King Richard’s Antique Center is so much more than a shop. It is a place to become completely immersed in the world of antiques, vintage items, collectibles and history. The building itself is historic, built in 1903, and it has been California’s largest antique center for more than 30 years. There are more than 300 dealers spread over four floors spanning 57,000 sqft, and the variety of goods on display and for sale guarantees that there is most definitely something for everyone to be found here.
Walking around King Richard’s Antique Center is akin to taking a stroll down memory lane. As well as antique paintings, furniture, jewelery, ornaments, weaponry and armor, there is also an area dedicated to TV and movie memorabilia and collectibles and historic political propaganda. There is certainly no need to buy anything to make a trip here worthwhile, but it is indeed hard to leave empty handed. Whatever the area of interest, it will be represented by something worth buying in King Richard’s Antique Center.
The sheer size of King Richard’s Antique Center can make the shopping experience a little overwhelming. The best time is had when visitors do not have a specific desired item in mind and are happy to take a carefree stroll around the various floors. When hunting for something specific, time will be spent getting orientated first before honing in on the appropriate part of the complex! However, the store vendors are all incredibly friendly and there are general assistants around too that are more than happy to help.
Everyone in King Richard’s Antique Center has great knowledge of their wares, and customers are welcome to make offers and bargain for goods of interest. As well as the shops, there are also auctions held at this location, painting classes, lectures and workshops on a variety of topics. Spend a day immersed in the past and leave with a souvenir or two!
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