Downtown Northfield: A Treasure Hunter’s Paradise

Do you like to hunt for treasure? Find the unexpected? Have your memory jogged by a familiar object from your distant past? Look no further than Northfield’s downtown merchants-of-the-extraordinary: The Goat, Antiques of Northfield, Vintage etc. and Marketplace @ 416.

Owner Shona Brooks opened The Goat in 2009 and now offers a wide selection of gifts and treasures, including original artwork, handmade jewelry, candles, cards, kitchen towels, soaps and bath products. The Goat’s vintage vendors offer a mix of unique, antique, and re-purposed goods. In the back of the store, RP2 offers seasonal clearance and sale items from Northfield’s The Rare Pair. The Goat is located at 413 Division St. S. Hours: Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4.

Next door to The Goat, owner Jennifer Bailey manages Vintage etc. Since 2016, 14 seasoned sellers of vintage and antique goods have filled the space with an ever-changing array of treasures including LP collections, jewelry, clothing, artwork, buttons, toys, books, garden items, lamps, primitives and farm collectibles – all at very reasonable prices. Truly something for everyone. Check out their Facebook page for updates and photos. Vintage Etc. is located at 411 Division St. S. Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed 11-6, Thu 11-7, Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5.

Across Division St. from The Goat and Vintage etc., Antiques of Northfield owner Carole Christensen manages a 2,800 square foot multi-dealer antique mall featuring a variety of fun and functional items including vintage clothes, toys, glassware, art, jewelry and garden items. Carole has been in business in Northfield since 2003 and her store is home to the world’s largest collection of 1950’s TV lamps on public display. Stop in for a visit and leave with a treasure. Antiques of Northfield is located at 416 Division St. S. Hours: Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5.

Tucked away behind The Goat and Vintage etc., Marketplace @ 416 is a fun shop selling vintage, upcycled, handmade and new. Owners Steve and Carol Fredrickson have created an intriguing shopping space not to be missed. Marketplace @ 416 is located at 416 Grastvedt Ln. and is accessible through Hogan Brothers Cafe or the Washington Street parking lot. Hours: Mon-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4.

Plan your Downtown Northfield visit on a Saturday morning and experience The Riverwalk Market Fair from 9am-1pm through Oct. 19 (except Sept. 7). You will be amazed!