I’ve been eyeing this antique store in Conway for awhile now and I was finally able to visit the other week. Southern Pickers Antiques just past Conway High School in Conway has two stories of treasures for everyone. The name “antiques” may deter people from visiting because it sets you up to believe that the prices are high and the items are fragile and collectible. But that is so not the case at this store.
My eyes widened in amazement at the assortment of items for sale. From centuries old kitchen gadgets and dish sets to costume jewelry and vintage furniture, there was so much there!
After browsing for what seemed like hours, I did hunt down some old wooden frames I planned to use in a home project for only $2 each. I also found an apple ladder that I needed in my laundry room for a drying rack as well as some inexpensive costume jewelry. I spent a total of $113, $68 of it for the ladder. I was very impressed with what was there and I plan to return regularly to see what’s new.
So each section of Southern Pickers is set up as individual booth space and every item is tagged by those sellers. Also, you can try to sell your items to them too. Some booths had sales, such as 20 percent off all items, and two sellers were there (one being the owner) and willing to negotiate deals on the spot. I bargained a $5 savings on a purse I was eyeing and got three necklaces for $5 too. Conversation with these guys was easy and they had tons of ideas for repurposing. For example, they used an old metal ironing board as a place to hang earrings for sale and there was a section of an old metal screen door that was also used to hang earrings.
I think I had the best time shopping there and if I stayed any longer, I would have spent a lot more money!
The building is unique in that it is over 50 years old and was located to Conway from its original location in Murrells Inlet.
If you go:
Southern Pickers Antiques
2197 E Church Street, Conway, SC 29526
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 1 pm to 5 pm (one of the guys also mentioned that if you see a white truck parked out front, they are there!)