If you’re on the hunt for sweet vintage stores in Ontario, look no further. This hidden gem in Kingston might be just what you’re looking for. Tucked away in a tiny alley, this retro antique shop is much bigger than it appears.

Located off Wellington Street, Antique Alley “offers you a taste of century-old items along with collectibles, retro and the unusual, including vintage clothing.”

Of course, there are plenty of incredible vintage shops right here in Toronto for you to explore as well.

But if you’ve been there, done that, then Antique Alley is an ideal day trip, even if you’ve only got $20 in your pocket.

The shop starts in the alley and continues into a spacious 4,500-square-foot store featuring eight rooms filled with unique finds.

The shop, which has been around for over 20 years, has an eclectic vibe that you’ll probably never forget.

So whether you’re in need of a rare vintage lamp, a retro sign for your home, or some sweet new-to-you threads, this spot has you covered.

There are currently a number of safety regulations in place, so be sure to check those out before you go shopping at Antique Alley. 

The alley shop is open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you love the concept of secret alleyway shopping, then Kingston is definitely the town for you.

They are also home to Martello Alley, a whimsical outdoor art gallery and this hidden alley patio that makes for a dreamy brunch spot.

So if you're in the market for something vintage or simply want to go day-tripping with your besties, Antique Alley is a unique destination in Ontario.

Antique Alley

Price: Prices vary

When: Friday-Monday

Address: 207-B Wellington St., Kingston, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can go thrift shopping in one of Ontario's coolest hidden gems.

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