Take a dive into nostalgia and get lost in time in one of Rhode Island’s many antique stores. Upon the shelves of these homey bazaars you’ll find old-timey clothes, vintage jewelry, stately furniture and décor from times past. It’s always a mystery what you’ll discover when you start to explore these Ocean State antique stores.
The Rhode Island Antiques Mall is conveniently located along I-95 right on the border between Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Walls are covered entirely in old art, and the 20,000-square-foot facility holds pieces upon pieces of fantastic antiques.
Nostalgia brands itself as a “curious emporium,” a co-op of antique collectibles. Located right on Wickenden Street, this store holds lots of Providence-specific memorabilia, like Buddy Cianci campaign posters.
For over 20 years, Red Bridge antiques has bought, sold and liquidated antiques and estate collectibles. They specialize in New England painters, print makers, sculptors, and other decorative arts from the 20th century and arts and craft era.
Take a look through owners Kathy and Kevin’s fantastic collection—but make sure not to visit in July, when the store is closed. But when the owners return at the end of the summer, the store will have changed its collection completely!
This store will tempt you to take a peek inside, but you’ll be left wandering for hours! Located in a restored mill building, the shop was established in 1998 and specializes in liquidation.
Wall art covers all surfaces of this antique store, and cases line nearly every square foot of floor space. The store is most popular in December, when collectors flood the space for its special holiday sale.
Support your local small business at this fun little store with a small-town location. Where else could you find a classic Budweiser neon sign, vintage flutes, and rare Beatles albums all in the same place? Make sure to peruse their huge cases full of fun memorabilia as well!