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« on: May 02, 2004 10:14:05 PM »

ive lived here my whole life, but ive usually done my antiquing in new hampshire.  so recently when i was looking for something, i realized that i dont know of ANY antique shops around here.  
so, what are some good ones?  
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2004 02:11:50 PM »

Are you on the North or South Shore or are you looking for Boston proper? I know plenty on north and south but only one near the city.

In Cambridge there's the Cambridge Antique Market on the Monsignor Obrien Hwy
right at the Lechmere T Stop.  Its huge and full of booths with all sorts of stuff.

Charles Street in Boston between Beacon and Cambridge Sts. has tons of places, but can be pricey.

And, if you are up for the trip, the Brimfield fair is 3 times a year and well worth the drive.  http://www.brimfield.com
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2004 09:49:11 AM »

if you're looking for antique shops in boston, there's one called yesteryear in jamaica plain. it's on south street and within walking distance of the forest hills train station. 
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2004 08:35:20 AM »

I haven't been to any of these places in a year, so no telling if they're still there, but:

There's an antique mall near the Cambridge/Somerville border on (I think) Cambridge St. near Inman Square. In Inman Square itself there's a neat little vintage clothing shop. 

And there are two places that sell antiques on the 104 bus route in Malden on Ferry St.  One of them looks like a tiny corner shop full of washers and dryers at first, but they have a whole huge basement full of used furniture and the upstairs sells an odd assortment of antiques. They keep strange hours, though.   The other one was a larger antique mall-- two floors, many many dealers, and I'm pretty sure they do auctions as well. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2004 09:31:58 AM »

there is one kind of junky one on salem street in the north end. its mostly knick knacky stuff. candia vintage. it pretty neat though I get fun jewelry and household stuff there.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2004 05:23:30 AM »

there's another little junky place on brighton ave in allston, kind of near urban renewals. don't remember what it's called, but from the outside it looks like a costume jewelry and tchotchke shop, but they have a basement full of old paintings and furniture that's pretty neat.
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