There’s nothing more liberating than winding down an Idaho backroad in pursuit of discovery. Between its quaint shops and charming vistas, the Gem State holds much to explore. Nestled right into Idaho’s very foundation are countless opportunities for picking and browsing the state’s many antique shops. Once you turn off the beaten path to seek out these little-known secrets, each one will hold a tender place in your heart. Here are the 8 best stores to find that antique you’re looking for in Idaho.
Wedged right up against the Canadian border, this sweet spot is home to a glorious selection of vintage car memorabilia. For those seeking the perfect additions to their collection of garage art, this well-preserved northern secret is the ideal spot for pickers and grease monkeys, but don’t believe that’s all they have! There’s a bit of something for everyone!
A bustling hub of craft and creativity, Foster’s Crossing is one of Idaho’s most revered stops for antiquities. Established in the 1930s, Foster’s Crossing has slowly been added to piece by piece to create a nostalgic and inviting atmosphere bursting with distinct creativity. Come peek inside. You might browse for hours, and perhaps even stay for a knitting class or a bite to eat. Don’t forget to explore all three stories of wonder!
Not only is Wallace a given when it comes to rich Idaho history, but this particular store is even more so on your trip through the gem state. If classic firearms and taxidermy suit your fancy, this is the right place. Come immerse yourself in this authentic Idaho outlet and find that perfect piece to display in your rustic abode!
Do unusual artifacts catch your eye? How about unique steampunk artistry? This is definitely the place for those seeking novelty items to accentuate costumes and decoration themes. It’s as if these relics were plucked straight from your favorite fantasy novel! A wide variety awaits any particular taste at this truly retro stop!
Come get lost at quite possibly the most extravagant antique mall in all of Idaho! It’s definitely the largest with over 160 proud dealers. Bursting at the seams with diverse experiences, there is no shortage of unusual and intriguing artifacts to draw your eye.
Feeling nostalgic? Are you looking for a lovely piece of vintage furniture to brighten your home? L.A. Junk is the place to be for shabby chic fanatics. Straight out of California, this adorable place brings the west coast to Idaho in a clash of beauty and sentimentality. Boasting a wide selection of style, you’ll show up ready to browse and leave with your wallet feeling, dare I say, quite a bit lighter.
They really aren’t kidding when they say enchanting. Anyone searching for a unique venue to shop around for home, office and wedding décor could ease their day away browsing at this charming establishment. Composed of abundant farmhouse style buildings, this Boise beauty is a definite yes when deciding which antique stops to visit during your endeavor.
Abstract is on the list of words used to describe this eccentric stop. Composed of several buildings, this neat find is chockfull of vintage furniture, making it the perfect place to scout out your cabin décor. With several rooms, levels and items to choose from, I bet you can’t spend less than a couple hours sifting through this find! And who knows, you may even catch a glimpse of Gandalf the store cat while you’re in for a visit.