California Shopping

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California Shopping

  • Shopping Centers / Malls

    San Francisco Shopping

    The Embarcadero Center is a mixed office and shopping center built in the early 1970s as part of an "urban renewal" program for the Embarcadero area of downtown San Francisco. It is between the Financial District and the Ferry Building. Because of its location, it tends to be rather empty and closed up after 5 pm and on weekends, since the area is...

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  • Santee Alley

    Los Angeles Shopping

    FABRIC, and discounted designer inspired items for a small fraction of the price. There is every type of fabric that you could imagine here, all on the tall 60" bolts. There are stores that have $1 a yard, or $2 a yard promotions. I love getting $20 fabric for $2. I also found an amazing D&G inspired purse for $40 that I use a lot and it still...

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  • Horton Plaza

    San Diego Shopping

    Horton Plaza is a sight to see and a place to experience. This colorful, mulitlevel (seven levels) center offers 140 shops, restaurants, boutiques and bistros. The Lyceum Theater, United Artist Cineplex and the live music played throughout the seven levels are a treat for those not in the mood for shopping. The Food Court offers a variety to...

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  • Disneyland

    Anaheim Shopping

    When you are in Disneyland and on a travel budget looking for deals, don't buy the t-shirts inside the Disneyland. As for me, I went to California T-shirts (Yes, that's the name of the little tiny store). Look for it on South Harbor Road or call them for directions once you are in Anaheim. The t-shirts are dirt cheap! The store is in a little...

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  • Third Street Promenade

    Santa Monica Shopping

    The promenade is 30 city blocks of shopping, restaurants, family and adult entertainment. Third Street was closed from automible traffic in 1965 creating one of the first pedestrian malls. In 1989 the city spent millions of dollars revitalized the area creating a wonderful asset to bring visitors to this area. What is unique about the Third Street...

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  • Arts / Antiques

    Long Beach Shopping

    Every Second Saturday of every month, the passionate people of LONG BEACH put their talents on display from 6-10pm on the corner of Linden and First Streets (Utopia Restaurant has FINE dining!) There are also various MALLS around LB: Downtown (the newest!), LB Towne Center near the 605 Freeway/Carson Street), and Cerritos Mall (if you're looking...

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  • Santana Row

    San Jose Shopping

    Santana Row is newly developed shopping and dining area in San Jose. It is claimed to be an European styled district with a lot of cafés, restaurants, boutiques and decent pavements to walk on. In some sense, the place has gained sort of poshy European appeal. On the other hand, the district is mere one street with three blocks of stores, so the...

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  • Hotel Del Shops

    Coronado Shopping

    En Route is a wonderful addition to the Del Coronado shops. It features travel items for all. High end items and custom are featured. My wife saw a purse and requested it in a certain color. The proprietor said they would attempt to acquire it and 2 weeks later we received a call. They had the item and an accessory in the desired color. Hyuhsui and...

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  • DOWNTOWN Plaza

    Sacramento Shopping

    One of the best urban malls in America, this one offers movie houses, a Hard Rock Cafe, a brewpub, coffee shops, a large food court, and occasional live entertainment. It's an excellent place to watch people and chill out. The selection is huge. Stores include Ann Taylor, Bath & Body Works, Banana Republic, Suncoast, Payless Shoesource, Cingular...

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  • Ortega's Capistrano Trading Post

    San Juan Capistrano Shopping

    This gift shop is just across the street from the mission. If you can not find a souvenir gift your looking for at the gift shop in the mission. I am sure you can find something here. Lots of interesting gifts here. DAILY 9:00AM TO 5:00PM

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  • Chula Vista Wal-Mart

    Chula Vista Shopping

    This place has everything you need: Food - fresh fruit, snacks, beverages, etc Photo Dept - great prices on printing Vision Center - Eye exams at a great prices, offering discount contact lenses and glasses Supplies - Camping, kitchen, and beauty supplies, all at the cheapest prices in town Everything is here - even flu shots ! Budget shopping

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  • Bazaar del Mundo

    Old Town San Diego State Historical Park Shopping

    There are things from all over the world to buy here, of course you do know that "del mundo" means "of the world." The court yard in Bazaar del Mundo is surrounded by at least sixteen shops selling, from exotic lands, items such as clothes, books, children's toys, cooking ware, chimes, garden accessories and here you'll find several good...

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  • Outlet Malls

    California Shopping

    For those tired of traditional in town malls, outlets are a great option- for your wallet especially! Here are some in Southern Cal I recommend: Outlet Shopping in California (Southern) Barstow Outlets Barstow, CA Phone: 760-253-7342 This Center has 21 TRUE Factory Outlet Stores. Tanger Outlet Center Barstow, CA Phone: 760-253-4813 This...

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  • Department Stores

    San Francisco Shopping

    Macy's is one of my favorite deparment stores with lcoations throughout many major cities in the US. The best time to visit Macy's in my opinion is during their sales which they have various times during the year. I love all their departments but some of my favorite have to be their home and house department with huge selection of comforters,...

