Why antique malls are so important
Soaring real estate prices and a competitive marketplace has all but eliminated the smaller antique shops. But antique malls, where multiple vendors rent and run individual stalls are thriving. Gone are the days with the little antique shop on the corner and open flea markets and antique markets have emerged. In between the two, are neighborhood antique malls that people are discovering to get a little bit of both worlds. Antique Allure in Bucks County PA is one of the best!
Antique shops are great if you can find them. Usually run by individuals, they contain everything from fine antiques to junk. Flea markets are huge buildings, warehouse type if you will, that are usually open on weekends or once a month, and contain everything from antiques to garage sale finds to newer junk made in China. In between those two worlds lies the antique mall. It’s a happy medium between the two.
Antique malls are usually open seven days a week and have many vendors that rent stalls for a certain amount a month. Vendors can display their more valuable and breakable merchandise in locked glass cases in the front of the store and employees of the store can unlock a case when a customer wants to examine the item more closely. The mall itself runs the cash register at the front of the store and credits each vendor based on the price tag. It’s a win-win situation for all who are involved.
This way of antiquing is beneficial to everyone. For collectors, you have many dealers under one roof so the sky is the limit to what you can find in there. To the owner of the mall, you essentially have many employees finding antique finds without having to do the work yourself while still retaining the knowledge of knowing every piece in your shop. And for the dealer, there is the convenience of not having to stand in your shop every day trying to sell your goods. You can be out looking for more antiques that the public is looking for!
At Antique Allure, we give you the luxury of shopping many different vendors under one roof while still keeping the look and feel of our store quaint and old school. We want you to shop for antiques and vintage items without harassment or confusion. We are here to offer advice, answer questions and find things you may be searching for specifically. We want you to enjoy your antique shopping and have a wonderful experience that only we can offer.
When you are looking for the best antique shop in Southampton and the surrounding area, look no further than Antique Allure. We are an antique mall with the antique shop around the corner feel. We want you to feel comfortable perusing our aisles and we want you to feel confident knowing you are getting the best deals around. When you are shopping for antiques, make Antique Allure your first stop.