Looking for the perfect antique lounge chair or set Chinese? A weekend visit to the best antique stores in upstate New York is the answer to all your prayers. From the famous Hudson stores to giant warehouses full of construction debris, there are antique gems of all kinds, and there’s something for every style and budget. While there are tons of online auction and resale sites, there’s nothing quite like scouring a brick-and-mortar store, so bring your weekend and enjoy your favorite summer activities. For those without a car, don’t worry as many of the gems are located just a short walk from the Beacon and Hudson Amtrak train stations.
Before starting your adventure, there are some trading tips to keep in mind. As a rule of thumb, always bring cash and don’t be afraid to negotiate (hint: group several items together and offer prices for all items – dealers love moving products). Always know what you’re looking for and take specific measurements if necessary. Test each item before buying. Are the sofa legs strong? Is it for lamps? Is the chair comfortable? Finally, if you see a yard sale sign, you have to turn it as they usually have the best prices.
Here, we outline the best vintage stores in upstate New York.