Bangalore is a treasure trove for antique enthusiasts! With its rich cultural heritage and vibrant history, the city is home to some incredible antique stores. Step into a world where time stands still and explore the fascinating collection of vintage pieces that tell stories of bygone eras.
From intricately carved wooden furniture to exquisite jewellery, Bangalore’s antique stores offer a wide range of unique finds. You will discover antique clocks, traditional textiles, ornate mirrors, and even ancient coins that will transport you to different epochs. Each item has its own charm and character, waiting to be discovered by passionate collectors like you.
Wandering through these stores is like embracing a journey through time. Every corner reveals a new surprise whether it’s a vintage gramophone, a delicate porcelain figurine, or a beautifully crafted brass artefact. The attention to detail and craftsmanship of these pieces is truly awe-inspiring.
Remember, the joy of antique hunting lies not only in the acquisition of beautiful objects but also in the stories they carry and the connections they forge with the past. So, get ready to step into a world of nostalgia and embark on an unforgettable journey through Bangalore’s best antique stores.
The Best Antique Stores
- Bamboo Bazaar
- Balaji Antique and Collectibles
- Urban Magiq
- The Qurio City Shop
- Saanchi Antiques
- Asiatic Arts and Crafts
- Accurate Demolisher
- The Haveli
- The Vintage Lifestyle
This is one of the best antique stores in Bangalore and don’t get fooled by the name. Because there are only 4 bamboo bazaar stores located in Bangalore. Here, you can purchase rosewood and teakwood furniture at very low cost. If you love to decorate your living room and bedroom aesthetically this shop will help you to fulfil that.
These are 50 years old furniture with proper maintenance. You can find only the unique furniture and not the copy again. The most important thing you have to note before buying the furniture is to check it fully to avoid hidden damages.
Location: XJR4+64V, AM Road, Sulthangunta, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:30 am-08:30 pm
Balaji Antique and Collectibles
This shop has been running since 1924 with a huge collection of antique items. This is a family-owned business dealing with antiques and collectables. Here, you can find ancient gramophones, 1950s toy pistols, and 1940s lighters from London.
You can also find authentic furniture from the 19th century. The store is filled with various collections like vintage cameras, swiss typewriters, ancient Brass Urns, ornate fans, English-style water filters, tin toys, soldiers, and army-issued bullets. You can buy all these items online on their official website or Instagram.
Location: #64 Balaji Silk Complex, Avenue Road Opp Raymonds Showroom, Bengaluru.
Timings: Mon-Sat 11:30 am- 06:30 pm
It is located next to Johnson Market, a family-run furniture business by Allwyn D’souza at the turn of the 21st century is now run by his wife Benita D’souza in a warehouse. It feels like walking inside the ancient home.
You can find all the late 19th century, victorian, colonial, and post-colonial type furniture like writing desks, reversible teakwood swings, vintage posters, and coffee tables turned into chess boards, Barbecue Grills, storage trunks, vintage marble top vanity tables or Victorian side tables.
They have solid Rosewood, Mahogany and teak, dark varnish, brass accents, and ornate carvings on Victorian and Post-Colonial furniture. You can also have the chance to buy and decorate your own home with ancient doors and window frames, vases, lampshades, coffee tables, chess tables, and sofas.
Location: 6, Leonard Ln, opposite Market, Richmond Town, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 11:00 am- 05:00 pm
The Qurio City Shop
The endless antique store from 2006 by Ramachandran who served in the Indian Air Force allowed him to revisit his childhood memories through this. The shop looks so compact but he has more collections in his godowns and even at his home.
In his shop, there are many collections including classic phantom comics, gigantic dowry chests, the doors from the house of the Mysore Maharaj’s Concubine, and grand vintage cupboards. He also makes his own designed furniture for compact homes. If you want items like knick-knacks, vintage wall clocks and typewriters at affordable prices visit there once.
The collection of Super 8 MM Movies starring Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy is also available here. Additionally, you can also have Porcelain War, vintage portraits, pokemon cards, and age-old comics.
Location: 219, Kamaraj Rd, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:30 am - 07: 30 pm
The three-floored building holds old-world beauty with largely specialises in Colonial furniture and antiquities. Every floor is decorated in home-style arrangements with massive opium beds with Burma wood. The kitchen set-up ( stack- enamelware, old-world butter chums, and spice boxes) gives an aesthetic feel.
On the upper floor, you can see the gramophones, heavy beds, bar cabinets, and stools. They are also having lamps including railway lamps. The owner Milray set up a small museum with a collection of camphor chests, miniature books and chairs from a barber shop, and a dentist from long ago. In the basement, he displayed a sample catalogue.
Location: Langford Rd, 5th Phase, Langford Town, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:00 am- 08:00 pm
Asiatic Arts and Crafts
This shop feels like a crammed store full of treasures straight out of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. It is a hoard of antique-looking cuties like old railway lanterns, metal lunch boxes, Victorian clocks usually found in railway stations in London, and gramophones.
You can grab any item to present as a gift for someone who loves antique pieces. There are Magnifying glasses that may have a chance of being touched by Sherlock Holmes, Binoculars, a Vintage Telescope, old school cameras with leather bags, and ancient ship clocks with bulging convex glass.
Location: 133/2, Commercial Street, Mezzanine Floor, Commercial Street, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:00 am- 09:00 pm
The outside of the store shows you how ancient the shop was. At the entrance, there are old iron garden chairs and a horse statue. You can also see different types of chairs like director’s chairs, parsons, rocking chairs, and chaise Lounges.
This shop is owned by M. Liyaqath and is maintained with huge pieces of stuff like antique chandelier lights, decorative painted plates, old London-style street lights, vintage radios, clocks, doors, and showpieces.
You can also have a look at the wrought iron safe from Mysore Government Bank and a very old Baby Trolly look from 1940s Hollywood films. The rotary dial telephone, old camera, vintage plates, statuettes, and busts cover the visitor's eyes for sure.
Location: 54, St Johns Church Road, Bharati Nagar, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
The 25-year-old antique dealer in Victorian Layout tucked away in the bylanes. The store has major things like antiquities, vintage decor, and architectural pieces.
When you enter the place it feels like a museum with three floors of unique antique collections. The price range will be around INR500 and INR50L.
You can see the old vinyl records piled on top of Victorian chairs made from rosewood, brass idols, door knockers, and statues stores. Those beautifully carved cupboards and cabinets warm the hearts of the people.
If you dig more while searching you can find enamel crockery consisting of pots, pans, plates, bowls and ladles, and Dutch plates. You can also find movable furniture like sofa sets, easy chairs, Portuguese cupboards and solid wood chairs.
Location: 33/12, Sri Thyagi M Palanivelu Rd, Xavier Layout, Victoria Layout, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:35 am - 06:45 pm
Here, you can see more furniture items that will remind you of your great-grandmother’s house with color-tinted windows and wooden doors. In this shop, you can also find antique furniture, collectables, murals, art, and period furniture.
The old painted vases, the antique carved cabinets, bar strands, and cupboards are each piece of artwork in the Haveli store. The huge crystal chandeliers in the shop will create a royal look in your home.
There are so many South Indian paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries from Tanjore collected and arranged neatly.
Location: 615, 80 Feet Rd, next to Glen Bake House, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:00 am - 08:30 pm
The Budget-friendly shop is for all the people who love purchasing old stuff more than new. Here, you can find furniture items like sofas, beds, chairs, and tables made up of different kinds of wood.
The paintings on their wall hangings are more than 200 years old and the craving in those wooden cute bowls looks so cute and crystal clear. You can also find old telephones, gramophones, binoculars, magnifying glasses, cycles, and more.
Some statues and toys will decorate your showcases aesthetically and it creates a nostalgic feel for everyone who sees them. The little handcrafted ornaments and jewellery from the Victorian period add charm to the store.
Location: VHJ3+5V6, 18th Cross St, Narayana Nagar 1st Block, Konanakunte, Bengaluru
Timings: Mon-Sun 10:00 am- 07:00 pm