Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles and More!For years League City has been known for its quaint little shops. Residents enjoy the variety of shopping available in their hometown.Tourists, often on their way to the Kemah Boardwalk, now stop and discover these hidden treasures.Among them is League City’s largest and most popular antique shop—Park Avenue Showplace.Find the perfect gift here for that “difficult someone” on your shopping list.
Owner Ann Hacker and long-time manager Jamie DeFabio take a hands-on approach to the shop’s inventory. They know almost every item detail and can tell you the history and significance behind each piece. Here it’s about more than just making a sale; they want each unique item to find a good homeand a happy, satisfied owner.
Unlike other antique stores that operate like weekend garage sales, Ann’s considerable knowledge and years of experience with antiques add a personal touch that helps customers make the perfect purchase. If the item is not antique, but instead a quality reproduction, Ann will tell you. Customers can buy with confidence at Park Avenue Showplace.
The store’s integrity is especially important to serious collectors who want to be assured they are getting an authentic addition to their collection. “I have seen where a modern reproduction was for sale as vintage in the original box,” Ann explains. “And where one item in a series of collectibles was misidentified as another. Here at Park Avenue Showplace, you are getting the real deal, the real McCoy.”
The store has an impressive selection of American pottery such as Weller, Rookwood, Stangle, and Bauer—increasingly rare because these companies closed decades ago. Fine porcelains include Royal Doulton and Limoges. All are showcased in clean, well-lit conditions for a pleasant shopping experience.
Other showcases highlight a sparkling array of vintage and costume jewelry displayed by color, for easy selection. This convenient systematic grouping by theme makes for some interesting vignettes at Park Avenue Showplace.
Then there’s the “Playboy/Prom Girl Corner.” Here a 1955 Christian Dior dress keeps company with men’s magazines from decades past.
In the “Advertising Room” shoppers are taken back to the mad mod world of the 1960s. The room looks like it contains props from the set of TV’s Mad Men. Collectible signs surround videos playing the antics of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Flip Wilson and Johnny Carson.
At“Abigail’s Doll House” doll collectors will delight in seeing hard to find antique and vintage dolls and toys with plentiful accessories. Included are a 1890s doll crib, a 1930 baby doll that changes facial expressions, and an authentic 1934 Shirley Temple doll.
Ever hear of “mantiques”? Park Avenue Showplace carries all kinds of unique gifts for the man in your life: tools, smoking stands, cast iron banks, vintage parlor games and so much more. Layaway is available.
Check out Park Avenue Showplace. Its 2,000 square feet of carefully selected merchandise will not disappoint.
Park Avenue Showplace Antiques
447 Highway 3 South
League City, Texas 77573
Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00am-5:30pm
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and browse hundreds of photos from these enchanting vignettes. See something you like? Call the store: 281-332-3953
- Collectibles – If you collect it, Park Avenue Showplace probably has it
- Fashion Lady – Quality vintage clothing and accessories from the 1860s-1960s. Remember classic Bill Blass, Gucci, and Christian Dior?
- Hollywood and Music – Fantastic memorabilia from the entertainment world. Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and others
- Nautical and Nice – Take a voyage through maritime history and all things see-worthy
- Antique Radios – Park Avenue Showplace has your call sign
- Victorian Cowgirl – Victorian chairs, marble-top tables, and antique lamps will rope you in
Photo by Cindy Price