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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 luxe shopping, dining, art galleries and boutique hotels.

By: Sandra Veum, Personal Shopper

The "Rodeo Drive" of San Diego

From luxury labels at chic boutiques to high-end designers at shopping centers, La Jolla features specialty shops like Kate Spade, LF, 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.

Y-3

Y-3 is a high fashion sub-brand by the designer Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas. Carrying cutting-edge Japanese-inspired athleisure clothing, shoes and bags for both men and women. Think modern and hip athletic and leisurewear. Known for being comfortable, edgy and unique, this boutique will create a desire to wear sport clothes leisurely that are designed well and stylish. This boutique is for the fashion-forward person who wants to wear functional clothes while making a fashion statement.

The Ascot Shop

Celebrating 65 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.

Adelaide's

A local well-known designer flower shop carrying 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 shop for the chic teen to their 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 Lifestyle for Men and Women

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.

Pomegranate La Jolla

Calling La Jolla its home for over 30 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 awhile. Think high-end fashions but well priced.

La Jolla Shopping Centers

La Plaza La Jolla

This luxury Moroccan-inspired retail center showcases a variety of boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Its open-air shopping features Jeff Mitchum Gallery, Yogasmoga, La Scarpa Boutique carrying women's one-of-a-kind shoes and accessories, Brilliant Earth fine jewelry store, and Shannon & Co. children's boutique. You can shop, eat and relax in a beautiful setting while accomplishing your shopping goals.

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, dining and the Westfield UTC shopping center. Currently undergoing a $600 million transformation with a completion date sometime in the Fall of 2017, this family- and pet-friendly shopping center will be a true premiere retail, dining and entertainment experience. With stylish stores, an outdoor plaza with daily entertainment, beautifully landscaped gardens and alfresco dining, this is just one of the ultimate resort shopping experiences that San Diego has to offer. The renovation will add an additional 90 new stores, featuring a newly renovated Nordstrom and housing stores such as Anthropologie, Athleta, Warby Parker, Bonobos, Michael Kors, ZARA, Vera Bradley, Madewell and Free People, just to name a few. The center also boasts world-class restaurants, a new food court and the addition of an Arclight Cinema and fitness center. This open-air shopping center offers pet grass patches, educational areas for children and the Greens with complimentary putters and golf balls.

 

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