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Shopping Around Northeast Ohio: A list of thrift stores, antique shops, flea markets, and other interesting places.

I love thrift shops, antique shops, flea markets, etc. There’s no telling what you will find and there is most often a bargain to be had.  I love “boutique” shopping districts filled with specialty stores and gift shops. And a Christmas shop is a win with me at any time of year. 

Finding these places is often difficult. Unlike big corporate owned establishments, these kinds of places, usually small and independent, rarely advertise. They are not always known to those who don't live in their neighborhood. Making a list seems the best way to keep track of the places I know well and those I have only heard about and have yet to visit. If you live in northeast Ohio you will see that this list will take you on excursions in many different directions. I expect this list will grow as I come upon more intriguing shops and promising shopping towns. 

Comments are either the shops own description of itself or a customer review. Comments in italics are my own personal observations. 

 Madison, Ohio Area

Goodwill Madison 
6595 N Ridge Rd, Madison, OH 44057
Mon – Sat 9-7
Sun 10-6	
This store has made many improvements in the past year. Worth stopping in if you are in the area.

The Future Past
8 W Main St, Madison, OH 44057
Small secondhand shop in Madison Village carries upcycled decor.

Perry Bargain Barn
4650 N Ridge Rd, Perry, OH 44081
Wed – Sun 10-5
 Mon & Tues Closed

Small Town Consignment & Co-Op
7230A N Ridge Rd, Madison, OH 44057
Sat 10-4
Sun 1-4
“Always pleasant people, new finds every visit! Have bought everything from furniture to wall decor to knick knacks!”


Madison/Geneva Area

The Green Door and The Red Button Antiques Store
6891 South Ridge Road, Unionville, OH 44088
Open daily noon-6
My favorite antiques store just for its ambiance. Specializes in Coca Cola memorabilia. Lots of other things too. Prices are a bit steep – antique store pricing as expected and not “thrift” pricing, but the selection of items is nice. The building, and others in this little crossroads called Unionville, is historic and is interesting in its own right.

 Geneva Area

The Painted Shutter 	
907 E Main St, Geneva, OH 44041 
Closed Sunday
Mon – Sat: 10 - 2
Typical “junk” store with good prices plus a local artist’s original art. Stop if you are in the area.
*located across the street from “Catherine’s Christmas Shop” (seasonal) which is very much worth an out-of-town drive. 

Geneva Gift Shop (also GLS Auto Sales)
745 E Main St #1, Geneva, OH 44041
Just down the street from the Painted Shutter and Catherine’s Christmas (seasonal)
This shop does not have much of a sign so I’m not even sure what the shop name is but I love this place anyway. Go inside and it is filled with a lot of furniture and wonderful vintage items, all very reasonably priced.

Moore’s Antiques
28 N Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041
Weds- Sun 10-?

Broadway Antiques
71 N Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041
Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat 10:30-5
Sun 12-5
Tues, Thurs Closed

Thrift Warehouse
140  N. Broadway, Geneva OH 44041
Mon – Fri 10 - 6
Sat & Sun 10 – 4
Building is jam packed with items. Not well organized. Many items not priced. Some items are way over-priced (for example, dishes that I could buy on Ebay for half the cost). They do have a large selection of items. 

Noema Rock & Gem Shop
1788 Mill St, Austinburg, OH 44010

Ashtabula Area

Goodwill Ashtabula
621 Goodwill Dr. Ashtabula OH 44004
Mon – Sat 9-7
Sun 10-6
 A small store but well operated. They have a furniture room.

Fat Sally’s Warehouse	
1569 Laird Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday, Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Conneaut Area

Conneaut Hospital Thrift Store 
255 Main St. Conneaut, OH 
Wed – Sat 10-4
Sun – Tues Closed

Jefferson Area

The Refindery Vintage Market
39 S Chestnut St, Jefferson, OH 44047
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 3:00
A store devoted to rediscovering, reimagining, and repurposing items. The Vintage Market brings together the eclectic vision of multiple vendors in one location.

