Love vintage shopping? Consider taking a trip to the High Desert if you live or are visiting in Southern California.
High Desert vintage shops include a variety of styles from Route 66 and early-to-mid 1900’s finds to classy and elegant antiques. Make it an all-day shopping trip and start out with breakfast at Molly’s on National Trails Highway in Helendale. High Desert Bloggers went there for breakfast, and I ordered a veggie omelet without the eggs. It was the first time Molly’s had made the egg-less omelet. This makes a perfect breakfast for vegetarians or anyone limiting the carbs.
Start your shopping in Oro Grande at Linda Marie’s Enchanted Treasures and Antique Station. This little cottage antique shop and outdoor vintage village is a must to visit. It’s on Route 66 and next to Antique Station which you’ll not want to miss. Just at these two shops alone can take half a day. That’s why I recommend starting out very early on a Saturday morning or plan a two-day vintage trip.
Turn right on 7th Street (Santa Fe Trading Company is an absolute must to stop by if you like Southwestern decor!! Though not an antique shop, I wouldn’t want you to go past it without at least spending a little time there. It’s on the right soon after you turn onto 7th.)
The next antique shop is P’s and Q’s on 7th, a fun place to shop. When you get through shopping here, you may be ready for lunch. A cute little Caribbean restaurant with the best spicy chicken with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and delicious desserts is located on 7th.
Now for the second part of your vintage shopping day, visit The Desert Cottage
The Desert Cottage is a delightful shop for purchasing a gift item for a friend with elegant style. Recently, my husband and I went by and enjoyed browsing through this lovely shop and meeting the friendly owners.
Saturday, June 28, The Desert Cottage is having a special Summer Outdoor Marketplace that starts at 8:00 am.
Carriage House Antiques, a beautiful and classy place to enjoy with a mini tea sitting area, is located on Hesperia Road in Hesperia.
One can easily forget the time when strolling through any of these antique stores.
There are two more fun places to shop, Vintage Gypsies on Highway 18 in Apple Valley (though they will be closed on June 28 and July 4, 2014) and Smoketree Junction Antiques in Pinon Hills. Smoketree Junction has a lovely outdoor garden area, occasional evening dinner events, and Saturday flea markets on the first Saturday of the month and a Sunday barter market to haggle with the vendors.
Need more time for visiting these shops? Make a two-day trip out of it. The High Desert has much to choose from when it comes to shopping vintage.
If you plan your trip on the weekend, most of these shops mentioned are open on Sundays except for The Desert Cottage. Carriage House Antiques is open on Sundays but not until 11:00 am.
Enjoy your High Desert vintage shopping trip!