Words by Collette DiJohn Kemper
Photography by Jodi Bodtke
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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