I love antiquing in Waterloo. There are tonnes of stores and so many nooks and crannies to get lost into.
If you’re visiting the area, my top spots are below:
Spring Street Antiques (@springstantique ): This place has a second floor filled with mid-century modern antiques that I cannot get enough of. For me the prices are high, especially because a lot of their items require TLC. The staff also lacks a lot; finding prices are difficult and with only 1 or 2 people on hand getting prices and attention is almost impossible. I just really swoon over the goods here, maybe one day I’ll be able to afford something. They’ve had a lot of changes since I first walked in 6 years ago, I assume they’ve changed ownership quite a few times, they’ve lost their antique book section, but extended the second floor. You’ll find lots of furniture, jewellery, lighting and carpets here.
St.Jacobs Antiques Market : This place is open 7 days a week and is filled with three rows of small vendor cubicles. The variety is huge and the prices range dramatically. You’ll find sports and music memorabilia, old toys, furniture, antique and new jewellery, clothes, books, and artwork. The staff is always helpful, and you’ll never have to carry something around for very long as they’re ready to hold your things up front for you.
Market Road Antiques: Another huge warehouse of vendors, this is a great place to spend a few hours. The jewellery selection is more extensive but it’s pretty on par with the other market but with small variations that make the visit to both places worthwhile.
This is a great start and will take days to work through. Hoping to explore more places, send along any tips if you have them!