The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is the largest antiques show in Northern California. Held once a month, this Bay Area antiques establishment brings in over 10,000 shoppers and 800 dealers for each monthly event.
With a fine flair for antique and vintage-feel items, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire is the perfect place to find some one-of-a-kind pieces to accent any home. Unique furniture is the norm, along with shoes, jewelry, wall sconces and a list of antique odds and ends.
Because of its stringent vendor rules (all items for sale must be at least twenty years old), and the scarcity of quality antiques shows in the Bay Area, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire draws a regular crowd of high-end antique dealers and serious collectors. The show’s co-founder and organizer, Alan Michaan, even stresses that it shouldn’t be called a mere flea market.
But that shouldn’t scare off the casual shopper; there are still plenty of bargains to be made among its 800 stalls of vintage stereos, clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, vintage and antique home decorations, books & collectibles, 60s-mod dining room furniture, classic Barbie dolls, and of course, much more. In addition to the regular monthly faire, the Alameda Point also holds twice a year a vintage fashion fair, featuring fashion from every decade. This is a must see for Bay Area women who love the vintage look.
The Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire is situated on a postcard-perfect stretch of the San Francisco Bay, on a former naval base’s landing strip, with the San Francisco skyline as the Faire’s backdrop. The faire and estate sales take place rain or shine, even on holidays such as Easter, and the auction previews happen the following Tuesday and Wednesday.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
There’s no perfect recipe for incorporating vintage items with new decor. Try not to go overboard with flea-market finds. Mixing and matching decor from different eras needs to be carefully curated and can be a slow process, so patience is key.
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