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  • Melrose Avenue

    Los Angeles Shopping

    This is actually about a service called Fashion Buddy...the website is www.fashionbuddy.net. I've had a great experience with it and it would be useful for anyone coming in from out of town who wants a guided tour of the shopping in LA. The service is customized to each client, the consultation is free, and you get to go shopping with someone who...

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  • Fashion Valley / Mission Valley

    San Diego Shopping

    There are four Macy's in San Diego that are convenient for tourists to reach, Horton Plaza downtown, Fashion Valley mall which is service by the SD Trolley Fashion Valley station and two Mission Valley locations also near the SD Trolley Mission Valley station. Macy's is a large chain throughout the country but most well known in New York City....

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  • Barney's Hangar Sale

    Santa Monica Shopping

    Gigantic reductions of designer swag can be had at the historic Barker Hangar in February !!! This is a free-for-all event that attracts thousands (mostly women). Believe me, it's a crazy event every year! No scratches for me yet! Here is some advice when attending the big Barney sale: -arrive early -be prepared to push or get pushed! (don't be...

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  • Markets

    Long Beach Shopping

    Wild Oats Market is relatively new to the Long Beach area and is the perfect place to stop on the way to the beach to grab unique and healthful picnic items. Wild Oats strives to provide organic foods and the freshest picked fruits and vegetables. The market has a deli and coffee shop on the end perfect for sanwhiches or a latte on the go. Great...

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  • Speciality Shops

    San Jose Shopping

    Nijiya is a small chain of grocery stores with about 11 stores in central and southern California, as well as one in New York. They specialize in Japanese meats, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), spices, snacks, and candies of all varieties. They have a huge amount of imported items, but also a selection of locally grown vegetables and rices...

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  • Union Square

    San Francisco Shopping

    Place to be for all your shoppers. A lot of hotels surround the area. You'll find an open square to hang out. Tons of tourist walking around. Louis Vutton, Saks Fifth Avenue, local shops around and just beyond the square. Bring your credit cards. Check out the Streets of San Francisco Trolley car Head down to the Pier for dinner at Scomas or any...

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  • Jewelry District

    Los Angeles Shopping

    The whole area is not pretty like Beverly Hills but is relatively safe to stroll and has the better prices for precious pieces of jewelry. There are many options of dealer shops to see when you get there. These have some that have been highly recommended: JB Newman JeBroadway Jewelry Plaza 606 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 213-622-8484 Capri...

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  • Plaza Las Americas

    San Diego Shopping

    Plaza Las America's is a street in the US right next to the Mexican Border. It is filled with discount stores and outlet malls. When you are driving here from San Diego have your camera out and get some pictures of the signs warning us not to take guns into Mexico and directing you to the border. If you use facebook or other media where you can...

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  • Other Shopping Areas

    San Jose Shopping

    Valley Fair is the biggest mall in San Jose and has a pretty wide selection of stores. It has recently been expanded and now houses over 100 stores in this two floor indoor complex. Some of the major stores include Macy's, Nordstroms, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel among others. In addition to clothes and accessories you'll find plenty of places...

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  • Specialty Shops

    San Francisco Shopping

    Looking for a bong? Vaper? Papers? We went looking for 2 Tshirts for souveneers and the owner had some good ones, and was very friendly. Got 2 shirts for $22 and were pretty pleased. Definitely recommended if in the area... head shop stuff average

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  • Camarillo Premium Outlets

    Los Angeles Shopping

    With More than 160 stores, shops and restaurants and food stalls located in two major areas, the Premium Outlets and the Promenade, occupying 454,000 square feet and 220,000 square feet respectively. the drive from downtown los angeles to the premium outlets will take from 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the traffic conditions. Among the retail...

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  • Old Town

    San Diego Shopping

    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...

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  • Clothing Stores

    San Francisco Shopping

    In 1989, TSE the cashmere label, was founded by Augustine Tse, supporting an idea that this luxury yarn, up to that point, had been greatly under-utilized. This beautiful raw material had been used very one-dimensionally, was very classic and expensive, and was perceived to be reserved only for the elite. The objective of the company was to...

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  • Downtown

    Los Angeles Shopping

    Dismiss notions that Los Angeles doesn't read and doesn't like to buy books! Los Angeles is home to a good number of quality and popular book stores, many of which are independent. If you are a bookworm and seeking the best and largest book shop to spend hours and hours, head downtown to The Last bookstore, off 5th and Spring. The Last Bookstore...

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  • Speciality Shops

    San Diego Shopping

    Swings and Things is such a fun store to visit. Not only is it in an awesome location - the waterfront of downtown San Diego - it is an experience just to try all the different hammocks and swings they have to offer. My family had a blast swinging in a giant hammock all together. The fun shop attendant made us try everything and even took our...

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  • Shopping Streets

    San Francisco Shopping

    Maiden Lane is now one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the City. The street was formerly a seedy area in the late 19th century but the sleaze moved into the tenderloin district, a few block west of the street. At present, Maiden Lane is a chic, boutique-lined pedestrian mall stretching two blocks, between Stockton and Kearny streets....

