Looking for something cool and different for someone who has everything?
Concord is home to some great antique, vintage, artisan and boutique shopping you might not even know about! Check out these hidden gems the next time you’re out and about:
If you’re looking for beautiful home décor that’s truly special, the ladies at Elsie Green have exactly what you want! This family-run company travels all over the world in search of unique pieces that will elevate any room. The mostly vintage items include furniture, wall art, textiles and so much more. Think farm tables, bistro chairs or even a trough made into an eye-catching planter. All items sold are sustainable and found in local markets made by artisan crafters.
Additionally, a portion of every Elsie Green purchase goes towards various philanthropic projects. Elsie Green offers exclusive dinnerware, flatware and glassware in a collection dubbed “The French Kitchen” with items acquired from their shopping trips in the French countryside.
The store is full of exceptional items any shopper will fall in love with instantly! Elsie Green is located at 2954 Treat Blvd., Suite C, in Concord. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4pm. Learn more about Elsie Green HERE.
Concord Antique Faire
Get this on the calendar now! On the 3rd Sunday of each month, 65 vendors take over virtually every space surrounding Todos Santos Park for the Concord Antiques Fair. Here you can shop from hundreds of antiques, collectibles and handmade arts & crafts. Peruse through every booth to find that perfect piece to complete an outfit, something beautiful for your home or some other unexpected treasure.
Entrance to the Concord Antique Faire is FREE and open 9am to 4pm. Discover more about Concord Antique Faire HERE.
Just Bead It
Designing your own jewelry allows you to have the exact piece you want! At Just Bead It you become the stylist by customizing and creating beaded masterpieces from a selection of thousands of colorful beads and baubles. Family owned, the shop has jewelry to purchase or plenty of options to design your own. Attend a class, host a party or get inspired at a “Sit N’ String” where you can work on projects inside the shop and have access to the in-house experts.
Just Bead It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. They’re located at 2051 Harrison Street, in Concord. More about Just Bead It HERE.
Owner Bob Henley calls himself a treasure hunter and with good reason. Henley’s Antiques is full of unique antiques and collectibles, each with its own story. And while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, he and wife Lois have gathered some truly fun and interesting items. In other words, there’s something here for everyone. You’ll see things that can be displayed as is or repurposed into something new – the kind of sustainability we love. Throughout the store they’ve got vintage everything - cash registers, irons and even stoves. There’s glassware, furniture, toys and so much more that will make for great conversation pieces as you contemplate the history of each. Henley’s Antiques is located at 3486 Clayton Road, in Concord.
They’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm and on Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM. See more about Henley's Antiques HERE.
Pot of Gold Collectibles and More
Every day is Throwback Thursday at Pot of Gold Collectibles and More. This store has the vintage (and a few current) toys you seek. Shop from collections you love like LEGO, Star Wars, Transformers and others. Here you’ll find G.I. Joe and Nina Turtles action figures, but also the kids from Stranger Things or Negan from The Walking Dead. It’s a store and an experience as you peruse, shop and discuss with other like-minded toy lovers.
Pot of Gold is open seven days a week from 10am to 9pm. Pot of Gold Collectibles is located at 3431 Chestnut Avenue, in Concord.
Find out more about Pot of Gold Collectibles and More HERE.
Buy The Way Artiques
What originally started as a small hobby turned into a business venture—Buy The Way Artiques is a father-daughter run antique store that strives to preserve and share Concord's rich culture and history by showcasing their historical collectibles. Buy The Way Artiques prides themselves in giving these items a second life so that others may and learning its history and showcasing its beauty to others. Here, you can find rare items like a meteorite, or take a spin at cranking a record on an old 1910 Edison phonograph. Why not stop by and see what unique treasures you can find?
Buy The Way Artiques is open on Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and is located on 2080 East Street, Concord, CA 94520. On Sundays, the store features antique shows. More information on schedules and locations for antique shows can be found HERE.
Winter is the perfect time to shop for warm & cozy clothes with bold color, and you can find all of these timeless holiday styles at Tart Collections. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Jamie and Dana Finegold in 2004, Tart Collections has the goal of creating "a timeless collection that enhances a women’s natural radiance and confidence while transcending her from day to night with ease."
Each piece is constructed in an in-house design studio at their headquarters in Concord. Tart uses a special modal blend fabric that feels soft and flattering and is resistant to shrinkage, fading, and maintains its shape over time. This unique approach to design has developed a loyal fanbase, catching the attention of Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Kourtney Kardashian, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and Sofia Vergara.
With its large following, Tart Collections has now become an international online business, spreading Northern California style all over the world. You can find more information about Tart Collections' business story HERE.