Inspired by frustrations met by our Executive Director when she went antiquing last week, we want to offer you a few (mostly independent) spots in London to snag some vintage pieces to spruce up your space!
It’s easy for people to forget that London is more than downtown, so we’ve located antique stores in every corner of London for those who live on the outskirts and can’t make the trip.
Brydges Street Merchant Market – East
Address: 1255 Brydges Street
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This side of London is renowned for the Old East Village but if you travel a bit farther east, you’ll find Brydges Street Merchant Market. This shop features trinkets and pieces that are sure to brighten up your space!
Memory Lane – West
Address: 1175 Hyde Park Rd.
Memory Lane Antiques is open seven days a week to ensure that your antique needs are met. Stop by for everything between a rotary phone to enormous paintings.
Duck&Dodo – Central
Address: 245 Maitland St.
This pick is a bit more modern, having just opened in the fall of 2016. They combine the worlds of antique stores and artisan shops to add up to a beautiful, eclectic, and community-oriented store. The owner makes vendors a priority, allowing them to showcase their business cards and self-promote.
Cobbletog Antique Market – South
Address: 380 Exeter Rd.
The layout of this market is designed to make you feel at home, and that all of their pieces could fit in perfectly regardless of your interior style. This store features ancient wooden chests, books you won’t find anywhere else, cultural trinkets collected from all corners of the globe, and so much more!
Goodwill – North
Address: 1044 Adelaide St. North
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For the sake of offering an option for North London, I had to include the classic Goodwill even though it’s not independent. Regardless, it’s a great place to spend your coin because they claim that for every $1 that is spent, 87 cents goes back into our community.
Our very own writer, Jen Hillhouse, snagged herself a coffee table here for $2 last week!
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