There are 118 members of Alabama’s Antique Trail in Alabama and 150 members in Florida, and, fortunately for lovers of antiques, vintage pieces, cool junk and unique collectibles, many are located within a short drive of the Gulf Coast beaches.
The list below includes shops that are listed on the antique trails and others. This compilation is composed of a mix of upscale antiques galleries, flea markets and multi-vendor malls.
Dunhoardin Antiques & CollectiblesHwy. 98 & Stuart St.
This shop contains unique treasures in a home-like atmosphere. Featuring vintage jewelry, hard-to-find fine glassware, antique furniture and collectibles, Dunhoardin offers unique items for all tastes and budgets.
Heritage Antique Mall802 S. McKenzie St.
With more than 11,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles, Heritage Antique Mall features 70+ vendors.
Some of the unique items include furniture, books, jewelry, Coca-Cola merchandise, vintage metal signs, Pyrex, Fenton and more.
Hollis Ole Crush Antique Mall200 S. McKenzie St.
Hollis Ole Crush Antique Mall is located in the heart of Foley, within the New Orleans-styled district filled with courtyard shops.
The mall is housed in the original Orange Crush bottling company.
Items here include Haviland China, silver, crystal, vintage jewelry, furniture, oyster plates and unique glassware.
Make an afternoon of it and, when you’re done shopping at Ole Crush, visit Hollis Interiors, Wild Outdoor Collection, Gyros Mediterranean Food, Orange Blossom Salon and other unique shops in quaint downtown Foley.
The Gift Horse Antiques & Restaurant209 W. Laurel Ave.
A staple of Foley society is the Gift Horse Antiques & Restaurant, where you will step back in time as soon as you enter through the leaded glass doors. The restaurant is open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and features a fantastic Southern buffet with items like fried and baked chicken, Praline sweet potatoes and apple cheese casserole. Also enjoy fried biscuits, blueberry muffins, seafood gumbo, crab bisque, salads and more. The menu varies daily.
And, if you enjoy the dining experience, you can take home a cookbook filled with their signature recipes.
The on-site antique malls showcase antiques dealers from many walks of life and offering a variety of antiques and collectibles.
Black-Eyed Susie’s Antiques32021 U.S. Hwy. 98
This quaint shop, open Tuesday through Saturday not only features antiques but also offers hand-painted scarves and linens, handmade soy candles, birdhouses and much more.
2Cousins Emporium1075 S. Hickory St.
2Cousins Emporium offers an array of treasures and crafts. With 21 vendor booths or tables, this shop offers everything from collectibles to a phone booth.
Glassware, antiques, handmade pallet furniture, antique dishes and shoes, purses, jewelry (including handmade and sterling), linens and more can be found at 2Cousins.
Alice & Wonderland Antiques Mall7245 N. Hickory St.
Offering everything from ancient art and décor to unique antiques and collectibles, Alice & Wonderland Antiques Mall is the place to uncover treasures.
A quick look at their Facebook pages reveals painted hatboxes, vintage baby strollers, jewelry, Chinese blue and white porcelain, figurines, birdcages, rocking horses and more.
Plunderosa Antiques26210 State Hwy. 59
Furniture, leaded glass windows, dishes, frames, pictures, tools, kitchen utensils, and more is what you’ll find when you enter the doors of Plunderosa Antiques.
There is also beautiful fabrics, glassware, pottery, baskets, and millions more treasures to be found in this antiques mall, where you’ll truly have plenty of items to “plunder!”
This ‘el do Vintage Stuff26099-A Hwy. 59
If you love dishes, This ‘el do Vintage Stuff is the place to be. Here, you’ll find beautiful China, unique brooches and jewelry, dishes, glassware and so much more.
FairhopeA Fairhope Antiquery
100 N. Section St.
Now located within Southern Antiques Downtown, Fairhope Antiquery offers fine to primitive furniture, upscale home décor, garden and yard art, vintage and contemporary jewelry, sterling, crystal, furniture, pottery candles, chalk and fossil paint in addition to many more unique items.
Antiques & Uniques of Fairhope108 N. Section St.
Antiques & Units of Fairhope features a selection of furniture, silver, estate jewelry, cameos, art, crystal and China. Furnishings range from French to shabby chic. The front porch is adorned with garden and architectural pieces to enhance your outdoor living space.
Aubergine315 De La Mare Ave.
Owners of Aubergine make frequent trips to Italy, Germany, Belgium, England and France in search of antiques and decorative accessories of the highest quality, normally receiving a container of goods from Europe monthly.
Inventory in the shop turns frequently, owners report.
Showcase items include chandeliers, copper molds, medicine bottles, statues, lanterns, furniture, finials, mirrors, tapestries, etc.
Betty Haynie Antiques & Fine Art15 N. Section St.
Betty Haynie Antiques & Fine Art offers a personally selected inventory of 18th and 19th century American, English and French furniture, accessories, mirrors, paintings, and silver.
Ceramics include Imari, Chinese export, Majolica, and English ironstone. A variety of rugs is also available.
Crown & Colony24 S. Section St.
