Whimsical collectibles, retro-cool signs, mid-century tableware, and other treasures await when you explore one of these Washington antiques shops. Antiquing is a cherished pastime in Washington, which boasts both cozy mom-and-pop shops and sprawling antique malls that feature wares from dozens of dealers. All the big cities have plenty of noteworthy antiques shops, but don’t overlook the smaller towns such as Cashmere, Snohomish, and Centralia.

Discover Washington Antiques Shops

Whether you’re looking for Victorian furnishings or a few colorful knickknacks, make a trip to these cities and towns to discover Washington’s best antiques shops.


Discover vintage artwork, jewelry, pottery, and fabulous mid-century finds—including tableware and kitchen accessories—at Penny Lane Antique Mall near downtown’s waterfront. A few blocks away, Bellingham Antique Mall is packed with vintage gems, including pop art, collectible posters, early editions of books and magazines, furniture, and holiday collectibles. And amid the art galleries and cafes of the Fairhaven Historic District, BLD is a hybrid gallery and antiques shop where the owners specialize in turning vintage items into whimsical lamps, Bluetooth speakers, and other modern items.

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Founded in 1825, this port city on the Columbia River has a terrific selection of antiques shops. Nearly a dozen of these are located through Vancouver’s lively downtown and Uptown Village neighborhoods. In this city that’s especially strong on vintage and consignment wear, some top stops for fashion hunters should be Most Everything Vintage, Urban Eccentric, and House of the Vintage—the latter is also an excellent source of collectibles and furnishings. Other great emporia for household items and gifts include the beautifully curated French Door (note the extensive selection of planters, baskets, and other accent pieces), Mackensie’s Treasures Vintage for antique jewelry, and Main Street Vintage, a popular multi-dealer shop. Fans of literary treasures shouldn’t miss Vintage Books, on the east side of the city.

Cle Elum

In this charming town east of Snoqualmie Pass, you’ll find remnants of the coal mining, timber, and railroad industries. Tuckaway Antique Mall is stocked floor-to-ceiling with treasures such as cast-iron sewing machines, antique tobacco tins, and colorful glassware, many of them dating back to the town’s heyday. Less than a half-hour drive down Interstate 90, the famed Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall draws treasure hunters from all over the Pacific Northwest. And while you’re here browsing for vintage goods, you can also pick up seasonal fresh fruit, including juicy Washington apples, peaches, and cherries.

La Conner

A haven for artists, this dapper village on the Swinomish Channel is a premier destination for Washington antique shops and independent galleries. Established more than 50 years ago, Nasty Jack’s, which occupies a distinctive 19th-century storefront, specializes in American, British, and mid-century antiques. You’ll find plenty of quirky collectibles, from Mad Magazine issues from the 1970s to retro advertising signage. At Vintage La Conner, look for a constantly changing array of high-quality thrift and consignment items, from dressy attire to fine china and crystal. Fans of contemporary and vintage textiles should set aside time to explore the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, which also features historical exhibits and a gift shop.


A man and woman walk toward the front door of Peacock Vintage, and antiques shop in Washington.
Peacock Vintage. Photo courtesy of Experience Olympia & Beyond

Washington’s center of politics is also a hub for eclectic antiques shops. A handful of great options are located downtown in the shadow of the city’s Capitol Building. Peacock Vintage carries an array of mid-century tables, stereo cabinets, chairs, and accent pieces, while the Wiggle Room is packed with smaller collectibles, including imported china, elegant jewelry, and fine-art treasures from around the world. Larger shops with extensive and diverse inventories include Courtyard Antiques & Home and Lighthouse Antiques & Crafts.

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Port Townsend

This picturesque town on the Olympic Peninsula got its start in the 1850s and is known of its wealth of Victorian-style buildings. It’s also one of Washington’s top destinations for antiques shops. Pop into Port Townsend Antique Mall, Vintage Hardware & Lighting, and Cherry Blossom to browse an eclectic mix of old-fashioned games and toys, vintage sporting and boating equipment, retro signs, architectural elements, and larger furnishings.


This quaint community off Interstate 5 between Seattle and Vancouver and just 30 minutes from Olympia boasts an entire Antique Row along Tower Avenue, with about a half dozen shops. A highlight is Centralia Square Antiques, which occupies the historic Admiral Building and abounds with furnishings, upcycled goods, books, and collectibles. Over three days in early August, join other fans of vintage at downtown’s Antique Fest, with live music, food, and lots of treasure hunting.


When it comes to hunting for vintage finds, this cute town in the foothills of the Cascades near Leavenworth doesn’t fool around. With 70,000 square feet, Apple Annie Antique Gallery offers collectibles from every era. It also hosts a wildly popular semi-annual flea market the third Saturday of May and September featuring art and wares from 50 vendors throughout the region. Nearby, the Antique Mall at Cashmere has more than 15,000 square feet of radios, birdhouses, yard art, dolls, toys, and more. In nearby Wenatchee, the Antique Mall of Wenatchee is another source of intriguing finds, from elegant old watches and grandfather clocks to vintage record players and typewriters.


