A great vacation provides the chance to find one-of-a-kind items – beautiful objects that remind you of your trip each time you look at them. Countless treasures await at shops throughout Missouri.
At Big Brown Dog Antiques, in Cole Camp, browse the offerings of more than 50 antique dealers and you’ll discover gorgeous furniture, vintage collectibles and many treasures. Big Brown Dog Antiques sells hard-to-find items – such as milk paint and Briwax – that help antique owners keep their treasures in tip-top shape.
Wonderful finds can be expected at Annie Laurie’s Antiques, in Cape Girardeau. Explore the 6,000-square-foot showroom, where you’re destined to find something fantastic among the vast variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry and décor.
Encounter all manner of delightful treasures on Cherokee Antique Row, a St. Louis shopping area where you’ll find six blocks of lovely shops. Discover a rare novel (or a vintage movie poster) at Hammonds Books. Put together an oh-so-stylish outfit from the racks at Cherry Bomb Vintage. Admire gorgeous fixtures at A Light Above. (When you work up an appetite, stop by the nearby Mud House for lunch and one of the best lattes in town.)
When you visit the historic river town of Hannibal, be sure to set aside time for great shopping. One of the town’s newest antique stores, Aunt Polly’s Treasures, features several generations of wonderful items. You’ll find this shop right next door to the Becky Thatcher House.
In Weston, Sundance Photo Gallery and Mort’s Classic Cameras provides great service and a fascinating look at the past. See authentic, vaudeville-era images and classic camera collectibles, including glass negatives taken in Kansas City, circa 1920-1930.
Felix Street Postcards, in St. Joseph, is a can’t-miss stop for postcard collectors and history buffs. Browse one of the most extensive postcard collections in the country, with selections from a broad range of dealers and collectors. You’ll find cards so beautiful you’ll want to place them in frames, not drop them in the mail. (Open by appointment only.)