Galveston is a premier destination for unique shopping, featuring over 25 shops and boutiques specializing in antiques and vintage merchandise. Spend an afternoon browsing some of Galveston’s treasures at these local antique shops in the heart of it all.
Return to the Past at Big House Antiques
Award-winning Big House Antiques is one of Galveston’s most charming shopping experiences. The shop is packed with rare, beautiful and unique historic items displayed in an elegant and refined environment. Big House Antiques sells antiques of all sizes. Browse their rotating collection of fine porcelains, or admire their selection of Persian rugs and hardwood furnishings, all while assisted by their friendly staff.
Big House Antiques is the two-time winner of the Galveston Daily News Readers Choice Award and has been selling antiques in Galveston for over 15 years. Big House Antiques is located at 2212 Ships Mechanic Row, and open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays. They’re closed on Wednesdays.
Browse Only the Best at St. John Antiques
Just a short walk away is St. John Antiques, a longtime shopping destination which only carries vintage and antique items from the 1950s and earlier. St. John Antiques has been in business for over 40 years selling in shops in Galveston and Comfort, TX, and purchasing their current location at 2001 Postoffice Street (Avenue E) in 2014. The shop specializes in smaller collectibles and will occasionally stock furniture items. Their selection of antique toys, vintage, Bakelite, silver, and costume jewelry is second to none.
St John’s selection of antiques is carefully curated by owners Harry and Frances, who spend five to six weeks a year traveling the country to find unique items at antique shows, country shops, and antique malls. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. They’re occasionally open on Wednesdays.
Enjoy Exquisite Antiques and Vintage Merchandise at Antiques on Winnie
Located in the historic Galveston Model Dairy building, Antiques on Winnie is Galveston’s newest antique shopping destination. The shop celebrated its first anniversary on October 15, 2018, and sells vintage merchandise and antiques six days a week. Galveston area dealers featured at the shop include Chymoon’s, Palmer Antiques, and Blue Hydrangea. If you can’t make it to the shop, Antiques on Winnie also sells their merchandise at local events, like the monthly Galveston Art Walks. Antiques on Winnie is located at 2323 Winnie Street, and open from Thursday to Monday, 10 am to 6pm.Back to all posts