Founded in the 1850s, this riverfront town southeast of Everett bills itself as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest,” and with good reason. You can easily browse to your heart’s content at more than 20 different shops. And this isn’t just a giant tour through grandma’s attic. Quite a few shops specialize in shabby-chic—hip decor that makes this town a magnet for designers, artists, and makers. Some standout stores include Worthy Home for well-curated kitchen and household goods as well as colorful textiles and planters, Annie’s on First for stylish vintage wear, and rambling Victoria Village showcasing every genre of collectible and antique.


On the far eastern side of Washington, Spokane is home to plenty of antiques shops. Near Riverfront Park, Boulevard Mercantile is a vast repository of collectibles and vintage goods. Downtown’s Petunia & Loomis bills itself as an emporium of “all things bizarre and macabre,” including taxidermy and animal parts preserved in jars, spooky masks and figurines, and nostalgic mementos. A bit north of downtown, you’ll find a small but bustling antiques row along North Monroe Street. The row features several shops, including 1889 Salvage Co., Tossed and Found, and Chic and Shab. Another cluster of cool Washington antique shops can be found on North Market Street at East Olympic Avenue, including Market Street Antiques and Vintage Mercantile and Auction, which is known for everything from antique stamps and sports cards to vintage cameras.

See Also: Spokane Travel Guide


Parents, kids, and their grandma dress up in vintage clothes at the Fremont Vintage Mall, one of many family friendly indoor activities in Seattle.
Fremont Vintage Mall in Seattle.

Steps from iconic Pike Place Market, which brims with stalls offering used books and other vintage items, sprawling Seattle Antiques Market has been in business in the same location since 1978, even appearing on Pawn Stars Do America. Its showrooms have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for upscale museum-quality furniture and estate jewelry or less spendy items like vintage magazines, records, or games. Near the famed Fremont Troll, Fremont Vintage Mall is another terrific antiques collective where mid-century modern items are a specialty.

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Looking for Washington antiques stores that are off the beaten path? Head to Clarkston in the southeast corner of the state. This small Victorian-era town has a pair of terrific vintage shops in the Port of Clarkston, along the scenic Snake River. The multi-vendor Hangar Antique Mall is known for its sheer variety: think estate jewelry, seasonal holiday decorations, stylish threads from past decades, hard-to-find comics, and nostalgic signs. Nearby, River Chicks Antiques & Knicks is a smaller shop with well-priced vintage furniture and collectibles where the owner is happy to help you hunt down just the right gift or item for your home.


With its stately old homes and historic buildings, Tacoma fits the vibe as one of Washington’s antique shopping destinations. For an afternoon of browsing, head to Antique Row, located in the St. Helens district along Broadway to explore the dozen-or-so shops. Sanford & Sons contains three floors of treasures and 20 vendors, while thrift-shop-inspired Urban Squirrel offers an assortment of whimsical items from decades past, including framed historic maps, old tools, vintage wear, and retro toys. Another must in town is 55,000-square-foot South Tacoma Antique Mall, where you can discover glassware, fine prints and paintings, mid-century modern pieces, and a whole lot more.

Walla Walla

This college town in southeast Washington is famous for its incredible winemaking scene, but as one of the state’s oldest frontier towns, it’s also a terrific place to search for antiques. Downtown’s Tra Vigne is a go-to for wine-related antiques, including chairs fashioned out of old wine casks and delicate goblets. You’ll also find snuff bottles, vintage paintings, and fine china. Nearby, the Antique Mall of Walla Walla has 5,000 square feet of vintage clothes, books, and garden collectibles. Out toward Walla Walla’s Airport winery district, Country Store Consignment offers a selection of antique furnishings and smaller knickknacks. In June and October, the Love of Junk vintage flea market draws folks to town for a weekend of treasure hunting.


This colorful timber port along the Chehalis River is home to several antiques shops stocked with curiosities. Earthwise Architectural Salvage, which also has locations in Seattle and Tacoma, is packed with ornate lighting, stained glass, and other treasures recovered from demolished or renovated buildings. Past and Present Mercantile is a great source of glassware, lamps, clocks, and vases. While at Keepsake Cottage, you’ll find dolls, animal figurines, cookie tins, and candlesticks.

About the Author

Freelance editor and writer Andrew Collins is based in Mexico City but returns frequently to the Pacific Northwest, where he is the editor of both the official Washington State Visitors’ Guide and the Visit Seattle Official Visitors’ Guide. He regularly updates several Washington chapters of the Fodor’s Pacific Northwest guidebook and is the author of Ultimate Road Trips US and Canada. Collins writes about travel for The Points Guy and several other publications. You can read his work at AndrewsTraveling.com.