If you’re looking for quality antiques but don’t have the time to spend hours scouring flea markets, antique stores are often the right solution. Indeed, antique dealers perform the tedious task of separating the wheat from the chaff. They spend their days rummaging through flea markets and estate sales in search of hidden treasures. This is why the price of an object is often not the same in a flea market as in an antique shop. But this is the price of hard work. Although relatively less common in Europe, antique malls are rather widespread in the United States and Canada. These marketplaces, which are half flea market and half antique store, usually have dozens of vendors under one roof, sometimes more than a hundred for the largest antique malls, and often cover more than 100,000 square feet and several floors.