Antique Shopping in Cleveland: Guide to Top Stores and Malls

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Antique shopping in Cleveland and the surrounding area is like a treasure hunt. There's so many places to stop and visit in such a concentrated location that you're sure to find something that you have to take home with you. From antique galleries to experimental thrifts stores, Cleveland's got it all, so check out this sampling of the antique stores that the birthplace of rock 'n roll has to offer.

Where To Start Your Hunt

Whether you're a long-time resident or a new visitor, any large city can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, there's two different sections of the Cleveland area that you can explore which have multiple different antique stores and thrift shops within close proximity of one another that'll let you get lost for hours:

Map of Antique Shops in Cleveland

Lorain Avenue

This three-mile section of the west side Cleveland thoroughfare is home to a collection of antique salvage emporiums, where you can find such goodies as leaded glass windowpanes, antique door hardware, and Eames pieces if you're interested. The shops in this area tend to be a bit dusty and disorganized, adding to the fun of hunting for the next piece to add to your collection.

Larchmere Boulevard Antiques District

Located on Cleveland's east side, this two-mile stretch is home to dozens of antique shows as well as art galleries and interesting eateries. Among the highlights are Sylvia Ullman's American Craft Gallery (a showcase for regional potters, glass artists, painters, and wood workers), Shaker Square Antiques (an expensive and elegant antiques gallery), and Thriftique (a funky thrift store with everything from early 20th century wooden furniture to lava lamps).

Cleveland Antique Stores to Check Out

If you don't have enough time to explore the two antiquing areas of the city, pop by one of these specific locations on your lunch break for a taste of Cleveland's unique assortment of hidden treasures from the past century and beyond.

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All Things For U

3910 Lorain Ave

Tim Yanko and Dwight Kacmarek have owned All Things For U, an antique mall, since 2012. They specialize in antiques and vintage goods like furniture and decorations, items from estate sales, mid-century modern artifacts, and so much more. According to their website, they're connected to Cleveland Flea, an outdoor vendor market. They're integrated into the Cleveland antiques community so that if they don't have what you're looking for, they should be able to send you to someone who does.

If you're interested in visiting, here are the store's current hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 4pm
  • Friday: 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 4pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Flower Child

11508 Clifton Blvd

This vintage shop takes the hip right out of hippie with their unique assortment of vintage goods from the 1930s-1980s. With two Ohio locations--one in Cleveland and one in Columbus--you can enjoy the fruits of their labors all across the state. According to their website, they envision themselves as an antique department store and a true vintage museum, chronicling the funkiest and brightest goods from our recent past.

If you're interested in visiting, here are the store's current hours:

  • Monday: 12pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 7pm
  • Thursday: 12pm - 7pm
  • Friday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Cleveland Curiosities: Antiques & Oddities

13375 Madison Ave.

Shocking the Cleveland area since 2014, this oddities shop highlights the weirdest artifacts of the human past. From things connected to the occult to animals and body parts preserved in formaldehyde, this shop is truly one of a kind. Unlike some of their competitors, Cleveland Curiosities offers some online antiques to purchase, mystery boxes ranging $30-$150, and custom merchandise and apparel.

If you're interested in visiting, here are the store's current hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Thursday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Friday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
woman standing in front of antique shop

Attenson's Antiques & Books

1771 Coventry Road

Started in 1965, this antiques store holds an ancestral legacy as a small-time family business. The Attenson family owns two storefronts, four separate show rooms, all of which encompass enough space to add up to about 2,400 square feet. They're located just about 10 minutes from eight other antique stores, meaning that they're a perfect shop to start at the next time you're thinking about going on an antiquing binge. Among the many goods they have, clothing, china, pottery, and glassware are included. In addition, they have about 5,000 fine old books and bindings and other paper ephemera scattered between their two properties.

If you're interested in visiting, here are the store's current hours:

  • Monday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Thursday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Friday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed

West of Venus Village

10024 Lorain Avenue

The people behind West of Venus Village had a strong aesthetic and central vision over the business that they were trying to build. According to their Facebook page, the business aims to be "a shop for a future generation" and offers vintage goods as well as upcycled pieces for people to be able to participate in sustainable living and decoration.

If you're interested in visiting, here are the store's current hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Thursday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Friday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Plan Your Antiquing Adventure Today

Now that you've gotten the inside scoop on some of Cleveland's best antique stores, it's time for you to plan your antiquing adventure in the city today. Whether you're a local planning an afternoon adventure or a foreigner getting your first taste of the city, there's no time like the present to scratch that collecting itch. After all, many come to Cleveland, Ohio for the rock 'n roll, but stay for the antiques.

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