Unbeknownst to many, Cincinnati just happens to be an antiquing destination—home to some of the largest yard sales, antique stores and vintage shops in the nation!
People from all around the country come to our area just for our amazing selection of antique shops. That’s why we rounded up a few of our favorites in the area. On this list, you’ll find everything from small shops to massive antique malls—all of which offer a trove of hidden treasures for you to explore!
430 West Benson Street, Reading
Photo courtesy of Every Now & Then Antique Furniture Mall
Get lost hunting for incredible bargains in this locally owned and operated antique mall located in a historic building in Reading, Ohio. With three floors of antique furniture and a staff full of knowledgeable experts—we guarantee you’ll find what you’re looking for and, of course, a few hidden gems along the way!
3742 Kellogg Avenue
Riverside Centre isn’t your grandmother’s antique mall, but rather a fun and funky vintage experience like no other. They sell everything from salvaged items like fireplace mantels and bikes to mid-century modern furniture in their 30,000-square-foot treasure trove. On the weekends, enjoy a coffee, a cookie and a bottle of water provided by the helpful staff!
4924 Union Center Pavillion Drive, West Chester Township
Conveniently located in Butler County, the West Chester Antique Center offers a large variety of items to choose from. With over 250 vendors and a regularly changing inventory, you won’t have a hard time finding that crucial item you’ve been searching for. Plus, their staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, always ready to help you with any and all of your antiquing needs.
1410 Central Parkway
Wooden Nickel Antiques sells antique furniture, bars, lighting and stained glass among many other things. Their top-selling items, though, are their antique saloon back bars which they’ve restored to their former beauty. Whether you’re looking for a new statement piece for your home, want to pick out a unique souvenir, or just want to learn more about history, the knowledgeable staff at Wooden Nickel will be able to help.
15 South Broadway Street, Lebanon
Settled in Lebanon, this adorable shop is bursting with antique and vintage items to help you decorate your home. With over 30 vendors, no matter what item you’re looking for, you’ll have a good chance at finding it at this quaint shop. To get a small sample of the treasures this shop holds, check out their Facebook page and start shopping!
3034 Harrison Avenue
This local favorite is located in Westwood and is chock full of unique items from a mishmash of different eras. Here, you’ll find beautiful and unexpected upcycled decor, fun gift pieces, vintage items and handmade jewelry. Plus, they also do kitchen cabinet makeovers, so make sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up with their current inventory and before-and-after photos of their cabinet transformations!
7285 Dixie Highway, Fairfield
Photo courtesy of Carly Martin via Ohio Valley Antique Mall
With more than 550 dealers, the Ohio Valley Antique Mall offers the largest selection of antiques in the greater Cincinnati area. At this 85,000-square-foot mall, you’ll be able to get lost for hours sorting through antique furniture. And if you get hungry, don’t worry! Stop by their in-store Café and Customer Lounge for burgers, sandwiches and more.
69 South Main Street, Waynesville
Waynesville, Ohio is known as the Antique Capital of the Midwest, and there’s no better place to experience the area’s antique scene than at the Waynesville Antique Mall! This shopping destination is located in an old brick building that was built in the early 1880s and features more than 50 dealers selling all types of antique collectibles and historical memorabilia.
8145 Connector Drive, Florence, KY
Nestled in Florence, just 10 minutes from Cincinnati—the Florence Antique Mall features a 50,000-square-foot showroom packed full of antiques, collectibles and furniture! Whether you’re looking for Civil War memorabilia, antique razors or vintage toys, or you just want to experience a different time period for an hour, you can find almost anything at this massive mall.
4530 West Mitchell Avenue
Photo courtesy of Flamingo Haven Antique Mall
This unique antique shop is changing how Cincinnati does vintage by only presenting the highest quality dealers to their customers. Each booth is full of quirky, unusual ever-changing items that will make each visit to Flamingo Haven a new experience. When you visit, make sure to look out for Winton, the fluffy shop cat who can often be found hunting for a cozy place to curl up.
7508 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy
Located in the heart of Mt. Healthy, Covered Bridge has been selling quality vintage and antique items at great prices for over 25 years. Their large inventory from 30+ vendors features items that will fit any taste, passion or style. Make sure you keep up with their ever-changing inventory by visiting their Facebook page, which is updated almost daily.
4937 Glenway Avenue
When it comes to shopping for antique items in the Cincinnati area, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Ferguson’s. This Cincinnati institution opened in 1951 and has become incredibly popular with antique dealers over the years. Not only do they sell antique and vintage finds, but you can also purchase collectibles, jewelry and political memorabilia at their quaint shop on Glenway Avenue.
131 Est McMicken Avenue
Located in Over-the-Rhine, this eclectic spot is more than an antique shop. Owned by husband and wife team, Thomas and Maria Jackson, Bloodline Merchants is full of unique, carefully curated pieces that each has a story to tell. Plus, they have free (yes, free!) coffee available for you to sip while you peruse the shop!
2701 Observatory Avenue
This antique and furniture store is one of the best places for shopping around. They not only offer fantastic antiques and vintage goods, but also a comprehensive selection of period furniture, accessories, ceramics and fine art. They even provide several different services, including conservation framing, re-caning of chair seats and backs, and repair services, to help you restore your favorite antique piece back to its former glory.
9701 Reading Road
This one-of-a-kind treasure trove promises the “greatest antiquing adventure ever” when you visit their 27,000-square-foot antique mall. Here, you’ll find everything from unusual, rare goods to never-before-seen items that would make the perfect addition to any collection. The Grand Antique Mall’s specialty is furniture, but they’re also home to a plethora of China, glassware, vintage and new clothing, jewelry and much more!
Did we miss your favorite antique shop in Cincinnati? Let us know in the comments!