Antiquing In The Art Coast
Whether you’re an avid antique collector or just looking to the past for vintage design inspiration, we’ve got the shopping experiences for you. From antique furnishings to collectible retro décor, find hidden gems just waiting to be discovered in the Art Coast of Michigan.
Start with a stroll in downtown Saugatuck and stop into Country Store Antiques. In business since 1953, they are the oldest family-owned store in the downtown area. Eclectic items, including vintage posters, Apollo glasses, and Zippo lighters, are just some of the slices of Americana you'll find here. While you’re downtown, swing on over to Swell Times, where you’ll be transported to the past with a mixture of classic collectibles and various novelty items.
Die-hard antique aficionados won’t want to miss the Saugatuck Antique Pavilion. With over 24,000 square feet of indoor antiques, this is considered one of the best antique shopping experiences in the country. Featuring over 175 dealers, we guarantee there won’t be a shortage of treasures to discover, whether you’re looking for mid-century modern retro furnishings or prefer the primitive appeal of the Appalachians. You’ll also find vintage jewelry, clothing, furniture, tin litho toys, Pyrex and Civil War-era memorabilia, and every conceivable collectible. Wide aisles, well-organized stalls, and friendly staff make a visit to this venue a delightful shopping adventure.
Be sure to visit the Upscale Mercantile, a beautiful barn-turned-antique warehouse featuring wonderfully unique mid-century and vintage home furnishings, including dining and side tables, chairs, couches, lamps, chandeliers, and more. The store’s curated collection of found objects from around the world and vintage barware prove that “antique” doesn’t have to mean outdated.
Make your way over to downtown Fennville and check out the Featherstone Antique Mall. This beautiful 3,000-square-foot antique store features an eclectic mix of antiques, collectibles, and gift items. Specializing in Native American jewelry, Navajo rugs, Native American baskets, primitives, folk art, farmhouse decor, and architectural salvage, there are all kinds of treasures waiting to be discovered.
If you’re in the market for home furnishings, Bird Cage Antiques is a must-visit destination. Here, you can find dining rooms sets and French and English style wardrobes, as well as a fine collection of vintage jewelry. Plan some time in your schedule to stop at Willow Bend Antiques & Garden Art, where you’ll have fun scouring their barns full of antiques, furniture, garden art, and gifts. If you’ve been longing to add a unique fixture to your garden, this is the place to explore.
And for the ultimate antique treasure hunting experience, set aside the entire day on the last Sunday of the month, April through September, for the Allegan Antiques Market. Featuring over 400 quality dealers in every field of antiques and collectibles, this show has been rated by Antiques Magazine as “One of the Ten Best Shows in America.” Visitors can find glass, pottery, china, primitives, advertising, vintage jewelry, furniture, and so much more. Those interested in interior design will find this a hot spot for architectural, industrial, primitive, country, shabby chic, refurbished, repurposed, and every kind of antique or collectible decorator item imaginable. Located 20 minutes outside of Fennville, this show draws visitors from across the country and operates rain or shine.