Cambridge is a delight for those seeking a quality range of antiques and collectibles, as well as Op Shops.
Alys Antiques and Fine Art
Alys Antiques and Fine Art are situated right in the heart of Cambridge at 87A Victoria Street (opposite the BP) and sell genuine antiques mainly of English origin. The shop was established in 1964 and is one of the oldest Antique Shops in New Zealand.
Their stock is mainly of English and Continental origin, but selected pieces are of Asian origin. They sell furniture, pewter, silver and silver plate, glass, early ceramics, clocks and watches and much more. A specialty of Alys is there 17th and 18th Century oak furniture, Georgian drinking glasses and early porcelain.
Alys Antiques and Fine Art sell oil paintings, watercolours and original prints specialising in original prints from the Classic Modern Movement in German Art, as well as paintings, watercolours and steel engravings by English, New Zealand and continental artists dating from the 18th century to the present. All artworks are professionally and beautifully presented, mostly using conservation materials.
Address: 87A Victoria Street, Cambridge
Antiques on Victoria
Located in the town centre on Victoria Street, Antiques on Victoria carries a large range of fine antique furniture including Mahogany, Oak, Kauri and Pine furniture in a range of styles from the late 18th to the mid-20th century.
The shop has an eclectic collection of bronzes, glass, silverware, mirrors, china, paintings, prints and lighting fixtures. They also specialise in a wide selection of gold, silver, and fine gemstone jewellery.
‘The Designer Barn’ was created to house items, too large to be displayed in the Victoria Street premises. Here you will find French garden furniture, antique lampposts, light fittings, large ecclesiastic pieces and much more – all elegantly displayed in lovely natural surroundings.
The Barn is located on the outskirts of Cambridge and is just a15 minute drive from the Victoria Street premises.
Address: 65 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Colonial Heritage Antiques
Colonial Heritage Antiques is in the centre of Cambridge on the corner of Empire and Duke Streets. It is fittingly situated in the Central Hotel heritage building and is really 3 shops in one – new and antique jewellery, secondhand books and collectibles and antiques.
Open since 1973, this is an emporium of wonderous delights and they have been a favourite destination for locals and visitors in search of beautiful and rare objects. You can spend hours perusing the eclectic range of antiques and collectables, and one of New Zealand’s premier collections of Antique & Estate Jewellery. There is also an extensive range of clothing, some 4000+ rare and second-hand books, postcards, magazines, and sheet music that will satisfy the historian, collector, or curious mind.
Address: 40 Duke Street, Cambridge
Collective on Empire
Collective on Empire is actually four wonderful shops in one – Linen and Stone, Stewart and Co Interiors, Tuffet and Co, and Redeemed Recycled Interiors. They also feature products from Spiky Goat Ceramics and Sableux designs.
It’s all about recycle, reuse, relove…for heritage living. Vintage products, collectible’s and home décor. If you’re looking for something unique and different or a special little gift for that hard to buy for person, then this little collective is the place to find it. The shop is stacked full of lovely vintage, retro and antique curios, furniture and home decor. You will find lovingly upcycled furniture, a great array of crystal, silverware and centerpieces waiting for their new home.
Address: 3 Empire Street, Cambridge
The Sunday Society
The Sunday Society is 10 minutes outside of Cambridge, but well worth the trip! It is situated in the old Matangi Dairy Factory complex and is a gallery-like showroom selling a quality selection of authentic vintage, antique, & industrial European furniture, and a thoughtful collection of beautiful new homewares.
There are many one-of-a-kind items that have a story to tell, that look good and feel great to use. With an ever-evolving range of pieces, you’re just as likely to find antique French gilt mirrors as you are grunty industrial steel workbenches, vintage skis, and everything in between. Take a moment to slow down, pause, and enjoy being surrounded by beautiful things.
Address: 452 Tauwhare Road, Matangi
Trash N Treasure Market
Due the the Covid Pandemic this Market has been relocated to Memorial Park (The Rugby Grounds, 62 Taylor Street). The Venue is fully fenced, and access is controlled via 2 entry points. Vaccine passes are required.
Trash N Treasure Market – held the 2nd Sunday of each month, 9am to 1 pm.
Stallholders come from around the upper North Island selling a wide variety of goods from handmade items, produce, plants, pre loved products and collectibles.
Make a day trip out of it – stop by and see what our Market has to offer, at the same time browse the retail shops that are open and have a coffee or meal at one of the many cafes in town.
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