St. Louis, Missouri, and its surrounding areas are full of culture made rich by deep history. Founded in 1764, more than a decade before the signing of The Declaration of Independence, this gateway to the west has much to offer, especially for collectors, antique aficionados, or people just looking to upcycle a piece from a time gone by.
So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to learn which are the best places to go antiquing in this beautiful city. Who knows, maybe you’ll find something magical!
St. Louis Antique Mall
This 21,000-square-foot location carries over 140 different vendors, which means you’re more than likely to find something just for you. The owners, team members, and vendors are dedicated collectors and pickers, and they love to help anyone find the next “thing” to collect or the perfect item to furnish their home.
Located near the St. Louis Lamber Airport, the St. Louis Antique Mall is also extremely convenient for those traveling out of state.
- Location: 9715 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis, MO 63114
- Phone: (314) 733-5285
- Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Frenchtown Records, Antiques & More
This unique antique and music store is located in the heart of the old Frenchtown neighborhood, which encompasses Soulard, Lafayette Square, and LaSalle Park. According to its owners David and Christine Boykin, Frenchtown Records, Antiques & More is “an eccentric, fanciful, and musical trip through time.”
Inspired by the owners’ love of music and antiques, you can find anything from records, CDs, tapes, and vintage audio equipment, to antiques like jewelry, vintage lighting, fine art, and more. Not to mention, it’s also home to the Chandelier Whisperer!
- Location: 941 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104
- Phone: (314) 630-1163
- Hours: Tuesday – Friday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Treasure Aisles Antique Mall
Since 1997, Treasure Aisles Antique Mall has been open seven days a week and has cemented itself as the St. Louis hub for antiquing. This 13,000-square-foot, handicap-accessible space boasts 128 different booths of any aesthetic you could think of.
You can expect to find antique furniture, jewelry, memorabilia, glassware, and more! Attracting customers from all over the region, this antique mecca even offers to deliver to your location.
- Location: 2317 S Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63143
- Phone: (314) 647-6875
- Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Hill Antique Market
Opened in 2019, this new addition to the historic Italian neighborhood The Hill, The Hill Antique Market, has already expanded twice!
This warehouse turned antiquing gem hosts 75 seasoned vendors and artisans who carefully curate a unique vintage shopping experience. You can find anything here, from rare antiques to contemporary art and everything between, all at varying prices.
The market’s ambiance is made unique by helpful staff, groovy music, and the on-site café, Oliva Café.
Passionate about building on old traditions while setting new standards, vendors refresh their merchandise daily so you can find something new every time you visit!
- Location: 4923 Daggett Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
- Phone: (314) 961-7879
- Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Wednesday open until 8 p.m.); Oliva Café – Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesday nights 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Green Shag Market
This classic antique mall carries vendors that specialize in all sorts of eras. Listed as Missouri’s “Best Thrift Store” by Apartment Therapy, The Green Shag Market has the area’s most fabulous vintage, boho, mid-century, and antique finds.
With over 60 booths, you’ll never get tired of looking through all the nooks and crannies this market offers. This place is worth a weekend visit with plenty of space for furniture and collectible nick-nacks alike!
- Location: 5733 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
- Phone: (314) 646-8687
- Hours: Friday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TFA The Furniture Antiques
If you’re looking for high-quality, mid-century-modern items, TFA The Furniture Antiques is for you! Probably St. Louis’ most diverse scene for mid-century-modern furniture, lighting, art, glassware, and more, you’ll feel like you’re taking a step into the past once you enter its doors.
You can find anything for almost every room in your home. That’s right; it’s a one-stop shop if you’re looking for dining room, bedroom, living room, kitchen, and even garage décor.
- Location: 6514 Chippewa St., St. Louis, MO 63109
- Phone: (314) 865-1552
- Hours: Monday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Brass Alligator
Located in Demun, a historic business district in Clayton, MO, The Brass Alligator offers some of the finest antiques and décor in St. Louis. They carry every aesthetic, from mid-century-modern furniture to art deco lighting, vintage jewelry, and books dating back to the 1800s. They also boast an impressive vinyl collection.
You can submit your contact information on their website to join their list of customers who become the first to know about shop news, booth updates, and information about upcoming estate sales.
- Location: 6403 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117
- Phone: (314) 300-6666
- Hours: Friday – Monday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Alton Flea Market
Located in Alton, Illinois, the Alton Flea Market is an enormous (20,000 square feet) historic location comprised of two warehouses, a front courtyard, an office building, a neat old basement, and a “safe room” all built in 1854.
The Alton Flea Market is one of the largest flea markets in the area, in-door, and hybrid, meaning it’s a combination of permanent booths and new fresh vendors every week.
Owned and run by the Holt family, this is a joyful and friendly place for family and friends to come and have fun.
- Location: 711 Belle St., Alton, Illinois 62002
- Phone: (618) 767-5125
- Hours: Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pink Elephant Antique Mall
Established in 2005, this locally owned and operated business has been helping customers find and enjoy quality antiques, homemade candy, fudge, and home and farm décor for 17 years.
Owned by Davie and Bernice Hammond, the Pink Elephant Antique Mall supports local merchants and creates the perfect atmosphere for you and the family to spend the afternoon hunting for beautiful antiques, unique menu items, or just a good time.
- Location: 908 Veterans Memorial Dr., Livingston, IL 62508
- Phone: (618) 637-2366
- Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alton Exchange Mall
The Alton Exchange Mall boasts over 16,000 square feet of almost anything you can think of. Along with amazing antiques, you’ll also be able to find soap, candles, incense, jewelry, Amish jams, candy, comics, books, records, and more.
You’ll be in your own little (not so little) wonderland at this hot spot in historic Alton, Illinois.
- Location: 2990 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton, Illinois 62002
- Phone: (618) 463-1273
- Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties
St. Louis and the surrounding areas are rich in history, culture, and incredible pieces of art, furniture, jewelry, and more that mark each unique time period since the city’s inception. Any antique enthusiast or collector will tell you that it takes persistence and an open mind to find pieces that work for you and your home.
Now that you have a list of some of the best antique markets St. Louis has to offer, you can start your journey of upcycling. Embrace the old and make it new. Repurpose some old side tables or reframe an old sketch you find.
The fact is, there are treasures out there just waiting for you to find them. Just like your next home!
Contact us today if you’re in the market for a new home! Visit our website to see what houses we’re currently selling and give us a call at (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298, and a team member can answer any questions you may have. We can’t wait to help you!