- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Website: marketantique.com
Large antique collectives with dozens of dealers in one place are nearly extinct. Fortunately Boston is still home to two: The Cambridge Antique Market (CAM) and the Massachusetts Antique Cooperative in Waltham. CAM is the larger of the two with five floors of many affordable treasures from 150 dealers! Some people hear the word "antique" and they think scrolly, stuffy and prohibitively expensive. This is NOT the case at CAM...
We've found plenty of vintage treasures at CAM, many under $30! Our purchases over the years range from one-of-a-kind chairs to an amazing vintage decorative fan we just bought (we'll feature this fan in an upcoming blog post!).
Most of the time that we stop in, a large number of the dealers are offering discounts of 10-50 percent off the merchandise. Be sure to bring a check or cash since you'll get a better deal if you pay that way. And it never hurts to ask "what's the best price you can do?"
At CAM you'll find goodies spanning every decade from the 20's to the 70's. Sure, there are some pricier items but across the board you'll likely find this an accessible "antiques" destination. Incorporating just one unique secondhand object into an otherwise modern space can add tremendous interest and warmth. So go check out CAM and see if you can find a treasure!
We'd love to hear about your experience with CAM and any other antiques destinations you think we should blog about.