Owners of Crown & Colony also own Aubergine and RF Antiques in Fairhope, and directly import a variety of items such as French, Italian and English antiques.
Some of the new items available for sale include armoires and bonnetieres, bamboo, benches and settees, bookcases and plate racks, buffets and sideboards, buffet deux corps, chairs/bergeres, clocks, chests, consoles, decorative accessories, dining tables, doors, shutters, columns and kitchen islands.
Be sure to visit the mirror room and browse the paintings when patronizing Crown & Colony.
Downtown Antiques31 S. Section St.
Downtown antiques offers everything from fine furniture to primitives, vintage clothes, hats, linen and lace, jewelry, pottery and sterling. Chandeliers, lamps and art.
Olde South Antique Mall505 N. Section St.
Located less than a mile north of downtown Fairhope on Section Street, the shops of Old South Antique Mall feature a large selection of furniture and high-quality vintage and new collectibles with conservative pricing.
A quick look at new arrivals shows fanciful accessories, decorative pillows, glassware and silver. The shop’s specialties include jewelry, furniture, art and collectibles, including vintage toys and dolls.
RF Architectural & Garden Antiques61 S. Church St.
Specializing in garden sculpture statues, French country, French Provincial furniture, French antiques, English antiques and Italian antiques, RF Architectural & Garden Antiques invites visitors to spend lots of time browsing among the wealth of items suitable for any room.
Some of the items you’ll find here include armoires and bonnetieres, bamboo, benches and settees, bookcases and plate racks, buffets and sideboards, buffet a deux corps, candlesticks and statues, chairs/bergeres, clocks, commodes and chests, consoles, decorative accessories, dining tables, doors, shutters and columns, fireplace mantels, fountains, garden antiques, Imari, lighting and sconces, paintings, mirrors, olive jars, side tables, coffee tables, tapestries and screens, boxes and tea caddies, and assailers/Welch dressers.
Inventory in this shop turns frequently.
Southern Antiques & Accents254 Greeno Road S.
Southern Antiques & Accents Downtown is chock full of unusual finds. Old-fashioned metal coolers, coastal items, chandeliers, handmade items, country accessories, furniture, doors, even old mailboxes and antique dolls are on display here.
Daphne Antique Galleria1699 U.S. Hwy. 98 E
Open seven days a week, the Daphne Antique Galleria houses more than 100 dealers in its 25,000-square-foot, one-story building. Dealers showcase items from all over the world, including oak, walnut, pine and mahogany furniture; shabby chic furniture and accessories; and Victorian, primitive, Oriental, early American, French, African and European antiques.
Daphne Antique Galleria participates in the annual September Antique Trail sale, with more than 900 antiques stores in 10 Southern states participating.
Tin Top Market22460 State Hwy. 59 S.
Custom painting, refinishing services and repurposed handcrafted items take center stage at Robertsdale’s Tin Top Market. With a 9,000-square-foot building full of antique, vintage and unfinished furniture, as well as plenty of home décor and gift items, this place is worth a visit.
Allison’s Antiques3940 W. Navy Blvd.
Located on Navy Boulevard, Allison’s Antiques is filled to the brim with everything from vintage clothing to furniture to glassware and unique collectibles. Crystal, China, jewelry, and hard-to-find primitive kitchen tools are also a few of the treasures you’ll find here.
Franklin Antiques Flea Market – Exit 7 South/I-106550 Mobile Hwy.
Seventy vendors in 10,000 square feet of space comprise the Franklin Antiques Flea Market.
Here, you’ll find “mantiques,” primitives, furniture, glassware, tools, books, vinyl, kitchenware, jewelry and more. One shopper even found some Coca-Cola-themed bellbottom pants! Something new to see every time you visit.
Miles Antique Mall5109 Bayou Blvd.
Considered Florida’s largest antique mall, the Miles Antique Mall features 1.5 acres of space under one roof. The showroom is 65,000 square feet and contains the wares of more than 500 vendors.
The mall is open seven days a week, and features items such as antiques, new furniture, custom furniture, shabby chic, local art, vintage items, collectibles, boutique clothing and more.
Oooodles Antiques3733 W. Navy Blvd.
Oooodles Antiques offers oodles of fun antiques to peruse. With more than 12,000 square feet of quality antiques, jewelry, sterling, China, crystal, linens and artwork, the mall also carries items like rare and first edition books, clocks, vintage clothing, future and more.
Poor Richard’s Antiques1200 N. 9th Ave.
Traveling Europe for the last 20 years, owners of Poor Richard’s Antiques have created quite a collection of furniture, paintings, mirrors, bronzes and unique decorative items for their shop.
In-house restoration and repair services are available and range from faux finishing to carving and veneer work.
Make Antiquing A Weekend -- Or A Weeklong -- Trip!A four-bedroom condo in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key would be a perfect spot to vacation and be near all the antiques shops on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast. Bring your “beasties” and make it a girls’ getaway trip. Make sure you leave plenty of room to get your treasure back home! There are even places on the coast that rent small trailers if you find you need one!
If you find you and your friends are available during the week and would like to spend two or three days at the beach, consider a two- or three-night getaway special, where prices are up to 25% off regular rates.