A Huge Local Guide to 11 Antique Stores in San Antonio

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Sometimes, you just want to go antiquing!

If you’re in the mood for some old-school treasure hunting, thankfully San Antonio has plenty of great antique stores around the area.

Today, I’m sharing everything I know about my 11 favorite antique stores in San Antonio.

Map of the Best San Antonio Antique Stores

Affordable antique stores in San Antonio

Antiques can easily cost thousands of dollars a pop. But there are a few antique shops in the San Antonio area where you can find affordable vintage items that won’t break the bank.

Beacon Hill Antique Warehouse

The Beacon Hill Antique Warehouse is one of the less organized antique shops I’ve been in, but that’s because of the huge selection! The antiques here tend to be more affordable but still really cool, so Beacon Hill is worth a visit. You can find treasures like 60-year-old desks, typewriters, chairs, chests, tables, and lamps. I also like the collection of antique painted glass they display at the front of the shop. They might not be the most high-end antique destination in the city, but the selection and pricing make Beacon Hill Antique Warehouse a must for any antique buff on a budget.

Alamo Antique Mall

I felt a little overwhelmed the first time I stepped into the Alamo Antique Mall, but that’s because of the sheer size of its collection. They don’t have as many furnishings as other antique stores, but they do specialize in glassware, small collectibles like watches, and jewelry. But my personal favorite hidden gem is Alamo Antique Mall’s vintage bike collection! If you’re a bike nerd, you’ve got to check out their old-timey collection.

Craftiques Mall

Craftiques Mall is the antique shop I frequent the most in San Antonio. This mall is actually dozens of small antique dealers under one roof. You visit dozens of individual stalls to check out each dealer’s wares, which means you see a huge variety of antiques in one visit. I love how affordable and well-organized Craftiques is. You’ll find a few higher-end antiques here, but for the most part, it’s affordable pieces that are both fashionable and affordable.

Craftiques has a second location at 6751 Bandera Rd, but their NW Military location is where it’s at! Near the back of the store, you’ll find a quaint, magical tea lounge. They’re open from 10 am – 5 pm most days and serve the most delightful tea and pastries. My husband and I used to make a date out of perusing the antiques and stopping by for tea, so don’t miss out!

  • Address 1: 2375 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231
  • Address 1: 6751 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238
  • Website: Craftiques

Higher-end antique stores in San Antonio

Hey, sometimes you just need to shop somewhere a little more upscale. These antique stores carry rare and expensive items at a price. If money is no object, check out these 5 stores.

The Cottage

The Cottage is definitely one of the more classic antique shops in San Antonio. I would definitely be afraid to bump into one of the breakable high-end antiques here, so I wouldn’t bring the kiddos with you. The Cottage is a great place to source antique portraits, chandeliers, tables, dressers, and home decor.

P.S. Parking can be kind of a hassle since the shop is right off McCullough Avenue, which is a busy thoroughfare. I recommend backing into the parking spaces at The Cottage so you can actually get out when you leave.

  • Address: 4317 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Website: Cottage

North Star Antiques

It’s not unusual to see paintings sell for $700 or so at this antique shop, but if you’re an antique aficionado with an eye for quality, North Star Antiques is worth a visit. They specialize in furniture, lighting, art, and other collectibles. If you’re in the market for interior design, North Star Antiques can hook you up with some phenomenal local designers who have an eye for antiques.

Antiques At Broadway

This definitely isn’t the place to go if you’re on a tight budget. Antiques At Broadway sources high-end antiques that can cost upwards of $1,000+. But if you’re looking for one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, furniture, or china, this is the place to be. If you have gold or silver that you’re willing to part with, Antiques At Broadway will also buy your precious metals at a competitive rate. They carry more jewelry than most antique shops, so if you’re in the market for brooches, rings, and watches, this is the place to look.

Armadillo Antiques and More

Don’t let the silly name fool you: Armadillo Antiques is serious about antique furniture. They also have a spectacular selection of old-timey lamps, chandeliers, and assorted home goods. They pride themselves on sourcing only from ~30 vendors in the San Antonio and New Braunfels area, so you can be sure that you’re getting what you pay for at this store.

Silk Road Gallery

True to its name, the Silk Road Gallery sells high-end antiques that are as interesting as they are valuable. Decorated like an ornate king’s palace, this antique store specializes in high-end jewelry, vases, paintings, and furniture. The store has a quiet, sophisticated vibe with helpful employees, so if you’re looking for something specific, they’re happy to help.

Quirky antique stores in San Antonio

I love strolling through these unusual and fun antique stores. Even if you don’t buy anything, you’ll always have a great time with the funky atmosphere and eclectic antiques.

Karolina’s Antiques

Karolina’s Antiques is an antique and craft shop that’s #PuroSanAntonio. They call themselves “the most colorful antique shop in SATX,” and honestly, I have to agree. I wouldn’t classify Karolina’s as your traditional, dusty antique shop, but if you’re looking for unique finds that no one else carries, you’ve got to stop by. I’m a huge fan of their beaded earrings, but their concha jewelry, purses, and stickers are to die for.

Oh, and Karolina’s also hosts plenty of events at their storefront, too. They’ve done pop-up cookie festivals and Fiesta events, so be sure to look them up for a colorful taste of San Antonio culture.

Ironside Antiques Mall

Like Craftiques, Ironside is actually a mall where dozens of purveyors sell their antiques. Yeah, the outside of the mall is pretty dingy, but I’ve frequented this place for years and have never left disappointed. Some of the vendors are cheaper while others are pricier, so you’ll just have to explore the place to find the best deals. Some areas of Ironside are piled high with antiques and are a little crowded, but if you’re looking for china, furniture, lamps, and other curious finds, it’s worth a little digging.

Old Town Depot Antiques

The Old Town Depot is technically in Helotes, which is about 15 minutes northwest of San Antonio. If you want the country feel of Texas, you’ve got to mosey by Old Town Depot Antiques. Boasting a selection of antique cookware, old signs, and curiosities like gator skulls, this antique depot is sure to entertain you for hours. They also carry more traditional antique fare like jewelry and furniture, though, so both casual and serious antique collectors will have a great time.