The award-winning, world-renowned surfing photographer displays the fruits of his labor at both of his artist-owned San Diego Galleries, which feature and array of media from large-format photographs to art-wrapped surfboards. 415 S. Cedros Ave., #100 Solana Beach, 858.345.1880; 789 W. harbor Drive #156, San Diego, 619.567.8088. aaronchang.com
Art & Frames by Wood Gallery
Art gallery and frame specialist represents local, national and international artists who work in a range of media, including a selection of hand-signed lithographs by 20th century master artists such as Chagall, Picasso and Matisse. 936 Orange Ave., Coronado. 619.435.5212. artcoronado.com
Bazaar Del Mundo
An shopping bazaar alive with colorful entertainment and lush gardens, this international marketplace offers crafts, collectibles and wearable art. Shops are interspersed with restaurants. 4133 Taylor Street, Old Town, 619.296.3161.
Your personal jeweler since 1912, Ben Bridge is a family-run business know for its fine jewelry and knowledgeable service. From engagement rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets to watches, accessories and gifts, choose from a wide range of designer brands including A. Jaffe, Mikimoto, Rolex and TAG Heuer. Ben Bridge also offers appraisals, engraving, repairs and complimentary cleaning and inspection. Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Rd. #543, Mission Valley, 619.291.7572; Westfield UTC, 4505 La Jolla Village Dr. #C-19, UTC, 858.453.9966 benbridge.com
Shop 90 outlet stores (including Barneys New York, Polo Ralph Lauren and Banana Republic) in a pleasant outdoor setting. 5620 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, 760.804.9000. premiumoutlets.com
Cedros Avenue Design District
North County shopping destination includes boutiques, art, dining and entertainment. Cedros Avenue, Encinitas, 858.755.0444.
Dedicated to supplying the freshest olives and fine aged vinegars, the shop imports directly from growers located all over the world. Taste samples in-store and get expert pairing advice from knowledgeable staff. 954 Orange Ave., Coronado. 619.522.0098. coronadotasteofoils.com
Daniel Jewelry & Gift
For more than 30 years this La Jolla shop has been providing quality time-pieces, diamond rings and jewelry from brands like TAGHeuer, IWC, Mont Blanc and Judith Ripka. 1241 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.8001
Del Mar Highlands Town Center
This exclusive pocket of dining, shopping and entertainment comprises around 75 stylish shops and restaurants; plus a Cinepolis luxury movie theater. 12925 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858.793.5757.
With more than 20 shops and eight restaurants, this gorgeous tri-level boutique shopping plaza overlooks the Pacific Ocean in the heart of Del Mar. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858.792.1555. delmarplaza.com
Duty Free City
Located along the U.S.-Mexico border, this 14,000-square-foot space offers sophisticated, duty-free shopping: luxury accessories, beauty products, leather goods, confectionary, wine, spirits and tobacco. 601 E. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, 619.621.2600. duty-free-city.com
The largest mall in San Diego, this beautiful bi-level, outdoor mall includes 200-plus shops, five department stores, restaurants, a food court and an 18-screen movie theater. 7007 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 619.688.9113. simon.com
Flower Hill Promenade
Del Mar’s continually expanding, upscale lifestyle center is home to refined restaurants (including Cucina Enoteca) and dozens of high-end specialty boutiques. 2720 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 858.481.7131.
Elegant, tree-lined outdoor center with dozens of shops and restaurants, including Anthropologie and Sur La Table. 1905 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 760.479.0166. theforumcarlsbad.com
This laid-back South Park shop is stocked with one-of-a-kind “beach to street” fashions for women and men from up-and-coming designers. Eco-friendly accessories and hip gifts for babies are also popular. 2220 Fern St., San Diego, 858.433.0950. graffitibeach.com
Grant’s Marketplace offers a full Dietz & Watson Deli, including some of the best sandwiches in San Diego, soups and salads, a Fair Trade, certified organic coffee and espresso bar and a specialty grocery selection including general groceries, several local products like Assenti pastas, El Indio chips, Bread & Cie breads and pastries, specialty craft beers, nostalgic sodas, specialty cheese, wines and much more. 2953 Beech St., San Diego, 619.231.0524. grantsmarket.com
From summer surf wear to winter snow gear, Hansen’s Surfboards is the largest surf shop in San Diego. Shop a large selection of ski and snowboard apparel and equipment for winter, and summer styles all year long. 1105 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. 760.753.6595.
