The magical thing about antiquing is the journey. Sometimes you’re hunting for that piece that is “just right.” Other times you’re casually browsing and joyfully discover a true gem. That thrill you get when you stumble on a rare treasure that sparks a personal memory is one of the best parts of the process. As is the cool factor of discovering those one-of-a-kind items you simply must bring home. We’ve rounded up the best places to shop vintage gems in Hermann. Happy picking!
Antiques Unlimited & Antiques Unlimited II
Let’s begin with the original Antiques Unlimited. Part exhibit, part store, this shop specializes in firefighter memorabilia. Home of Ye Olde Fire Company, you’ll find an extensive assortment of firefighting history and collectibles including antique helmets, nozzles, badges, and more. Stop in to view the owner’s impressive fire memorabilia collection and browse furniture, toys, pictures, primitives, among other delights.
Don’t miss Antiques Unlimited II, the sister store to Antiques Unlimited. This shop is a treasure trove of authentic wood furniture, vintage glassware, well-kept primitives, old-fashioned toys, along with local artist items. By working with a variety of dealers, Antiques Unlimited II offers an ever-renewing inventory. That means you’ll always find a curated assortment of quality pieces to add to your own collection.
Hermann’s Attic Antique Mall
When you’re looking to maximize your time, Hermann’s Attic Antique Mall is the place to stop. This is a picker’s paradise with more than 25 vendors under one roof. Browse vintage-turned-trendy clothes, records, furniture, luggage, footwear, original artwork, jewelry… and that just scratches the surface of the treasures to be found here. There’s undoubtedly a little something for everyone.
Time for Memories
A delightful array of handcrafted items, new-to-you antiques, and things Grandma had or made can be found at Time for Memories. Leisurely browse a curated selection of home decor, fine china, baskets, and quilts, among other heirlooms. You will also find original artwork by local artist, Karen Steiner. Every month there is a small group art class featuring a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolor.
Red Barn Crafts & Antiques AND RED BARN FRAME SHOP
Located in an actual red barn, discover country antiques such as tools and garden items, art and craft supplies, photographs, and small gifts, among other gems at Red Barn Crafts & Antiques. As the oldest antique shop in Hermann, it’s truly a picker’s delight with one-of-a-kind pieces that make the perfect addition to your home. Don’t miss the sister store, Red Barn Frame Shop, where you can find a large selection of custom frames made just for you. The frame shop also features a collection of antiques, Hermann post cards, as well as gifts, including toys, baby items, books on local history, and puzzles, to name a few.
Back Home Again
Come in for the wonderfully unexpected decor selection and come back for the delicious, homemade canned goods. Back Home Again features collections of handmade, historic, and interesting products with European flair. International gifts include Russian nesting dolls, authentic German Steins and weather stations, and Lithuanian candle houses. Customers keep coming back for the Mennonite-made jams, jellies, salsas, hot sauces, and pickles. There are also 15 premium boxed teas and 48 loose leaf teas for the tea aficionado in your life. Delightful finds await at Back Home Again, perfect for gifts or to keep for yourself.