10 SHOPS FOR A DESIGN-MINDED DAY TRIP

Fans of one-of-a-kind home goods agree the hunt knows no season. Fortunately, the lakeshore remains a vibrant destination for designers, collectors, and DIY-ers throughout the year.

Find our most treasure-full shops, hours, and a handy map in this curated vintage & antique shopping guide. Listed in an easy loop that begins ten minutes from downtown New Buffalo, the collections are as diverse as the wonderful people who present them.

Canoe at Trilogy Antiques & Designs in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Trilogy Antiques & Design

‘Historical esoterica’ styled by a select group of dealers with a shared appreciation for unique forms. Primitive, modern, architectural, and Americana all get equal play here, making for inspired contrasts as you browse.

Thursday, Friday & Monday 12–5 | Saturday 11–6 | Sunday 11–5
19 S Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Nina Hancock Studio

After decades leading a large multi-disciplinary studio in Chicago, interior designer Nina Hancock devotes her next chapter to an intimate retail/studio storefront in Three Oaks. Here she shares a collection of mid-century modern, vintage, and classic traditional finds by Karl Springer, James Mont, Ward Bennett, Knoll, and more. Furniture, lighting, art, and objects refurbished and often reinvented.

Friday–Sunday 11–5
9 S Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Poppy Hill Vintage

A vast collection of vintage Americana—everything from classic vinyl to cottage furnishings—styled with warmth and humor. A picker’s paradise where the hard part’s been done for you.

Thursday, Sunday & Monday 11–5 | Friday & Saturday 11–6
22 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Alapash Mercantile

Primarily a shop for interior plants and planters, visual artist Marco Chavarry punctuates his 19th-century greenhouse with an ever-changing collection of vintage furniture and art. Most display pieces—tables, shelves, carts, etc.—are available for purchase among apothecary, textiles, and home goods.

Thursday–Sunday 11–5
111 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Colorful textiles and antique furnishings at Mazet Antiques in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Mazet Antiques

Mecca for textile fans, Mazet is home to a beautiful collection of antique Persian and Turkish rugs, embroidery, and upholstery. Owner Suzanne Frahm’s original pillow designs are a particular draw, in addition to vintage art, furniture, and objects.

Thursday–Sunday 12–5
16860 Three Oaks Road
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Vintage, antique, and contemporary furnishings displayed in a brick showroom with large front windows at Window Shopping in Sawyer, Michigan.

Window Shopping

Passion project of  fashion stylist Cathleen Bottini and floral designer Jacqueline Passafiume, find an eclectic collection of vintage and antique furniture, lighting, and art as well as contemporary handcrafts in this expansive Flynn Theater storefront. Need a host gift? They also stock a fantastic selection of artisan pantry items, and fresh bouquets on weekends.

Friday–Saturday 12–5 | Sunday 11–4
5857 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, Michigan
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Vintage and contemporary studio ceramics displayed on white shelves at Sojourn in Sawyer, Michigan.

Sojourn

Designer Stacia Garriott Kass presents an effortless mix of vintage and contemporary handcrafts in her Michigan shop. Named among Dwell Magazine’s Best Independent Design Shops, the ceramic collection alone is reason to visit.

Friday & Sunday 12–5 | Saturday 12–6
12908 Red Arrow Hwy
Sawyer, Michigan
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Vintage ceramics on an old green bakers rack with contemporary art in the light-filled gallery space at Judith Racht Gallery in Harbert, Michigan.

Judith Racht Gallery

Gallerist Judith Racht describes her collection as contemporary and folk art, midcentury modern furniture, and objects of interest. Explore fine art curated with humble, frequently unexpected objects that demonstrate ‘good is good’—Racht’s characteristically unpretentious maxim.

Friday–Monday 11–5
13689 Prairie Road
Harbert, Michigan
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Vintage living room vignette at Alchemy Antiques in Harbert, Michigan.

Alchemy Antiques

Housed in a cleverly repurposed bank building, find beautiful, rare, often curious examples of vintage and antique art and design. Owner Brandon Nelson culls premier estates and markets to present a collection with a signature look and impressive following.

Friday 12–5 | Saturday 11–6 | Sunday 11–5
13696 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, Michigan
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Lakeside Antiques

Take your time browsing a diverse collection of furnishings, art, and collectibles at this expansive antique mall comprised of three separate buildings. From pristine pieces to fixer-uppers, there’s something at every price point and time period.

Friday & Monday 11–5 | Saturday & Sunday 11–6
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