Antiquing in Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is full of fun for all ages, and there are plenty of souvenir shops for you to grab a piece to help you remember your travels by. Whether you’re looking for a classic t-shirt or hat or a unique seashell or home decor piece, you’re sure to walk away with something memorable. 

One of the best ways to spend your time shopping in AMI is by antiquing, where you are sure to find the best Anna Maria souvenirs. There are several great antique shops throughout the island, allowing you to step back in time and find the perfect thing to bring home with you. Here are four of our favorite antique shops near our beachfront Anna Maria Island vacation rentals.

Various antique items

Carriage House Antiques of Bradenton

Just into mainland Florida in the town of Bradenton, you’ll find Carriage House Antiques, a thriving operation that has been attracting locals and visitors alike for more than 20 years. Carriage House holds more than 14 rooms full of antiques from more than 500 dealers and consigners, and with hundreds of new items being added every week, you can come back multiple times and always find something new! The friendly staff can help you navigate everything from antique dolls and toys to records, China sets, and so much more.

Carriage House Antiques of Bradenton is located at 3307 Manatee Avenue West. They are open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Scavenger’s Marketplace

Visit Scavenger’s Marketplace and you will easily understand why the establishment was named the people’s “Favorite Thrift Store” in the 2019 Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Awards! This incredible antique shop in Palmetto has more than 50 vendors and holds a little something for everyone, from incredible candles to classic photos, antique furniture to special comic books and posters. This is one attraction that the whole family will enjoy, and one of the best activities for rainy days in Anna Maria Island.

Scavenger’s Marketplace is located at 2100 US 301 North in Palmetto. They are open daily at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. every day except Thursday when they stay open until 7 p.m.

shelf full of antiques

Emiline’s Antiques & Collectibles Mall

Emiline’s Antiques has been in operation for more than 20 years, but since 2018, they have gotten new management and a new location. All of this growth has brought a brand-new audience and even more incredible vintage pieces! You’ll find the wares of more than 35 vendors, featuring everything from circus posters to stunning jewelry to fun toys, electronics, and more. Everything displayed is offered at an incredible value, giving you a budget-friendly way to secure your souvenirs.

Emiline’s Antiques and Collectibles Mall is located at 1415 10th Street West in Palmetto. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Vintage Beach

Vintage Beach is located right in the heart of Anna Maria Island, proving that you don’t have to go far to find a unique piece! Not only will you find incredible vintage jewelry and furniture, but you can also browse the trendy clothing pieces to add something new to your wardrobe. This establishment gives the perfect balance of old and new, so the whole family will love looking around! The staff is always willing and able to help you find the perfect piece for your home or closet.

Vintage Beach is located at 5500 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Hours are as follows:

  •  Monday through Thursday and Saturday: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  •  Friday: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  •  Sunday: 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Whether you’re looking for a unique new piece to bring home or you just want to browse to get out of the heat or rain, any of these Anna Maria Island antique shops will do the trick. Best of all, they’re all just minutes away from our Anna Maria vacation rentals. We are proud to offer vacation rentals for every budget and every size group, so you can truly personalize your experience. Contact us today to start planning your vacation!