Painesville Area

Vintage Findz
2650 N Ridge Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
Open Saturday only 11 - 4

Miscellaneous Barn	
240 Mantle Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
Monday and Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Antique, vintage and modern furniture and décor. Several buildings on site. Reasonable prices. Lots of retro furniture, vintage dishes, glassware and just about anything else you can think of.

Shops By The Lake (previously Painesville Craft & Antique Co-op) 	
1871 N Ridge Rd, Painesville, OH 44077-4813
Thursday – Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit our 47,000 sq ft Antique, Vintage, Collectible shopping co-op/mall. Over 100 vendors under one roof. 
Indoor antiques/vintage mall. A couple of hours are needed to browse this wonderful place.

Goodwill Painesville
2175 Mentor Ave Painesville OH 44077
Mon – Sat 9-8
Sun 11-7
My favorite Goodwill store. 

Our Treasures 
50 W Erie St, Painesville, OH 44077
Tues – Fri 11-5
Sat 10-3
Sun 11-3
Charming antiques & local goods dealer. Occupying a historic building, has wide variety of things from tools to linens.

Mentor/Eastlake/ Area

Tiffany Rose
8562 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
Tues- Sat 10-6
Sun 12-4
“Absolutely loved everything in here! Awesome pricing and kind staff with a fun atmosphere”
“Love love love this place. So many rooms full of items I just wanted to buy them all.”

Schoolhouse Salvage
7533 Tyler Blvd suite e, Mentor, OH 44060
Closed Monday
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 11 – 3
Wednesday 11 – 7
Our team scours the area for architectural and vintage salvaged goods and sells them online and at our warehouse located at 7533 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, Ohio.

Goodwill Eastlake
33459 Vine St, Eastlake, OH 44095
Mon – Sat 9-8
Sun 11-7
If we are visiting Mentor we often will drive a few extra miles to hit this store. 

Thrifty on the Vine
32929 Vine St, Willowick, OH 44095
Mon – Sat 10-4

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
34225 Vine St., Eastlake, OH 44095
Thurs – Sat 9-5
These are scattered around northeast Ohio but this is the one I have visited. It is just down the street from Goodwill Eastlake. Sell architectural salvage plus furniture and housewares.

Eastlake Relics 
4077 Erie St, Willoughby, OH 44094
Tues – Fri 12-6
Sat 10-5
Sun 10-4
Full store with good parking around the back. 

Antiques & Uniques 
30200 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, OH 
Monday - Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday - Saturday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday : 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Antiques & Uniques was voted the #1 Antiques Store in 2017, 2018 & 2020 and Best Furniture Store 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio and #1 Antiques Store 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in Lake County, Ohio!
Worth a drive!

Mayfield Area

Goodwill Mayfield
6605 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield, OH 
Mon – Sat 9-8
Sun 11-7
Always stop if I’m in the area.

Middlefield Area

Heritage Market Place
15848 Nauvoo Rd, Middlefield, OH 44062
Mon – Sat 7-7

Beth and Dawn’s Garage Sale Shop	
16029 Nauvoo Rd, Middlefield, OH 44062-9766
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM.
One of the best thrift stores ever! Packed with so many things you’ll want to explore. Leave the kids at home. Lots of breakables in tight spaces.

Not a thrift store but if you are in the area check out:
End of the Commons General Store
8719 OH-534, Mesopotamia Township, OH 44439
Mon – Fri 8:30-8:30
Sat 8:30-6

Burton/Kirtland Area

Coffee Corners Antiques & Coffee House
14544 N Cheshire St, Burton, OH 44021
Monday – Saturday 7-9
Sunday 12 - 5

Century Home Antiques & Estate Liquidations
9959 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

Chardon Area

Antiques on the Square
101 Main St, Chardon, OH 44024
Sunday – Tuesday Closed
Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5
Three full floors of an eclectic mix of authentic antiques and collectibles in a beautiful century building.
	
