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Her Royal Highness offers romantic twist on antiques
Her Royal Highness
Chandeliers, custom furniture, and home dcor items are all available for purchase at Her Royal Highness Vintage Chic. Small goods, such as hand soaps and hand-crocheted items, are also available.

Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic

Type of Business:  Antique shop

Location: 151 N. Thor Street

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Contact Information: 631-6462

History of Business: Ask owner Julie Silva-Rodrigues to describe her downtown antique shop, Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic and she can tell you the exact look for which she is going.

“It’s definitely a tailored look. It’s romantic, but it’s polished and clean,” she said. “I didn’t want the cluttered look a lot of antique shops have.”

Within its four walls, Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic offers a range of items for everyone from the veteran antique shopper to those looking for a handmade gift: crocheted items, hand soaps, home décor accent pieces, dog accessories, and even a whole room devoted to children’s clothes, some of which is handmade.

“We really have a little bit of everything,” said Silva-Rodrigues. “We keep it local. We don’t buy into the big consumerism.”

There is also a wide selection of repurposed furniture, 90 percent of which Silva-Rodrigues creates herself, a craft she began five years ago. After starting to sell some items on her own, Silva-Rodrigues expanded to have a booth in Ritzy Ragz and Thingz, another vintage shop that recently closed its downtown Turlock doors. Sensing a need to expand prior to the store’s closing, she purchased the North Thor Street location and opened shop in November. According to Silva-Rodriques, so far so good.

“We’re big on Facebook so that has brought a lot of people in,” she said.

Silva-Rodrigues also sells several local artisans’ wares and those that are interested in selling at Her Royal Highness- Vintage Chic can contact her.

Business Specialty: Vintage, repurposed, and handmade items.