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A Ventura street, shabby and chic

A Ventura street, shabby and chic
Stacked floor to ceiling with oversized pieces (including a 10-foot-tall French buffet with stained glass doors for $13,800), Heirloom Antiques has smaller treasures such as this handmade boat, $69, priced for impulse shoppers. 418 E. Main St.; (805) 652-0127. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Ventura's Main Street is hardly mainstream. The primary draw of this oceanfront, old mission town is a four-block stretch of funky antique malls and downright down-and-dirty charity thrift shops sandwiched among upscale cafes, whitewashed shabby chic boutiques and made-in-Asia modern furniture galleries. In early 20th century shop fronts and newly converted banks, you'll find nautical treasures, California crafts, European antiques and all-Americana kitsch.
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