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.
On the shelves at Daiso, almost every product is priced at a dollar or slightly more. Here you can get bargains on household items, quirky made-in-Japan products and other cool, kitschy things that make great gifts. If you are looking for a cheap Bento box or some light bulbs for pennies, Daiso is the place to visit.
Find that hard to find vinyl record you've been searching for! This record store has music in a lot of genres from punk to power pop to indie to classic rock. The knowledgeable staff can help you find exactly what your searching and suggest new bands that you might like. Check out their bargain bin to find amazing deals on used vinyl. Searching through the bin may take some time, but consider it a treasure hunt where you'll find rare music at amazing prices.
Operating for over 40 years, the Orange Circle Antique Mall is Orange County's largest antique shopping area. The building contains two stories of booths that sells practically every type of used item under the sun, from clothing to furniture. A variety of collectibles and valuable vintage jewelry is also for sale here.
A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe continues to win local praise and awards for its hands-on approach to children's literature. Owned and operated by children's literature aficionado and literacy advocate Alex Uhl, this bookshop continues to be a community force for youth education. Numerous globally-recognized authors such as J.K. Rowling have hosted events at this spacious location, demonstrating the importance of Uhl's operation to the local literary scene. A huge selection of books guarantees there is something for everyone, the selection ranging from basic picture books to more complex young adult fiction. A charming book store driven by passion and catering to the community, A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe is one of the best of its kind in Orange County.
After you visit Elsewhere Vintage you won't look any where else for vintage! You'll find an impress vintage women's clothing collection. The dresses are arranged by the decade, so you can easily find the perfect 1960s mod dress you've always dreamed of owning or a Victorian dress that's perfect for a costume party. Although the clothing is secondhand all the outfits have been well-maintained and are very clean. The accessories are especially beautiful. Stop in and buy a pair of 1920s earrings that will compliment any modern outfit.
This is your one-stop shop for Asian foods of all kinds: Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and more. In addition to the shelves stocked with regular items like rice and other Asian staples from soy sauce to seaweed, there is a deli with prepared foods like spring rolls and sushi. There are two other locations in Westminster and Anaheim as well, so no matter where you are in Orange County you will be able to stop in for a quick shop.
Mitsuwa Marketplace is your one-stop-shop for almost everything from Japan, from grocery items and house wares to authentic gifts and beverages. The market has locations across Southern California, from Santa Monica to San Diego. This one in Costa Mesa not only provides groceries and goods, but you can also attend a cooking class or any other cultural event throughout the month. Overall, this is as authentic as it gets outside of a shopping center in Tokyo.
This kitschy little boutique is located inside an old-fashioned air-stream trailer from 1968 and inside of it you'll find a wonderland of Tillandias. Tillandias, or more commonly known as 'Air Plants' can be found in all different species and sizes, and here they hang in cool, glass terrariums and planters. In addition to succulents, the shop sells local art, house wares and other objets d'art that make great gifts.
Buffalo Exchange offers a fun and funky selection of fashionable secondhand clothing and accessories from their small boutique in The Lab. This densely stocked store has a little bit of everything, contemporary fashions for men and women offered alongside goth and punk hand-me-downs as well as a small selection of brand new accessories. A bustling acquisitions counter at the front of the store ensures that the shelves are constantly replenished with the latest and greatest of hip SoCal fashions.
Metro Pointe is the perfect shopping center for a bargain hunter! This outdoor retail shopping area is known for its bargain stores, like Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. If you get hungry or thirsty while shopping, stop by one of the many restaurants. There is even a movie theater on site, so you can catch a show and afterwards you can shop til you drop.