Antique stores are wonderful places that offer you a glimpse into the past, places filled with history and rare pieces that are full of character and charm. Here at Hunt Vintage, we fell in love with the ability to unearth special one-of-a-kind items that add character to your home, and we therefore decided to make it easier to browse the exquisite array of antiques available from the many antique stores that exist across the globe.
That’s why our online platform was created – to let you hunt for antiques at all times of the day and from wherever you are located. To get started simply browse our latest finds here – all of our items are sourced from the World’s best professional antique stores.
- Antique Furniture Store
- Online Antiques Stores
- Best Online Antique Stores
- Antique Jewellery Stores
- Frequently Asked Questions
Antique Furniture Stores
If you’re new to antique shopping, you might quickly start to notice that the world (and likely your nearest town or city) is filled with different kinds of antique furniture stores and dealers. These are stores run by individuals who have likely dedicated there lives to unearthing beautiful pieces that are ready to grace a new home, with some specialising in specific antique styles or time periods. Wouldn’t it be great if you could quickly visit all of these stores in one go and instantly browse their most cherished collections? Well, you might just have stopped at the right place. Hunt Vintage® is a unique online marketplace where the world’s best loved antique furniture stores display their hottest items for viewing and purchasing online. Our dedicated team are also available 24/7 to help you as you shop for antique furniture.
Online Antique Stores
Finding rare and one-of-a-kind antiques online has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many traditionally offline antique stores now waking up to the reality that they can access new customers and share their antique collections with enthusiasts from all over the world. Selling online is being viewed as more convenient for both stores and customers alike.
Accessing the Best Online Antique Stores
Hopefully we have peaked your interest in antique stores and the items that they have available on sale. But we thought it would be worthwhile highlighting some of the benefits of starting your hunt for antiques online, as opposed to searching on an individual door-by-door basis. Here’s our top reasons for accessing the best antique stores online:
- You’re able to search through thousands of pieces from highly respected dealers from across the world – all from your laptop or mobile phone. Saving you time and effort
- You can buy securely and are covered by our free cancelation and returns policy; only when purchasing from Hunt Vintage
- You’ll gain access to pieces that may not be available in local stores alone
- You’ll gain rich insights on every piece
- You can connect with the sellers and ask even more detailed questions about the history of the piece, its style and much more.
Antique Jewellery Stores
It’s not just antique furniture that you’ll find online. Antique stores and dealers tend to stock a vast array of items, many of which can be used as décor items or statement pieces; for your home, for your office or simply for your growing antique collection. One area that’s always seen strong interest from both dealers and individual buyers is antique jewellery.
Antique jewellery, as with furniture, is highly sought after in today’s market, with many considering it as valuable, if not carrying higher value that its modern counterparts. It’s for this reason that the purchase of the right piece of antique jewellery can be a very wise investment decision as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do antique stores open?
Antique stores typically open within normal business hours of 9am to 5pm, however we find that some of our dealers also open between 12 noon and 5pm only – it all depends on the individual store. With Hunt Vintage you can shop through a range of antique stores online from the comfort of your own home. We showcase the best available antique pieces 24/7 from our hand-selected network of professional dealers. Just visit our antiques for sale section to get started.
How to sell to antique stores?
If you’ve stumbled across an antique or if you’re a non-professional collector you may be wondering if it is possible to sell your antique finds to local antique stores. The answer is, this depends. It depends on the pieces, its quality and whether the local antique dealer sees a value from re-selling it via their store to their valued customers. So there are a few factors you will need to be aware of when trying to sell a piece as an individual.
What should I look for in antique stores?
When buying antiques for the first time you may find the whole experience a little overwhelming, due to the beauty, cost or historic value typically attached to antiques. While an antique purchase all comes down to personal preference and the styles one would find attractive or that fits with a particular home or theme, we would recommend having a conversation with antique dealers who can share more details on every piece they sell – its age, its history and style. With Hunt Vintage you can speak to any of our dealers, at any time – simply fill in the ‘ask the seller’ a question form at the bottom of every piece available on our website.
What are antique stores?
Antique stores are owned and run by antiques professionals who find rare antiques and then sell them on to individual shoppers, at markets, to designers and occasionally at auctions. Your local antique store is a place full of surprises and if you’re excited about a piece you find, whether offline or online, remember it’s common-practice to negotiate with dealers on the final price – so don’t be afraid to ask. We typically find that offers of 5% to 15% off the listed price may be feasible.