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Shopping La Jolla Style

Upscale Boutiques and Shopping Centers

The majestic location of La Jolla is defined as "the jewel" and certainly lives up to that definition. This upscale seaside community is known for its impressive ocean views and pristine beaches. It is also known for its shopping, dining, art galleries and boutique hotels.

By: Sandra Veum, Personal Shopper

The Must Shop Area of San Diego

From luxury labels to unique designers, La Jolla features specialty shops like Kate Spade, Lucky Brand, Talbots, Banana Republic, Tommy Bahama and Lululemon Athletica, as well as unique one-of-a-kind boutiques.

La Jolla Boutiques

Sigi's Boutique

Founded in 1968, this upscale women's boutique carries the finest European and American clothing lines, jewelry, accessories and gifts. Featuring clothing lines such as Brunello Cucinelli, Herno, Chan Luu and Jill McGowan, this high-end boutique is a fashionista's dream.

Laura Gambucci

A one-stop-shopping experience for all of the fashion jet-setters. Showcasing unique collections that are timeless yet current, such as sought-after designer pieces from Barbara Bui and French designers such as Emanual Ungaro and Jean Paul Gaultier. This boutique also collaborates with the jewelry designers of Erickson Beamon creating exclusive pieces just for the boutique. Be sure to check out their refined leather handbags and extraordinary collection of shoes.

Gracie & Company

This California-chic boutique has been in La Jolla for over 30 years and is known for its chic comfortable and casual pieces. They are especially known for their sweaters, pants, and unique jewelry. Whether you are 20 years old or 70+ this boutique specializes in that laid-back effortless-chic wardrobe.

The Ascot Shop

Celebrating almost 70 years in the village of La Jolla, this classic establishment has been dressing the well-to-do men of San Diego for generations. This family owned and operated shop carries brands and designers known for the best in quality, luxury and value. Not only is this shop known for their dapper-style but they also offer some of the best services in town. With sales associates, stylists and tailors right on-site, this is a one-stop-shop for the elegant man.


A local well-known designer flower shop who not only creates some of the best floral arrangements out there but also carries home goods, garden accessories, candles, skincare and home accessories. This third generation flower shop has blossomed from just a flower stand in 1938 to the full-service flower shop that it is today.

Rica Boutique

Rica Boutique is the go-to place for the chic teen to the fashionable Mom. Carrying laid-back southern California styles, this is a must-shop to pick up some boho beach-chic essential wardrobe pieces. Known for their flowy dresses, t-shirts, rompers and layered jewelry, this boutique is a good mother/daughter experience.

Swoon Boutique

Swoon Boutique is a trendy women's boutique carrying that laid-back beachy southern California style. The jumpsuits, maxis, shorts and jewelry are must-have pieces that won't break the bank. This is a great boutique for teens and that younger fashionista gal.

Simple La Jolla

This open and airy boutique features casual elegant clothing for both men and women. The emphasis is on sensuous fabrics, quality craftsmanship and designs that ensure effortless comfort and timeless style. Carrying small collections imported from Europe and special pieces hand-made in America, the high quality clothing will be in style for many years to come.

Robina Apparel & Accessories

Carrying a vast selection of well-known jeans, blouses, & dresses, this boutique has that welcoming feeling the minute you walk in. The jewelry and accessories will also tempt you while shopping for that perfect outfit to complete your shopping experience. Robina herself is always there to help you find that prefect ensemble. 

Pomegranate La Jolla

Calling La Jolla its home for over 35 years, this fashion-forward women's boutique has many visitors from all over the world. The boutique is known for its stand-out piece and works-of-art jewelry collections. Known also for their innovative and unique mixture of "Art to Wear," meaning edgy fashion that is easy to wear and looks like a piece of art. This boutique likes to showcase small designers and artists from Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Alpaca Collections

The boutique strives to bring high-quality apparel combining the ancient Peruvian textile tradition with a modern South American design aesthetic. The products are all made of natural fibers and fabrics, most of which come from the Alpaca animals or pima cotton raised or grown in Peru. This colorful textile environment invites you to touch and feel the luxurious fabrics and desire one of their classic designs that will hold its style-value for many years. The leather goods are designed in Peru and made in Florence while their sterling silver jewelry pieces are made in Peru.

Amore Boutique

Amore Boutique offers all of the latest women's fashions from Italy. The sought-after Italian lines easily translates to a hip southern California look. The staple of jeans, pants, dresses, unique tops, shoes and jackets will have you shopping for a while. Think high-end fashions that won't break the bank.

La Jolla Shopping Centers

La Plaza La Jolla

This luxury Moroccan-inspired retail center showcases a variety of beauty services, cafes and restaurants. Its open-air shopping features Brilliant Earth Fine Jewelry, Yogasmoga, Two Neighbors Boutique, carrying innovative brands between Palestinian and Israeli women handbags, apparel and accessories, Blush Tan (organic spray tanning), Browboss, and The Hydration Room medical spa.  You can shop, eat and relax in a beautiful setting.

Westfield UTC

The area northeast of the village of La Jolla is known as the Golden Triangle, University Town Center or UTC. This triangular area includes upscale hotels, emerging dining and the Westfield UTC shopping center. This ultimate shopping and leisure experience features over 200 specialty & luxury stores, services and award-winning restaurants in an open-air setting. Department stores include Nordstrom and Macy's with other popular stores including ZARA, Artizia, Free People, Madewell, Warby Parker, Apple, Banana Republic, Bonobos, Anthropologie, Chico’s, Gorjana, Crate & Barrel, J. Crew, Janie and Jack, Jo Malone London, and Pottery Barn. If luxury is on your list you will not be disappointed with Hermes, Michael Kors, and Tiffany & Co. 

This family and pet-friendly shopping center is the place to go to shop or just hang out enjoying the outdoor entertainment in the Palm Plaza, be productive in the interactive community gathering spaces, enjoy time with your furry friend in the dog park, or date-night at one of the cosmopolitan restaurants. The center also boasts an Arclight Cinema, Soulcycle, and 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport Club. Westfield UTC is one not to miss.



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