Three Don't-Miss Stops for Antiques in Shreveport
Find unique treasures and trinkets at these charming Antique stores.
One of the distinct pleasures of visiting Louisiana is the abundance of roadside barns, flea markets and antique malls just waiting to be explored by resourceful shoppers seeking long-lost treasures. Some folks call it “picking,” others call it “junking” or “antiquing.” One could spend hours combing through the best spots for antiques and collectibles of every stripe in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Here are a few of the best places to roll up your sleeves and dig for trinkets:
Greenwood Flea Market is an enormous indoor/outdoor bazaar located in Greenwood, just a few miles west of downtown Shreveport via I-49. You never know what you’ll find here, or what kind of bizarre characters you’ll meet among the milling crowds of vendors and shoppers. Some vendors specialize in collectibles such as comic books, movie memorabilia or antique fishing gear, while others have simply packed their booths from floor to ceiling with old stuff. Digging through the best booths here is like peeling back layers of pop culture history—antique toys, vintage clothing and towering stacks of old books and magazines. There are about 75 indoor shops and several dozen outdoor shops, many of which are housed in old train cars.
Shreveport Trading Co. Antiques is housed in an old 1924 building in Shreveport, where you’ll find antiques & collectibles aplenty. This charming spot has a wide variety of goodies, including militaria, vintage books, linens, costume jewelry, toys, tupperware, pyrex, kitchen ware, china, crystal, pottery paintings and more.
King’s Antiques and More is a two-story multi-shop antique mall with 16,000 square feet of unique finds. From furniture and art to jewelry and other handy tchotchkes, there’s something for every type of person. Numerous vendors offer a large selection of mid-century modern tables, chairs, linens, fans and décor. There’s also a diverse assortment of vintage clothing, small gifts, and books.
Timeline Antiques and Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, is a must stop if you’ve still got money in your pocket (and room in your trunk). This is one of those packed-floor-to-ceiling places, with three levels of reasonably priced items. If you’re into postcards, books, maps and other paper ephemera, look for a booth called Ernie’s Books and Postcards, which houses one of the most fascinating collections of weird old books you’ll ever see. Entire sections are dedicated to topics like UFOs, rock music, mind control and Louisiana politics. I’ve always said that the only thing better than a new book is a really old book, and they’re everywhere here.
Whatever it is you’re digging for, we hope that you find it and that you get it for a bargain. Happy hunting!