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As you drive through Lincoln City on U.S. 101, the abundance of antique shops might not immediately hit you. Get more acquainted with this beachfront city, and you'll soon discover the treasures hiding behind shop doors. Visiting Lincoln City during Antique Week, held every February, is one way to find incredible vintage items with discounted prices. But you can hunt antiques here any time of year in well more than a dozen shops. To get started on your next visit, these shops are definitely worth a browse.
Little Antique Mall
3128 NE Hwy 101
Little Antique Mall is anything but little. It's the coast's largest antique mall, encompassing 15,000 square feet in two buildings of eclectic antique paradise. Owner Daniel Beck rents spaces to antique dealers from Lincoln City to Dallas, Texas, ensuring a broad mix of merchandise for serious collectors and anyone just looking for plain old fun finds. Some of the mall's specialties include art by Oregon artists, native American baskets and artifacts, rare books and prints, vintage military and hotel china, and the list goes on.
3200 NE Hwy 101
Nelscott House is the destination shop for vintage costume jewelry, vintage glassware (including the highly sought-after Fenton glass) and collectible art. With only 1,500 square feet of retail space, items in this fine shop tend to move fast. Repeat customers from around the country keep tabs on Nelscott House's new acquisitions to feed their collections.
North by Northwest Books & Antiques
6334 SE Hwy 101
North by Northwest Books & Antiques is paradise found if you love books. With both new and used books, it will have something for you. But used books really put North by Northwest on the collectors' map. They specialize in old, rare books, as well as signed books. But books aren't their only specialty; the largest collection of antique apothecary equipment in the Northwest lives right here, bringing collectors and dealers from around the country through North by Northwest's doors.
Lincoln City hosts Antique Week February 8-18, 2013. Visit the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau website for more info: www.oregoncoast.org/antique-week