Located just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Carlsbad Premium Outlets offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 90 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Banana Republic, Barney's New York, Calvin Klein, Coach, Crate and Barrel, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Visit their website for a complete list of stores, sales & events, hours and more.
Visitors to North County coastal areas will fulfill all their shopping needs at Westfield Plaza Camino Real at the juncture of Interstate 5 and State Highway 78. This two-story shopping mall includes movie theaters and 21 specialty restaurants. There are 145 stores and four major department stores including: Robinson's-May, Sears, JC Penney and Macy's. Whether you are looking for a place to shop or a place to dine, this mall is your ideal spot. Credit card acceptance varies by store.
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown is the major shopping center referred to as UTC. Here you will find shopping majors such as Sears, Macy's, and Nordstrom's. More than 160 specialty shops, banks, seven eateries, 16 fast-food sites and an ice skating rink that will entertain and delight you. Events and entertainment are scheduled on weekends. Plenty of free parking is available.
This clock shop showcases Howard Miller and other new brands as well as German Cuckoo, antique tall case, mantel and wall clocks. A large range of new and vintage wrist watches is also offered. Beyond clocks, the shop serves as an antique mall as well. There is a sumptuous range of antique furniture and artifacts on sale from different dealers. This is an ideal store to find an original gift. Pieces are taken on consignment.
Looking to water-ski, fish, wind surf, or take advantage of other water activities in North San Diego County? This establishment has all of the equipment you will need. Located along the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, this popular spot rents waterskis and wakeboards as well as a variety of watercraft that includes boats, waverunners, kayaks and canoes. Water-ski schooling is offered from beginner's lessons through to advanced levels. Dry storage is also available.
Offering fine wines from small, family-owned wineries, Quigley Fine Wines is a wine importer that selects wines from small production vineyards in Italy and France. Most of the vineyards they buy from practice organic and biodynamic viticulture and produce sustainable wines, including Chateau Ripeau, Marchesi Gondi, and Vigna Sancol among others. Throughout the year, they host various events, such as wine tastings, auctions, galas, and more. For those who want to enjoy the tastes of those wines Quigley Fine Wines selects, they also offer a wine club, which includes the choice of receiving six or twelve bottles of wine every three months. - Erick Pettersen
Witt's Carlsbad Pipelines clearly indicates its purpose with a pipeline mural painted on the outside wall and surf report posted on the door. Water sport gear is the single focus here. Select from bathing suits and wetsuits, for both men and women. Surfboards and bodyboards are available as well. If you are not looking to buy surfing gear, ask the shop owners about available rentals.
A trip to San Diego is not complete without shopping for the newest beach fashions. Cindy's Swimwear, located only one block from the popular Carlsbad State Beaches, provides trendy swimwear for women. Numerous racks are covered in bikinis and one-piece swimsuits. In addition, choose from beach shorts, sundresses and summer sandals. Catch the newest trends in swimwear before basking in the sun at San Diego's world-class beaches.
Ragz Dressware is a small and intimate shop offering high-fashion designs for women. In fact, a noticeable wall display, featuring clippings from high-fashion magazines, demonstrates this store's devotion to the most recent trends. Choose from a variety of styles, such as the full-length red polyester suit or the sequinned tunic top. New fashions arrive weekly and styles are never duplicated. Furthermore, the shop caters to local clientele, offering personalized service and attentive staff.
Spin Records is a music-lover's dream. Music blasts overhead. The shop walls are plastered with posters of past and present musicians. Rows of albums are sold on site, featuring everyone from Brenda Lee to Nirvana. Whether customers are looking for new or used products, this shop has a wide selection of merchandise and knowledgeable staff at hand. In fact, the staff offers suggestions of top CDs, tapes and vinyl, featured in a section of employee picks.
The sidewalk of Olde Ivy Antiques is crowded with small, antique furniture and scores of paperback books. Yet, the outside collection is only the beginning. Inside, the shop consists of several rooms, each specializing in various types of antiques. The front room hosts intricately carved furniture, including large desks, tables and bureaus. Just a bit further, a closet-style room hosts the hardback book collection. Cases of beaded jewelry and pocketknives are showcased on the main floor. In addition, this shop features an authentic collection of Native American jewelry. Guests may purchase handiwork from the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes.