Calling all collectors and bargain hunters: Manitoba is a hot spot for antique shopping. Our beloved antique stores are crammed with pieces from yesteryear for the most curious of shoppers; designed to thrill those on the hunt for valuable antiques, as well as those just looking for a unique addition to their kitchen decor. Here are 7 stores for antique hunting in Manitoba…
Old House Revival
324 Young Street, Winnipeg
The antiques sold in the Old House Revival aren’t the only things with a storied past – the building itself is one of Winnipeg’s historic warehouses, originally built in 1914 for Fort Garry Dyers and Cleaners Limited. In 1962, it became an auction house before being sold in 2002 to the current owner. Now, bursting with charm and eclectic goods, the Old House Revival is home to unique antique furniture, lighting, hardware and more, spread out over four floors.
2108 Provincial Trunk Highway 59, Ile des Chênes,
Located a quick 20 minutes south of Winnipeg, Delaquis Antiques are the experts when it comes to refinishing, restoring and repairing antique furniture and vintage items. Wandering the 2000 square foot showroom is an excellent way to spend a rainy afternoon (who are we kidding? any afternoon) – especially for collectors.
190 Gimli Road, Matlock
Country Jenny’s Antiques is nestled into the second floor of the Whytewold Emporium – one of the best kept secrets in the Interlake. This treasure trove has all the usual suspects – from collectibles to signs to memorabilia to antique furniture – waiting to be uncovered by a collector, an enthusiast or a curious passerby.
Johnson Terminal Antique Mall
Johnson Terminal, The Forks, Winnipeg
Over 30 vendors converge in the Johnson Terminal Antique Mall at The Forks – meandering on the lower level of the Johnson Terminal. Fair warning: You may get lost in the 7000 square feet of artifacts, herilooms and collectables, but there will always be something new to look at while you find your way back. A great way to take a break from the sun on a summer day at The Forks National Historic Site of Canada!
Antiques and Funk
474 Main Street, Winnipeg
Antiques and Funk has been an iconic antique store in Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange District since 1997, beckoning passerby’s inside for all sorts of oddities. Truth be told, I seldom leave with empty hands when visiting Antiques and Funks – the medium sized interior crammed with teak furniture, old records, hats, and plenty of odds and ends.
Mikes General Store
52 St Anne’s Road, Winnipeg
Chances are, if you’ve driven down St. Anne’s road, the colourful and eclectic storefront of Mikes General Store has caught your eye. Established in 1979, this antique store is crammed with toys, tins, signs and really, everything in between. Photos are taken monthly of stock, which means you can browse the selection before heading out on your antique hunt.
The Gypsy Traders
201 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk
The mother-daughter team behind The Gypsy Traders have over 40 years of combined experience, focusing on buying and selling treasures of all kinds, at an affordable price tag. True to their name, the team started off by traveling throughout the province, but are now located at a storefront at 201 Manitoba in Selkirk.
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