Antique Stores in San Francisco

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Antique Stores in San Francisco

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  • Deborah C
    San Francisco, California, USA19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice selection of candles and other home scents. An added bonus of some lovely decorator pieces. Staff helpful.
    Written 22 October 2013
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  • Tuberose1
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Christmas ideas .
    Affordable. A little of traveling with your mind once you are at Xela!
    Lovely atmosphere. Great selection of incense, palo santo etc. The jewelry is so different from what you see around.
    Thank you .
    Written 17 December 2016
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  • AntiquesKing
    Knoxville, TN3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love antiques. My parents were antiques dealers in New Orleans, so French antiques in particular. Grand Central Station Antiques really does have a fine selection of excellent pieces. Mostly 19th Century I think. The sales people were very welcoming and seemed to be very knowledgable. The owner travels to Europe regularly and finds some very good pieces and sells them for far less than what I expected. The large store is very well laid out, every piece is polished and I left wishing I had a much bigger house!! I had a great time looking around, took home a nice souvenir, and now have a favorite store in San Francisco to return too. Thanks Robert and Jhovani for being so nice.
    Written 6 April 2017
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  • Scott
    San Francisco, CA5,344 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice shop with some interesting pieces, but way over the top for most tourists. A local might find something they like here. I was offered the two leather sofas for $2,000.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Scott
    San Francisco, CA5,344 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went in with absolutely zero expectations. But I actually enjoyed looking around. Based on the horrendous prices, I presume the items are authentic. I can't imagine anyone ever buying anything here, but it is fun to look around.

    tourists do your research before paying huge prices for memorabilia.
    Written 18 November 2016
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  • vegates
    Honolulu, HI268 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My better half has been on a new hobby journey lately and wanted me to check out some places to bring home "real" souvenirs. She selected this one, which was near my hotel area. I grew to see how close I was staying to so many interesting places that are off the traditional tourist paths of the city. To enter, ring the bell; signage isn't a huge standout. They'll buzz you in.

    The Pressroom and Mercantile is essentially an antique store that focuses on ephemera; as in, things are that were created to be thrown away, not saved. They have all manner of paper goods including soap wrappers, cigar bands, and signage. They also have many traditional antiques and all manner of beautiful old things. Prices are based on quality and scarcity, this isn't the kind of place you can find a hidden bargain in a box, they know what everything is worth.

    The store is very clean and impeccably organized. For ephemeral craftists, be sure to look through their damaged boxes for good deals; they price these knowing they'll be cut, torn, and used in artwork. The staff was very welcoming and friendly; they know the history and stories of everything there.

    The building itself is worth seeing, it was an old printing shop. The main room has a very high ceiling with bright light. Around the top story are glass windows; this space is used for corporate and private events. If you're looking for a unique place to have a meeting or party, this is it.

    Be sure to ask about the book Ephemera, in which they're featured and sell. All in all, it's a great stop for fans of history and anything old.
    Written 10 July 2019
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  • Grant Gullicksen
    San Francisco, CA201 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    The black woman that owns this place steals from people Luke a shark in the water gets hungry and wants to eat anything as long its worth money .
    Written 15 May 2018
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