Swellegant Vintage stocks Newport's premiere vintage selection, offering a constantly-rotating selection of authentic fashions from the 1940s through the 1980s. The cramped store space brims with vintage treasures sourced from the area's well-heeled fashionistas, ensuring high-quality designer wear at a fraction of the usual price. Accessories have their own niche carved out, antique jewelry and brand new costume pieces sharing the display space. Because Swellegant takes in new acquisitions on a weekly basis, there's always a new hidden gem lurking in the racks.
With hundreds of clothing boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment, Fashion Island is the epitome of a one-stop-shop in Newport Beach. Formerly a small outdoor mall, it has grown into a combination indoor/outdoor shopping district, complete with fountains and promenades. It is now home to top designer stores in addition to the many shopping and eating options. The Fashion Island also hosts entertainment events throughout the year.
Upscale fashion and fine dining have a home at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Some of the top names in the industry like Burberry and Chanel, have a home among the more affordable choices like the H&M mega store and GAP. There is also a variety of restaurants to sate your appetite after a day of shopping. The center is also home to many events throughout the year, from fundraising concerts to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. With hundreds of boutiques, department stores and restaurants to choose from, a trip to the South Coast Plaza can easily become an all-day event, so be sure to plan accordingly.
This huge open-air shopping center is a bargain hunters dream with wonderful outlet stores and discount boutiques! You'll find over 120 stores all in one location including Nike Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. With restaurants, shops, an AMC Theater with IMAX, and a huge indoor skatepark, the Outlets at Orange is a great place to spend a day.
The Lab is a center of alternative culture for the Costa Mesa area and views itself as an anti-mall by offering a unique indoor and outdoor space for funky local businesses. In addition to the many trendy shops like Urban Outfitters and Popkiller, you can find great vintage clothing at Buffalo Exchange, or check out the artwork at the ARTery. If the hipster-style stories leave you hungry, there are several cafes and restaurants open late. The Lab also hosts events, showcasing local artists, musicians and performers.
One area in Anaheim where you can find a different type of entertainment other than Disney is the Anaheim Garden Walk. Located right behind Disneyland across Harbor Boulevard, the complex provides dining and shopping. Most of the restaurants are well-known ones, like Roy's, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Entertainment includes a Bowlmor Lanes bowling alley and the interesting U.F.O. Experience exhibition. Additionally, most of the shops are nationally known as well, from Skechers to Sunglass Hut, the selection is small but sufficient enough to merit a stroll through the center.
Whether you're looking for a cute dress or the latest technical wonder, make a point to visit this charming shopping center. Known as one of the best neighborhood shopping spots in Huntington Beach, you'll find everything you'll need here. After browsing through all of the stores take a break at one of the restaurants or cafes. There's nothing better then enjoying a latte after a day of shopping.
If you are a runner of any skill level, be sure to visit A Snail's Pace Running Shop. This shop will make sure that you find the pair of running shoes that is perfect for you and your body. The shop even has a machine that will show you where you place pressure on your feet when you run. This allows the staff to then recommend a pair of shoes that would support you best.
If you are going to buy surf equipment anywhere, you should do it here. Established in 1957 by Jack Hokansonin in Huntington Beach, this is a large store packed with surfboards, surf gear, wetsuits, casual beach clothing and sun products. The owners carry the most popular surf brands: O'Neill, Billabong, Quicksilver, Gotcha and Rip Curl. In addition, they carry body boarding, snowboarding and skateboarding items.
Oceanview Promenade is a must-see in Huntington Beach. Directly across from the picturesque Huntington Beach Pier and on the street filled with eye-catching posters and colorful surfers, the very cool Surf City USA culture is defined right here. Starting from the PCH end, a number of famous sportswear stores offer the latest fashion to surfers, beach-goers and anyone who wants to look cool. If these are not unique enough, the vendors along the sidewalk are guaranteed to add a more personalized touch. The street is also loaded with popular bars and restaurants. Once through is not enough—come back for more!
What's not to like about the unique Farmers' Market in Huntington Beach? First, this afternoon market accommodates every shopper's desire to sleep in. Second, only farmers certified by the county agriculture commissioner sell their freshest produce here. And with the adjoining Art-A-Faire, shoppers can pick up handcraft souvenirs after groceries. But most importantly: location, location, location! Housed in Pier Plaza, this oceanfront market sits just a few steps away from the illustrious Huntington Beach and Pier, across from Oceanview Promenade. Fun shopping and good food in addition to a breathtaking view—this is a great place to enjoy that Friday afternoon sun in Huntington Beach. – Hoiyin Ip