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  • The Grove

    Los Angeles Shopping

    If you could only go to one shopping center in Los Angeles, it should be this one! A combination of modern retail mall experience along with the old original Farmers Market, this place has so much for you to see and do! I love the Farmers Market because you can grab a bite to eat and shop for groceries. You can find sundried tomatoes, vennison...

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  • Grocery Stores

    San Diego Shopping

    The three major grocery stores/supermarket chains in San Diego are Albertsons, Ralph's, and Vons. You can find at least one of them in every community in the city. For those looking for organic supermarkets, the choices are few and far between, but we do have two Whole Foods Markets (La Jolla and Hillcrest), a Bristol Farms in La Jolla, several...

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  • Pier 39

    San Francisco Shopping

    "Lend me your ear" I had been told I had to visit this shop by a friend (Gillybob) who knew my passion for the unique! I'm so glad I took her recommendation and visited Harry Mason! Whilst browsing in this shop, a VERY helpful assistant came to show me the range of earrings Harry Mason offer. You are able to try the earrings on that you like...

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  • Rodeo Drive

    Los Angeles Shopping

    Rodeo drive is one of the most famous shopping areas in the world, and THE place where I would never buy anything. Why? Because everything gave me the sensation that EXPENSIVE is a mandatory qualification to all shops and articles. If it is important to you to pay the double or more for any expensive object don't look any farther. Not for me.

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  • Discount Stores

    San Diego Shopping

    Target is a great store to buy all those things one might have forgotten to bring from home before leaving on vacation. Toiletries, batteries, clothes and shoes for men, women and children, sporting goods, gifts, jewlery, CD's, DVD's, bath & beauty products, over the counter drugstore type items, toys & games, some computers, cameras, pay as you go...

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  • Chocolates

    San Francisco Shopping

    I love chocolate, but who doesn't love this sweet concoction? When I visit San Francisco one of the things I love to do is stop by the Ghirardelli store and pick up some of my favorite sweets. They make a wide range of assorted chocolate goodies to please anyone. I usually pick up their hot chocolate mix and some chocolate bars as well as baking...

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  • Farmers' Market

    Los Angeles Shopping

    Farmer's Market has been a hot spot for 75 years and about 10 years ago The Grove was added, making for an unusual mix of the traditional and the modern LA. Farmer's Market has been a tourist destination for many decades. There are some "touristy" shops selling mini license plates with names on them, t-shirts, etc. but there's not nearly as many...

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  • Other Malls

    San Diego Shopping

    Westfield UTC Mall on La Jolla Drive is an outdoor mall. They have Tesla dealership as well if you would like to check out luxury electric car from inside. Easily accessible by I-5 or I-805 http://www.westfield.com/utc/ Address: 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite E-25, San Diego, CA92122

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  • Combined Suggestions

    San Francisco Shopping

    This fairly new addition to the San Francisco scene is amazing. We went here for the first time las May while we on a day trip to the area for my birthday. We spent time strolling through the cool shops and food stores. It runs along the Embarcadero and from the back of the buildings you have gorgeous views of the bay. Fresh, local produce can be...

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  • Citadel Outlets

    Los Angeles Shopping

    Here is the closet outlet shopping center by the heart of Los Angeles. Located in Commerce, less than 10 miles from LA, The Citadel looks like a museum from the outside with the sandy Egyptian fortress facade. Inside is a shopper's heaven, featuring mostly apparel, but also speciatly shops selling everything from kitchen supplies to toys for the...

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  • Ghirardelli Square

    San Francisco Shopping

    There are loads of places to mooch around and get your holiday souvenirs on this lovely square although to be honest you are there for one reason, and one reason only, and that is the famous Ghirardelli chocolate. Expect big queues at the weekend, if you want to sit inside, although the takeaway queue wasn't too bad. We had a Chocolate Fudge...

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  • Chinatown

    Los Angeles Shopping

    On the corner of Broadway and Alpine in Chinatown, tucked behind the Chinese medicine and trinket shops, is a block-sized stall mall, usually with very good prices. There are 4 entrances to the mall, but the easiest to find and closest to the MTS or walking from Olvera St is on Alpine, 1/2 block east of Broadway, up some stairs. There are two...

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  • Groceries / Markets

    San Francisco Shopping

    Right down the street from our Glen Park rental, this was a good place to buy organic coffee, snacks, fruits and drinks for our small kitchen. Good prices and friendly folk......1 lb of Coast Roast Organic coffee was $13.99 and delicious! groceries average

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  • Santa Monica

    Los Angeles Shopping

    LA is a place that's easy to find great shopping attractions. From Robertson Blvd to Century City mall to sprawling centers everywhere north, south, east and west, it's really hard to distinguish yourself when you are opening a shopping center. The great thing about Santa Monica Place is that it brings some stores that were previously not...

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  • Art Galleries / Art Works

    San Francisco Shopping

    You will come across stalls along streets (especially Ghirardelli square & Fisherman's Wharf areas) where people are selling their own artwork. I spent a long time looking through the watercolour paintings, photographs and drawings of the tourist attractions in San Francisco. These people have true talent. They sell their artwork quite cheap and...

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