Lost City Antiques is located at 1519 Park Street and run by owner David George along with over 20 dealers/vendors. Some of the vendors are well-established and have been there for more than 15 years.
The stately brick building that houses Lost City Antiques has been used as an antique store under several different ownerships for the past 30 years (including Park Street Antiques). But the building itself is much older than that – it was built in 1897, most likely as a mercantile.
Today, the immense building showcases three levels packed with an amazing assortment of antiques, collectibles, and vintage clothing:
The Main Floor contains a large number of glass display cases that hold every collector’s favorites, from an extensive assortment of vintage jewelry and pocket watches to a collection of ephemera and other bric-a-brac. You can stroll down the aisles and open spaces throughout the floor to find antique lighting and furniture from the Victorian, Art Deco, Mid-Century, and Arts & Crafts eras. There are a number of rooms and alcoves that also feature assortments of old tools, classic bikes, vintage clocks, and much more. In addition, you might find Italian and French collectibles alongside an assortment of other collections — from tea cups, vintage magazines, and kitchenware, to kitsch and tiki items from the 50s onward. Lost City even has a book room!
The Upper Floor is where you will find a huge selection of clothes and accessories, including vintage and contemporary styles. Whether you are looking for something from the Victorian era, the roaring 20s, WWII, or a piece of Hawaiian clothing for your next party, you will be sure to find it on the upper floor. Along with the wide variety of clothing, you will find a variety of shoes, hats and accessories to accent any outfit you have in mind. There is even a collection of vintage clothing for children! But if that’s not enough, you will also find more antiques and collectibles with one side of the floor devoted to high-end furniture from all range of eras.
The Lower Level, with its great exposed architectural supports, features lots of display cases with a countless variety of vintage toys, cameras, papers, Disney collectibles, and Native American items. This level also includes an extensive assortment of furniture. In another area you will also find old pottery and glass bottles, patio furniture, door hardware, and kitchen items. You will also find even more vintage books, magazines, and records on this level.
But these are not the only treasures to be found inside Lost City Antiques. It’s worth another meander around each of the floors to find rugs, table decorations, Asian antiques, and glassware. You will also see an amazing collection of artworks from all styles and periods throughout the shop.
David George likes to jokingly tell folks that admission to the antique store is free. He also avows that your visit is guaranteed to bring back many fond memories of the “good old days” or the grandparents’ house. You might even be surprised upon finding that lost item you have been seeking to reclaim for many years.
(Note: Are you a collector who would like to give antique sales a try? Or maybe you’ve come upon a large estate that you would like to liquidate. Lost City Antiques has space for rent and also accepts consignments — so give them a call or stop by if you would like to rent, consign, or need help with an estate sale.)
Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park Street, Alameda, (510) 523-0895
A grand re-opening of Lost City Antiques will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:30pm! You’re invited to join them in celebrating this exciting event — there will be a ribbon cutting, free drawings, food & beverages to be served, and lots of fun!
Here’s a special treat for you… Bring a copy of this article to Lost City Antiques and get 10% off any item over $25 (as long as it is not marked “firm” or is not already on sale.) Also, one or more of the vendors might be having a sale, so be sure to ask about any specials offered on the day of your visit!
Be sure to stop by for a visit!
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Downtown Alameda offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our website: www.DowntownAlameda.com/All-Events. You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.