Several antique stores are conveniently clustered in the downtown Fayetteville area. This gives you an opportunity to have a delightful breakfast at one of the many unique downtown eateries. Grabbing breakfast downtown will allow you to cover a lot of ground easily so you can shop ‘til you drop, and take a much-needed coffee break during your shopping spree.
Arsaga’s Depot – Start your morning off right at Arsaga’s Depot located at 548 W Dickson Street. Arsaga’s is a great choice for breakfast. Their crepes, a delicious specialty, consistently receive rave reviews from regulars, travelers and vacationers alike. You only live once, right? So, go ahead, blow your diet and try one of their sweet scrumptious crepes!
French Quarters Antiques – After breakfast, begin your tour of the Fayetteville antique shops with French Quarters Antiques. Located in the heart of the city at 11 N Block Street, this unique store has a plentiful collection of 18th and 19th century fine and affordable French and European antiques. Owners, Chris and Storm, personally select every inventory piece, not from catalogs, but from examining each piece firsthand as they travel abroad, including trips to the Paris markets and the French countryside.
French Metro Antiques – Located on Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville, French Metro Antiques is 7,000 square feet of carefully selected French accessories and furniture, all handpicked. If you have a passion for French culture, you will love wandering through French Metro Antiques’ showroom space, which is full of beautiful authentic pieces. You can opt for their dependable shipping service if you do not wish to carry your purchases home with you.
Long Ago Antiques – Located at 1934 E Huntsville Road, this premier antique shop specializes in all things beautiful, but they are primarily known for their authentic American antiques. Just like many of you, the owners started out as “collectors.” Currently, a selection of oak dressers, chests, highboy chests, washstands, and nightstands and beds are on display. They also do antique and other wood furniture restoration.
Coffee Break Time – Big Mamma’s Coffee and Espresso Bar at 609 W Dickson Street, Suite 104, is a fun place to have a delicious coffee and a snack if you are hungry. Another terrific coffee house is The Common Grounds Gourmet Espresso Bar at 412 W Dickson Street. They are famous in NWA for having truly amazing coffee and wonderful salads and sandwiches.
Gift House Antiques – Located at 525 N Mission Blvd, Gift House Antiques consistently gets high ratings for having the perfect large furniture items and complimentary accessories to fill the empty spaces in your new or restored home. The ladies in the front are both friendly and knowledgeable, and they are very good at giving you decorating ideas for things that go together. New items arrive regularly, so if you don’t find what you are looking for the first time, come back to the store on your next NWA trip. Gift House Antiques does not offer delivery service, so plan to have your purchases shipped yourself.
Flying Dog Vintage Mall – This vintage mall is located in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center at 1330 North College Avenue. If you’ve discovered Ozark Natural Foods on your trip, then you know where the Flying Dog Mall is. Year after year, the Flying Dog continues to be an amazing and eclectic antique mall. Expect to find vintage, retro and mid-century treasures at this popular and one-of-a-kind mall. From my own experience, it is easy to lose track of time as you peruse the items in all the Mall’s spaces. Each space displays different types of merchandise, ensuring that you will most likely find exactly what you are looking for. Particularly known for its antique and vintage furniture, it is a favorite with the locals and visitors alike.