Oakland, Berkeley, And East Bay News, Events, Restaurants, Music, & Arts
Such inexpensive great finds! They have 50% off last weekend of every month!
An interesting and educational place to work. The owners are fair, the clientle a quirky mix of characters and the merchandise a myriad of treasures of varying degree. Here one can has the opportunity to control their monthly work schedule and if ambitious and interested can work their way up into positions of more responsibility. Just being here can be a lesson in art & antiquities if one chooses to pay attention.
You name it, you need it, you want it, it's sure to be here.
One time i went here and almost picked up an Atari handheld computewr for twenty bucks, and decided against it. I regretted it ever since. I always find an excuse to come here and lose myself in all of their amazing weird junk, imagining different projects that can only be accomplished with this old washing machine or that old record player needle. its oddly awesome as a date place.
love Love LOVE the Alameda antique fair! I always find just what I'm looking for...the most recent craving: vintage cowboy boots. Scored a pristine pair of Luccheses for $75!
This is so huge, you can't believe it! I don't think I've ever finished it due to its size and the number of vendors. There are probably over 1000, to be honest. And each one is very unique. You'll see everything from vintage clothing to tools, furniture jewelry, plants, European items, Asian items, Native American, Africa, textiles and beads from Eastern parts of the world, and so on. It's a tremendous place to shop. Just bring your walking shoes for sure. The one drawback is lack of seating for when you finally take a snack/lunch break! I suppose if I went before 9 a.m. when the entrance price is higher than $5, I'd see the whole thing, but my feet still wouldn't survive! It's still worth going to. Store up your money and have some fun. There's an ATM just outside the entrance gate too. Some vendors take credit cards. I typically pay with cash. Getting in on a nice sunny morning is a chore due to the traffic. Same thing for when you leave. It'll take what seems to be a lifetime just getting onto Webster Street in Alameda so you can get back onto 880 and head home. By then you're totally pooped! But you'll have so many neat goodies to enjoy once you get there!
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