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Clothing for Men – Find Him the Perfect Outfit in San Diego

Mister B - Clothing for Men

Men and shopping? You bet! And San Diego is just the place to find that perfect ensemble to fit any occasion. As a personal wardrobe stylist I feel that clothing for men is less complicated than for women. San Diego’s local boutiques have embraced this concept making it easy to find anything from Casual-Chic to unique Work-Wear to Date-Night styles for men.

Find Great Clothing for Men at these Stores

Chillers Showroom

Chillers Showroom - Shopping Guide for Men

Chillers Showroom

Some of my recommended boutiques for Casual-Chic for men are Chillers Showroom. This spacious Pacific Beach boutique has some great options for casual button-down shirts, jeans and thermal hoodies. I also love that you can create your own custom t-shirt screen-printed right on site utilizing some of their fantastic Chillers artwork!

Location: 4667 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109 (map)
Website: www.chillersshowroom.com

Fowlers

Fowlers

Fowlers

Fowlers, located in Solana Beach, is the perfect place to locate laid-back looks. Shop for the perfect Beach-Chic shorts or jeans, a stylish watch or maybe an awesome pair of sunglasses!

Location: 731 South Highway 101, Suite 1A3, Solana Beach, CA 92075 (map)
Website: www.fowlers.bigcartel.com

HIS

HIS - Clothing for Men

HIS – Clothing for Men

HIS is in the Design District called Cedros. I love their relaxed yet cool inventory of everyday styles for men. They carry unique brands and have a talent for offering just a step up from an everyday surfer-style look.

Location: 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite K, Solana Beach, CA 92075 (map)
Website: www.hismensstore.com

Mister B

Mister B - Clothing for Men

Mister B – Clothing for Men

When it comes to work-wear options or dinner-date looks, I recommend shopping at Mister B. This store offers fine men’s clothing with great European brands. Their suits, sport coats and shoes are to die for. If you’re looking for sophistication, this is the perfect place to shop.

Location: 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 (map)
Website: www.misterbclothing.com

Matti D

Matti D

Matti D

A great place to shop for date-night looks is the fab store called, Matti D. Whether you are searching for the latest pair of jeans or some unique outerwear this boutique carries it all. I love their selection of scarves and cashmere sweaters too.

Location: 2689 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014 (map)
Website: www.matti-d.com

Mint

Mint Shoes

Mint Shoes

When it comes to completing men’s style, cool shoes are a must! I love the shoe boutique called Mint. This boutique carries hard to find retro brands and the latest urban-chic styles for casual shoes and boots.

Location: 525 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (map)
Website: www.mintshoes.com

Stile Italiano

Stile Italiano

Stile Italiano

If Italian quality and “dolce vita” style is for you then Stile Italiano is the place! This boutique is reasonably priced with imported unique fashions for men. The owner comes from Italy and has a long family history in fashion and design. I love their wallets, jackets and one-of-a-kind shoes. They even carry some great artwork to purchase!

Location: 142 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (map)
Website: www.stileitaliano.us

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Know of any other great clothing for men stores in San Diego? Let us and others know in the comments below.

Sandra

Summer Styles for San Diego and Where to Find Them

Summer is a time to let your hair down and start enjoying the glorious weather! During the months of June-August San Diego is known for an average high of 76 degrees and a low of 65 degrees. What does this mean when it comes to defining San Diego style? I like to call it California-Laid-Back-Chic!

Basically, our city is an active one, so styles need to be comfy yet chic. We are casual but do dress up when the occasion permits. Make sure to pack lightweight cotton and silk clothing, jeans, t-shirts, shorts and summer-type dresses for the warm days and a either a fitted jacket or a lightweight sweater for the cool evenings. During the day, always have handy your “sunnies” (sunglasses) and a cool hat like a Fedora.

There are many boutiques located throughout the quaint neighborhoods of San Diego offering great summer fashion and below are just a few of my favorites:

Maggie B

One of my favorite’s to shop in for summer attire is Maggie B in the chic area of Rancho Santa Fe. I love to shop here for everything from summer day dresses to resort wear. This is the perfect boutique to pick up the latest lightweight denim Capri’s during your vacation in San Diego. They are known for carrying both hard-to-find European and American designers at various price points. Be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind pieces of the local jewelry designs of Sette Divini Jewelry!