Open-air center in a historical setting is home to specialty shops, designer boutiques and restaurants. 789 W. Harbor Drive, Embarcadero, 619.235.4014. theheadquarters.com
Hotel Del Shops
More than 20 stores, boutiques and dining at historic Hotel Del Coronado. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 800.468.3533, 619.435.6611. hoteldel.com
La Femme Chic
Women’s consignment boutique featuring high end fashion and accessories. 415 S. Cedros Ave., Encinitas, 858.345.1480.
Las Americas Premium Outlets
Spanish Colonial-style outlet mall has 125-plus shops. 4211 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, 619.934.8400. premiumoutlets.com/lasamericas
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Dedicated to presenting the great names and bet of emerging artists. The gallery is committed to offering the finest quality artworks and superior value, while maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in service to our clients. 1111 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.1122.
McKenzie Rae Dresses
Shop among gorgeous, one-of-a-kind daytime, cocktail and special-occasion dresses, accessories and shoes inside this elegant, stylish boutique. Inside, sip a signature cocktail in your own private dressing room, consult with a seasoned personal dress stylist and enjoy exceptional, attentive customer service. 643 G St., East Village, 619.756.7321. mckenzieraedresses.com
Boutique offers stylish, affordable maternity wea and exclusive products that can only be found at Modish Maternity. 1000 Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, 858.551.1800; 2710 Via de la Valle, Ste. B-130, Del Mar. 858.222.1117.
1924 Say aloha to the spirit of Hawaii at Na Hoku Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924. This Fashion Valley shop celebrates the vibrant color and culture of the Islands with Na Hoku’s unique Hawaiian and island lifestyle jewelry. From the casual (a diamond-studded gold flip-flop charm necklace) to the exquisite (a yellow-gold ring with opal inlay and diamonds), Na Hoku carries men’s and women’s styles at a wide variety of prices. Look for the namesake line as well as selections from Kabana and Steven Douglas. 7007 Friars Road, Fashion Valley, 619.294.7811; 165 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 619.702.7121. nahoku.com
Behind its ornate grapevine-motif brass gate, this tiny spot comes courtesy of a third-generation jeweler whose family have been in the business since 1948. Inside, find pre-owned fine Swiss watches from names like Patel Philippe, Panerai, Cartier and Breitling as well as antique and estate jewelry and diamonds, some dating back as far as the Victorian era.562 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.236.0870. nikkifinejewelers.com
Noel-Baza Fine Art
Located in the art and design district of San Diego’s vibrant and historic Little Italy, the gallery specializes in original artwork of the highest quality. They feature an ever-changing selection of prints and drawings by some of the art world’s most impressive names. 2165 India St., Little Italy, 619.876.4160.
Noon consists of thoughtfully designed, handmade goods made in America- specifically simple and timeless jewelry, letterpress greeting cards, home goods and body products. 4993 Niagara Ave. #105, San Diego, 619.523.1744. noondesignshop.com
Otay Ranch Town Center
Shops at this airy, stylish South County mall include Apple, Sephora and myriad fashion boutiques. Enjoy outdoor fire pits, a dog park and a movie theater. 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 619.656.9100.
Owned by a design-minded husband and wife team, Progress brings a cool, modern vibe to the trendy South Park neighborhood. Most items in the store, from sculptural cardboard pendant lamps to the benches made from folded-up magazine pages, have an eco-minded twist. Also find candles, jewelry, kitchenware, cards, kids’ stuff and more. 2225 30th St., San Diego, 619.280.5501. progresssouthpark.com
Prospect Fine Jewelers
Find high-end jewelry, diamonds in a variety of cuts and settings, bracelets, rings, necklaces, Lalique crystal and designer watches from the likes of Chopard at this spacious showroom in the heart of the village shopping district in La Jolla. 1200 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.459.1781, prospectfinejewelers.net
Custom-made and one-of-a-kind designer jewelry and timepieces. 7007 Friars Rd., San Diego, 619.294.8160.
