As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” With so many to choose from, you’re sure to find a treasure when you use our guide to the best antique shops in Cape May, NJ.
Antiquing has become a favorite hobby of many locals and visitors as the unique shops offer items from various generations. If you are not an experienced antiquer, you need to know that the thrill is as much in the hunt is in the discovery. Here in Cape May, a city that could be considered an antique by itself, shopping along Antique Alley (a stretch along Rte 9) can result in finding some fun treasures! In our experience, the shop owners are warm and welcoming to everyone who walks through the door. They are always open to sharing their history stories or information about the items they carry in their stores.
Here is our best list of antique shops in Cape May. Use it to create your own Antique Tour! Don’t forget to stop for lunch or dinner in town.
5 Cape May Antique Stores
1. Antique Doorknob
600 Park Blvd, Cape May NJ
The Antique Doorknob specializes in original restored building artifacts, Victorian lighting (basic to formal), building hardware (specifically the period from 1840-1910), stained glass, iron and wicker, and a large selection of mantels. This isn’t all, though; there is a selection of furniture, artwork, and other rare and unusual items that piqued the owner’s interest.
2. TreeHouse Antiques
742 Seashore Rd, Cape May NJ
TreeHouse Antiques has several dealers and items collected by the owners. Arranged to look like a real lived-in home versus a series of stations, you can imagine how chandeliers, stained glass, and furniture can be used in your home. Smaller collectibles like Fostoria or Bakelite jewelry are also available to either start or add to your collection.
3. O’Neill’s Estate Jewelry
523 Lafayette St, Cape May NJ
If you want exquisite one-of-a-kind estate jewelry, O’Neill’s Estate Jewelry is the place to go. There is a collection of rings, bracelets, cameos, and earrings — all the bling your heart desires.
4. Out of the Past Antiques
394 Myrtle Ave, Cape May NJ
Out of the Past Antiques is full of items carefully curated by the owner, a former librarian. Look for china and pottery, toys, pictures and photographs, and medical ephemera, like a visit to your grandmother’s attic.
5. Victorious Antiques
302 Washington St, Cape May NJ
Victorious Antiques, located in the Washington St. Mall, has a well-curated selection of jewelry and handbags. They have served the Cape May community and visitors for over 25 years.
3 Antique Malls or Multiple Dealers
1. Antiques Emporia
405 W Perry St, Cape May NJ
Antiques Emporia has multiple dealers with collectibles, memorabilia, decor items, furniture, and more. Plan on spending several hours riffling through this treasure trove.
2. Cape May Antique Center
1229 Rt 109, Cape May NJ
The Cape May Antique Center houses over 70 dealers in this 7000-square- foot location. With size comes variety so you will see glassware, vintage linens and artwork, political pins, handbags, stained glass, and lots of the currently popular 70s ephemera.
3. West End Garage
484 W Perry St, Cape May NJ
The West End Garage describes itself as a “gift shopping paradise.” With tee shirts and cookware, you will find several vendors selling re-purposed vintage items, planters, architectural salvage, and nautical-themed items. There is truly something for everyone.
The suggestions in our guide to the best antique shops in Cape May, NJ, are sure to occupy hours and hours during your visit. Please check the shop hours as they vary depending on the season.
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