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Thrifting and Antiquing in Southern Maine

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

by Patty Thompson









As a native New Englander and lover of antique and thrift shopping, route 1 in Maine is the holy grail of thrift and antique shopping. On our annual summer holiday to the coast of Maine, I highlighted a few antique and thrift stores that really stood out and are absolutely worth your time. These three stores

Dishes galore at Safe Haven Thrift Store


are along the York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk area of route 1 and have their own unique personality and assortment of treasures.




Safe Haven Humane Society thrift store is loaded with incredible vintage items


Safe Haven Humane Society Thrift Store, Wells , Maine This store is not only packed to the gills with incredible antiques, collectibles, and unique gifts, but benefit local animal shelter and cat rescue. It's a feel good experience on so many levels. Antique furniture, incredible dishware, books, glassware, etc., all spread among two floors. It has thrift store prices, while displayed like a high end antique store. Friendly staff and some cats on site. A must visit!!


Bo-Mar Antiques, Wells, Maine. If you have collections of any kind, you will surely find that special addition to it here. From Elvis memorabilia to vintage Waterford crystal, and the largest selection of vintage blow molds I've ever seen, Bo-Mar has something for everyone. Ample parking and a myriad of booths and eye candy to appreciate.

Bo-Mar Antiques blow mold collection is unreal


Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, Kennebunk, Maine. This is the largest Habitat re-store I've ever seen. Nearly exclusively furniture and large pieces, I was blown away. Vintage mid century modern furniture, ornate gilded mirrors, dozens of couches and dining room tables, and so much more. While I found the prices a bit high, the selection was excellent and, if you're willing to look, bargains are there. This is definitely worth the trip.





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