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My Top 10 Minnesota Antique Stores

By Rachel

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Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Rachel Granholm

Want to go antiquing but don’t know where to go? You are in for a treat! Here are my top 10 Minnesota antique stores!

Fall has arrived here in Minnesota! The weather is gorgeous, the trees are just starting to change to all kinds of beautiful colors and it’s the perfect time to take in the sights. Why not take a fall drive to one of these antique stores? I have visited each of these stores at least once and can speak to the high quality selection, prices, and atmosphere of them. I have compiled a list for you of my favorite antique stores, in no particular order, and here are my top 10 Minnesota antique stores!

*None of this is sponsored and I am not affiliated with any of these stores*

My Top 10 Minnesota Antique Stores

1) Buffalo Nickel Antiques

Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Nickel Antique Market/Facebook

I’ve only been here one time but it’s one heck of a destination. The first time I pulled up to this place was a moment of sheer giddiness and joy because I knew it was going to be epic. Located in the town of Buffalo, this antique mall is housed in a giant black and white barn. They have over 74 dealers in this store and it is truly incredible.

buffalo nickel antiques
Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Nickel Antique Market/Facebook

Filled with so many treasures and unique, handmade pieces, plan to spend at least an hour if not more! The drive is scenic, the selection is outstanding and I even enjoyed looking at all the different areas of the old barn. With a quaint coffee shop down the street to re-fuel when you are done, this is one place that you for sure need to check out.

2) Pink Elephant Vintage and Antiques

pink elephant antique storePhoto courtesy of shopthepinkelephant.com

The name of this place says it all I think! This store, located in the city of Hopkins, has such an eclectic vibe. There are many cool vintage pieces, primitive wares, and collectibles. The owners of this shop are super friendly and always go out of their way to make sure you are having a comfortable experience in their store.

3) Mall of St. Paul

mall of st paul
Photo courtesy of store-goods.com

Located in a beautiful and historic part of St. Paul, this mall has something for everyone. This shop is actually one of the first antique stores I ever went to when I was first getting into antiquing! With 2 floors full of antique and vintage goods, you are guaranteed to find something special to bring home.

mall of st paul antiques
Photo courtesy of themallofstpaul.weebly.com

This store especially has a massive array of vintage jewelry as well as mid-century modern decor. The basement in this mall is super intriguing. It has many nooks and crannies filled to the brim with vintage treasures. Centrally located, it is an easy place to stop off at if you are driving through!

4) Country Side Antique Mall

country side antique mallPhoto courtesy of MapQuest.com

This antique mall is one of my favorites in the whole state. It is located south of the metropolitan area in the cute little town of Cannon Falls. Country Side has over 60 dealers inside this 7,000 square foot building covering multiple levels. Each time I stop at this store I easily spend an hour, usually more, because it is so huge!

country side antique mall display
Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/CountrySideAntiqueMall1991

The prices at this shop are amazing and they have store-wide sales throughout the year. I have found many of my copper pieces for my collection at this antique mall for crazy low prices. This shop comes highly recommended by me. Take a drive to the bluff country of southern Minnesota and stop off at this mall. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

5) Staples Mill Antiques

staples mill antique mall
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Located in the historic and picturesque town of Stillwater, this antique mall is housed in an old mill! The history and architecture of this store alone are stunning. The floor boards throughout the whole space are amazing. They are loud and creaky, seemingly to be the original boards from the 1850’s Isaac Staples sawmill.

staples mill staircase
Photo courtesy of Paul McClure via Flickr.com

This shop is over 10,000 square feet and has over 30 dealers! If you remember my vintage linen tablecloth I showed you from last winter, I found that here for only $10. Every time I go to this antique mall I walk out with at least one treasure and a whole lot of inspiration. It is a destination worth spending a good hour in!

6) Midtown Antique Mall

midtown antique mall
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/MidtownAntiques

This antique mall, also in Stillwater, is located a few blocks down from Staples Mill. You guys, this place is epic. According to their website, this mall has over one million items spanned over the 3 floors! That’s crazy! The 3rd floor is probably one of the coolest spaces I have ever seen. It is full of antique furniture, hutches, lamps, and architectural pieces.

midtown antique mall furniture
Photo courtesy of Paul McClure via Flickr.com

This antique mall has something for everyone including antique tools, pottery, vintage clothing, and a large stamp collection. I would allow at least an hour and a half to explore this whole mall and not be rushed. You could honestly spend 2 hours or more just getting lost in the experience of it all. Stillwater has many more antique shops that didn’t make my list so you could easily spend a whole weekend exploring the city and all it has to offer.

7) Antiques America

antiques america mall
Photo courtesy of onlyinyourstate.com

If you drive North out of the cities about an hour, you will eventually hit Hinckley, which is where this shop is located. If you are looking for inexpensive antique and vintage, this is the place to go. The pricing here on pretty much everything is crazy good! The last time I visited this store, I purchased 4 items and paid around $20 for everything.

inside of antiques america mall
Photo courtesy of Roxanne Molskness/Google via onlyinyourstate.com

This mall is super clean and well organized. It is full of many interesting and unique items such as vintage art, antique cameras, Native American collections, and many different coins. It is a fun place to stop at if you are driving up 35W and might I suggest a cinnamon roll at Toby’s restaurant when you are finished antiquing?

8) Father Time Antiques

father time antiques
Photo courtesy of canalpark.com

If you keep driving North from Hinckley, you will hit Lake Superior and get to the beautiful city of Duluth! Father Time is located in Canal Park, a very popular vacation destination here in Minnesota. With over 50 vendors, this shop is packed with super cool antique and vintage items. They have a great selection of kitchenware, dishes, glassware, and linens.

booth at father time antiques
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/FatherTimeAntique

This shop has many collectible pieces as well as pretty items for your home. Pricing here varies depending on the dealer and what item you are looking at, but overall prices are decent. Duluth is such a gorgeous city where you can antique, have coffee, and watch the giant ships in the harbor.

9) Yesterday’s

storefront of yesterday's antique store
Photo courtesy of Alexandria Downtown Merchant’s Association

This shop is located in Alexandria about 2 hours West of the cities. It’s in the heart of lake country with a charming main street. If you remember my road trip post, this is one of the places that my husband and I stopped at!

yesterday's antique finds
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/yesterdaysmn

The lower level of this store is where most of the lower priced antique and vintage pieces are. I almost left this shop empty handed until I went downstairs! The quality of the items in this shop are amazing. There is even a little corner that has women’s clothing, almost like a tiny thrift store. This antique store is definitely worth the stop!

10) Now and Then Antiques

now and then antiques
Photo courtesy of Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association

The last shop on the list is also in Alexandria, right down the street from Yesterday’s. This antique store is super unique because it is housed in an old bank! Make sure you look up while you are walking around so you don’t miss anything. I found a pretty copper teapot hanging from the ceiling! With 3 levels of antique and vintage wares, you will not have a shortage of cool pieces to look at.

vintage copper teapot with ridges

There you have them! There are so many neat and beautiful places to explore wherever you live. May my top 10 Minnesota antique stores encourage you to have an adventure, try something new and hopefully find a treasure or two!

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Let me know in the comments if you have ever been to any of these shops! I would love to hear about your experience.

Also, check out my top 20 antique stores in Minnesota printable that is available in the shop!

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