White Barn Online and Estate Liquidation Services
105 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
Open Friday and Saturday 2 – 5
Unique furnishings. But I love to browse their backroom postcards and old letters.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 
540 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
Sunday Closed
Monday – Friday 10 – 5
Saturday 10 – 1
Good place to find nice clothing if you are an office worker.

Goodwill Chardon
425 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
Mon – Sat 9-8
Sun 11-7
A great Goodwill.

Wonderland Art and Antiques
102 Cherry Ave #1, Chardon, OH 44024
Thursday – Saturday 10 – 5
Antiques, repurposed and recycled art.

Looking for a meal? Lunch at my favorite
Bass Lake Tavern
	426 South St, Chardon, OH 44024


Andover/Kinsman Area

SAPS This & That
20 US-6, Andover, OH 44003
Mon – Sat 9-6
Sun 9-4
Small store that carries odds and ends. Worth a stop if you are in town.

Cherry Valley Furniture
5391 Hayes Rd, Andover, OH 44003
Mon – Fri 9-5
Sat 8-4
Great selection of unique home made furniture and bulk food.

Andover Flea Market
6352 Marvin Rd, Andover, OH 44003
Friday – Sunday 6 am – 3 pm

Kinsman Market Square
6416 Kinsman Nickerson Rd, Kinsman, OH 44428
Daily 10 - 8
Packed with so many things! Thousands of books and a great place to buy heavily discounted wallpaper. Odds and ends, antique dishes, Christmas décor, tools, household goods of every kind.

History buffs should drive by and see the Clarence Darrow Octagonal House (1858)
8405 Main St, Kinsman, OH 44428

Country Salvage
6318 Orangeville Kinsman Rd, Kinsman, OH 44428

Warren/Niles Area

Warren Flea and Farmers Market
428 Main Ave SW, Warren, OH 44483
Sat, Mon, Tue 8-4

Treasures Flea Market
5150 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446
Fri-Sun 10-6

Western Pennsylvania Area

Michaelangelo's Sunday Flea
2475 Benjamin Franklin Hwy, Edinburg, PA 16116
Sunday 6-3

Finders Keepers
325 W Erie St, Linesville, PA 16424
Tuesday Closed
Monday and Wednesday  – Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 9 – 6
Sunday 12 – 5
Collectibles, antiues, household.

Bespoke Boutique
139 N Chestnut St, Linesville, PA 16424
Wed – Fri 12-6
Sat 10-6
Sun 11-2

The Lady’s Mad Den Antiques
285 S 3rd St, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316

Samirations Samaritans
155 S 9th St, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
Tue – Fri 10-5
Sat. 11-3
Closed Sun & Mon 

Old Acquaintances
23386 Conneaut Lake Rd, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
Weds – Fri 12-5
Sat 1-3

Lisa’s General Store and Indoor Flea Market
100 Hadley Rd, Greenville, PA 16125
Mon & Tue 11-4
Wed – Sat 9-6
Sun 10-5

One Eighty Consignment and Thrift 
10 E State St, Albion, PA 16401
Thurs & Fri 10-5
Sat 10-4

Crawford County Second Chance
 904 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335
Mon – Sat 9-5

Erie, PA Area

Cobb’s Second Time Around
1215 Parade St. Erie, PA
Mon – Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

The Thrift Shopper
2064 W 15th St, Erie, PA 16505
Mon – Fri 10-6
Sat 10-5
Sun Closed

Secondhand Rose
351 W 26th St, Erie, PA 16508 
Wed – Fri 11-5
Sat 11-3

Mel and Tees Secondhand and Estate Sales
4915 Hillsdale Ave, Erie, PA 16509
Mon – Sat 10-5
Lots of great stuff. Mostly collectables, sports cards, model cars. This place is worth a look

Global Thrift Partnering
141 E 26th St, Erie, PA 16504

Green Scene Thrift
1301 E Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16504 
Tues & Thurs 12-6
Sat 10-3


Christmas Shops in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania
Christmas shops tend to be seasonal in nature so check opening days/hours before you go.

