Antiques add so much to a home or office: a sense of quality, history, refinement, and grace. It's no wonder that people find them hard to resist. If you're the type of person who can't pass by a shop, just wondering what may lie within, you'll relish Minneapolis's bounty. A wide selection of antiques of all vintages, provenances, and places of origin can be found, and 10Best leads you to the top sources. Our editors and readers particularly applaud Antiquified, as you will with one glance at the merchandise. It's without a doubt one of Minneapolis's best antique shops.
4 Guilded Salvage Antiques
One of the most cherished antique stores in Minneapolis, Guilded Salvage boasts an awe-inspiring collection of mainly architectural antiques, with an emphasis on lighting and hardware. Beneath vintage chandeliers of every size and shape, the amiable owners guide patrons through the beautifully organized store while also maintaining a no-pressure attitude that enables guests to wander comfortably. Most of the shop's rare yet surprisingly affordable treasures were salvaged from local homes dating from 1880 to 1940. (612-789-1680)
3 hunt & gather
Lauded by many as the number one spot for antiques in Minneapolis, hunt & gather offers a colorful collection of fresh and funky vintage finds that radically redefines the traditional antique store. The shop's 25 fashion-forward booths showcase delightfully eclectic, carefully chosen antiques that start at only $0.50 and include vintage purses, buttons, keys, mid-century furniture, quirky collectibles, one-of-a-kind fabrics and unexpected home furnishings that will have others desperate to know where you found them. (612-455-0250)
2 The Cottage House
Shabby chic treasures abound at this antique store's unique setting in Minneapolis. A truly one-of-a-kind shop, The Cottage House is an actual house that opens just one long weekend per month. Every month, the talented staff completely redecorates the house with fresh vintage items and a charming new theme. Shoppers especially adore the jaw-dropping vintage furniture, and astoundingly low prices enable them to take their favorite piece home rather than say a tearful goodbye. (612-825-4934)
Set in an exquisitely renovated historic limestone building, this antique store's location in the Minneapolis Arts District perfectly complements its two stories of thoughtfully chosen antiques and collectibles. Lovingly organized and excitingly affordable, the impressive inventory includes such treasures as 19th-century candleholders, Depression glass, vintage lockets, charming salt and pepper shakers, cookie jars, hand-blown glass vases, gorgeous dresser sets, heartwarming toys, an array of rare Black Americana and a large Raggedy Ann and Andy collection. (612-789-1989)