Victoria Gardens: Nothing but shopping here!
This place is actually amazing. It's laid out like a mini city with roads, lights, crosswalks, restaurants, period architecture, and beautiful landscapes. The stores here are very high end, but supposedly the prices are suppose to be competitive. Not sure, because I am not a shopper, but it was fun exploring his place.
Hours may vary from store to store:
- Historical Travel
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
Victoria Gardens: Beautiful New Shopping Mall!
Extremely nice shopping mall that is not enclosed. Boasts some great stores like William Sonoma, Black and White and one of my favorite shops, Francesca's. Lots of great restaurant's to dine at. It's a wonderful place to go shopping. Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
- Luxury Travel
- Food and Dining
- Women's Travel
Best Buy: A Guy's Toy Store
So, there probably isn't a man on earth who wouldn't like shopping at Best Buy! A popular franchise here in Southern California. It's hard to go through the store without buying something. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm and Sun 11:00am-7:00pm.
What to buy: Computers, cameras, televisions, DVD players, speaker systems, stereos, boom boxes, refridgerators, vacuum cleaners, stoves, washers, dryers, microwave ovens, CD's, CD cases, DVD's, batteries, IPod's, mp3 players, computer games, thumb drives, memory cards, gift cards and more?
What to pay: They usually have a pretty good price. But, I always shop and compare with Costco, Sam's Club, Circuit City and Amazon.com.
- Budget Travel
Pier 1 Imports: One of my Favorite Stores
Pier One is pretty much everywhere. They usually have affordable home furnishings. I like their dishes, glassware, scented candles, throw pillows and faux flowers. What works out for me with shopping at this store is that I can redeem a gift card from my credit card company (Discover) with my cashback bonus. Then, my daughter is a student and if I drag her with me to the store, I can receive 10% off my purchase with her showing them her school ID. I've joined their online mailing list and periodically receive 20% off coupons!
What to buy: It's hard not to find something you like in this store. The discipline is not to buy everything.
What to pay: Average. It's not cheap and not expensive. Candles run between $6-$12 depending on the size. Throw pillows between $20-$50. I bought wine glasses for $9 each.
- Women's Travel
Victoria Gardens: Outside shopping mall
Victoria Gardens was opened in October 2004 and is the new outside shopping mall in Rancho. It is not only a place to shop (check for stores below) but has also restaurants and other food places (Yard House, California Pizza Kitchen, Kabuki Japanese, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Jamba Juice, Pretzels, PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, Kings Fish House etc) and different fast food places in the food court) and the AMC movie theatres.
Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm
What to buy: Clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children, furniture, jewelry, electronics and much more. For a better idea let me give you the names of some stores that you will find there ... Abercrombie, Anchor Blue, Macy's, Nextel, Banana Republic, Bath & BOdy works, Pottery barn, Robinsons May, Rockport, Victorias secret, Bombay company, Gap, Verizon, Williams Sonoma and more.
What to pay: Many of the stores are higher end, so expect to pay more.
Big 5: Sporting goods
If you are looking for sports stuff such as shoes, jerseys, t-shirts, shorts, sports equipment (baseball bats, balls etc etc), then you have a few options.
to name a few ...
Big 5 Sporting Goods
10570 Foothill Blvd Ste 140
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-3876
12449 Foothill Blvd
Panaderia: Mexican Bakery
I guess that will go under 'shopping for food' and I'd recommend to try the Panaderia in Rancho Cucamonga. If you like Mexican sweet breads or are curious to try, go there. They are really yummy and best enjoyed with hot chocolate or coffee. There are many to choose from such as ojo de buey, churro etc. You also might wanna try the Bionico which is a fruit cocktail with different fruits, whip cream and cereal.
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