New York State has always been a hotbed for antiques. And despite the abundance of online auction and resale sites, nothing quite compares to the experience of browsing physical store. Good ol' fashioned treasure hunting!

New York's largest antique mall can be found in Salamanca, a small city of around 6,000 people in Cattaraugus County, in the southwest corner of the state. It's a bit of a haul from the Mohawk Valley, at just under 4 hours, but you could feasibly make a weekend of it, with Allegany State Park in close vicinity, along with several breweries and wineries throughout the region.


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Located at 100 Main Street, the Salamanca Antique Mall boasts over 1,000 different dealers over 30,000 square feet of floorspace. They're open daily from 10am to 6pm, and consistently offer various deals and specials.


A good general rule to follow is always bring cash, and don't be afraid to haggle. Dealers love to move large amounts of product, so you can usually bundle items together for a better price.

Also, if furniture is what you're after, always bring a tape measure. There's nothing worse than buying something you think will fit your space, only to find that it's too big, or even worse... won't fit in the car.


Madison Bouckville Antique Week via Facebook
Madison Bouckville Antique Week via Facebook

If you don't mind waiting a few months, the Madison-Bouckville June Antique Show will take place May 31-June 2 along Route 20 in Madison/Bouckville. It's expected to see around 400 dealers with an untold array of antiques and collectibles.

Two months later, the even larger Madison-Bouckville Antique Week returns on August 12-18. You're sure to find something you can't live without at this gargantuan antique wonderland.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news on their Facebook page.

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