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Hudson Valley Antique Shopping: Hunt for Vintage Treasures

Posted by: Tarrytown House Estate
12 Aug
Hudson Valley Antique Shopping: Hunt for Vintage Treasures

Hudson Valley Antique Shopping: Enjoy the Thrill of the Hunt

It's no surprise that one of the first regions in America settled by Europeans is also a heaven for antique shoppers. The early residents built new furniture or brought it from the Old World that they came from, often Britain or the Netherlands. Part of the important cultural legacy that they left behind is visible in the plethora of antique shops that fill the valley from New York City to Albany. Hudson Valley antique shopping is among the best in the world, from high-end boutiques to vintage stores, flea markets, and junk shops. Shop for Shaker chairs and vintage tin toys. Find a cast iron pan from the 1800s or a 1950s tablecloth. You never quite know what will stumble across - but you're sure to discover something amazing. Do you love the thrill of the hunt? Discover some of our favorite antique shops and destinations nearby in the Hudson Valley.

How to Shop for Antiques in the Hudson Valley: Top Tips

Whether you're a serious shopper, just browsing, or hoping to stumble upon a treasure - you'll enjoy the shopping experience more with a few pro tips.
  • Browse before you buy. At larger stores and markets, walk through once and look at everything before you pull out your wallet.
  • Ask questions. Every antique is more meaningful when you know its story. Most dealers will be happy to share.
  • Look for "good bones." Oddly colored upholstery or peeling paint is easy to change. Shape and style are the most important things to look for.
  • Always check for defects. You don't want to insult the seller, but you want to make sure that you're purchasing a quality item. If it has a defect you can live with, it's okay to point it out and politely ask for a lower price.
  • Trust your gut. Consider the price, of course, as well as the place you have for the item in your home - but be sure to listen to what your gut is telling you, too.

Start Your Shopping Adventure at the Best Antique Shops in Tarrytown

You don't have to go far to find unique vintage items and rare antiques. Tarrytown is dotted with interesting antique shops, along with art galleries, clothing boutiques, and specialty stores - all just moments away from our hotel. Check out these local antique hotspots:
  • Carol Master Antiques (10 Main Street) - Shop this 3,000-square-foot store on Main Street to find whimsical furniture, lighting, garden decor, and artwork. The owner supplies many high-end dealers in the tri-state area with products, which are often in a more natural state.
  • Belkind Bigi (21 Main Street) - Discover an excellent collection of mid-century modern items here, including ceramics, glass, fine artwork, and furniture from Italy, Scandinavia, and America.
  • Pretty Funny Vintage Antiques & Curious Goods (80 South Broadway) - Situated just south of Main Street, this shop is located in a gorgeous yellow 1890s Victorian mansion. Slightly offbeat and artsy, the antiques here include furniture, lighting, textiles, clothing, and accessories.
  • Suburban Renewal (1 Main Street in Hastings-on-Hudson) - Located about 15 minutes south of Tarrytown House Estate in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson, this nearby shop features two floors of antiques from the early 1800s to mid-century modern.

Mid-Valley Meccas for Antique Shopping on the Hudson River

Head north to encounter several epicenters of antiques where you can find just about anything you are looking for. Shopping expeditions for antiques are the quintessential Hudson Valley day trip experience!
  • Cold Spring - Small and easy to explore, this charming town's Main Street offers a unique variety of antique shops. Start at the Art & Antiques Downtown Gallery, which features 30 different vendors spread across 5,000 square feet of sales space. Pick up vintage furniture and dishware nearby at Cold Spring Antiques Center, then pop into Solomon's Mine and Once Upon a Time.
  • Beacon - About 20 minutes north of Cold Spring, Beacon is known for its picturesque streets, pastoral atmosphere, and small-town vibe. Go on Sunday for the Beacon Flea Market (open in warmer months) and then head to Main Street to find eclectic shops for every budget.
  • Newburgh - Cross the Hudson River from Beacon to visit the Newburgh Vintage Emporium, a massive 11,000-square-foot antique store with dozens and dozens of vendors. Be sure you have a few hours to take it all in. Searching for vintage toys? Don't miss Newburgh's Antique and Collectible Shop, located nearby.

Escape to the Beautiful Hudson Valley at Tarrytown House Estate

With an incredibly rich history, exciting culinary scene, and renowned antique shopping, the Hudson Valley is an epic vacation destination. You'll also find magnificent natural scenery throughout the region, which was named one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveler. Immerse yourself in the culture and wonder of this fascinating area at Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson. Our sophisticated riverside retreat captures the essence of the region, from farm-to-table cuisine at Cellar 49 to upscale suites with views of the Manhattan skyline. Find stunning venues for memorable meetings and storybook settings for weddings that impress. Stay moments away from some of the region's most captivating sights, including Lyndhurst Castle, the Rockefeller Estate, and Van Cortlandt Manor. Enjoy amazing Hudson Valley antique shopping, dining, and relaxation - and give yourself the getaway you deserve.
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