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You might think you just stepped into the 17th, 18th or 19th centuries when you explore various parts of this store. They try to sell beautiful furniture from every possible recent era. Many rugs in good condition are often available, as well as jewelry and watches. European and American oil paintings can also be purchased here on a fairly regular basis.
In the heart of downtown San Diego, this spot offers a variety of vintage gems in several specialty shops. One shop, Big City Woman, hosts antique jewelry, hats and resale clothing. Another option is the Folk Arts Rare Records shop, designed for record collectors. This shop holds a 90,000-hour library that offers custom taping. Customers may enjoy jazz, blues, big bands and vaudeville, as well as selections from old radio shows and movie soundtracks. For anyone with a fondness for vintage products, this is a must-see spot in San Diego. Credit card acceptance varies by vendor.
Within a block of the Pacific Ocean, you can tour these shops and restaurants occupying the small community of Ocean Beach. Eclectic by nature, as the residents claim, Ocean Beach is an attitude, not an address. Along the main street of Newport Avenue, collectors will find more than 15 separate antique shops carrying merchandise from dozens of dealers. For collectors, the antique shops are the main draw, but this unique seaside community has something for everyone, from surf to food to fine antiques.
Within the Cracker Factory is this specialized shop for lovers of anything Oriental. Kazuo Kuwabara, owner of Oriental Treasure Box since 1984, lends his impeccable taste and eye for quality to his selection of folk art, bronzes, netsuke, furniture, laquers, porcelains and finely-crafted silk kimonos. Articles in this shop are upscale and pricey, but if you must have an exquisite piece for your home, office or wardrobe, this is where you will find it.