by Maren Dougherty - 200 Reviews - 32 List
Once your eyes glaze over from online shopping and the anxiety of finding parking at Fashion Valley is too much to handle, it's time to explore some alternative shopping destinations. Here's a guide to some San Diego-area shops that have fun and stylish goods for every special person on your gift list. (Photo courtesy of So Childish)
Updated: December 02, 2009
Whether your dude abides by the fashion standards of GQ or thinks dark jeans fit in the ?dressy? category, you'll find something for him at this center in San Ysidro. Discover deeply discounted goods at Kenneth Cole, Nike, J. Crew, Polo and Calvin Klein. And unlike at some other area outlets, you'll actually land a parking spot.
One of few local music stores that's survived the iTunes explosion, the Mission Hills shop carries CDs, vinyl and DVDs in most genres but focuses on indie rock, hip hop, and electronic. Snag a gift card or dig up a special album to please that aspiring DJ in your life.
Independent North County book shop has a carefully selected crop of books along with stationery, journals, and other small gifts. Owner Lisa and her knowledgeable staff can help you buy the right novel for any book lovin? lady.
Whether your kid surfs, skates, or just likes to dress the part, you'll find the right apparel here. Choose among clothes from Billabong, Vans, Quicksilver, and other brands that will keep your teen looking good in the locker banks.
Some people are too cool for school, right outta the womb. For those babies, head to South Park where this boutique carries books titled ?M is for Metal!? and onesies that say ?I party naked.? There's also a large selection of plush animals and bath-time toys.