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A bright and funky boutique selling sportswear – blinged up and fashion-forward. There's Simpsons gear, leather shirts and jackets, reimagined football jerseys for girls, and cool handbags, clutches and backpacks.
For serious shopping, head to Palm Desert where the elegant El Paseo shopping strip has been dubbed the ‘Rodeo Drive of the Desert’. It’s one block south of and parallel to Hwy 111, 14 miles southeast of Palm Springs.
If you're a fan of sugary chews and fizzy drinks, not to mention rock-and-roll posters and catchy tunes from yesteryear, step into this brick house of fun and questionable dental choices. It will make you smile.
Upgrade from ho-hum IKEA to mod housewares that are positively scrumptious: glossy tangerine vases, vintage tiki-fabric cushions and mood-setting, ecofriendly, cork-shaded lamps, all priced for mass consumption.
Big-name retailers such as Calvin Klein and Coach and purveyors of cookware to fashion blue jeans have off-price boutiques among the 90 shops here. It's less than 1 mile southeast of the Cannon Rd exit off I-5.
If you’re planning on camping on the coast or exploring the Lost Coast, this is the best outfitter in the region, stocking detailed maps of the region’s wilderness areas, fuel for stoves and high-quality gear.
A concrete-floor emporium of quirky cool, OK has art and cookbooks, bar kits and paper lanterns, glass radiometers (measures light), pens and notebooks. But you might enjoy the jewelry and glassware most of all.
Run by the couple that organizes Amador's annual Barbera extravaganza (http://barberafestival.com), this expansive shop reserves special billing to boutique vintners who otherwise would not offer tastings.
Offers the Valley’s best selection of camping, mountaineering and backpacking supplies and is the home of the Yosemite Mountaineering School. It’s also world-renowned for its selection of big-wall climbing gear.
Freaky, funky Vivienne Westwood is the UK designer credited with mainstreaming punk and new-wave fashion, then building it into an empire. This is her LA flagship store and it's ultra high-end, darlings.
The hippest minimall in Hollywood, this designer construct of brick, wood, concrete and glass is home to classic and trend-setting mini-chains such as Umami Burger, Hennesy & Ingalls and Free People.
A visit to three-block downtown Garberville should include browsing at Brown’s Sporting Goods. The Brown family has run the place for a couple generations and has encyclopedic knowledge of activities in the area.
Downtown Del Mar (sometimes called ‘the village’) extends for about a mile along Camino del Mar. At its hub, this shopping center has restaurants, boutiques and upper-level terraces that look out to sea.
Carries high-fashion, Euro-inspired designs, with a touch of funky California soul thrown in for good measure. Think Humanoid dresses, Rag & Bone skinny jeans, Stella McCartney sunglasses and Chloé shoes.
A consignment boutique on Wilshire, Address Boutique offers couture from the likes of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Chloe, and Burberry, some of which were once draped on Meg Ryan, Salma Hayak and Sharon Stone.
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