From their website, "Books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem, with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins". Mysterious Galaxy is a specialty genre bookstore in Southern California with a focus on SciFi, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror (which, you may have noticed, are actually all popular types of literature among Steampunks).
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92111
An apothecary, natural magic, steam punk shop specializing in handmade items by local artisans. Carries a wide variety of gifts from candles to books, cards to steam punk clothing and accessories. The Labyrinth will host a variety of arts, crafts and instructional classes including beading, up-cycled jewelry making, candle making etc., along with a venue to showcase the work of local artists.
8201 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
"Where the West is dressed!" Old west clothing, Wah Maker, Wrangler, Lariat, Scully, vests, boots, suspenders, dusters, western hats, Australian clothing, western decor, and more.
1235 Broadway, El Cajon, CA, 92021
Johnson House Haberdashery
The historic Johnson House in beautiful Old Town, San Diego is known for selling quality Victorian clothing, hats, walking sticks, handbags, jewelry and more.
2706 Calhoun Street, Old Town San Diego, CA, 92110
Village Hat Shop
A mad-hatter's dream-come-true, the Village Hat Shop is one of the favorite places of San Diego Steampunks to get hats in all shapes, styles and colors. They also carry a nice selection of Steampunk, Americana, and Victorian style hats, and offer re-sizing too.
Three locations in San Diego, and website shoping too.
Love the style but don't know where to get started? Here are some San Diego resources that offer Steampunk items. These are our local vendors and merchants - please support them! If you know of one that should be added, please let us know about it.
2401 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92101
Spend an hour or a day. Inspire creativity. Touch history. Since 1985 designers, builders, collectors and curious creatives have made us a "natural resource" in their quest for the unique, the unusual and the hard-to-find. (Note from Lady Amethyst: all you steampunk makers and re-purpose-crafters will be right at home here when looking for something with which to embellish a hat or to add to your home furnishings or to attach to your next steampunk prop, and prices range from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. So there is something for everyone!)
Local Steampunk Merchants
Simply Local Emporium
Simply Local is a merchant marketplace featuring over 55 locally owned small-businesses that offer items such as candles, jewelry, skin care, clothing, home decor, candies, pet treats and more. Everything is either hand crafted, home grown, recycled or embellished by the artisans and makers who retail there. It is located next to Sea Port Village, in the quaint little "headquarters" shopping district. Someof the local maker- Steampunks in our community offer their hand crafted items here.
789 West Harbor Drive, Suite 186, San Diego, CA, 92101
The Aubrey Rose Tea Room
Fine gifts and collectibles, many reminescent of the Victorian era and early days in America, too. They also offer a lovely tea time, which you should attend in your finest Steampunk/Victoriana attire.
8362 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA, 91942
Junc.Life is more than a boutique. It's a safe haven and lifestyle for the bold and free. We have something for everyone whether you're looking for an outfit, accessories or furniture for your home. Our inspiration comes from the unconventional. We see the beauty in the odd and take a nomadic but sophisticated infused approach to life. We've created the perfect space for you to discover every type of embellishment from new to vintage. (Note from Lady Amethyst: Okay, I cherish this place. Anytime I visit this store I not only find some new little thing to add to either my Steampunk wardrobe or interior decor, I also find a pleasant gentleman at the counter eager to discuss all things Steampunk. Totally worth a visit, even if just for the encouraging conversation and inspiring atmosphere. Plus, it's right down the street from Eclipse Chocolat!)
2209 Fern Street, San Diego, CA, 92104
More to come soon...
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Whaley House Museum Shop
After you tour the most haunted house in America, the Whaley House in Old Town, step into the Whaley House Museum Shop to pick up some Victorian, Steampunk, or gothic goodies! Whaley House would love to work with local artisans to expand their offerings. From Nikola Tesla magnets, Oz books, jewelry, or home accessories to books and absinthe kits, this hidden gem is a fun source for you to explore.
Vintage Flea Market
The San Diego Vintage Flea Market is a great way for folks to sell and purchase interesting vintage or vintage-inspired treasures. All vintage pieces are true to the era of turn of the century to midcentury modern. Our vendors offer home furnishings, bric-a-brac, clothing, and so much more - vintage-inspired items, pin-up/rockabilly style clothing and accessories, tiki infused items along with vintage-inspired music promotion. It's all here at the San Diego Vintage Flea Market!
Several times a year!