Last Minute Gift Guide 2018
North Valley Emporium
6818 Second Street NW
Mon closed, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-4pm
It's an accepted aim of gift giving to present your friend, partner, family member, mail carrier or whoever with something that is unique, right? Instead of grabbing an item from a the shelf of an impersonal big box store, where hundreds of replicas wait in their identical boxes maybe this year you should stop in somewhere like North Valley Emporium.
Inside the expansive store on Second Street is all sorts of strange things you've been lowkey looking for—vintage cowboy boots? Check. Retro furniture? Obviously. Bakelite? Rugs? Costume jewelry? Of course! This gem of an antique store has all that stuff and a whole lot more that you never knew you always wanted.
Beyond offering up a wealth of items that are one-of-a-kind and staunchly of the “they just don't make 'em like this anymore” variety, overall, your shopping experience is going to be so much more pleasant than trying to park at the mall and then having to navigate through screaming children and Santa Claus impersonators. At the North Valley Emporium, friendly staff is decidedly hands-off, unless you need help moving a heavy piece of furniture to your car. Then, they've got you.
Always worth the drive, and if you can't find what you're looking for in booth after booth at the North Valley Emporium, there's tons more antique stores in this corridor ready for your perusal.