Antique Shops

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 Austin'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 Pat Monroe Antiques, as you will with one glance at the merchandise. It's without a doubt one of Austin's best antique shops.

6 Pat Monroe Antiques
Lauded by many as the go-to shop for European antiques in Austin, Texas, this antique store's stellar reputation is well deserved. Passionate owner Pat Monroe specializes in antique French furniture but also hand-selects a variety of European furnishings and decor that meet her requirements of style, distinction, authenticity and quality. The shop itself is breathtaking, filled with lovely vignettes of French armchairs, Spanish chandeliers, Italian mirrored sconces, 18th-century books, pearl-handled swords and intriguing antique maps. (512-789-4775)

5 Gypsies Antiques
If you're searching for remnants of centuries-old European style in the heart of Austin, Texas, this antique shop's charming and knowledgeable owner has you covered. Inspired by the gorgeous wares once sold by traveling gypsies, the shop's beautifully designed vignettes showcase hand-selected antiques from France, Spain, Belgium, England and the US. From ornate mirrors and vanity trays to garden statuary and ethereal Italian chandeliers, Gypsies Antiques offers treasures that add timeless elegance to any space. (512-451-6200)

4 Off The Wall
Antique-lovers on a budget adore this cheerful shop set in the vibrant SoCo neighborhood of Austin. Exquisite antiques share shelf space with kitschy vintage finds, resulting in a rare, ever-changing diversity that satisfies shoppers of all styles. Plus, the owners are helpful and engaging, so whatever your price point, they'll ensure you find a personal treasure amongst the vintage wrist watches, fossils, 1920s Victrolas, turquoise jewelry, antique cameras, marble busts, old books and military buttons. (512-445-4701)

3 Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques
Jean-Marc Fray Antiques is a direct importer of distinctive antiques and decorative arts. You'll find the store down on W. 6th Street. Discerning collectors will find period and style pieces dating from the 17th to early 20th centuries. Owners Jean-Marc and Cynthia Fray work directly with international auction houses and various trusted sources from Spain, Italy and France. The couple is known for their passion and commitment to high end, quality pieces. Visitors to Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques are instantly delighted with the beautiful selection. Whether your tastes run towards French chandeliers gilded in bronze or hand-painted armoires from days gone by, you're sure to find something to take you back into time while delighting your senses. (512.457.0077)

2 Mi Casa Gallery
Owners Jim and Kelly Luedeke describe Mi Casa Gallery as the reflection of the Luedeke family's love affair with Texas and Latin America. The store has become very popular and is well known for its unique religious objects and folkart from Mexico and the Americas. The store carries an extensive collection of crosses and crucifixion artwork. Shoppers will find crosses from Peruvian origin alongside crucifixes from Latin America and Europe. Vibrant colors, beautiful wood and pottery are some of the different materials the crosses are made from. Mi Casa Gallery also carries a variety of Mexican Retablos (Latin American devotional paintings). The history behind the retablos is beautiful and educational. The store carries one of the largest selections of retablos in the United States. You'll find paintings on tinplate, canvas and copper as well as wood. For the shopper looking for that distinctive piece that adds uniqueness to their home, Mi Casa also carries fine home furnishings in many styles. Look for Guatemalan influence, Indian antiques or French country styles and don't be surprised when you find all of those and more! ((512) 707-9797)

1 Austin Antique Mall
A more than 30,000-square-foot vintage heaven awaits visitors to the Austin Antique Mall. The antiques, sold by more than 100 of Central Texas's best dealers, range in value from a few dollars to thousands, delighting both seasoned collectors seeking a serious statement piece and casual browsers hoping to revamp their style without spending a fortune. Favorite finds include 19th-century furniture, one-of-a-kind jewelry, vintage clothing, Italian leather purses, Roseville pottery, fine china and funky 1970s lunchboxes. (512-459-5900)


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Maps and Directions

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Off The Wall 10Best List Arrow
Type: Antique Shops
Neighborhood: SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE
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Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques 10Best List Arrow
Type: 19th - 20th Century Art Galleries, Antique Shops
Neighborhood: 6th Street
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Mi Casa Gallery 10Best List Arrow
Type: Antique Shops, Specialty Shops
Neighborhood: Congress Avenue
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Austin Antique Mall 10Best List Arrow
Type: Antique Shops
Neighborhood: North Austin