Ventura is a
treasure trove - quite literally - antique shops. The fact that
the city still retains many of its old prized Victorian structures and
can trace its history back 200 years probably helps.
It is a real pleasure to walk down Main street, where you will find the largest concentration of antique shops. As you wander in and out of the shops bursting with antiques, you will also be drawn by the many restaurants, thrift shops and clothing boutiques. Come prepared to be tempted!
Abednego Book Store, 2160 E. Thompson Blvd. 805-643-9350 - Over 15,000 books that come in a variety of topics, rare and out of print. They are open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
American Home Antiques, 64 Oak Street, 805-648-6818 - Furniture, jewelry, dishes, vintage, fabric, children's clothes, quilts, kitchenware. Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m.
The Antiquarian, 28 W. Main Street, 805-648-2854 - American antique furnishings, accessories, architectural elements and vintage musical instruments. They are open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and closed on Tuesday.
Antique Collective Mall, 374 E. Main Street, 805-643-7676 - Over 5,000 sq. ft. of furniture, quality small antiques, pottery, linen, vintage home decor, lighting, advertising, china, dolls, jewelry. Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Antique Stoves and Gallery, 223 S. Laurel Street, 805-641-9227 - Sales, service and restoration of vintage gas cooking stoves and refrigerators, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Specializing in O'Keefe & Merritt and Wedgwood. Tues - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday by appointment.
Antique Trading Company, 446 Main Street, 805-641-3828 - Importers of quality European furniture and accessories. Victorian - 30s. Their selection includes old stained glass. Mon, Wed-Sat 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Antiques, Etc., 369 Main Street, 805-643-6983 - Furniture, iron, garden and collectibles. Daily 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Attention to Detail Vintage Home Furnishings, 337 E. Main St. 805-648-7225. New, vintage antiques with a European flair. Mon - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Attic Trunk, 451 E. Main Street, 805-643-6510. A little bit of everything, including costume jewelry, buttons. Daily 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Avenue Used Furniture & Antiques, 826 E. Main Street, 805-653-7732. Large inventory of quality used furniture, antiques, chine, crystal, silver and gold jewelry. Mon - Sat 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bank of Books, 391 E. Main Street, 805-643-3154. Used, rare, out-of-print books, magazines and records. Book searches are a specialty. Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri & Sat 9:30 - 9 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Book Mall of Ventura, 105 Oak Street, 805-641-2665. First editions, rare and collectible books. Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Brittany by the Sea, 35 S. Oak St, 805-653-0628. Antiques, gifts, specialty items. They also turn photographs into keepsakes. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Calico Cat Bookshop, 495 E. Main Street, 805-643-7849. Large selection of out-of-print and antiquarian books, maps and prints. Mon- Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Curio Cottage, 51 S. Oak Street, 805-648-5508. 3,500 sq. ft. of small antiques and collectibles, jewelry and more. A Fenton art glass showcase dealer. Daily 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday.
Daniel James Antiques, 478 E. Main Street, 805-641-1796. Crystal, furniture, sterling, painting and rugs, American and European fine antiques. Daily 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 805-641-1796.
Fifteen Eighty-Five Thompson Antiques, 1585 Thompson Blvd. 805-643-1065. 18th and 20th Century furniture and accessories. Thurs - Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sun & Thurs.
Gold Lion Gallery, 454 E. Main Street, 805-653-7955. Galleries of old and new find Asian home furnishings. Designer quality accessories, nautical antiques, curios. Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Heirlooms Antiques of the World, 328 E. Main Street, 805-652-0615. Italian antiques. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heirlooms Antiques Mall, 327 E. Main Street, 805-648-4833. Over 25 dealers occupy over 6,000 sq. ft. of antiques and collectibles. Daily 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Main Street Antique Mall, 384 Main Street, 805-648-3268. They bill themselves as "Eclectic Collectibles" Wed - Sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tues 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Mon.
Marco Polo, Explorer, 315 E. Main Street, 805-653-1124. Fine French furniture and accessories, nautical antiques and curios. Daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
My Last Hurrah, 451 E. Main Street, 805-643-6510. Catalina, Bauer, Fiesta and others. 805-643-6510. Daily 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Niche, 671 E. Main Street, 805-653-5273. Vintage home and garden cottage furnishings. Visit our wonderful selection of chandeliers and gift items. Mon - Sat 11 a.m. - 5p.m. Closed Sun.
Nicholby Antique Mall, 404 E. Main Street, 805-653-1195. Over 50 dealers are featured in this large venue. The corner location is also quite striking. Mon- Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Oaktree Antiques, 1880 E. Main Street, 805-641-2621. Affordable antiques, furniture, collectibles, phonographs, glassware, pottery, outdoor furniture and more. Tues - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mon.
Poinsettia Collectibles. 554 E. Main Street. 805-643-2934. Antiques, vintage, old and new nautical. Fri & Sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment.
Portobello Antiques, 748 E. Main Street, 805-643-6450. Grand Italian furniture. Mon, Wed - Sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed Tues.
Precious Memories Antiques & Collectibles, 966 E Main St, 805-641-9110.
Provence Antiques, 337 E. Main Street. 805-648-1335. 19th century French antiques. Daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Red House Antiques, 1234 E Main St, 805-643-6787. Antiques and collectibles, quilts, artwork, furniture and more. Tues - Sat 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Synthia's, 419 E. Main Street, 805-641-3773. Antiques, gifts, vintage home decor and garden accessories. Daily 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Times Remembered, 467 E Main St, 805-643-3137. 6,400 sq. ft. multiple dealer mall offering collectibles, pottery, ancient artifacts, advertising, and lots of memories. Daily 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Fri 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Trudies. 953 E. Main Street, 805-648-5440. Antiques and collectibles.
Truebloods Collectibles. 230 E. Main Street. 805-653-0365. Knives, toys, magazines, comics, and other collectibles. Daily 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Treasures 'n Things, 27 S. Oak Street, 805-643-0239. Antiques and collectibles. Mon - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Tues.
Ventura Antique Market, 457 E Thompson Blvd, 805-653-0239. Wide variety of quality items. Estates purchased since 1980. Daily 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Tues.
Warehouse Antiques, 38 W. Main Street, 805-652-1192. 9,000 sq. ft. of quality European furniture and collectibles, hand selected and directly imported at reasonable prices. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Tues.