Hunting down a particular item you've been looking for, hoping this might be the time you make the find. Or shopping storied items of interest, rounding bends to behold booths with just the thing that catches your eye. Antiquing is a mystery that unfolds each and every time you enjoy the experience!
And just like the nostalgic nooks you'll find inside antique shops, our Great Lakes Bay Region is chock-full of opportunity to uncover timeless treasures. Home to the largest antique mall in Michigan (housed fittingly in an historic downtown building) and an annual antique festival of epic proportions — with intimate, smaller shops sprinkled throughout — let the scouring and scoring begin! These one-of-a-kind antique shops in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region are rich in history and waiting for you to discover.
Bay City Antiques Center/Bay Antique Center: Prepare yourself, folks, for this antique mecca! The largest of its kind in Michigan and voted "Best Antique Mall" by AAA, this center is more than 60,000 square feet of more than 400 booths showcasing regional dealer displays along with European imported antiques. Friendly tips? Learn the floor plan and reserve ample time to thoroughly enjoy this mother load.
Americana Company Antique Mall: American nostalgia runs deep in the heart of Bay City's historic "Hell's Half Mile" at Americana Company Antiques. Here you'll find an eclectic mix of unique antiquities, and a warm, friendly ambiance. (Psst! Right across the street is an historic candy shop, operating since 1904, St. Laurent Brothers. If homemade candies, assorted nuts, and hand dipped chocolates sound like they'd add to your antiquing outing, look for the red and white striped awning and enjoy!)
Retro Attics: Making millennials to seniors, antiquing divas to vintage aficionados all squeal with delight, Bay City's Retro Attics is an antique and vintage shop offering a smattering of mid-century modern finds and 1950s - 1980s nostalgia items, including clothing and furniture.
Antique Warehouse: Peruse antiques and collectibles amongst 20,000 square feet and 70 dealers offering furniture, clocks, china, glassware and more! Also, enjoy shopping one of Antique Warehouse's 12 specialty shops and consider having lunch on site at The Memory Lane Café.
Freeland Antique Mall: With more than 16,000 square feet of traditional and one-of-a-kind antique finds, visitors refer to the Freeland Antique Mall as a "destination place"! And, be sure to also discover The Iron Gate Emporium (marketplace of vintage, antique, shabby, industrial, made-in-Michigan, and more) and Thrifty Treasures Antiques & More, both located in Birch Run.
Adomaitis Antiques: Located in Old Town Saginaw, Adomaitis Antiques is known for its exceptional prices and specialized selection of estate sale and consignment items, plus an estimated 10,000 professional quality adult costumes and vintage clothing pieces! Also in Old Town, make sure to check out Court Street Antiques (and its Junque & Salvage room).
Michigan Antique Festivals: More than 50 years, more than 80 acres, Michigan's largest antique & vintage market is Michigan Antique Festivals, and can be experienced each June and September right here in Midland! With seven barns overflowing with antiques and unique "stuff you just can't find online", the Shabby Experience and Industrial Way area for shabby chic enthusiasts, a car show, auto swap meet, and more - enjoy every last acre!
Vintage Rewind: Discover a 1926 brick home that houses history and antique treasures, including a turn-of-the-century carriage that greets you as you drive into Vintage Rewind. And be sure to visit an 1870s house, Treasures on Townsend, a consignment shop for the home with unique antiques, fine home furnishings, and a re-design team who can transform pieces to perfectly match the style of your home.
Antique shoppers do know how to shop, don't they? Taking a leisurely pace, looking around for unique pieces of history and antiquated beauty, finding potential and envisioning restoring items back to life. Ahhh, enjoy multiple antiquing outings and all of your finds!