Unique finds in San Diego
Collected by Rajam Roose, AFAR Local Expert
Nostalgia, natural tees, and a bit of Provence in California...
835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
My favorite independent bookstore, located in Seaport Village, is Upstart Crow—a mix of eclectic nostalgia items amongst coffee drinks and stacks of books. Here is where you find peace amid the tourist busy bodies.
1620 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
The paperie and gift shop, With Love, is owned by the same woman who runs the Le Bel Age boutique. In fact, they are found right across the street from each other. Like the boutique, With Love, is full of unique treasures that the owner, Valerie...
1607 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
For almost 30 years, Le Bel Age has been the "to go" to boutique in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego. Filled from top to bottom with earrings, bracelets, charms, necklaces, hats, clothing and shoes. The owner, Valerie Lee, travels all...
619 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Vitreum is located in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, near downtown. They carry unique, handmade jewelry, tableware, vases, incense, decorative items, and more. There is a clothing boutique and a spa all right next door. When you're...
7940 Herschel Ave g, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Prospect St in La Jolla has a lot of shopping, restaurants, day spas, galleries and more! There is so much here that I haven't seen everything. There are little nooks and alleyways filled with stores. There are several galleries- don't miss Peter...
2365 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
Mythology is one of the few eco-boutiques in San Diego. Richard Frederick runs this boutique and designs many of the items himself. You will find locally made jewelry, art and other gift items. The clothing found here is all-natural organic...
820 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Maison En Provence is run by a wonderful couple from the Provence region of France. They came to the States and opened a shop here in San Diego that carries items they feel reflect the best from their homeland. This cute little store is found...
743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
La Jolla is known for pricey galleries and high-end stores selling designer labels - and I admit it's fun to browse in these places - but when I need a present for a special occasion, I head to the St. James Gift Shop. Located in "the village"...
2225 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
With treasures from over 20 different local vendors, Progress is abounding with all sorts of gifts and goodies that warm the heart. From wooden candles to hiking tools, there’s certainly something for anyone here. The boutique also features...
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