Antique shops allow us to do something very few museums can. They let us touch the items and even for a price, take a piece of history home with us. With Nova Scotia’s rich history, it is no wonder there are amazing antique stores located across the province. Antique lovers will have a blast visiting the fantastic antique stores listed below.
Finer Things Antiques & Curios
Deemed as a “destination not to be missed” by the New York Times and winner of The Coast best antique store award a number of times, it is no wonder why this antique store is so popular. Finer Things Antiques & Curios is one of the largest shops in HRM. They focus on local 18th and 19th-century historical artifacts to 1960’s furniture and home accessories.
6438 Quinpool Road, Halifax
ABC: Antiques, Books & Collectibles
On the way to Peggy’s Cove is a small antique shop. Inside you will find a treasure trove of a unique collection of Atlantic Canadian books, antiques, and other collectibles. The shop is open seasonally from May to October.
12723 Peggys Cove Road, Tantallon
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
The owner of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard has a unique eye for finding unusual and beautiful items. The red and yellow shop welcomes visitors to Hubbards. Prices are on the reasonable side compared to other antique shops on this list.
30 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Hubbards
The ReFound Shop
Part of the ReFound group, this shop offers a unique blend of antiques, collectibles, and modern items. They regularly have auctions and estate sales across HRM where you can find even rarer items. They also regularly post items on their Facebook page for purchase.
5 Thistle Street, Dartmouth
Retrospekt Mid-century Modern & Vintage Furniture
A time capsule of the 1930s to 1970s in the Maritimes, Retrospekt opened its doors in 2016. Voted the Best Furniture Store in 2018 by The Coast’s Readers’ Choice Awards, this shop is a ‘must check out’ for your new home decor. You can even have mid-century furniture refinished at Retrospekt.
900 Windmill Road, Dartmouth
Knackered Vintage to Modern Decor
Moving into a new location in Uprooted Market & Cafe in 2021, Knackered Vintage to Modern Decor is expanding to include more DIY supplies. Find everything you need to upgrade your old furniture and find vintage items to complete the look.
7992 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Musquodoboit Harbour
Lo + Behold
Just 10 minutes from Peggy’s Cove, you will find a light blue building with a bright blue patio covered with retro and vintage pop machines. Inside Lo & Behold, you will find a curated collection of unique items. They also have an online auction that offers worldwide shipping, if you cannot make it into the store.
10493 Peggys Cove Road, Glen Margaret
KingsPier Curated Collections
Is it time to add some vintage fashion to your antique collection? Since 2013, KingsPier Curated Collections has been offering a curated collection of high-quality fashion from the past. Unlike other vintage clothing stores, KingsPier offers both ladies’ and men’s wear.
1568 Argyle Street, Halifax
Country Barn Antiques
Inside an old barn is four floors of fantastic antiques and collectibles. The ceilings in the barn are very low, so tall people may want to skip visiting this shop. There are lots of items to check out in the barn, so plan to spend some time looking for hidden gems.
1057 NS-358 Port Williams
Located off the beaten path, about halfway between Windsor and Chester, Sunnyhill Antiques is worth the drive if you are going antique hunting. If you are looking for unique antique items, this shop definitely has them. They also offer repurposed items that are perfect for any country or cottage decor.
1563 New Ross Road, Windsor
Wolfville is packed with cute shops, and Daisy Roots is no exception. Highlighting fashions from the 1940s to 1990s, this fantastic shop is a fashion time capsule. They also stock some home goods that are available for purchase.
416 Main Street, Wolfville
Antiques Boutique – Baddeck
Baddeck is home to a beautiful antique store offering a collection of British, Scottish, and Canadian antiques, furniture, and much more. Antiques Boutique does have an online store that offers shipping across Canada. You can also sell your antiques and vintage items to the shop.
508 Chebucto Street, Baddeck
Fundy Bay Antiques & Collectables
Just looking in the windows of Fundy Bay Antiques & Collectables shop, you enter a different time period in Parrsboro. There are new items daily since they buy local antiques and collectibles, as well as anything old and interesting. If you are looking for something a little more modern, they also sell brand new furniture.
231 Main Street, Parrsboro
John Marshall Antiques
New Glasgow’s best known antique store offers antique lovers a large variety of items from the 1900s. John Marshall Antiques is always looking to buy items like antique jewellry and furniture, old books, native items, old tin toys and train sets, old musical instruments, and many other items.
65 Provost Street, New Glasgow
Moving to an online shop with an in-person pickup location, Reclaimed Cottage is a gem that offers a blend of vintage and up-cycled items. Even though it is a little different than your traditional antique store, you can still find wonderful one-of-a-kind items for your collection.
280 Prince Street, Truro
Closed until summer 2021, RETROuve is a bright and colorful shop that has some of the oddest vintage items you will ever find. They mainly offer vehicle and travel-themed items. If you are lucky, you may meet Vada the store dog.
134 Gerrish Street, Windsor
Phillips and Chestnut Victorian Salvage and Decor
A little different than other antique stores, Phillips and Chestnut Victorian Salvage and Decor focuses on the architectural elements of times gone past. Formerly The Onslow Historic Lumber Co, they have grown to include paint to recreate historic pieces.
6 Havelock Street, Truro
The Green Barn
The Green Barn is really two barns filled to the rafters with antiques and vintage furniture that antique lovers definitely must check out. Items have the rough year of when they were made printed on the price tag, so you know what you are buying. They also stock locally made items.
5469 Highway 1, Granville
Regained Relics Antiques and Collectibles
From vintage and retro items to up-cycled furniture, there is something for everyone at this lovely antique shop in Shubenacadie. At Regained Relics Antiques and Collectibles, you can learn how to transform your existing items into something unique and also add some vintage flair with beautiful hardware.
2800 Nova Scotia Truck 2, Shubenacadie
Blue Goose Antiques and Collectibles
Get ready to hunt for some hidden gems when you go antique shopping at Blue Goose Antiques and Collectables. The shop can be messy at times, but if you are willing to take some time to look around then you will find gems. Many of the items in the store come from homes throughout Nova Scotia.
9680 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards