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This section features retail establishments likely to be of interest to steampunks. The listing includes antique shops, flea markets, thrift stores, comic book shops, costume stores, architectural salvage markets and more. Architectural salvage markets often sell antiques, but are listed in their own category. Costume stores are listed only if they are open year round.


Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store

Middletown, CT, USA

Wild Bill's sells an eclectic mix of collectibles and oddities, as well as toys, books and vinyl records. . .


Antiques Marketplace

Putnam, CT, USA

Antiques Marketplace describes itself as "Central New England's largest antiques & collectibles mall with 350 dealer spaces in 22,000 sqare feet. . ."

Clinton Antiques Center

Clinton, CT, USA

Antique mall with about 100 dealers. . .

The Past Antiques Marketplace

Montville, CT, USA

This antique market features 90-plus dealers in 14,000 square feet. . .

Scranton's Shops

South Woodstock, CT, USA

This marketplace features about 85 dealers selling antiques, collectibles and crafts. . .

Stratford Antique Center

Stratford, CT, USA

Large antique mall with about 200 dealers and 16,500 square feet. . .

Architectural Salvage/Building Materials

Habitat for Humanity ReStores - Connecticut


A list of local locations. . .

Irreplaceable Artifacts

Middletown, CT, USA

Irreplaceable Artifacts sells salvaged building materials and household items. . .

The ReCONNstruction Center

Newington, CT, USA

The ReCONNstruction Center is a non-profit "building materials re-use store. . ."

United House Wrecking

Stamford, CT, USA

United House Wrecking sells architectural salvage and household/landscape items from a 43,000-square-foot showroom and 2. . .

Art Supplies

Blick Art Materials - Plainville

Plainville, CT, USA

A major retailer of art supplies. . .

Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts - Connecticut


A list of local locations. . .

Michaels - Connecticut


A list of local locations. . .

Flea Markets

Eastern Ct Flea Market

Danielson, CT, USA

This indoor flea market with 28 dealer rooms opened in 2017. . .

Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market

New Milford, CT, USA

This flea market is held every Sunday from April through mid-November. . .

Redwood Flea Market

Wallingford, CT, USA

This outdoor flea market is held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. . .

Thrift Stores

Goodwill of Southern New England

North Haven, CT, USA

This non-profit operates local Goodwill thrift stores. . .

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT, USA

This non-profit operates local Goodwill thrift stores. . .

Goodwill Outlet Store - Hamden

Hamden, CT, USA

Goodwill outlet centers sell unsold merchandise from Goodwill Thrift Stores at substantial discounts. . .

Red White & Blue Thrift Store - Waterbury

Waterbury, CT, USA

This large thrift shop is part of the Red White & Blue chain. . .

Savers - Connecticut


A list of local locations. . .

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