photo: Laura Desantis-Olsson
If you’re a local, you know we’ve got a lot of hidden antique treasures in and around Montclair.
There are endless little boutiques and stores just waiting to be discovered by people with a love of design. Antique shops in particular are a great resource for finding beautiful, interesting and unique items. If you’re in the market for some awesome new additions to your home, here are the five best sources for antiques in Montclair NJ:
Located just a few blocks from our offices in Montclair at 229 Glenridge Ave, Jerry’s is the perfect spot to snap up unique and curated finds including antique lamps, Venetian mirrors and solid oak end tables and more.
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Montclair Antiques Center
Just across Bloomfield Avenue at 34 Church Street, you’ll find this “group” shop featuring pieces from over 50 dealers and representing a varied selection of American and Continental antiques.
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You can always consult your local paper for information on estate sales in the area, or you can visit online aggregator sites like www.estatesales.com to see what’s available in Montclair and the surrounding areas.
Believe it or not, there are outstanding items to be found at good-old-fashioned garage sales. Yes, you may wade through kids toys and games, but most listings denote antiques and art or estate furniture so you know where to zero in your search.
Forget your mother’s swap meets. With Facebook you can request permission to join local groups that are hyper-focused like Swap Montclair, Central and North Jersey UpScale Marketplace, New Jersey Estate/Tag/Moving/Garage Sales, Essex County NJ Buy/Sell/Swap and more!
If we’ve missed an amazing little antique store or online community, let us know… Happy shopping!
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