Catherine’s Christmas (seasonal)
910 E Main St, Geneva, OH 44041
A beautiful Christmas shop inside an old house. Worth the drive even if you don’t live in the area.
When you finish here, continue down Rt. 20 to Christmas World.

Christmas World (seasonal)
1760 W. Prospect, Ashtabula OH 44004
A large Christmas shop that lacks the charm of Catherine’s but makes up for it by offering a huge inventory of Christmas décor.

A drive-thru lighting display.
Lights on the Lake 
Lakeshore Park, Lakeshore Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004

And another you could see back to back.
Lights on 193
4880 OH-193, Kingsville, OH 44048

Kraynaks Christmas World (seasonal – garden center during other months)
2525 E State St, Hermitage, PA 16148
It’s a bit of a drive from NEOhio but if you love Christmas shops you’ll want to make this, with its walk through displays, Christmas décor shop, and a toy store right on the premises, an annual visit.

Faye’s Christmas Village
7781 US-219, Brockway, PA 15824

Not a shop but sounds like a unique and special place.
Santa’s Hideaway Hollow
7781 US-219, Brockway, PA 15824
“You must get invited to this place it's for children with disabilities/special needs. Spent a few hours here very friendly elfs! They have a pond, covered gazebo, ice cream parlor, cookie shop, mini golf, santas home so the kids can visit with St. Nick a little train ride and more.”

A Christmas Story House and Gift Shop
3166 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109
The house from the movie just as Ralphie remembers it.

Tis the Season
4363 OH-39, Millersburg, OH 44654
Mon – Sat 10-6
Sunday Closed
Located in Amish Country, this is the largest Christmas shop and it is spectacular! I visit annually and it is well worth the drive. You’ll need a couple of hours at least! Make a weekend of it and visit the many other gift shops and specialty stores in the area.

You won’t want to miss…
Lehman’s Hardware
 4779 Kidron Rd, Kidron, OH 44618
So much more than a hardware store!

A lighting display.
Bethlehem Hills Light Park
9760 Mayfield Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026

Tudor Octagon
3567 Bradley Brownlee Rd, Cortland, OH 44410
Really love this place, very friendly environment have a little bit of everything for your holiday needs!

Baker's Village Garden Center & Gift Shoppe
9267 Dublin Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Requires an overnight stay for those of us in the NE corner but this is a fabulous shop at Christmas time!

Morgan House Gift Shop (and restaurant)
5300 Glick Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
Not crazy about the restaurant but the gift shop was spectacular and just a short drive from Bakers listed above.

Christmas Warehouse
255 Cedar Hill Rd, Lancaster, OH 43130
Wonderful little store.

Christmas Ranch
3205 S Waynesville Rd, Morrow, OH 45152
This popular family fun attraction features a million dancing Christmas lights synchronized to holiday music, Christmas shops, pictures with Santa, wagon and train rides and hot food and drinks. A splendid holiday tradition that visitors of all ages are enchanted by. It is open from late November through late December.

Cambridge, OH
Take a trip back in time and explore historic downtown Cambridge. Until early January, the town is transformed into old world England, featuring more than 80 scenes of 180 lifelike figures representing typical scenes from Victorian society and Dickens' novels. This incredible display is an enchanting take on the holiday season, and it will transport you into a holiday worth writing about.

White Pillars Christmas House 
7405 E Pike, Norwich, OH 43767
Mon – Sat 10-5
Sun Closed
“I needed to get some Christmas spirit and found some in this circa 1880 house.  Well kept to the time period and totally full of Christmas decorations. Anything Christmas you would ever want, the White Pillars has. Even decorations & items you never thought of getting are here.”

Smore Christmas
508 Main St, Dresden, OH 43821

Countree Cupboard and Christmas Shop
2958 National Pike, Uniontown, PA 15401

The Enchanted Forest
15126 Township Rd 40, Dunkirk, OH 45836
Worth the drive to get your country, prim decor fix on. Went with a caravan of ladies. Check out their Christmas house for gorgeous, unique Christmas items!

