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Best Los Angeles Shops For Antiques And Collectibles

October 7, 2010 1:23 PM

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Los Angeles is practically bursting at the seams with antique, vintage item and cool tchotchke stores, but a few stores stand head and shoulders above the rest. Here are a few of the best Los Angeles shops for antiques and collectibles.

Pasadena Antique Center & Annex

444 and 480 S. Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-7606
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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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
(323) 939-4403
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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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.

Decades

8214 1/2 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-0223
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment
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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
(626) 449-9547
Hours: By appointment only
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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.

Bountiful

1335 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-3620
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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
(323) 724-8102
Hours: Weekly auctions every Thursday at 9 a.m. with previews on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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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

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