Years ago, a Cole Valley Antiques employee explained the standard antique store system to me. Most of them have a central checkout station surrounded by a ton of little enclaves; each of those spaces is rented to an individual specialty seller. The result is what makes Cole Valley Antiques particularly hypnotic: you’re not looking at one collection, you’re looking at a dozen or more.
Boyfriend and I did some Christmas shopping here and came away with a pretty diverse haul: blown glass figurines, crystal salt and pepper shakers, and, sitting next to the register, these bad boys, for a coworker friend:
For a fascinating variety of collectables, show Cole Valley Antiques some love!