Aiken Antiques & Uniques is one of Aiken’s most exciting and inviting antiques shops. As you enter through the doors of AA&U, you will be met by a warm and friendly staff that share the same passion as you. They are there to assist you and answer any questions you might have, and they will also be happy to let you simply journey through our 7,000 square foot store and experience all the fun it has to offer.
Our hopes are that as you enter our store, you are swept away into yesteryear, into a time when life was simple and true craftsmanship took our breath away. We hope that you are awed by an eclectic blend of the old, the new and the unusual.
We are certain that you will find Aiken Antiques & Uniques just different enough to set us apart, to make you feel like you’ve found your new favorite place to shop.
We offer a variety of services, from consignment, to fundraisers, to seminars on refurbishing, and we are always on the lookout for new vendors and new acquisitions.
Our clients are treated to coffee and refreshments, available for free in the store’s cafe. The store regularly takes appropriate consignments, often furniture, paintings, and carpets. Every quarter the store hosts a fundraiser in support of a local charity, and in a specific section of our store, proceeds from sales go to supporting animal rescue.
Kate Gamble, the store’s founder, opened Aiken Antiques & Uniques in 2016, and it has since developed into a shop where millennials, their parents and their grandparents can all feel comfortable. It was Kate’s love of the old, the unusual and the nostalgic that drove her to finally open a store of her own and share this passion with others.
Kate is one of Dixie Belle Paint’s top sellers, and the store offers a full array of chalk paints, stencils, and paintbrushes, as well as workshops on how best to apply the paints to better refurbish your furniture.
Kate and her husband Steve moved from Connecticut to Aiken in 2013 where they tend to 9 horses, 5 cows, 8 goats, two ducks, one donkey, several chickens and bunnies and four rescue dogs. They have 6 children and 7 grandchildren. You’ll often find her behind the counter at the store, along with the rest of our wonderful team. Come visit us today!