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Treasure hunt: 3 top spots to score antiques in Milwaukee

Tip Top Atomic Shop. | Photo: Lay D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 07, 2019.

Shopping for antiques?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top antique sources in Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for antiques.

1. Antiques On Pierce

PHOTO: PAMELA M./YELP

Topping the list is Antiques On Pierce. Located at 1512 W. Pierce St. in Mitchell Park, the spot to score antiques and more is the highest rated antique spot in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 25 reviews on Yelp.

This shop is the largest antique mall in southeastern Wisconsin, boasting a good selection of vintage clothes and vinyl records. Its inventory also includes books, fine jewelry and artwork and furnishings. 

Yelper Stephanie M. wrote, "This place is absolutely enormous! You definitely need to block off the afternoon to spend [enough time] wandering the massive levels of this old building. They had so many things unique to Wisconsin, which made it even more fun to explore. I was really impressed by the amount of glassware that the vendors carried."

2. Tip Top Atomic Shop

PHOTO: PAMELA M./YELP

Next up is Tip Top Atomic Shop, situated at 2343 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp, the used, vintage and consignment spot, which offers antiques and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

If you're looking to score a Jackie Kennedy-style boucle coat or a bowling shirt, you'll find both here. This shop boasts a solid selection of vintage clothing from the 50s and 60s, including dresses, pin-up bustier sweaters and shoes. There are also knick knacks and other decor items.

Tania M. said, "I didn't expect to buy anything, but I came out with several things I love and even more things I regret not buying! The store is small, but it is chock full of treasures."

3. Clinton Street Antiques

PHOTO: Pamela M./Yelp

Walker's Point's Clinton Street Antiques, which has adjacent storefronts, is located at 1106 S. First and 1110 S. First streets. It's another top choice with Yelpers giving the spot to score antiques and more 4.5 stars out of 17 reviews.

If you're opening a bar or just on the hunt for unique decor, Yelpers say this spot has everything from a water buffalo head mount to old neon signs. Co-owner Curtis Peck, who has 30 years in the antiques business, stocks items from different decades.

Linda J. wrote, "Just simply the best! The owner is friendly and very knowledgeable and always an interesting conversationalist! The selection of unique items are always changing and the prices are the fairest we've seen anywhere in this state."

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