5 Vintage Treasure Chests in San Diego

Vintage Boutiques in San Diego

If vintage shopping is something you like to do while traveling, then San Diego will not disappoint. During your next visit, enjoy picking up some unique treasures from the past local vintage boutiques sprinkled throughout the San Diego’s quaint neighborhoods. Here are five of my go-to favorites!


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The entire block of Newport Avenue in laid-back Ocean Beach has some great antique stores to pop in and out of but Vignettes is one of my favorites! Once you step inside, you feel like you have traveled back in time to the faded grandeur of Old Paris. Vignettes hand selects unique pieces from antique sconces to vintage show-stopping mirrors, antique purses to classic jewelry. Before heading back to the future, be sure to check out the Chanel case!

Where: 4828 Newport Avenue, San Diego, California, 92107
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Bad Madge & Company

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Another one of my must-shop vintage stores is Bad Madge & Company. This darling boutique carries an abundance of fashionable items from the past as well as unique furniture pieces, art, accessories, and home decor pieces. The owner and her partners specialize in “picking” from estate sales, flea markets, and garage sales from all over. I shop here all of the time for special gifts both for myself and others! Bad Madge & Company is also located on one of my favorite shopping blocks, Fern Street in South Park.

Where: 2205 Fern St., San Diego, CA 92104
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Antique Warehouse

Stroll through the aisles of antiques and treasures of everything you can imagine including books, jewelry, toys, trinkets, clothing, and furniture. Antique Warehouse is the place to just reminisce on the past while you wander or find that perfect antique that you can travel back home with.

Where: 212 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
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The Girl Can’t Help It

If you are on the search for the Golden Age of Hollywood glamour of the 1930’s-1950’s, The Girl Can’t Help It is the one. This well-organized boutiques carries women and men’s vintage clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, trinkets, and glassware. Lastly, their hat selection is one of the best.

Where: 3806 Grim Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
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Frock You Vintage

Frock You Vintage meticulously acquires a unique blend of clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and men from all eras from estate sales, thrift stores, estate liquidation sales, and collectors. They carry fabulous pieces from the 1920’s to the 1980’s and every era in between. Each piece has already been dry cleaned and washed so you could wear them right out of the store.

Where: 4121 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103
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About Sandra

Being a local Fashion Stylist I love sharing and connecting people with the latest "boutiques'" and "treasures" that San Diego has to offer. Whether with fashion, dining, or art I enjoy letting others in on new places that define San Diego. I adore dining out with my husband while enjoying a nice glass of wine at the Red Velvet Wine Bar or the roasted jalapeño blackberry margarita from Barrio Star. We love just chilling with our daughter and hanging out with close friends playing board games. Family, fashion, business, music, good food, wine, art, dark chocolate, dogs and laughter pretty much defines me! What would you do on your ideal San Diego day? Wake up, read the newspaper and WWD while loading up on coffee. Head down to Liberty Station to take a class at The Bar Method. Hit some tennis balls with my hubby and daughter. Have a relaxing lunch at either C Level, Bencotto, Cucina Urbana, Barrio Star or Tower 23 with family. End with a ride on Sunset Cliffs, stop to watch the sunset, then home sweet home! What is your favorite San Diego Outdoor activity? Riding bikes, tennis, walking along the bay, and of course shopping, it is a sport, right? Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and wine? Any homemade pasta and vino! Latest music purchases on my ipod are... Muse, Depeche Mode, 'Til Tuesday, One Republic, Pink, Christina Perri, The Smiths, Rihanna, Snow Patrol, Astrud Gilberto Visit Sandra at www.mymariposastyle.com

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