In the historic River Market district of Kansas City on the southeast corner of 5th and Wyandotte, just a mile away from West Bottoms, stands River Market Antiques, a store taking up over 30,000 square feet of space and filled to the brim with fantastic antiques and vintage items.
It is an easy store to spot, located just two blocks west of the City Market and highlighted by the huge mural of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the west side of the building. River Market Antiques is open every day to cater for all second-hand treasure hunters to come and enjoy whenever the mood strikes.
River Market Antiques houses more than 150 dealers under their roof, and the building itself dates back to the early 1900s. This whole area of Kansas City is steeped in history, which sets the tone perfectly for visits to the past provided by this excellent antiques store. All of the dealers within really know their stuff – it is always a great highlight of antique shopping when customers are treated to little history lessons along the way!
Staff and vendors at River Market Antiques are waiting to engage with customers and share their stories, and there is no pressure to buy anything. However, it is hard to avoid the temptation; there are so many great pieces here including fantastic furniture, decorative items, clocks, signs, toys, silverware, jewelery and many pieces of American nostalgia. There is complimentary coffee and cookies in the store, which adds to the welcoming vibe and certainly encourages shoppers to take their time and enjoy the visit.
There is a very nice variety of items for sale at River Market Antiques and it is the perfect place to find that special, one-of-a-kind item to fit into the house. It is also a great spot for collectors to search for much longer for pieces. Whether visiting with a vested interest in particular antiques or simply looking for inspiration, this is a store that will not disappoint.