Often compared to the feel of a Parisian flea market, this shop is stuffed to the brim with beautiful antiques and curiosities. Porcelain-doll hands, vintage botanical prints and anatomical posters, worn-in books, and found photographs and postcards...you can stumble upon something new every time you visit. Just be sure to call ahead and brace yourself for the erratic hours.
Aria Antiques, 1522 Grant Avenue (between Flibert and Union streets); 415-433-0219.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile