Antique shopping in San Diego offers a wide choice of historical locations to choose from, allowing both visitors and residents to enjoy shopping at antique districts while browsing for microbreweries, wineries, or seaside views. Here are couple of the most popular areas for getting your favorite antiques in San Diego.
This lively neighborhood with a bohemian vibe offers an antique district featuring over 200 dealers. Nestled next to the beach, the Ocean Beach Antique District runs along the 4800 and 4900 blocks of Newport Avenue, near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Spend the day here browsing, dining, and shopping. Microbreweries dot the area, and you can also choose from many restaurants if you’re feeling hungry!
Formerly a 5 and 10 cents store in the 1950s, the Newport Avenue Antique Center and Coffee House at 4864 Newport Avenue is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s home to over 80 eclectic dealers who will sell you practically everything, from classic magazines to old postcards. You might discover something dating as far back as the 1700s or as recent as the 1970s. The selection at the Newport Avenue Antiques Center at 4836 Newport Avenue spans Mid Century Modern to Spanish Colonial, Early American to Hollywood Regency, Asian Antiquities to Shabby Chic, Folk Art to Funk … there’s so much to discover!
Lovers of all things French will enjoy Vignettes Antique Store, where you can discover the old grandeur and charm of Paris. Antique French and Italian furnishings, along with other one-of-a-kind finds, bring their loyal clientele back again and again.
Located just 9 miles east of Downtown San Diego, historic La Mesa Village boasts plenty of retail and antique shops, with some remaining buildings from its early beginnings in 1912. Once a week there’s a Thursday Night Car Show. For antique buffs, the annual Antique Street Fair on La Mesa Boulevard runs from Spring Street east to 4th Street.
Finally, don’t forget to visit the La Mesa Antique Mall on Palm Avenue, where you can buy art, furniture, decor, and much more!