Hunt for Treasure on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

The saying goes that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Virginia’s Eastern Shore is dotted with shops packed with secondhand treasure.

Bargain hunters can find a deal at area thrift stores, flea markets, consignment shops and antique stores from Cape Charles to Chincoteague. Discover the charming small towns and hidden gems of Virginia’s Eastern Shore while you shop.

Consignment Stores

If you love name-brand clothes and home goods but wince when you see the price tag, check out the consignment shops on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

You’ll find deals on everything from baby clothes to coveted clothing designers and vintage jewelry.

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Seaside Consignment in Exmore is stocked with locally made jewelry, high-end clothing and accessories and housewares. Staff photo

Visiting Periwinkles in Cape Charles, which Virginia Living named the best consignment store in eastern Virginia, feels like stepping into a high-end boutique thanks to the historic charm of the space and the racks lined with beautiful clothes, but you won’t have to pay boutique prices. Quality clothing, shoes and accessories are displayed alongside a selection of local products, like handmade soap and upcycled leather jewelry.
See a complete list of consignment shops here

Thrift Stores

It’s easy to stretch a buck on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. At local thrift stores you’ll find a deal on everything from clothing to books, electronics, furniture and housewares.

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At the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Exmore, buy a kitchen table or jump start a home improvement project. Photo courtesy, ESVA Habitat for Humanity Restore

When you visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Exmore the cans of paint and power tools might lead you to believe you’ve walked into a hardware store, but really you’ve stumbled upon a unique thrift store. The ReStore is stocked with everything from couches and kitchen tables to hardwood flooring and windows.
See a complete list of thrift stores here

Antique Stores

Antique stores on Virginia’s Eastern Shore are brimming with vintage collectibles, architectural salvage, fine art, furniture and decorative arts. You’ll also find one-of-a-kind pieces crafted by local artisans from days gone by. The region’s deep maritime roots make it a great place to find antique decoys, vintage oyster cans and other nautical artifacts.

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You’ll spot old oyster cans, a popular collector’s item, at antique stores across Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Staff photo

The Blue Crow in Painter, Virginia’s second largest antique mall, is packed with everything from collectibles and comic books to furniture and jewelry. You’ll discover unique local items like antique crates from packing houses alongside vintage Pyrex and kitschy salt and pepper shakers. There’s even a whole section of the store dedicated to Christmas decorations.
See a complete list of antique stores here

Flea Markets

If you love a good yard sale you won’t want to miss the flea markets on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. They’re like a town-wide yard sale packed into one building. You’ll find everything under the sun at a bargain price.

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At flea markets on Virginia’s Eastern Shore you’ll find everything from furniture to clothes. Staff photo

On Saturday’s, sellers and bargain hunters flock to Shore Flea Market in Temperanceville. A sea of tables stretches far and wide, each one stocked with an eclectic mix of clothes, toys, books, games, housewares and furniture. You can make a day out of browsing all the vendors and take a break for lunch at one of the food trucks on site when you get hungry.
See a complete list of flea markets here 

To find more places to shop on Virginia’s Eastern Shore click here.

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