Bring out that scavenger spirit! Hop in the car and hunt down a treasure using this guide.
Antique Stores for Every Taste
With the laid-back feel of a retro garage, this Bay View shop finds beauty in the functional. Think vintage toolboxes, mid-century AM radios, and hand-crank sewing machines.
3391 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
The largest antique mall in Southeastern Wisconsin, this bright industrial space has a great selection of fine jewelry, furnishings, kitchenware, books, artwork, vintage clothes, vinyl records and more.
1512 W. Pierce St.
Furniture hunting? Mid-century modern finds (refinished and restored; also some in their original state) fill this sweet Walker’s Point storefront.
524 W. National Ave.; 262-844-4784
Among the highlights of this Grafton treasure trove are its Flow Blue China, antique toys and artfully color-coordinated cases of Depression glass.
1233 12th Ave., Grafton
This chicly rehabbed warehouse boasts an enviable supply of vintage clothes and a global furniture collection. Here, an English Davenport desk might share a display with Guatemalan folk art.
175 S. Water St.
Featuring contributions from more than 85 dealers and a range of time periods, the expansive inventory is sure to inspire nostalgia and perhaps an impromptu history lesson.
1427 E. Racine Ave., Waukesha
Now in its 51st year, Cedarburg’s beloved rummage sale features more than 600 vendor spaces, and raises funds for the Volunteer Fire Department. It’s a chance to find a bargain – wooden furniture to old street signs and beer steins – with a backstory, and to support a great cause, all in one day. Gates open at 6 a.m. Come early to beat the crowds (and parking snafus). The appetite-arousing aroma of fair food such as kettle corn and grilled brats wafts over the grounds.
Fireman’s Park, on Washington Avenue just north of downtown Cedarburg