Shopping for antiques can be a great way to spend a day, and there is no shortage of antique shops close to The Villages.
Antiques not only provide interesting decorations for your home, the process of shopping for them can be similar to taking a stroll down memory lane. Looking through dozens of items from years ago, you can't help finding something to remind you of your childhood. History buffs find particular interest in antiques such as Depression Glass and World War II memorabilia. What types of antiques would you be interested in finding?
Here are some of the antique shops located close to The Villages:
Village Antique Mall, Mount Dora
The Village Antique Mall is located right in Mount Dora's downtown area. The mall holds approximately 60 vendors in a 12,000 square foot space that used to be a grocery store. It is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM and is well known for its wide variety of items.
Shoppers will browse through antique furniture, jewelry, lighting, garden decor, shabby chic, glassware, pottery, fishing collectibles, pocket watches, knives, books, and other nostalgia and retro items.
Address: 405 N Highland St, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Phone: (352) 385-0257
Renningers, Mount Dora
Located just east of Mount Dora on US-441, Renningers is both an antique marketplace and open-air flea and farmer’s market. With two large buildings and a huge outdoor marketplace, there is no shortage of products available here. Shoppers will be able to browse through produce stands, clothing shops, and lots of antiques.
Inside one of the two buildings is a 40,000 square foot antique market that contains up to 180 venders. The antique market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Address: 20651 U.S. 441, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Phone: (352) 383-8393
Thee Clockmaker's Shoppe, Mount Dora
If you find antique clocks interesting, you will definitely want to check out Thee Clockmaker's Shoppe in Mount Dora. The store is located on 5th Ave, just one block from Donnelly Stree.
Owners Roy and Jacqui Gress focus primarily on repairing antique clocks, but also have some antique clocks available for sale. They specialize in grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, and other types of antique clocks. They also sell new clocks and Yankee candles.
Address: 110 W 5th Ave, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Phone: (352) 735-5200
Wildwood Antique Mall, Wildwood
Auctioneer Manny Pesco started the Wildwood Antique Mall when he noticed that many of his auction clients needed storefronts to sell their antiques. He has named Henry and Lisa Olender to be the general managers of all of his antique stores in Florida, and Nathan Tyler is the manager that is specific to the Wildwood location.
Because of the vast network of antiques and dealers that Pesco has created, Wildwood Antique Mall has an impressive, and ever rotating, collection of antiques. Shoppers will come across vintage jewelry, records, Pyrex kitchenware, antique furniture, Depression Glass, cast iron cookware, and lots of old signs.
Address: 364 Shopping Center Drive Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone: (352) 330-2800
Victoria's Antique Warehouse, Leesburg
Victoria's Antique Warehouse was started in 2000 by Victoria Murphy. She had always had a passion for unique antiques and couldn't resist the opportunity to open a store in historic downtown Leesburg. The store is open Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM and then Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Victoria's Antique Warehouse does a fantastic job of displaying their pieces in an elegant and fitting way. Shoppers will be delighted to find a number of antique furniture and decor from the United States as well as pieces from France, Belgium, and other European countries. Be sure to check out the back room, which is an antique treasure hunter’s dream!
Address: 113 N 7th St, Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (352) 728-8668
Know any other great places for antique shopping near The Villages? Let us know in the comments below.