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Suggestions wanted on Mod Lovin' Bay Area Shops

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Joined: Jul 20 2006

Hi All,
I am visiting in the Berkeley/SFO area this weekend and wanted some suggestions on antique shops with cool mid-mod stuff. I know about Retro @ Home, but was hoping to get some input on some more reasonable mom & pop type antique shops or just cool places to shop.


Joined: Nov 26 2004

In SanFrancisco, the best thing to do is to start out centrally at Gough and Market Street and you will find:
- plenty on Gough (near Market St),
- a few on Hayes Street (although most places on Hayes Street sell new, mod stuff)
- on both sides of Market Street (if you follow Market Street up until it changes to Castro, you will find some cool shops towards the top of Castro)
- if you really want to make it a fun, mid-century modern day, you can continue following Castro street up into Diamond Heights to see the Eichler single-family homes that were built in San Francisco. The best way to find them is to Google "Diamond Heights Eichler" (WITH the quotes). In doing so, you will quickly find a webpage that includes a google map to their exact location.

Last but not least, there are also some cool MCM/retro shops in the Mission district. Most of them are on the main drag (e.g. Valencia, Guerrero, Mission).

Good luck and happy shopping.

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