If you like antiquing, you’ll love these spots for finding the best deals on all things vintage.
Antiques Stores in Baltimore
In Baltimore, the venerable Antique Row takes up residence along the 800 block of N. Howard Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. Here you’ll find artifacts collected from all over the globe including fine art, rugs, large furniture and light fixtures. Other popular Baltimore shops include those in Hampden, O’Malley Antiques in Mount Washington, and Ryan’s Relics' two locations.
Vintage Suburban Shopping
As the area’s largest antiques mall, Westminster Antique Mall houses more than 165 dealers in one place. Oldies music makes for pleasant browsing among the booths featuring everything from teacups and retro aluminum signs to toys and military collectibles. In Annapolis, Then…& Again Antiques features more than 40 dealers selling items including sports memorabilia, toys, vinyl records and antique weaponry. A Real Find Antiques in Finksburg has a vast furniture collection along with refinishing and upholstery services.
Antiquing in the D.C. Suburbs
Just outside of Washington, D.C., another metropolitan antiquing area is Kensington Antique Row. Multi-dealer markets, consignment shops and galleries showcase merchandise such as dolls, books, furniture and sports memorabilia.
Frederick County is an antiques shopper’s dream destination. The town of New Market, dubbed the “Antiques Capital of Maryland,” has small-town charm and a dozen shops stocked with furniture, jewelry, quilts and porcelain, along with restoration services. Ten miles west, downtown Frederick is also a popular antiquing destination with some 200 dealers in an eight-block radius.
The Antique Center at Historic Savage Mill fits in perfectly at the restored 19th-century cotton mill. Located in the town of Savage near Laurel, it includes about 150 dealers. Shop owners meticulously photograph and describe many of the center’s latest treasures on their website.
Eastern Shore Antique Shopping
Noteworthy antiques stores thrive on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Chesapeake Market Place & Auction House in St. Leonard includes 100 shops that sell a mix of antiques and locally made goods, and holds Friday night auctions. At Treasures Re-Found in Chestertown you’ll find an array of costume jewelry, books, music, bottles, holiday items, and even vintage cameras and scientific instruments. And every Wednesday in Crumpton, hundreds of antiques dealers and deal seekers gather for the largest weekly auction in the world.
Western Maryland Antiques
Englander’s Antiques in Oakland has a vast inventory plus a cute 1950s-style lunch counter, while Antique Crossroads in Hagerstown is home to a collection of 250 antique dealers. Valley Antiques & Uniques in Funkstown also operates an antiques mall.