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Antique Shopping in San Diego

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San Diego has a few popular "antique rows." The big three include: Adam's Avenue in the mid-city community of Normal Heights, the coast community of Ocean Beach, and the Village of La Mesa - all cater to the antique and vintage lovin' crowd.

All three of these antique centers have a variety of collectibles from furniture to furnishings to art and crafts and of course, kitsch. Whatever the vintage treasure, antique shops are a great way to walk around, talk to folks, have a nice meal, and get a feel for our smaller San Diego communities. Each has a distinctive feel and appeal.

There are three major regions for antique shopping in San Diego County - Central San Diego, North County, and East County. Please note that this list does not include the antiques shops of Julian.

Normal Heights Sidewalk
Normal Heights Sidewalk

Another specialty antique shop, Nautical Antiques - Seajunk specializes in, you guessed it, antiques of all kinds having to do with maritime. If you are looking to obtain a nautical look for your home or office, this is the place to go to fill your cargo list. Don't hesitate to ask the friendly sales staff while you are getting your bearings. They know where to find what you are looking for. Wood, copper, and brass dominate the look of this funky shop located on a frontage road right off the I-5 just west of Mission Hills. It is located at 1891 San Diego Avenue which is south of Old Town. If you get lost, program 1-800-SEA-JUNK into your cell phone and give them a ring.

The Country Friends Consignment Shop in Rancho Santa Fe is the second antique shop that we would like to highlight. Located in one of San Diego County's most picturesque areas, Rancho Santa Fe, the Country Friends is worth the drive and once you step in their door, you will be so happy that you did. Country Friends" has been around for 47 years and have raised an amazing 12 million dollars for worthy human care nonprofit agencies in San Diego - 2/3 of this money has been raised directly from the sales from the Consignment Shop. The shop is located at the corner of El Tordo and Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe.

The concept is simple: it is a consignment shop that is open to the public six days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is staffed by the Country Friends" volunteers. Donations or consignments are received from estates and individuals. The shop features silver, collectibles, art pieces, furniture, china, and crystal. Many long time San Diegans know that this is the place to go for ideas, gifts for others or for themselves. Imagine the satisfaction of purchasing something wonderful for yourself and, at the same time, you are enriching someone else's life.

The third and final shop worth a special mention is Architectural Salvage located in Little Italy right under the flight path on 2401 Kettner Boulevard. This is actually a new location for them but they have stayed in the same neighborhood of Little Italy. Architectural Salvage filled a niche that was missing in San Diego - where to buy vintage fixtures that could replace or enhance existing craftsmen, Victorian, and other period type homes in San Diego and beyond.

Service and selection is the key to Architectural Salvage's success. Someone is always on hand to provide expert advice and counsel with relation to selecting the right sconce for your home, the right claw foot tub, the right door, and for some, the perfect old bottle opener for your kitchen. The place is fun to browse and you might just find that certain crystal door knob that has eluded you for years. If you are the owner or renter of an old house or unit, Architectural Salvage can provide you with the items necessary to outfit your place.

Central San Diego Antique Shops and Malls

  • Anstead Auctioneers (1911 San Diego Ave, San Diego,
  • Antique Alley (1911 San Diego Avenue, Old Town)
  • House of Heirlooms (801 University Avenue, Hillcrest)
  • Island Provenance (1053 B Avenue, Coronado)
  • Kettner Blvd. Antique Mall (2400 Kettner Blvd, Downtown)
  • Toko Designer Furnishing (7007 Friars Road, Mission Valley)

Antique Row Cafe
Antique Row Cafe

  • Avoid the Middleman (1775 Hancock Street, Little Italy)
  • Boomerang (2040 India Street, Little Italy)
  • India Street Antiques (2361 India Street, Little Italy)

  • Papyrus Antique & Unusual Shop (116 W Washington Street, Mission Hills)
  • Paradise Antiques and Interiors (145 W Washington Street, Mission Hills)
  • The Private Collector (800 W Washington Street, Mission Hills)

  • Gala Home Furnishings (4501 Alabama Street, University Heights)
  • Journey East (4201 Park Blvd. University Heights)

Normal Heights Sign
Normal Heights Sign

  • A Second Chance (3439 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Antigua Upholstery (2644 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Antique Cottage (2873 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Antiques and Stuff (3021 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Chaos Antiques and Vintage (2831 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Hood Antiques (2834 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Klassic (3021 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Mahogany Shop (2862 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Miscellanea (4610 Park Blvd., Normal Heights)
  • Paper Antiquities (2608 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Resurrected Furniture & Consignment Gallery (2814 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Timeless Collectibles (2602 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Turnip Truck Antiques (2829 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)
  • Upperten Antiques (2881 Adams Ave, Normal Heights
  • Zac's Attic (2922 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights)

  • EW Gallery (1295 W Morena Boulevard, Bay Park)
  • Genghis Kahn (1136 Morena Blvd., Bay Park)

  • Nostalgia Pacifica (2527 University Avenue, North Park)
  • Pat's Corner (3409 30th Street, North Park)
  • What Mamma Had (4215 Park Blvd., North Park)

  • Cottage Antiques (4896 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach)
  • Decades Antique Mall (4873 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach)
  • Mallory & Sons (4905 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach)
  • Newport Avenue Antique Center (4867 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach)
  • Newport Avenue Antiques (4836 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach)
  • Ocean Beach Antique Mall (4847 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach)
  • Vignettes Antiques and Collectibles (4828 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach)

Antique Row Cafe Sign
Antique Row Cafe Sign

North County San Diego Antique Shops and Malls

  • Acanthus Fine Antiques (1010 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas)
  • Antigua (1931 S Coast Hwy # A, Oceanside)
  • Antique Village Mall(983 Grand Avenue, San Marcos)
  • Antiques On Main Street (230 Main Street, Vista)
  • Ivy House Antiques (3137 S Mission Road, Fallbrook)

  • Critters Cottage Collectibles (2508 El Camino Real # C1, Carlsbad)
  • De Witts Antiques-Collectibles (2946 State Street, Carlsbad)

East County Antique Shops and Malls

  • Antique & Old Fishing Tackle (3764 Kenwood Drive, Spring Valley)
  • Ramona Antique Mall (872 Main Street, Ramona)
  • A JoyFulness Mercantile (13277 Hwy 8 Bus., Lakeside)

  • Antiques at the Mall (8366 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa)
  • Collectiquity (8600 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa)
  • Corner Collection (8395 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa)
  • Finder's Keepers Vintage Furnishing (8371 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa)
  • Gramma's Treasures (8505 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa)
  • La Mesa Antique Mall (4710 Palm Avenue, La Mesa)
  • La Mesa Collectibles (8210 Parkway Drive, La Mesa)
  • La Mesa Village Antiques (9324 Mesa Vista Avenue, La Mesa)
  • Lizzie's Antique Parlour (8600 La Mesa Blvd Ste. A, La Mesa)
  • Rocking Horse Antique Mall (8223 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa)
  • The Village Antiques (8366 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa)
  • Time and Treasures (8282 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa)

  • All-Star Sport Collectibles (142 S. Juniper Street, Escondido)
  • Escondido Antique Mall (135 W Grand Avenue, Escondido)

  • Antiques by Mary Kay (3338 Main Street, Lemon Grove)
  • Broadway Antique Mall (7945 Broadway, Lemon Grove)
  • Lety's Variety and Antiques (7951 Broadway, Lemon Grove)
  • Years of Yesterday Antiques (7895 Broadway, Lemon Grove)

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