Category Archives: Shopping

A unique pop-up shop opened earlier this month at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown location. Product Porch is a six-month retail experiment that will serve as a destination for new design and creative retail in San Diego.

Product Porch will offer accessories, functional objects, and furniture made by a new generation of creative talents from all over the world and will occupy a portion of the Museum’s building at 1001 Kettner Blvd. throughout the run of the exhibition Phenomenal. Continually rotating merchandise along with a series of interactive programs inspired by the exhibition will offer …

Local California clothing designer, Jessica Delee, had pretty much known she had a talent for creating “looks” ever since stapling fabrics together in kindergarten and making her own Halloween costumes at 9 years old! When Jessica met the owner of Cecilia Boutique, a must-shop boutique in Mission Hills, she knew it was a perfect match to help sell her eco-friendly designs “RoseRags.” San Diego’s laid back beach atmosphere has inspired her to create a mesh of California beach, meets shabby chic, meets vintage clothing. Jessica uses recycled fabrics with new fabrics and one-of-a-kind vintage extras. She is known for …

Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s unique neighborhoods. Be sure to check back for exciting insider tips, giveaways, and more! This week’s spotlight is on Coronado.

Things are heating up this summer in Coronado, just a bridge away from downtown San Diego. Visitors with swim towels, beach umbrellas and boogie boards are finding their happy place on the island’s 28 miles of beaches on sparkling San Diego Bay and the Pacific …

Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s unique neighborhoods. Be sure to check back for exciting insider tips, giveaways, and more! This week’s spotlight is on Coronado.

Coronado is a gorgeous island getaway where worries seem to melt away once guests cross over the iconic blue span of the San Diego Coronado Bridge. Situated between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the “Crown City” is a paradise of relaxation and recreation …

I am excited to report that Mog & Rue, a California-Chic boutique located in the quaint beach community of Encinitas, has just recently been acquired by a new owner, Christianna Ablahad. Christianna is a well known fashion and beauty writer in San Diego and New York. Recently, the boutique celebrated the new ownership in style with a little soirée featuring some of the new fashions that Christianna will be carrying. The boutique will feature regular “shopping happy hours,” carry more independent designers and continue the personalized service for every customer. Mog & Rue is named for the British slang …

Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s unique neighborhoods. Be sure to check back for exciting insider tips, giveaways, and more! This week’s spotlight is on Mission Valley/ Old Town.

Located in the San Diego River Valley, Old Town has historic significance as the birthplace of San Diego (and some argue of California), and Mission Valley is a centrally-located business and entertainment corridor with a slew of restaurants and outdoor shopping centers. Here’s a …

My ideal shopping day is being able to park and step outside to an array of unique shopping choices. San Diego has many chic shopping streets and these are just a few of my fav’s!

Mission Hills

The 1600 block of West Lewis Street and the 900 block of Fort Stockton Dr. are located in the quaint neighborhood of Mission Hills. Whether you are shopping for cards, home goods, women’s fashions, jewelry, accessories, or salon services, the following will accomplish it all: “With Love” Boutique (gifts, books and paperie), LeBelAge Boutique (women’s fashions, jewelry and accessories), Salon Bella (Rock Star …

San Diego is abuzz with a variety of fashion outings! Just this month, Nordstrom at Fashion Valley showcased a Spring/Summer Trunk Show featuring the designs from Celine. After a delicious lunch accompanied with a strolling fashion show they proceeded with having live models stand as mannequins catching every shopper’s attention! Celine showcased beautifully tailored relaxed yet uptown-smart pieces that could be worn just about anywhere around San Diego. Some of my favorite pieces included the black & white ensembles, the pop-of-color Maxi and the wood platform shoes. Nordstrom is always spot on!…

I am excited to report on some new boutique openings throughout San Diego!

Starting with dolcetti boutique located downtown at 635 Fifth Ave. This boutique offers many urban-polished pieces for both women and men. The options are endless for ultra-fresh fashions from day to evening looks. In addition to clothing and accessories they operate, within their boutique, their own salon called A Style Concierge. You can shop while getting your hair and make-up done!

Right down the block is Eden Boutique located at 520 Fifth Ave. Visually, Eden is very easy to navigate through. They specialize in up-and-coming designers at …

San Diego has an array of unique boutiques located throughout the different neighborhoods of the city. In most cases Haute would define the upper class but in this case it purely defines the effortless chic fashions of San Diego and just a glimmer of what the city has to offer.

Downtown has Goga Boutique located at 401 Market Street, showcasing Gordana Gehlhausen’s clothing and jewelry designs. Gordana was featured on the 6th season of the reality show “Project Runway.” Not only does she create one-of-a-kind pieces (check out her gowns!) but she also carries other lines that have an edgy-elegant …