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Shoppers looking to buy vintage clothes, furniture and other memorabilia...

Shoppers looking to buy vintage clothes, furniture and other memorabilia from the 1950s up through the '70s will enjoy the many shops that span more than two-blocks on this popular, busy street.

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Retro Row

East 4th st. is known as "Retro Row". It's only a few blocks long and has fun stores with different items for sale than what you will find in the mall stores. Thehas an old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
J S
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Long Beach, California

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Dorval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

easy access from downtown Long Beach and parking very close to the beach area, cheap at 25 cents per 15 minutes..... breezy and a lot cooler than being downtown, nice get away.

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great neighborhood for eating, shopping vintage and drinking. Lots of retro shops, wine bars and food options. Oh, and lots of people watching and cute dogs!

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Thank Janine W
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

East 4th st. is known as "Retro Row". It's only a few blocks long and has fun stores with different items for sale than what you will find in the mall stores. Thehas an old refurbished movie theater, lots of places to eat and a coffee shop that you really should visit called Portfolio. It's a local spot and trendy... More 

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Thank J S
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'd heard about 4th street all week so perhaps my expectations were high. I went down to 4th street and I was underwhelmed. There weren't as many stores as I was expecting and they weren't that great. I'd probably recommend going some where else.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Park cheap at 4th and Cherry. My fave restaurants in this area: Lola's (creative Mexican), 4th Street Vine (wine bar), Aji Peruvian cuisine, The Pike (fish grill). Great people watching, all types of artsy folk.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Retro row is advertised in all the brochures as an eclectic Art district with vintage shops. I found a run down area with some places that reminded me of the salvation army. Skip this area, heat for Belmont shore instead.

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Thank kskkgd
Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First, I need to say that I LOVE 4th street during the day. It was hard to give it three stars because I practically lived at Portfolio coffee house in my college years, and all of the quirky vintage shops lining the street are so much fun. It's a great place to go digging for treasure. That said, beware when... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

4th St. (aka Retro Row) gets better every year. Go there for the dive bars, the funky people, the vintage clothing stores and the mid-century moderns furniture retailers. There are a couple of nice places for lunch/dinner like the new Argentinian/Italian pasta place P3 and a modern pho establishment Number Nine. Care for a beer? Go to The Pike, owend... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Coffee shops, boutiques, hair salons, and historic structures, oh my! Definitely a hidden charmer in historic Belmont Heights.

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1 Thank Chris B
Westmont, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

small shops large prices. Nothing special. We've been in the antique business for several years and one of the things we enjoy doing on vacations is going to antique stores. These stores had some great pieces but they were more then we'd spend retail in Chicago. If you look hard enough you may find something but not worth the time... More 

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