3 of the Best Places To Go Antiquing in North Dakota

Alicia Underlee Nelson
| February 1, 2024 | 4 Minute Read
Vintage signs hang on a shop wall, advertising cars, candy and cigarettes.

Hunt for treasures at some of the best antiques shops in North Dakota.

Plain and Fancy Antique Mall, Grand Forks

This Grand Forks favorite (above) is one of the few shops in town open seven days a week. It stocks a wide range of antiques sourced by a dozen vendors.

“Most of my dealers have been doing this for decades, so we have a lot of knowledge,” explains owner Ell-Piret Multer. “There’s a lot of depth to the dealers. We have everything from fancy glass and pottery worth thousands of dollars to fun collectibles and Hot Wheels cars—there’s a whole range. It's not overstuffed, but our strongest point is our variety.”

If you don’t see what you want in the 5,000-square-foot store, just ask. Plain and Fancy Antique Mall also operates a 5,000 square foot warehouse full of furniture and other treasures, so there’s an excellent chance they have what you need.

A sign on a building reads, “Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market.” Deanna Dahlsad

Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market, Fargo

Customers have named Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market (a.k.a. “The Farm,” above) the best antiques store in town for four years running. Vendor space in the 8,500-square-foot venue is coveted.

“Our mall is always at full capacity with a healthy waiting list,” says vendor Deanna Dahlsad. “There are more than 60 booths, a dozen cases, the Wood Shed (reclaimed wood, windows, tools, hardware, etc.) and the Holiday Hayloft.”

Customers appreciate the well-lit store’s wide aisles and diverse offerings. Standouts include vintage accessories, glassware, retro toys and antique and upcycled décor. A scavenger hunt keeps things interactive.

“We ask a number of questions that encourage conversations,” says Dahlsad. “Couples and groups will battle to finish first, with the winner being treated to dinner or drinks or just earning bragging rights. And, boy, do they brag!”

Antique china displayed on a table next to a box of silverware. Bismarck-Mandan CVB/Lacey Dollinger

Antiques on Main, Bismarck

This stalwart presence on the Bismarck vintage, antiques and collectibles scene has been around for over two decades. It showcases unique finds (above) from more than 20 dealers in the Gateway Mall seven days a week.

This is an excellent spot to snag home décor accents like hand-pieced quilts, delicate painted lamps, a sleek Bakelite radio or an antique pickle crock. Highly collectible items like carnival glass, Red Wing pottery, glowing uranium glass and Pyrex and other mid-century bakeware items are available at competitive prices.

Relive your childhood with John Deere tractors, G.I. Joe action figures, Barbie dolls, Beanie Babies, baseball cards and Easy-Bake Ovens. Retro toys like these make it easy to feel like a kid again.

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