Fun Places to Shop in San Diego


With Spring Fashion season upon us once again it is worth reviewing the shopping facilities in and around San Diego once again.

We have explored some of the places that we had not made it to by the end of last year. Here it is our guide to some of the best, or most fun shopping experiences from the South County to the North County and beyond.

Little Italy

In this part of the city you can mix fine dining with some fun shops. Seriously the restaurants serve up top quality food and the shops have some quality ceramics and glassware on sale.

The main places to shop are around India Street as well as Kettner Boulevard.

If you can resist going into the restaurants, head to Be Beauty, which can be found among the cottages on West Fir Street.

At Be Beauty you are able to buy dresses or get yourself a manicure.

Japanese gifts like glass orbs can be brought from Vitreum.

Del Mar

Further shops can be visited in the village of Del Mar. This village has some of the upmarket shoppers in the whole county as well as some classier gift shops. Plus whenever you are not in a shop you can look out onto a great Seaview.

At Del Mar it is easy enough to spend the whole day either walking, eating, shopping, or playing in the sea. Stores to look out for include Fair Trade Decor, Pebbles by the Beach, and Duarante’s Menswear. An undoubted highlight is Urban Girl, which sells good gifts not to mention a fine selection of Toms shoes.

Downtown Chula Vista

Located between the G and E streets of Third Avenue you will find downtown Chula Vista, which as well as appearing old fashioned gives you more traditional shops to browse through. Teens searching for formal wear especially dresses, admirers of fine jewelry, and people searching for more specific items.

Teens aiming to buy formal dresses will get the most from shopping in this area, particularly Mexican or Hispanic girls planning major celebrations when they turn 15.

People who are partial to a drink of tea should head to My Cup of Tea for tea and scones.

Ocean Beach

Some people mistakenly assume that there are only smoke stores and tattoo studios. It runs from Newport Avenue to the beach via Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. If you like jewelry, or the things to make jewelry, or things made from shells then head here. Those who like clothes shopping should visit Dreamgirls.