Old Town, San Diego

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2754 Calhoun Street

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  • Go ahead and spoil yourself with fancy olive oil.
    Go ahead and spoil yourself with fancy...
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    Old Town Market in San Diego, CA
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    Old Town: Colorful finds in Old Town San Diego

    by Pawtuxet Updated Feb 9, 2014

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    This little women's shop carried an interesting assortment of southwest clothing and jewelry. How about a chili pepper necklace? Actually there are many stores in the Bazaar area with so many choices...you could shop for two days and keep finding unusual arts, jewelry, kitchen ware, ceramics, clothing...and for extras, there are benches amongst tropical plants and live entertainment on the outdoor stage. Pleasant human scale to shop in. Sure it is designed for tourists...but certainly way better than going to a mall.

    What to buy: The little shops at the Bazaar at Old Town have a wide variety of wonderful items to choose from. I love the colors. I found some neat gifts and yet another string of chili lights for my kitchen. All those bright colors make me feel good.

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    Bazaar De Mundo: Color your world

    by goodfish Written Dec 31, 2013

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    This is the better corner of Old Town for shoppers looking for more than mass-produced souvenirs. Bazaar De Mundo’s collection of shops showcase handmade jewelry, pottery, art glass, ceramic dinnerware, books, clothing, textiles, folk art and more from regional and international sources. Even if you’re not much of a shopper - or can’t manage the price tags that uniquely crafted items can justifiably command - it’s well worth a wander just for the eye candy: dazzling, glorious color everywhere!

    See the website for general information and brief descriptions of the individual shops.

    NOTE: this is not a great place for rambunctious youngsters, and upper levels of some shops may not be accessible to the mobility challenged. Please call the individual retailers with questions regarding accessibility.

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    Old Town: Great place to shop for souvenirs and more!

    by Jefie Updated Nov 2, 2013
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    There are about a dozen shops located in the Old Town area, including some pretty big ones like the Old Town Market. They're great places to shop for souvenirs, mostly for Mexican-influenced arts and crafts, but there are also a few novelty stores that specialize in products such as tea, candy, olive oil and so on. So if you're looking for something more original than an "I Love San Diego" t-shirt, this might be the right place for you!

    What to buy: I bought a chanchito (three-legged wooden pig) to add to my pig collection - they're supposed to bring good luck :o) I also bought some homemade saltwater taffy and licorice at the candy shop, what a treat!

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    TEMECULA OLIVE OIL COMPANY: There's oil in San Diego, olive oil, that is.

    by travelgourmet Updated Jul 24, 2013

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    Go ahead and spoil yourself with fancy olive oil.

    Olive Oil is available in Old Town. The Temecula Olive Oil Company has opened a location in the Plaza del Pasado portion. It sits behind the Casa de Reyes Mexican Restaurant and within an arched walkway. If you want to try a taste, there is sampling of the oils. This store opened in March, 2008 and looks like it should do well with the locals as well as tourists that flock to Old Town San Diego.

    What to buy: Olive Oil is a good start for what to buy. Not being funny here, the olive oil is grown from the trees, pressed, and packaged by the family owned and operated business. 100% virgin olive oil and 100% California grown.

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    Old Town: Loads of Shops

    by Yaqui Written Sep 4, 2005

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    Once you venture down here, you'll be greeted by so much activities here. If your a big shopper, I am not, but like to look, there is so much to offer. So, take some time to stroll down through this streets and enjoy what Old Town has to offer!

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    The Bazaar Del Mundo Shops: Unique Shops

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    This is located right in Old Town and consist of many unquie shops of folk art, gifts, fashion, jewelry, and home decor. They even had a some small performance shows going on within the patio area. Pretty neat shops.

    What to buy: I am a big window shoppers, don't spend much. Can't afford to with two boys to feed......lol!

    What to pay: Prices vary from shop to shop, but affordable I would say

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  • The Tile Shop: MEXICAN TILES

    by sabsi Written Jun 14, 2005

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    Letter tiles as used in our Motel

    A Mexican restaurant in my hometown decorates its walls with these lovely tiles showing some holy people. When I knew I was going to South California I was hoping to get some of them there. I was so happy when we found the Tile Shop in San Diego's old town. Unfortunately they didn't have any "holy" tiles but still there were so many lovely tiles it was hard to choose.

    What to buy: Blue tiles, green tiles, yellow tiles, red tiles, tiles with cactus, tiles with Mexicans, tiles with floral designs, tiles with numbers, tiles with letters, tiles, tiles, tiles...

    What to pay: Small Mexican tiles (2") are only 1.50, big ones (4") are 2.90 $.

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    The Diamond Source: The country's most unique jewelry store

    by spartan Updated Mar 10, 2003

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    A great place to shop

    Usually, you go to the jewelry stores in malls to make "special" purchases...but if you do that, you've made a big mistake. I was clued in about this place from a friend, and boy was it worth the visit. The employees of this establishment are first class (no pressure whatsoever) and the jewelry is top notch. You get the best quality at fantastic prices, and they work with you to stay within your budget.

    What to buy: Well it's a pretty comprehensive list, but you should go here to shop for rings, bracelets and watches.

    What to pay: What you pay depends on what you plan on purchasing. Prices start around $350.00 and go up from there (rings, watches, necklaces, etc.).

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    Old Town: Shop for rustic at Corral del Rey- Old Town

    by marinarena Updated Apr 9, 2006

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    Old Town San Diego store, California

    Many beautifully crafted pottery and crafts featured here as pictured.

    What to buy: terracotta items.

    What to pay: a few dollars or many, mostly affordable

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