Looking for Antique Treasures? Lou's Relics is the perfect place to spend the afternoon browsing through
our charming warehouse filled to the brim with antiques you just have to see. Come back and visit regularly
so that you don't miss any new arrivals. And if you don't see it, ask us!

HOURS OF OPERATION - Daily 10 am until 4 pm (closed Thursdays)


In 1917 Molly Arnoff, a recent Russian immigrant, bought a house, barn and the surrounding property located at 345 Millerton Road, Lakeville, Connecticut. She subsequently packed up her family, including her son Louis, and moved from New Haven, Connecticut to the charming countryside town of Lakeville. When she arrived at the house, she found that the previous owners had left all their furnishings behind. However, Molly wanted to furnish the house with the things that she had brought with her from New Haven. So she moved all the “stuff” belonging to the previous owners out to the barn – along with her three cows! As people in the surrounding area came to meet their new neighbors, Molly began to sell some of the items from the barn.

As Lou grew older, he started a moving and peddling business. Molly was growing older and it was difficult for her to care for the cows, and Lou was bringing home more and more things to sell, so they sold the cows and began to fill the barn with the items Lou would collect through his growing business. Lou realized that as people were moving they didn't always want to take all their furniture and belongings with them. Lou would come in, evaluate the items, and give the customers a price to purchase their items and remove them. He would then place these same items for sale in his barn. Sometimes there were fine antiques of all sorts – period furniture, silver, crystal and other collectibles – and on occasion other items that were less valuable. Nonetheless, Lou developed a following for having quality items at very reasonable prices! Hence, Lou's Relics was born more than 75 years ago.

Lou married Marion and brought her home to Lakeville where they lived and grew their businesses. Their son Richard eventually took over the moving business and expanded it further with help from his wife Phyllis and their sons Marc and Michael. Lou continued to operate the antique business out of the barn.

Eventually, Lou and his wife Marion retired to Florida but returned to Connecticut every summer to open the barn for business. When Lou and Marion passed away, Richard took over the barn and expanded the space and offerings but remained true to the original idea of bringing superb antique and vintage furniture, collectibles as well as a wide variety of other great stuff to collectors, dealers, decorators and the “average Joe” at the most reasonable prices. Today, Richard takes great pride in hunting down the items available from every corner of the world. He has outstanding assistance at the barn from his store manager, Doug Hall, who has been with the business for more than 40 years.


Purchased items can either be picked up from our store at 345 Millerton Road, Lakeville, Connecticut, or they can be shipped directly to you. UPS, FedEx and DHL (international) will be used for items that can be shipped within the size and weight limits of those carriers. For items that exceed these parameters, either freight or our household moving company can be used. To inquire about using Arnoff Moving to deliver goods purchased from Lou's Relics, please call us for a shipping quote.

Any time a shipping quote is needed, we ask that you do so in advance of making your purchase. We want all of our customers to feel satisfied with every aspect of their purchasing experience at Lou's Relics. It is best that you understand the complete cost of your purchase, including the cost to pack and ship it, prior to completing the purchase. This avoids any unpleasant surprises!


We accept payment by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, money orders, or certified check. Sales tax will be applied to all orders. Items will not be released without full payment.

The purchase price does not include handling, packing, delivery or shipping. In some cases, a price for shipping and handling will be stated with the item. We will gladly make delivery arrangements, obtain shipping quotes or provide a list of shipping companies if requested. Please contact us if you require any of this information. We suggest strongly that you insure your item(s) while in transit.

All items must be picked up, shipped or delivery arrangements made and communicated to us within five business days from the date of purchase. Lou's Relics is not liable for damages that may occur to an item left over ten days in one of our facilities. These items are also subject to a monthly storage fee of 5% of the purchase price or a $25.00 minimum whichever is greater.

Lou's Relics highly recommends that shipping quotes be obtained prior to purchase. There is no relationship between price paid for an item and cost of shipping. We want to avoid “sticker shock” as regards to shipping costs after a purchase has been completed.


Customer satisfaction is our one of our key objectives. If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return your item for a refund of the purchase price under the following conditions:

  1. Lou's Relics receives notice of intent to return within three business days of receipt of item(s).
  2. Item(s) must be returned in same condition as was received.
  3. Lou's Relics must receive returned items within 10 business days of receipt of item(s).
  4. Purchaser is responsible for all return handling, shipping and delivery charges as well as any duty or tariff charges. Purchaser is also responsible for a 5% restocking fee.
  5. Lou's Relics suggests strongly that any returned items be insured in transit back to our facility, as the purchaser is responsible for any damages that may occur during return shipping.
  6. This return policy applies only to those items purchased through our website, without first-hand inspection in our store.
  7. There are some items that cannot be returned. Such items will be clearly marked as “NO RETURN” in the description.