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Three floors house 220 dealers selling their vintage wares, from the owner James Fennessy’s collection of statues and busts to a wide variety of costume jewelry, decor, glassware, collectibles, and much more.
On the bustling Wickenden Street, just across the Point Street Bridge, it’s hard to miss the blue trim outlining the artfully arranged window display and the “Antiques” flag waving in a breeze.
Not your typical antique shop, Nostalgia is as much known for the friendly dealers manning the store as it is its eclectic collection. Expect to be welcomed at the door when you arrive, and if you’re bringing a four-legged friend, Fennessy has plenty of dog treats stocked up. “You’ll find Martha helping customers when she’s not decorating one of her fabulous windows,” Fennessy explains, “and Sherry, when she’s not greeting people, is probably reading someone’s cards or astrological chart!” A regular stop for both locals and tourists, Nostalgia is the place to go if you’re looking to experience its namesake feeling – as you stroll through the different generations of retro music playing on each floor – or to find the perfect mid-century modern bowl, vintage postcards, or standout accessory to tie an outfit together. Plus, there’s complimentary candy on the way out!
Nostalgia Antiques • 236 Wickenden Street • 400-5810
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