A one of a kind gift service, RSGIFTS USA enables guests to purchase luxury one-of-a-kind, San Diego, California area produced gifts and distinctive locally sourced experiences. These premium, hard-to-find gifts and experiences represent San Diego’s hidden treasure trove of remarkable talent. 702.8813.8679.
Brimming with peonies and dahlias, this jewel-box flower shop run by BFFs is the kind of place that warrants lingering. Chock-full of coastal-inspired decor and pretty summer stems like poppies, this is Coronado’s freshest one-stop shop. 845 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.6060. root75.com
Family owned and operated shop offers top quality imports from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, many of which can’t be found anywhere else in America. Specializes in kilt rentals as well. 916 Orange Ave., Coronado. 619.435.1880. scottishtreasures.net
Picturesque and charming outdoor plaza on the waterfront features 54 one-of-a-kind
shops, galleries and restaurants. 849 W. Harbor Drive, Embarcadero, 619.235.4014. seaportvillage.com
This self-serve dog wash shop also offers quality dog and cat food, treats, toys and more. Dogs love the signature Blueberry Facial, a patented pet wash that can be included on-site or purchased by the bottle to take home. 2037 30th St., South Park, 619.232.7387. southbark.com
Focusing on designs from Europe and the U.S., Stuart Benjamin & Co. offers a dazzling and diverse array of fine-quality jewelry–including classic styles, unique and contemporary jewelry, timepieces, and custom designs. Known as the area’s top jeweler for quality and service, the store also offers on-site jewelry repair and appraisal services. 7510 Hazard Center Dr. #405, Mission Valley, 619.297.7666. stuartbenjamin.com
Ted Baker London
Menswear, women’s clothes and a wide range of fashion accessories. 7007 Friars Rd., San Diego, 619.398.9800.
The Art of Tim Cantor
A gallery dedicated to one artist’s vision. 527 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.235.6990. timcantor.com
Encompassing the style of the California woman, the trendy women’s boutique showcases an innovative yet timeless look all while staying true to the laid-back coastal lifestyle. Located in the recently expanded Flower Hill Promenade. 2710 Via de la Valle, B110, Del Mar, 858.720.1059. shopvandevort.com
Viejas Outlet Center
Tranquil outdoor mall with 60+ shops (Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren) plus restaurants and concert park. 5005 Willows Road, Alpine, 619.659.2071.
The European-style shop features wines, liqueurs, spirits, oils, vinegars, spices, gifts and gourmet foods from around the world. Choose from more than 25 handcrafted liqueurs, imported brandy and whiskey; and more than 70 oils and vinegars, with flavors such as roasted peanut and avocado. A handpicked wine collection focuses on boutique labels from family-owned vineyards. 1050 University Ave., #E103, Hillcrest, 619.534.5034. vomfasshillcrest.com
Pamper your pet at this self-service dog wash in Coronado. Wag’n Tails also stocks top quality pet products and food to help you provide the best care possible. Tubs close one hour before store closing. 945 Orange Ave., Coronado. 619.435.3513. wagntails-coronado.com
Olive oil tasting room also includes coastal-view wine bar featuring California wines and tastings of gourmet food items. Shop a selection of olive-oil-inspired gifts, oils and wines. Daily 10 am-8 pm. 1158 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.8250. lajolla.weolive.com
Enjoy more than 150 shops, five restaurants and a food court. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Sears and Nordstrom department stores. 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Golden Triangle, 858.546.8858. westfield.com/utc
This spaciou, 2,500-square-foot boutique in La Jolla village is the first Westime outpost to open outside of Los Angeles. The multi-brand retailershowcases all manner of timepieces, from popular fashion watches to limited-edition selections from the finest Swiss watchmakers. Hublot, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin and Bell & Ross are among the brands represented. 1227 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.459.2222. westime.com
Wild Dove Boutique
Inside owner Rachel Hunt’s expertly curated boutique, you’ll find effortless, feminine designs to strengthen your wardrobe––soft, eco-friendly tops, flirty dresses and stylish denim––that can easily transition from day to night. The shop’s rotating racks feature collections by established and emerging designers––including Amour Vert, Lavender Brown and Show Me Your Mumu––as well as local labels. Plus contemporary shoes and accessories to complete your ensemble. 740 Market St., East Village, 619.501.5849. wilddoveboutique.com