Your Guide to Thrifting in Hunterdon
Whether you love thrifting because of the positive environmental impact, or you love the look of something worn in, there are so many thrift stores, antique spots, and consignment shops to visit in Hunterdon County! From Califon to Milford, explore all of the treasures that Hunterdon’s thrift scene has to offer! See below for your guide to thrifting in Hunterdon County.
Califon’s Consignment Boutique (Califon)
One of the best parts of thrifting is picking out a piece that makes a statement – something nobody else will have. If you’re looking for your next special piece, consider visiting Califon’s Consignment Boutique. This consignment shop is full of easy-to-love clothing, accessories, shoes, and more. Take a sneak peak – owner of the boutique, Carol Perry Lamperti, showcases styled outfits and pieces on the boutiques facebook page, showing just some of the possibilities of her pre-loved items!
Rascal Salvage Vintage (High Bridge)
If you’re spending the day in High Bridge, add this groovy time capsule to your agenda! Owners Michele and Rob’s mission is to “scout high and low for super unique things that are quirky and fun vintage and pop culture decor and collectibles that make us yell to each other across the room, ‘WOAH, check this out!’ and we hope you have the same reaction”. From mint condition vintage clothing, art from decades past and a variety of collectibles, there is something for everyone at Rascal Salvage Vintage.
Merge Gallery (Frenchtown)
Right off of Kingwood Ave, on Race Street, Merge Gallery is a decoration and furniture thrifter’s dream! Focusing in the areas of sculptures, furniture, art, garden decor, and iron work, Merge Gallery has hard-to-come-by pieces that are sure to draw an eye. Whether you’re looking for a 1943 Fisher Price Navy medic trunk or an Argentinian cowhide, you’re sure to find the newest addition to your home and garden. Sneak a peak at their offerings online!
Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market (Lambertville)
Looking to get a breath of fresh air and a few new antiques? Head over to the Golden Nugget Flea Market in Lambertville! By far the largest thrifting/antiquing spot on this list, this flea market has rentable outdoor booths for vendors to sell their variety of goods, as well as tons of permanent shops. With so much ground to cover, make sure to take a coffee break at their on-site cafe, and then get back to their endless selection of clothes, jewelry, art, music, collectibles, rocks/crystals and so much more!
Antiques Center at the People’s Store (Lambertville)
Looking to avoid the crowds but have access to the same variety of items in Lambertville? You won’t want to pass up a visit to the Antiques Center at the People’s Store on N. Union St! From a vast selection of art and sculpture to antique furniture and household goods, the Antiques Center at the People’s Store doesn’t miss a beat. With two levels of antiques, you’ll have access to a plethora of finds that are sure to impress. The dedication and passion behind finding antiques dating back to the 18th century and beyond make this Lambertville shop a true treasure!
Fat Farm NJ Antiques (Flemington)
Do you dream of filling your home with antique signs, furniture, and decor? A true antique shop with a huge variety, Fat Farm NJ Antiques in Flemington has so much to offer. Carrying tons of antique advertisements, art work, magazines and signage (and so much more), this shop will have you reminiscent and nostalgic. Joseph Buccellato, owner of Fat Farm NJ Antiques, is always on the lookout for unique and rare items from all over: stay up-to-date on the store’s Facebook page to see his finds in real time. You’re sure to go into Fat Farm NJ with an idea of what you want in mind, and leave with items you’d never think you’d find!
HappiNest Antiques (Whitehouse Station)
An antique shop started by three-generations of the McKean family, HappiNest Antiques in Whitehouse Station lives true to its name! If you’re looking for seasonal decorations and home goods, this store will have you floating on cloud nine. Take a scroll through their gallery and get just a taste of their unique and special home decor. HappiNest Antiques is sure to make you feel at home (and help you decorate yours)!
Allen’s Antiques (Milford)
Taking a scenic drive along the Delaware river? Stop by Allen’s Antiques on the Delaware in Milford for an eclectic assortment of vintage finds. Seasonally assorted vintage china and glassware for your kitchen, collectible decorations, and even antique gadgets such as wine barrels and iron sewing machines – Allen’s is a perfectly-procured time machine for antiques. Visit the store’s Facebook page for live updates on what’s in-store.
With all of the new and fun things happening daily in Hunterdon County, it’s nice to stop by some of our favorite antique, thrift or consignment shops from time to time and reminisce on different times! Check in with each shop’s websites or social media pages to stay up-to-date on their offerings and hours. Happy thrifting!
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