MOST EVERYONE WOULD LOVE TO REVISIT THEIR CHILDHOOD and we found a way to do just that.
In fact, you don’t even have to leave North County San Diego.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Oceanside is Lucky Street Marketplace, a wonderland of vintage memorabilia.
This huge warehouse, once home to the North County Times, has been transformed into a warm and welcoming venue that could best be described as Parisian flea market meets old time Main Street.
From the moment you walk through the entrance you can’t help but feel nostalgic. Good old-fashioned friendliness and great customer service greet you at the door.
Each of about 30 boutiques sells unique items that are sure to remind you of some stage of your past.
You’ll find utterly romantic, hand-written love letters from WWII, vinyl record albums from just about every era, freshly baked confections that smell like mom’s kitchen, gorgeous vintage and repurposed jewelry and the list goes on and on.
As you stroll down the aisles, the sights and sounds will fill your senses and may trigger a few forgotten memories.
Your nose may discover the unforgettable aroma of luxurious handmade soaps and scrubs as you sing along to the toe-tapping melodies, often being played by live musicians, throughout the marketplace.
Proprietors, Denny and Yvette Golden, are the colorful visionaries behind this shopper’s paradise.
They have organized a troupe of diverse and imaginative vendors to create a treasure trove of unusual and fabulous merchandise, sure to take you on a sentimental journey.
Each vendor treats their space as their own signature specialty shop, resulting in a myriad of rare and fascinating wares in a nothing less than magical setting.
Whether your style is sophisticated coastal, European antiques, retro Mad Men or environmentally conscious, there definitely is something here for everyone and every age.
Coming in January 2014, a new and exciting addition to Lucky Street Productions is the vintage apparel, shoes and handbags section.
This area of the marketplace will feature beautiful, upscale garments and accessories, as well as adorable retro fashions, all truly vintage, of course.
The upcoming Lucky Street events will be on:
Dec. 13 through Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 10 through Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 24 through Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking and Entrances at 1722 S. Coast Hwy and 1715 S. Freeman Street. Luckystreetproductions.com