Canton Stark County is a shopping wonderland; from my last article “Thrift Store Shopping” you learned about thrift stores and village yard sales. This time we will be doing higher end shopping with vintage and antique stores that have everything from vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry, accessories and much more.
Let’s start to the south at the Retro Ward on the square in Navarre. The owner Michelle Ward has stocked much of her store with pieces she collected over the years. The first floor has furniture, dishes, and other kitchen items. The second floor is primarily vintage clothing and consignment pieces from other clients. Stop in and see if you recognize any items your mother or grandmother may have owned. It’s truly a step back in time; even the building is 200 years old. The Retro Ward is located at 5 E. Canal St. in Navarre. For more information visit www.theretroward.com or call 330-327-6466
Venturing a little further north we land in Canton and three vintage stores; Vintage Chic Boutique, 2nd Hand Treasures, and Avenue Antiques. Vintage Chic Boutique is at 3828 Cleveland Ave NW and has wide variety of shabby chic furniture. All of which have been hand painted and refurbished by the owner. You can also commission custom pieces created especially for you. For more information call them at 330-309-4456, or visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageChicBtq. 2nd Hand Treasures is located on 130 3rd St NW. Canton, and in North Canton at 4701 Eagle Cir. NW. 2nd Hand Treasures is an upscale consignment shop with a wide array of home furniture, décor, and women’s clothing and accessories. New items are brought in on a daily basis and range from vintage, to antique, to new in the package. The proceeds are split between the consignor, the shop, and various charitable organizations; so it’s a win, win for all concerned. For more information go to http://www.2handtreasures.com or call 330-497-7970. Avenue Antiques has been a family owned business for over 20 years. This store has three levels of antiques and collectibles as well as a strong internet presence. Avenue Antiques is also a professional estate liquidation company serving the Canton, Akron, and Cleveland areas. Your consignment items can be sold online or through their store. Purchases can be done this way as well. They are located at 3830 Cleveland Ave., call 330-492-2991, or visit their website at www.avenueantiquesonline.com.
One Vintage Lane
There are four more vintage stores in Hartville I want to highlight that contribute to the unique shopping experience that defines the Hartville area. The four vintage stores are Faded Velvet, Two E’s in a Pod, One Vintage Lane, and the soon to open Best Bib and Tucker. Faded Velvet, at 1279 W. Maple St., has 2 large showrooms of vintage and antique home décor. Some of the items you will find in this store are crystal chandeliers, dress forms, antique trunks and luggage, vintage linens, vintage bar-ware antique beds, a large collection of silver pieces, and vintage lamps. Find out more about them on the Discover Hartville website: http://www.discoverhartville.com/members/faded-velvet.
Two E’s in a Pod is a consignment store especially for children. There are lots of new and gently used items for kids and new mother accessories. You will also find unique, handmade collections from local designers. This is a great stop for new mothers or mothers to be. See what they have at http://twoesinapod.com or stop in their store at 128 S. Prospect in Hartville. One Vintage Lane has unique furniture and home décor that has been re-purposed such as a kitchen island made from a chest of drawers, or an antique sewing machine. These are items that are one-of-a-kind creations you can’t find anywhere else. You can find them at 1138 W. Maple Street right on route 619 or call them at 330-877-3411. Last but not least is Best Bib & Tucker. This is an upscale consignment shop that has been closed and is due to reopen in a new location this year. In the mean time you can shop online at http://shopbestbibandtucker.com and keep an eye open for their grand reopening.
This has been an overview of just a few of the vintage and consignment stores in Canton/ Stark County. There are many I’m sure I have overlooked and some that are opening as we speak. Vintage and consignment stores are great places to find those one-of-a-kind unique items for your home or yourself! Their inventory is ever-changing, and they are also a great place to sell some things you are trying to get rid of. One girls trash is another girls treasure, once it’s been re-purposed by one of these creative and talented store owners that is. That only gives us cash to buy more vintage! Shop on and remember, support your local stores, and they will be around in the future.