The Best Vintage Shops in Florida, According to a Local

published Mar 5, 2024
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Best places to thrift in Florida
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Best places to thrift in Florida

While flea markets and fairs in cold winter climates like Massachusetts and New York typically hibernate for the winter, Florida welcomes visitors looking to shop secondhand year-round. As a native Floridian, I’ve been thrifting and hunting for vintage home goods and furniture in the Sunshine State my entire life — and I’ve uncovered all kinds of items while sourcing locally. 

If you road trip around the peninsula, you’ll learn that certain regions often reliably reflect specific design styles. In South Florida you’ll find Art Deco, Palm Beach Regency, and all the ingredients for a Nancy Meyers aesthetic. In North Florida, you may walk away with Gilded Age treasures from one of St. Augustine’s antique stores. In Orlando, a city that experienced a population boom in the 1950s, you’ll notice a strong mid-century modern aesthetic. Even so, I’ve found that all Floridians are fascinating collectors, and you never know what you’ll find when you stop in a thrift store or vintage shop.

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite Florida secondhand stores, malls, and warehouses worth adding to your shopping list.

Credit: Sarasota Architectural Salvage

The Best Places for Vintage in South Florida 

South Florida is a fun place to thrift if you love tropical, coastal, or postmodern vibes. The region includes Sarasota, a city that flourished under circus magnate John Ringling, who collected all things French and Italian. From Palm Beach to Miami, it’s also not uncommon to come across Rococo-style finds that bring to mind the elegance and extravagance of the Palm Beach Breakers.

The Church Mouse

This resale shop won’t have rock-bottom prices, but The Church Mouse has a swiftly rotating collection of designer home furnishings and clothing from tony Palm Beach County residents. Vintage expert and author Virginia Chamlee frequents the store, noting via Instagram that you’ll encounter Bentleys in the parking lot, but you can still uncover a unique treasure amidst the name-brand inventory if you go often enough. 

Wildwood Antique Mall of Vero Beach

A well-organized antique mall, Wildwood is fairly priced and offers a mix of periods and collections, including these John Risley face chairs. They currently have six total locations with 100+ vendors throughout the state of Florida.

Casa Gusto 

Casa Gusto is a finely curated shop in West Palm Beach with an aesthetic that leans French and European. Expect to find urns, garden statues, armoires, and an assortment of revived old-world antiques. Check out their website to browse and inquire about specific inventory. 

Gannon’s Antiques and Art Center

This Fort Myers antique mall covers 20,000 square feet and is home to over 100 vendors. As a sponsor of the popular PBS show Antiques Roadshow, Gannon’s Antiques and Art Center knows a valuable piece when they see one.

Hillsboro Antique Mall

Operating for over 25 years, the Hillsboro Antique Mall is the largest antique mall in the South Florida area (35,000 square feet!). Shop from 200+ dealers and booths, which span records, glassware, decor, jewelry, and more. 

Carpenter Studio

Carpenter Studio is a new, well-curated vintage shop in Sarasota. Expect to find statement furniture and rare decorative objects at this family-run store, which also ships anywhere in the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) if you shop online. Keep tabs on stylish new arrivals via their Instagram page, too. 

Paris Market Antique Mall

You’ll find all things French at this aptly named antique mall, Paris Market, located in Fort Myers. They also carry an assortment of mid-century and Victorian items, as well as vintage books, magazines, and clocks.

The Lincoln Road Antique Collectible Market

This twice-monthly outdoor market has been setting up in Miami from October through May for over 30 years. The fair attracts vendors selling 19th- and 20th-century goods every other Sunday. Follow their calendar of events or Facebook page to stay up to date.

Sarasota Architectural Salvage

If you’re looking for corbels, tile, or unique architectural elements from around the world, then head to Sarasota Architectural Salvage’s 10,000-square-foot warehouse. They even recently acquired Italian tile from a historic 1920s Florida bar. You’ll also find a huge collection of colorful channel letters that add a fun, graphic design element to any home.

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The Best Places for Vintage in Central Florida 

From Tampa to Orlando to the Space Coast, Central Florida experienced a population increase in the mid-20th century. As a result, it’s one of the best places to shop for thrifted mid-century modern wares. You’ll also find that stores often have special sections for vintage Disney or NASA collections, board games, and toys. 

