Unique Antique Stores in Michigan
Maybe it’s Michigan’s long furniture-making tradition, or perhaps it’s because Michiganders are frugal, unwilling to throw out items that may be useful to someone, somewhere. Whether you’re looking for a Victorian floor lamp or a mid-century chrome table, an Arts & Crafts-era sofa or a solid oak door of just the right size, you’re bound to find them at antique stores in Michigan.
Two antique shops, side by side? With nearly identical names? Just believe us when we say that taken together, these adjacent antique shops offer 60,000 square feet of historical goodness, from vintage toys to tools and historic furniture to knick-knacks. This downtown corner ranks as a favorite stop for antiques lovers in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
5. Allen Antique Barn - Allen...head to the Allen Antique Barn, which claims to be the largest purveyor of memorabilia in Allen. Also located on U.S. Route 12, the Allen Antique Barn features more than 300 booths spread across 25,000 square feet as well as a full-service restaurant. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Michigan’s Antique Capital is also home to a dozen smaller antiques shops.
Marquette in the small town of Ishpeming, Main Street Antique Mall is pretty large. Expect more than 8,000 square feet of display space, with antiques ranging from camp and cottage furnishings to Great Lakes shipping memorabilia, and from daintily-painted, century-old china to finely-taxidermied game animals.
8. Du Mouchelles - DetroitLimoges porcelain and vintage fine jewelry, hand-knotted Persian rugs and antique furniture fills the showrooms of Du Mouchelles. Located just across the street from the GM Renaissance Center, the antique shop displays their finds in their downtown shop and online, and sales are made via auction, either in person, online or over the phone. Du Mouchelles also offers appraisals and consignment.
9. West Michigan Antique Mall - Grand HavenTake time from the Lake Michigan beach for a little shopping at the West Michigan Antique Mall, located midway between Grand Haven and Holland. Spread across 12,000 square feet, 72 dealers sell everything from small furniture to vintage clothing and jewelry, lamps and memorabilia. There’s also a fine collection of rural Michigan memorabilia including historic tools and housewares.
Allegan County Fairgrounds. Ranked by Antiques Magazine as one of the Ten Best Antiques Shows in America, the warm-weather market includes primitives and fine jewelry, salvaged architectural pieces and beautifully preserved furniture. Two hundred dealers sell their goods indoors, while another 200 display items outside, beneath a field of canvas tents. The market is held the last Sunday of each month, from April through September.