Some of us are just made to search out the hidden treasures, whether we’re looking for something very specific or we’re simply hoping to be inspired by that unique, one-of-a-kind item we can’t live without. Whether you’re a first-time secondhand shopper or avid about antiquing, Fayetteville offers an array of great shops ranging from highly curated to glorious jumbles of kitsch.
410 Vintage Mall
Self-described as providing an eclectic shopping experience for the discriminating collector, this store is full of objects that will take you back a few decades. In addition to a truly impressive collection of authentic mid-century modern furniture and décor, 410 Vintage Mall has numerous booths with an ever-changing selection. Find them at 410 N. College Avenue.
It can be a real treat to find a shop that focuses entirely on one thing, and does that very, very well. Mae’s Emporium stocks vintage and antique jewelry dating from 1880 to 1980, and can help shoppers find the perfect thing within any budget. Every piece was purposefully selected for their glittering collection and lovingly restored to its fullest potential. Stop in at 352 N. West Avenue.
Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale
This wonderfully rambling 10,000 square foot flea market is packed with 150 booths offering vintage and mid-century modern furniture, vintage clothing, antique housewares and quite an assortment of collectables. You’ll find plenty of locals who love the unique assortment enough to keep coming back and back to make sure nothing is missed. Located at 693 W. North Street.
French Metro Antiques
A direct importer of fine French antique furnishings and accessories, this couple-owned store holds a personally selected collection of 17th to early 20th century antiques. Each item in the 7,000 square foot space is chosen for its beauty, quality and authenticity. The owners travel twice each year to France to obtain everything they sell in their showroom. Visit French Metro Antiques at 200 W. Dickson Street.
Gift House Antiques
Visitors to Gift House Antiques come for the beautiful selection of antique furniture, décor and gifts, and also for the friendly staff. The location may appear small from the street, but once inside it’s easy to wander for an hour or more looking at how items are thoughtfully displayed. Shopping during holiday season is a treat, when special themed stock makes an appearance. Located at 525 N. Mission Boulevard.
Long Ago Antiques
Operating for decades as both an antique sales and restoration business, Long Ago Antiques focuses on quality authentic American items. Their extensive collection especially includes all types of oak furniture, as well as Victorian-era items. The owners pride themselves on helping collectors find the perfect piece, even if they don’t personally have it in stock. Plan a visit at 1934 E. Huntsville Road.
Blue Goose Antiques, Furniture & Gifts
This beautifully curated store strives to provide a customized experience for clients by combining antiques and new furniture for a repurposed and up-to-date chic look with a unique vintage flair. For those who wish to refresh an existing piece of their own, Blue Goose even offers painting classes to guide students through a wide range of techniques. Don’t miss them at 3660 Front Street, Suite 3.
In Retrospect Vintage Mall & Boutique
A classic vintage mall full of great booths featuring furniture, décor, housewares, clothing, jewelry and more, this fun shop is well organized and packed with enough to keep you shopping for an afternoon. Added bonus: if you wander to one of the far corners of the shop, you’ll meet their mascot, a saucy African Gray parrot who will only speak when you turn your back! Located at 10 E. Township Street.