Searching for antiques and vintage pieces can be a fun treasure hunt, and fortunately, the Long Island, NY area—including Nassau, Sussex, and Queens counties—has plenty of shops you can explore. Each has their own special feel and history, and you'll have fun browsing for additions to your home.
Our real estate agents recommend stopping at the following five shops to go antiquing near Long Island:
- The Vintage Living Antiques & Collectibles - 2863 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
When you make a trip to The Vintage Living, located around the corner from Oceanside homes for sale, you never know what you'll find, but odds are high that you'll come back with something you didn't know you needed. From antique furniture to vintage advertising collectibles, this friendly and affordable shop is packed with items large and small.
- Antique Market - 700 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Antique Market has a wide variety of items from different dealers and is located conveniently near Huntington Station homes for sale. Although it looks small from the outside, you'll be able to browse through 7,500 square feet of merchandise that takes up every nook and cranny in the shop. Even if you've visited Antique Market before, you're likely to see lots of merchandise on a return visit since it changes frequently. Make sure to check out the furniture, since antique restorations are done on the premises.
- Sparr's Antiques & Militaria - 4115 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103
Sparr's Antiques & Militaria has a long history, having opened on Broadway in 1946. The shop is still in its old location, located close to Astoria homes for sale. The current owner, Oliver Sparr, is the son of the original owner, who was a veteran of World War II. He worked in his father's store while growing up and has continued the tradition. You'll find a variety of items here in addition to authentic militaria, so if that's not your area of interest, it's still worth a stop.
- Rosie's Vintage Store - 101 Woodbury Road, Huntington, NY 11743
If you happen to walk by Rosie's Vintage Store, which is close to Huntington homes for sale, you're likely to be lured in by the shop's elaborate window displays, which change on a monthly basis. Inside, you'll find a new vintage display every month, with contributions from the antique dealers that display their wares in the shop. You'll also be able to peruse new items frequently as dealers change their inventory. They also tend to specialize in certain areas, such as kitchen items or magazines.
- Back in Time, Vintage Home Decor - 441 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
Family-owned Back in Time, Vintage Home Decor is located just around the corner from Farmingdale homes for sale. It was started from its owners' desire to find, rescue, and repurpose antique and vintage finds. Their motto is "Every Piece Has a Journey, Every Journey Tells a Story," and you'll find pieces, including furniture and smaller decor items, that have unique stories to tell.
Contact us to find out more about how to improve the look of your Long Island home with treasures from local antique stores.