This year, beat the rush by getting a head start on your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, North County San Diego has some of the best shopping in Southern California. Whether your tastes tend towards locally-made, one-of-a-kind items or luxury goods from high-end brands, North County has a shopping destination for you. Check out our list of the best holiday shopping in North County, and make a plan to tackle your list while there’s still plenty of time!
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
If you’re looking for great deals from some of today’s top brands, then definitely hit up Carlsbad Premium Outlets in Carlsbad. With more than 90 outlets, this massive shopping center pretty much has it all. You’ll find high-end brands like Tory Burch, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Michael Kors as well as popular, on-trend shops such as Lids, Hurley, Guess, and Crocs.
Cedros Avenue Design Destrict
For those who love to shop indie boutiques, head to Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana Beach. This 2.5-block stretch of businesses features just about everything from books and pet supplies to jewelry and home decor. Some of our favorite places include Muttropolis, Temecula Olive Oil Company, Madison Gallery, Clutch Modern, Curve Couture, and Marrow Fine Jewelry. There’s also a terrific farmers market every Sunday!
Girard & Prospect in La Jolla
Spend a fabulous afternoon browsing the high-end stores in downtown La Jolla on Girard Avenue and Prospect Street. Score secondhand designer apparel from the likes of Chanel, Gucci, and Prada at Encore of La Jolla. Book lovers will swoon over anything from Warwick’s, the country’s oldest family-owned and operated bookstore. Or splurge on elegant handmade clothing for women at Alexia Maria, a young designer fashionable with the Hollywood set.
One of the best things about shopping for the holidays in North County is that you can do it outside! Enjoy the warm air and sunshine while browsing more than 150 specialty shops and department stores at Westfield UTC in La Jolla. This is the place to score treasures from tried-and-true favorites like Abercrombie & Fitch, Anthropologie, Express, and Gap. There are also a handful of luxury retailers including Chanel, Hermes, and Tiffany & Co. You can even buy someone a Tesla!
Flower Hill Promenade
Finally, enjoy shopping an eclectic mix of specialty stores at the charming Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar. Gift someone a good night’s sleep with a set of luxury Egyptian cotton sheets from Between the Sheets. Find wonderfully engaging and entertaining toys for all the kids on your list at Geppetto’s Toys. Lavender Home & Garden is the place to go for self-care items like candles and bath soaks. Or pick out the cutest outfit ever for your little one at Sweet Pea! After a full day of shopping you can refuel at one of the many restaurants and cafes including Venissimo Cheese & Wine Bar, Milton’s Deli, or Richard Walker’s Pancake House.
Contact the Clark & Gilman Team today!
Buying or selling a North County San Diego home is a major milestone. If you’re ready to make the leap, then contact the experts at Clark & Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We’ve been helping buyers and sellers in North County for decades, and we’re standing by to answer all your questions. Contact us today!