New Jersey’s Monmouth County is rich in history, which we often forget about as the area continues to undergo development (especially in Asbury Park and Red Bank). Over the centuries, everything from an important American Revolutionary War battle to the vacations of several presidents has unfolded on Monmouth County soil.

With such a history, perhaps it’s no surprise that it is chock-full of antique stores. Here are just a few of our favorite places to find something new that happens to be something old.

Antique Center of Red Bank

Location: 226 West Front Street, Red Bank and 195 West Front Street, Red Bank: There are technically two buildings that make up this shop, Building III (a red building) and Building II (a white warehouse-style building).
antiquesDetails: You could easily lose an afternoon browsing both of these shops, which feature a wide variety of different vendors. Building III is a mix of affordable-to-high-end antiques, where you’ll find a display of impeccable antique jewelry right next to a stall filled with nothing but vintage plates and glasses. Building II has a focus on higher-end pieces. Though you can use credit, cash will often net you discounts with various vendors.
More info: www.redbankantique.com or call 732-842-3393 for Building II or 732-842-4336 for Building III


Englishtown Antiques & Used Furniture

Location: 42 Main Street, Englishtown
Details: The thrill of the hunt is alive and well at this shop. However, don’t visit with the expectation that you’ll be greeted with curated displays and space to poke around. This shop is almost overwhelmingly packed to the gills with antique and vintage items ranging from old books to china to furniture, which has taken many visitors by surprise. Only the most patient and committed vintage shoppers will have the capacity to handle such a situation. With a little patience and the right attitude, you can unearth a treasure. Pro tip: Plan on keeping your summertime visits short, it tends to be a bit warm inside on hotter days.
More info: 732-446-3330


Mill House Antiques

antiquesLocation: 361 Broadway, Long Branch
Details: This spot is geared towards the high-end antiques market, with pristine finds from previous centuries filling this expansive location. With everything from grand pianos to rare small valuables, Mill House Antiques has been serving the Jersey Shore and its surrounding areas for more than 38 years. If you ever need a circa-1790 sideboard buffet, this is the place to find it.
More info: www.millhouseantiques.com or call 732-571-4849


Horseman Antiques

Location: 1315 Route 34 South, Wall, with a showroom at 23 West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City.
Details: Another well-curated showroom that’s on the higher end, but this time the focus is primarily on mid-century. This spot also features industrial and contemporary collections, including pieces such as dining room sets, modern art and bedroom storage. Appointments are a must here.
More info: www.horsemanantiques.net or call 732-988-6800


Asbury Park Antiques Emporium

antiquesLocation: 646 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park
Details: This is yet another shop rich in variety, featuring many vendors that focus on different specialties. There’s furniture, jewelry, kitchenware, vintage clothing and much more. Some stalls offer discounts, especially when paying with cash. While you’re here, take a trip next door to Flux Modern, a shop that specializes in prime mid-century furniture and home goods.
More info: www.antiqueemporiumofasburypark.com or call 732-774-8230


Standard Supply Salvage & Antiques

antiquesLocation: 41 Shark River Road, Tinton Falls
Details: In the back of this hardware store (which happens to have a cute retro sign to begin with), you’ll find an unexpected haven of salvaged architectural elements. This is the place to source authentic decades-old columns along with smaller antique accessories such as toys, phones and office supplies.
More info: standardsupplyconj.com or call 732-922-1200


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