• Liz Logan

From classic shops to new digs, here is Gaston County's guide to antiquing

Antiquing never grows old (see what we did there?). There’s the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve been eco-conscious by buying used, not to mention the joy of finding rare and unique items. Whether you’re on the prowl for household items, clothing or odd little trinkets, these Gaston County antique stores are sure to fill your weekends with lots of treasure hunting magic.

Courtesy Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

B&B Antique and Artisan Mall

Courtesy B&B Antique and Artisan Mall

3209 W. Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia

B&B Antique and Artisan Mall features booths from over 70 vendors, each with their own distinct flair for vintage finds. From furniture to old games, B&B Antique and Artisan Mall is a fun way to spend a Saturday.

Catawba River Antique Mall

Courtesy Catawba River Antique Mall (@catawbariverantiquemall)

406 Catawba Street, Belmont

You can’t miss this mall, thanks to the giant statue of a hamburger-holding cartoon character. Open seven days per week with 300 booths, Catawba River Antique Mall is a great stop so be sure to add it to your antiquing bucket list.

Highway 7 Cool Junk

Courtesy Gaston Gazette

601 W. 1st Street, Lowell

Located in a repurposed grocery storefront, Highway 7 Cool Junk has exactly what it claims-- and lots of it. With walls lined with, well, a lot of cool junk along with a variety of specialty-cut wood pieces for your projects, scouring the shelves for treasures is sure to be satisfying.

Mount Hollywood Vintage

Courtesy Mount Hollywood Vintage

126 S. Main Street, Mount Holly

If you’re a vintage clothing junkie, this is the spot for you. Whether you’re looking for everyday wear or to piece together a vintage-themed costume, Mount Hollywood Vintage has you covered (literally).

Mountain View Antiques

Courtesy Mountain View Antiques

121 Shannon Bradley Road, Gastonia

Mountain View Antiques’ styles span from shabby chic to retro, with tons of other unique finds in between. You can expect to find vintage tin signs and other memorabilia you didn’t know you needed.

Olde Mill Vintiques

Courtesy Olde Mill Vintiques (@oldemillvintiques)

1008 E. Long Avenue, Gastonia

Olde Mill Vintiques’ forte is furniture. A mishmash of the words “vintage” and “antiques”, vintiques are antique or vintage items with modern-day usage. Whether its waterfall dressers and vanities in original finish or a fresh coat of paint, Olde Mill has a warehouse of great finds.

Piccolo Antique Mall

Courtesy Piccolo Antique Mall

134 N. Main Street, Belmont

This two-story antique mall is filled with art, records, glassware and much more. With over 70 vendors and new items arriving daily, it’s safe to say you never know what’s waiting at each turn.

Retro Toys and Collectibles

Courtesy Retro Toys and Collectibles

301 E. Main Street #5, Cherryville

If childhood nostalgia is your thing, Cherryville’s Retro Toys and Collectibles is right up your memory lane. Stop in for classic superhero toys, cars, and much more.

Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

Courtesy Sleepy Poet Antique Mall (@sleepypoetgastonia)

111 W. Main Street, Gastonia

Restaurants aren’t the only businesses expanding into Gaston County. Sleepy Poet brings its unrivaled reputation of great goods to Gastonia, with vendors from their Charlotte location as well as vendors from Gaston County and beyond.

Want more? Add these to your list:

Gaston Pickers – 503 E. Long Avenue, Gastonia

Heritage Mill Antiques and Designer Mall – 1820 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia

Pages Mill Farms Antiques—212 S. Broad Street, Gastonia

Stanley Creek Treasures—710 S. Main Street, Stanley

U-Neek Anteeks and Consignment—1008 E. Long Street, Gastonia

Winchester’s Antiques— 1027 Hickory Grove Road, Gastonia

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