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.
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.
Located in the downtown Long Beach Harbor, Shoreline Village shopping center features some great shops and restaurants. From here you can also take boat tours of the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors. Restaurants include The Yard House, Tequila Jack's, Tugboat Pete's and Parkers' Lighthouse. At sunset, an excursion along the Long Beach Harbor Marina is perfect and at night, both The Yard House and Tequila Jack's are hopping bars that serve several beers and tequilas.
Of course, Surf City Huntington Beach's mall is outdoors. Shoppers love exploring the boutiques, restaurants and movie theater in a lovely setting. Bella Terra means "beautiful land" in Italian, and this Tuscan village-inspired mall certainly is beautiful. Palm trees, fountains and many architectural details give the mall a high-end look despite the ordinary price tags. A unique feature about Bella Terra is the amphitheater. Throughout the year, concert takes place each Saturday. Between May and September, each week is filled with more events for both adults and children.
Visit Old Towne Orange Historic District and step into yesteryear. This district is centered around the original Orange plaza and contains so many historical buildings, the entire district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places! Walk around the one-square mile district and see different architecture, including Victorian and Spanish Revival buildings. The district is also known as a top shopping destination and you'll find plenty of art galleries, boutiques and antique stores near the plaza.
Nordstrom in Newport Beach's Fashion Island is a monolithic department store, upscale goods and well-heeled shoppers entwining throughout three floors. An institution of this popular shopping mall, Nordstrom has something for everyone, stocking designer women's and men's wear, junior apparel and kidswear as well as a gigantic cosmetics and fragrance department. One of the more understated features of this department store is a delicious bistro with a menu of contemporary Californian cuisine that makes the perfect beginning or end to your shopping experience.
No Rest For Bridget is a spectacular store that sells trendy clothes and accessories. Great styles at reasonable prices make it a favorite shopping haunt among locals.
The size and scope of this cavernous store will blow your mind. It has been open since 1957 and features both wine and beer. There is a separate room just for the 1,000 varieties of domestic and imported beers. It is one of the largest wine cellars in the United States and also has a wine-tasting bar. In addition to wine and beer, it sells spirits, cigars, chocolate and coffee.
No Rest For Bridget is a fabulous store for the modern woman. Their dynamic inventory keeps on changing weekly. You will find trendy clothes, shoes, accessories and handbags vying for your attention. They also stock some great beauty products, fragrances and gifts. Affordable and stylish, what's not to love about this boutique.
Healthy food lovers have a reason to smile. Mother's Market & Kitchen is a local institution selling organic produce and natural and whole food items. They have a large selection of soy products, juices, wheat-free items and more. In the personal care section you will find all-natural lotions and potions as well as vitamins and supplements to treat just about any complaint or condition.