3 Antique Shops to Visit for the Avid Thrifter

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Sophia Silvestro, Features Editor

Thrifting and antiquing have become popular pastimes for young people worldwide. Many are unaware, but there are many cool places right around the corner from their own houses, that can make it easy to find exciting finds and prioritize sustainability. Southern New Hampshire is home to many mom-and-pop shops that will satisfy any thrifters’ craving. Here are my top three recommendations for antique stores to visit over vacation:

  1. Antiques on Elm

Located at 321 Elm Street in Manchester, Antiques on Elm is a women-owned business with something for everyone. With over 90 antique dealers, Antiques on Elm features second-hand books, decor, jewelry, clothing, and so much more. You can easily spend hours in the 10,000 square feet of vintage treasures.

  1. Eclectic Mix

Just off of 101A, next to Aroma Joes, Eclectic Mix holds a beautiful assortment of clothing, whether it be racks of prom dresses, leather jackets, or even wedding dresses! The owner is helpful and kind, which allows for a great customer experience. The only downside to this small business is the parking, which can be a little cramped on busy Saturdays.

  1. 101A Antique and Collectible Store

Full of collectibles and rare items, 101A Antique and Collectible store has shelves of action figures, comic books, and old military gear, as well as jewelry. The main floor features more expensive and rare items, while downstairs has more everyday goods, such as clothing and decor. 

Whether you are a hard-core collector or just like to look at things from the past, these three shops will not disappoint.