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This sprawling vintage gallery has several stories of clothing, furniture, and other surprises for shoppers looking for all things retro. Hunt for mid-century modern and Danish furniture, great antiques, paintings and sculptures, and collectables. More than sixty dealers are represented on 17,000 square feet of floor room space. The shopping collective welcomes shoppers with free parking, music, a friendly staff, and is generally cleaner and cooler than your usual antique store. “Stuff” is great place to find both vintage and modern furniture that stands out.
You never know what you might find at this Laurel Heights antique source. Antique & Art Exchange showcases more than 35 different dealers, each bringing his or her own unique treasures to you. Items frequently seen at the exchange include European antique furniture, Chinese Dynasty art, period mirrors, silver tableware, porcelain accessories, lamps and much, much more. Known to locals as one of the best place to shop for antiques, this store is definitely worth a visit.
The Perish Trust bills itself as a modern day general store, and is full of unique curios, home goods, handicrafts, and “original heirlooms.” It’s an impressive storehouse of Americana, or, repurposed Americana. Founded by a team of photographers and designers, the store is guided by a mission of collecting well-worn home goods and unique handmade items. Some items are new, while some are old. However, each is tinged with nostalgia for an “authentic California heritage,” and the store exudes the same effect.
Set in a warehouse that feels like a barn, Big Daddy’s is a unique antique furniture shop that also sells décor items and antique reproductions from Europe, North America, and Asia. The store is a great place to find one-of-a-kind antique pieces, but also offers much more. For example, an in-house team of welders, designers, and carpenters can team up with clients to make custom pieces of lighting and furniture. The showroom is picture perfect, a pleasure to visit, and sometimes used for photo shoots and private events.
A riot of teacups dominates this quaint store packed to the proverbial rafters with antique porcelain. Teacups and saucers line window shelves and inside there are stacks of plates, serving platters and some silver service, as well as estate jewelry, crystal and entirely charming objects d'art. You will find Royal Doulton, Wedgewood and other well-known hallmarks too. There are also a few occasional tables (the perfect place to perch your purchase). This is a great place to complete a china set or start a mix-and-match collection of classics. The proprietor is as charming as his stock.
Stepping into Schein & Schein is a bit like stepping into the past, and into a window of the world in maps. The map antiquarian and gallery in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is a treat to visit, and has an unusual store of authentic antique maps and prints. The maps themselves cover the world dating from the 14th to the 20th Centuries, with the most impressive collection having a particular emphasis on 19th and 20th-century San Francisco and Northern California wine country. Engraved prints and decorative maps available here make great gifts.
For people who admire antiques and rarities, the Antique Traders is an essential stop. Since 1970, this store has been treating art lovers and connoisseurs with a visual feast of the West Coast's exquisite collection. Where else could you find antique Tiffany lamps, Art Nouveau lamps and chandeliers, antique stained and beveled glass windows, and other classic decorative arts? And visitors are truly intrigued by the bronze sculptures, each reflecting a distinct mystic charm. So come by and get enticed by these eye-catching treasures.