Shoppers hunt for treasures at the the Buffalo Nickel.

Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune

Antiques hubs in greater Minnesota: Buffalo occasional stores

  • May 11, 2012 - 2:46 PM

The first weekend (Thursday through Sunday) of every month, the small town of Buffalo transforms itself into a junker's paradise. A dozen occasional stores (so named because they're only open occasionally) offer everything from bona-fide antiques to cleverly repurposed and repainted furnishings. The granddaddy of the bunch is Second Hand Rose, but don't miss the French-inspired The Porch or any of the other shops, including Patina General and Yesterday's Charm. The prices, selection and ability to shop-hop make it worth the drive. And as long as you're in Buffalo, check out the Buffalo Nickel. Unlike the occasional stores, this antiques store, housed in massive old barn, is open every day.

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