that what’s old becomes new again—and nowhere is this more obvious than in the world of antiques. Check out these Massachusetts antique stores and find some treasures from the past to create style and ambience in your very own home.
Check the website for dates, but be ready to peruse endless amazing antiques at these outdoor stalls, booths, and tents. Considered one of the best antique markets in the U.S., a trip to the Brimfield Antique Market is an experience—and a wonderful trip back in time.
Considered a “mid-range priced” antique store by seasoned enthusiasts, the Canal Street Antique Mall is filled with vintage and antique items—many with that distinct New England flare. An entire floor within the mall is designated for furniture only—a favorite among those who love to refinish older pieces.
A conglomerate of shops—all under one roof—is an antique enthusiast’s dream. Sturbridge Antique Shops not only offers an eclectic and vast selection of everything from World War II memorabilia to fine bone China, they are noted for having some of the friendliest clerks around.
Rated the “Best of the Cape” for several years in a row, the Sandwich Antiques Center is a multi-dealer center with an abundance of offerings—and price ranges—for all. Whether you’re in the market for period furniture or an antique nautical map, you’ll find plenty to hold your interest here.
Featuring high-end furniture from both Asia and Europe, this Charles Street shop isn’t typical in any way. Serious acquirers will find exquisite offerings, but they must be willing to pay top dollar. Danish Country is an education in itself, even for those simply perusing.
Five floors boasting more than 150 dealers means Cambridge Antique Market provides hours of browsing in one store. Check out antique and vintage toys, clocks, glassware, furniture, military pieces, light fixtures, silver, and more.
Featuring new estate finds on a weekly basis, Autrefois Antiques scours all of New England for the most intriguing antiques. Browse furniture, mirrors, art, lighting and more at this exquisite shop.
Featuring a skilled and knowledgeable owner who repairs and restores antiques in addition to selling them, Barn at 17 is one of very few stores of its kind remaining in Massachusetts. Locals believe it is the only place in the region to shop when furnishing a home.
Open late spring through fall, be ready to barter at Emporium Antique Center. Noted for their staff that loves to make sales, you might make a clerk happy by bargaining for a better price. The center features everything from fine antique furniture to antique lace. There is something for every budget.
Offering wares from 30 vendors, Another Look Antiques sells country primitives, costume jewelry, furniture, art, glassware, and more. It is considered one of the best antique stores to browse near the New Hampshire border.