This vintage shop is run out of a private backyard, and is open by appointment seven days a week. It’s a very well-organized operation, and visitors have the option of shopping by collection and era, from the “pre-1920s” to the “1970s and beyond” and everything in between. Browse through a colorful collection of home decor, linens, vintage books, and clothing. Toadstool’s sister shop, The Ghost Farm, specializes in vintage books and linen. Every few months the farm sets up a Vintage Tea Party on its lawn, and serves visitors food while they browse the beautifully curated items.
This homespun antique and vintage clothing shop is a hidden gem, a perfect place to hunt for second-hand treasures. It’s a shop full of character housed in a corner building that looks a little like an old California Victorian. Jewelry, antique furniture, typewriters, tea cups, linens, memorabilia, Persian rugs and other items line the walls. Visitors will find the store larger than it looks from the outside, and will no doubt come away with something worthwhile. Legend has it a black Labrador roams the halls.
In the heart of Magnolia Park is the stately Antiques on Magnolia, one of the most popular antique shops in an area with quite a few of them. The store sells furniture, jewelry, and lighting fixtures, while specializing in consignment and estate sales. It’s a large and organized space with elegant and high-quality items, and it’s evident that most of them are carefully chosen from estate sales. The prices are very reasonable, and the owner friendly and willing to indulge in conversation about the pieces on sale.
There are quite a few antique shops in this area, especially on West Magnolia Boulevard, but Burbank Antiques is probably the most whimsical. There are shelves upon shelves of vintage toys, collectibles, Americana, records, rotary phones, lunch boxes, and Hawaiian shirts. It’s a nice change of pace from sober antique shops nearby selling stately furniture. Be prepared for the nostalgia that comes with a trip down mid-century memory lane.
Scavenger’s Paradise is exactly what it sounds like, a perfect place for someone looking for antique treasures. There is a varied collection of distinctive items, including lamps, furniture, art, rugs, statues, silverware, and decorative one-of-a-kind items housed inside a building that looks like a miniature California Mission. The store often holds sales, and carries items from estate sales sold for reasonable prices. It’s a great place to find something full of character to wear or put in a home.
For vintage kings and queens, antique hunters, and Los Angeles style-mavens, Magnolia Park is the worthy successor to Melrose. Start your day at a yoga studio or a ride through the Chandler Bike Path, a two-mile bikeway on former Chandler Boulevard. Take a break a local pizza or coffee joint, and indulge the afternoon in some of the best vintage shopping in southern California. The neighborhood welcomes the infusion of hipster cool, and organizes with local merchants nights out with food, music, and late-night shopping.
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House of Secrets is a beloved Burbank comic book store. The store has comic books and graphic novels, as well as specialty items such as comic book toys and figurines. The store is rather small, but has a wide selection of current comics and will order any issue you want. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly.