Voted “Best SD Custom Framer”… $19.99 Museum Framing…50-90% Off Warehouse Mouldings….Details Below…Appointments Recommended 760-432-8995


$19.99 is the best price anywhere for museum custom picture framing with premium premium real wood frames where acid free mats with conservation glass are appropriate to preserve and protect fine artwork, photos, documents. To size 8 x 10 in. Value to $150. Comparable discounts for larger sizes. click for details
And those phony discounts at the big box retailers…they usually are twice our pricing after all the phony math on 400% markups…if the limited selection of frames suits your taste.***

Free Online Design Service

Yes we specialize in the creative, the unique and the imaginative when in comes to custom framed designs. But these take a lot of time to work up. So to introduce you to our unique professional design services and save you time, we have created an online design service. You provide us with some basic information about your project over the internet. Our designers work up some ideas. Then we get back to you with some design concepts. Click here to see how it works. Once again something you don’t get at the big box stores.

And yes this service is available for all our sale and discount programs.

Creative Designs by Sydney

Want something special… more than just a “Picture on the Wall”? Get a great design by working with Sydney. Click for more details. Another service not found at the big box retailers.

Save on Fine Custom Picture Framing at our warehouse  in San Marcos

Fine Custom Framing since 1988

The Main Frame Shoppe

 Has moved and our new name is

Best Frame Shops

760-432-8995 for Information and appointments

“Where Quality is Just as Important as Savings.”

2624 Auto Parkway, Escondido, 92027

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Specialists in Wholesale and Commercial Volume Discount Framing for Contractors, Designers,Hospitals, Restaurants, Casinos, etc.


Shadow Box Specialists

The big, the 3-dimensional, the unusual, the rare and the valuable.

50-90% Off All Frame Mouldings (Warehouse Only)

At our warehouse location In San Marcos (just off the Highway 78) all mouldings including premium frame mouldings, for custom frame work start at 50% off with some up to 90% off (min $10). Values to $1000 on some fancy frames. And there are more frames in our warehouse stocks than the big box chains have in their entire selection which usually consists of a few on-sale mouldings mixed in with their high priced regular mouldings that everyone really wants.Most of our 50-90% off mouldings are premium selections left over from major design projects where only the best hand made, hand finished mouldings will do. How do we do it?**

Framing the Masters to Preserve, Protect and Showcase…

Basic, but eloquent and often simple treatments allow the artwork to standout on its own.


We are actively looking for rare and fine art for our world wide clientel which we serve by regular internet based auctions. Top dollar for works by well recognized artists such as Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Miro, Chagall, Dali. Looking for California artists, WPA artists, American Social Realists and old masters such as Rembrandt, Durer and Goya. Call or email us at for informal appraisals. No fees unless we sell your art. Immediate purchase options available. 760-432-8995 To check on our latest auctions go to Plus Art Auctions.



Bulk Mats Starting at 12.99 Dozen

Custom and standard sizes starting at 12.99 for 12 (5 x 7). Standard or reverse bevel. Bainbridge, Cresent, Peterboro. Fabrics including suede, linen, jute and silk. Black and other color cores. Add one of the fancy corners we are known for (400 options) or one or two v-grooves to set your framing off for a one time charge of $15 no matter how many mats you order with that design. Fast local service in San Diego or shipped nationwide. Call or email for a quote.



Showroom Relocation

New Showroom Coming
Watch This Space

1440 Grand Ave.
Suite A
At Las Posas exit 78 Highway
San Marcos, Ca. 92078



*** Discount Deceptions:

In one of the most deceptive marketing manipulations of the public practiced by the big box retailers, you are supposed to believe that advertised multiple discounts as illustrated in our headline would add up to 155% off full price. In real math it’s 14.125% of original price (85.875% discount) as the discounts are applied to the amount after each discount is taken, not the initial price, which at the big box retailers is usually 400% marked up to start with. And yes we have over 100 frames, often premium mouldings, discounted 85% with a rock bottom minimum price of $10.
Serving the San Diego communities of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Center, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Vista, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Rancho Bernardo