Pasadena Antique Center & Annex
444 and 480 S. Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 91105
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sprawling over 33,000 square feet, the Pasadena Antique Center & Annex is always near the top of any list of the best Los Angeles shops for antiques and collectibles. They were one of the first antique malls in Los Angeles, but this is no flea market mall masquerading as antique stores. The stuff here is the real deal.
Liz’s Antique Hardware
453 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Like most people, you probably don’t think hardware is very sexy or collectible. One trip to Liz’s Antique Hardware will have you dreaming of wonderful wrought iron pulls and fantastic finials.
8214 1/2 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment
If vintage couture is your thing, Decades will have you drooling in your Diors. With clients like Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow, you know the stuff’s good, and, need we add, expensive.
Bruce Graney and Co.
Office location (not the warehouse)
556 South Fair Oaks Ave
Suite 101, Box 304
Pasadena CA 91105
Hours: By appointment only
Bruce Graney and Co. specializes in European antiques. They have a showroom in Orange Country and a warehouse full of fabulous items in Pasadena. If you’re looking for fine antiques, they always have thousands of items in stock.
1335 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’re down Venice way, you’ve got to take a trip to Bountiful. It’s as though you’ve been transported into some beautiful and slightly crazed French countryside estate. Everything in this shop has charisma in spades.
A. N. Abell Auctions
2613 Yates Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Hours: Weekly auctions every Thursday at 9 a.m. with previews on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
While Abell isn’t technically one of the best Los Angeles shops for antiques and collectibles, it’s one of the best places to find them. This auction house offers items from fine French antique furniture to miniature portraits in ivory, and everything in between. Their items are always of the highest quality and there’s a fast turnover.
By Monique Martin