If you’re looking for great deals, vintage pieces and hidden gems, there are certain New Jersey towns that you know won’t disappoint. Antiquing is a fun hobby and even a way of life for some, the following New Jersey neighborhoods are loaded with charm and antique treasures.
1. Cape May
Visiting this Victorian-era shore resort is almost like taking a step into the past, so it's no surprise that they're packed with antiques. Visitors have a variety of options here including Antique Doorknob (specializing in restored building artifacts, Victorian lighting, building hardware from 1840-1910 and stained glass), Victorious (focusing on antique and estate jewelry) and Out of the Past Antiques (varied antique goodness). Cape May Antique Center is one of the most popular picks, open year-round and offering 80 different dealers.
The largest antique center in the town, Lafayette Mill Antique Center is open year-round and offers 55 quality dealers. There is a cafe on the premises, so you can easily spend a day here without ever needing to leave. Other options include Sweet Pea's Antiques (focused on furniture and decor, housed in a 2-story carriage house) and Cottage Charm (with vintage treasures for the home and garden).
Somerville Center Antiques bills itself as the largest antique center in New Jersey and it most definitely is a vintage wonderland. Encompassing multiple floors, you can find almost anything here - clothes, toys, games, furniture.... the list goes on. You'll also find Elysium Antiques (varied goods), TNT Antiques (jewelry, unique finds, collectibles) and Gallery on Main (art and a variety of antiques including masks).
Historic Bordentown has a variety of options for antiquing including New Jersey Antiques and Consignments (a sizable selection of old and older goods), Bonaparte Antiques (glassware, ceramics, furniture and more), Shoppe 202 (offering both antique and modern finds), Soldier 58 (a unique shop that makes old new again, offering many hand painted items) and The Old Book Shop (with books dating all the way back to the 1800s).
5. Point Pleasant Beach
Home to a vast variety of antiques at Point Pleasant Antique Emporium, you'll also find smaller shops like Point Pavilion Antique Centre (still quite sizable), Fabulous Finds, Canvas House, Fond Memories and La Sirena Antiques, among others. Most of the shops can be found along Arnold, Trenton and Bay Avenues.
Historic Burlington Antiques and Art Emporium offers 14,000 square feet of antique goodness - you never know what you'll find. Other shops in town include High Street Exchange Antiques & Elegant Junque and Philips Furniture and Antiques, specializing in furniture with a selection of other goods. All three shops can be found on High Street.
Montclair offers a wide variety of antique shops including Montclair Antique Center with over 50 different dealers, Jerry's Antiques and Estates, Garnish Antique & Vintage (with fun sales like 20 percent off anything yellow), Garage Sale Antiques (a great selection of mirrors and glass), Chameleon Antiques and more.
This quaint riverfront town is filled to the brim with antique shops. In fact, Lambertville was recently ranked among the best towns in the country for antiquing by Home Beautiful Magazine. Options include the eclectic People's Store, offering 45 unique dealers, James Curran Antiques (New Jersey's largest importer of English Antiques), Coryell Street Antiques (a mix of vintage treasures), A Touch of the Past (focusing on furniture and home goods) and many more.
Salem has several smaller shops to choose from, offering almost any kind of antique to imaginable. Enjoy Cawman's Mall, Market Street Treasures and Royal Port Antiques.
You never know what treasures you'll find in the town of Andover. The Andover Village provides a variety of antique shops including The 1868 House, The Carriage House, The Cottage, The White House and The Court Yard. Head to Scranberry Coop for 100 unique vendors in 10,000 square feet of dog friendly fun, or check out His & Hers for vintage clothing and a selection of antique goods.
Whether you’re interested in old signs, vintage magazines or exquisite Victorian-era furniture, you can find it in New Jersey. These charming towns will transport you to the past with the finest selection of antiques around. If you’re interested in a few standout shops throughout the state, enjoy my previous article:
You Can Find Amazing Antiques At These 15 Places In New Jersey. Happy hunting!