The Peddler House
258 S. Main Street
Waynesville, OH 45068
Shop Hours
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tues – Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Peddler House is an 'eclectic' gift/home decor shop that features items to celebrate each season. Our inventory changes constantly. We feature Candleberry Candles,Old World Christmas hand-blown ornaments, Fontanini figures/nativities,Annaleece Jewelry

Timbuk Garden Mart & Timbuk Farms
2030 Timbuk Rd, Granville, OH 43023
The farm continues to be one of Central Ohio’s oldest and largest Christmas tree farms. Timbuk Lodge with Santa and Mrs. Claus, fireplace and cafe, and much more.

Holly Jolly Christmas Shop
107 E Jackson St, West Unity, OH 43570
Opens Oct 10, 

Elves Lair
2176 E National Pike, Scenery Hill, PA 15360

Overly’s Country Christmas
116 Blue Ribbon Ln, Greensburg, PA 15601
“It was such a wonderful experience with the family. The lights were beautiful. You can choose to drive through to see the lights and leave and or see the lights park and get out and walk around which I recommend. There was a train kids could ride. Take a picture with Santa. There was a gift shop and candy store. A stand that sold funnel cakes, deep fried oreos and cheese fries and more. There was a fire going near a little playset for kids and a sandbox to play in. They also have a carriage ride you can go on. So much to enjoy!”

Great shopping towns any time of year:

Medina 


Castle Noel
260 S Court St, Medina, OH 44256
We’ve been here a couple of times. A Christmas museum like no other. The entire town of Medina is a cute shopping town. Great place for a weekend getaway at holiday time.

Old Colony Farm
3283 Foskett Rd, Medina, OH 44256
“Cute little store selling vintage items. This tree farm is adorable! The family was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed walking through the mud and cutting down our tree. There was also a good selection of pre cut We've visited many farms over the years. We will definitely be back next year!!!”

Medina Antique Mall
2797 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256
Sun-Fri 10-6
Sat 10-8
“This is my go-to for antiquing. The place is huge. Conveniently located on the corner of Route 18 and I-71 in Medina. It has the best selection and some of the highest quality pieces in the area. The variety of objects is staggering. Pricing varies. Some items on the high side. I always come out with something.”

Alliance, Ohio

Goodwill Alliance
12501 W State St, Alliance, OH 44601
Mon – Sat 9-8
Sun 11-7

Mac’s Attic Flea Market
358 E Main St, Alliance, OH 44601
Mon – Sat 9:30 – 4:30 
Closed Sun

The Bargain Store
22831 State Route 62, Alliance, OH 44601
Mon – Sat 9:30 – 5

 Pocket Change Antique Mall
426 E Main St, Alliance, OH 44601
Tues – Sat 9-4
I am by no means an antiquer. I don't even like thrifting because I'm too impatient. However, this has gotta be the coolest antique store I've ever been to! Such a wide variety of really cool, unique stuff....some of it incredibly rare.

A silly side trip...
Troll Hole Collection
228 E Main St, Alliance, OH 44601
Claiming the world's largest troll collection, this museum explores trolls, from mythology to today.
10-4 Tues – Sun
Closed Mon

Granville
Granville is a small town located about 30 minutes east of Columbus, with a downtown area filled with shops, restaurants and lovely sights. Settled by New Englanders, the style of its historic buildings resemble those you would see in towns of Massachusetts. You can explore landmarks such as the Alligator Mound, the Bryn Du Mansion estate and the Robbins Hunter Museum.

Amish Country

Lehman’s Hardware
4779 Kidron Rd, Kidron, OH 44618
So much more than a hardware store!

Holmes Co. Flea Market
4450 OH 39, Millersburg OH 44654
Indoor market.

Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market
1900 OH-39 Sugarcreek , OH 44681
Thurs -Fri-Sat 9-5
Indoor market.

Also around Ohio…

Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market
1289 Edison St NW, Hartville, OH 44632

Tiffin Flea Market
100 S Hopewell Ave, Tiffin, OH 44883
Sat 9-4
Sun 9-3
Large outdoor market. 
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