St. Petersburg Vintage Marché

On the first Saturday and Sunday of each month (unless otherwise noted on their Instagram), this warehouse full of curators and collectors opens to a line out of the door. As items sell on the floor, vendors bring out stock from the back and constantly replenish throughout the day. If you want a sneak peak of the St. Petersburg Vintage Marché goods, tune in to their live walkthroughs on Instagram, or pay for a pre-entry ticket to get first dibs.

The Lovely Boutique Market 

The Lovely is a mini antique mall located in the hip Audubon Park district of Orlando. Grab an iced coffee from Lineage Coffee roasters nearby and take a slow walk through this well-stocked store, packed with vintage barware, books, clothes, and mid-century furniture.

Atomic Junkies

This mid-century modern gallery of fine furniture is like stepping into an episode of Mad Men, with an assortment of original Danish pieces or expertly refurbished finds with true-to-period upholstery. At Atomic Junkies, expect to come across names like Eames, Adrian Pearsall, Westnofa, and Vladimir Kagan.

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Renningers Antique Center

Mount Dora, Florida, is considered a bucket-list destination for collectors, thanks to its bi-annual Antique Extravaganza. This sprawling outdoor antique fair takes place in the winter and attracts over 800 vendors from across the country. If you can’t make it to the Extravaganza, you can still visit the Renningers’ permanent flea market every weekend for true diamond-in-the-rough finds.

Orange Tree Antiques Mall 

You might drive right past Orange Tree Antiques if you’re not looking. Located in a Winter Park strip mall, this vast antique emporium is bigger than it looks. When you enter, store your bag in the provided lockers then spend the day getting lost in the winding, narrow halls of vintage vendors. If you’re a vinyl-lover, don’t miss the record room at the back of the store.

Warehaus Orlando

A boutique specializing in bohemian and mid-century pieces, Warehaus Orlando frequently sells out of their furniture and homewares, then closes for days at a time while the owners go road-tripping in search of more treasures. Here, you’ll see beautifully restored Danish mid-century furniture, in addition to wicker, rattan, and postmodern goods.

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June Taylor

If you’re making the drive between Orlando to Tampa, you have to stop at June Taylor in Lakeland. Curated and operated by Kelly Riley, this shop carries a global collection of vintage and antiques at reasonable prices. Inventory also includes Riley’s custom upcycled furniture projects and abstract artwork. Follow June Taylor on Instagram to purchase something and have it shipped if you’re not based locally, too.

Lloyd’s of Lakeland 

After you visit June Taylor, walk down the street and check out Lloyd’s of Lakeland, a two-story antique mall with everything from barware to stained glass to gilded European mirrors. Founded in 1997, the store also hosts monthly online auctions and helps manage estate sales.

Schiller’s Salvage

This airplane hangar in Tampa is worth a stop to peruse the architectural elements and furniture curated by general contractor and owner, Larry. At Schiller’s Salvage, you’ll be greeted with vintage doors, large outdoor sculptures, corbels, tile, and an impressive assortment of French and European antiques. Their latest haul comes from an avid maritime collector, so if you’re looking for all things nautical, this is the place to go.

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The Best Places for Vintage in North Florida 

Jacksonville, Gainesville, and other small towns along Florida’s panhandle are great destinations for stopping in locally owned vintage and collector shops. Expect to find items that lean heavily into maritime or cottagecore-inspired design.

Hilaman and Co.

Distinctly mid-century modern, this St. Augustine shop sources furniture, abstract art, and Italian ceramics primarily from the 1950s to ‘70s. Hilaman and Co. also carries iconic designer finds from the likes of Paul McCobb, Nils Jonsson, and Arthur Umanoff.

Webbs Antique Mall

Located right off I-75, Webb’s Antique Mall is a great pitstop if you’re road tripping — no detour required! This sprawling, 60,000-square-foot antique mall holds over 400 vendors and has been operating since 1995.


Dedicated to sustainable shopping, this Jacksonville architectural warehouse allows you to upcycle salvaged doors, tile, knobs, and sculptures. If you’ve been looking for vintage frames, EcoRelics also has a well-organized, easy-to-browse selection.

Wildwood Antique Mall of Wildwood

Another Wildwood Antique Mall, the original location — in Wildwood — boasts fair prices and a vast inventory, according to Google reviewers. Pay a visit to the 20,000-square-foot space for antique and vintage furniture, decor, kitchen accessories, and more.