Location: 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 (map)
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The Shopaholics Boutique

One of our newer boutiques in the trendy urban area of Little Italy, The Shopaholics Boutique, features the latest summer obsessions of bright bold colors to current prints! I love the uptown smart high-low dresses, shorts, and retro-80’s inspired asymmetrical cuts. The featured men’s line is a sought after Miami brand and only carried here on the west coast. With new merchandise arriving every week this boutique is a must see!

Location: 1506 India Street, San Diego, California 92101 (map)
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Girls from the Park

If resale shops are your thing, which it is for me, I highly recommend Girls from the Park, located in the quaint neighborhood of Point Loma. This modern spin on resale shops carries go-to brands that add instant polish to any summer attire. They are great at featuring the current summer wear and with the owner being a native San Diegian, she really knows our casual yet chic approach. I also love that they feature vintage pieces as well. You can be rest assured to find a one-of-a-kind summer addition here.

Location: 3034 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)
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LeBelAge Boutique

My last, but certainly not least, recommendation on finding summer styles would be at LeBelAge Boutique, located on the chic shopping street of Mission Hills. The owner is always ahead of the game when it comes to seasonal style. The cotton maxi dresses, blouses, Capri’s and tunics are a perfect summer solution to any wardrobe. This boutique is a one-stop-shop in finding the perfect summer ensemble including jewelry and accessories. You won’t believe the fabulous price points and will be the talk of your town when you get home!

Location: 1607 West Lewis Street, San Diego, California 92103 (map)
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Happy shopping!

Sandra

6 Shopping Gems in San Diego’s Little Italy

Little Italy Sign and Trolley
Little Italy Sign and Trolley

San Diego's Historic and Trendy Little Italy

As a personal wardrobe stylist I am always on the look-out for unique and easily accessible areas to take people shopping, especially with my shopping tours, and Little Italy is just this type of place. I can easily walk the main drag, India Street, perusing in and out of my local favorites and I always save some time to stop in any of the quaint coffee houses to energize with some caffeine!

Little Italy Shopping Montage

Below are just a sampling of my personal favorite Little Italy shopping gems:

  • The marvelous Vocabulary Boutique appeals to both women and men’s fashions with fresh spins on the latest styles. You can easily find a party-perfect dress or a new work blouse to add to your wardrobe while the men can find that cool yet collected casual look that is a must for San Diego. I love the hip accessories and the fabulous price points!
  • Another fav of mine, Be Beauty Boutique, is a one-stop-shop handles every beauty desire. It operates as a boutique offering beauty services. Get a facial, make-up applied and nails done before selecting a ultra-stylish outfit for a night-on-the-town. I love their on-trend fashions and accessories for women that can easily carry you from desk-to-dinner!
  • Vitreum is a great place for unique and sophisticated interior home goods and giftware. I love their vases and porcelain key necklaces. I also have a collection of the origami bird earrings. Super chic!
  • From the hand beaded jewelry of Indonesia to the bejeweled bangles from India, RosaMariposa is the place to pick up the spot-on-trend of layered jeweled bangles. I also love the wood jewelry! The pieces are stunning and compliment any wardrobe. The best part is that it is all very affordable.
  • Carol Gardyne Boutique offers a huge selection of custom hand painted silk scarves. This is also the studio for the owner who travels the world buying interesting white silk to bring back to San Diego to customize each piece. She carries casual clothes that are meant to be a backdrop to her beautiful custom pieces.
  • My personal secret gem is Melero Boutique & Gallery, with its a European flare carrying coveted brands from Los Angles to Paris. The owner has such a keen eye on the latest fashions that it is a must to shop. The clothes are classic and chic adding polish to any look. The jewelry collections are so unique and smart that it will surely inspire you to complete your whole ensemble.
Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Bencotto Italian Kitchen

After shopping in the vibrant area of Little Italy you may want to stop and grab a bite at any of the fabulous restaurants throughout the area. One of my favorite places to eat is Bencotto Italian Kitchen. I love the homemade recipes handed down to the darling couple who own it. The food is high quality, simple and delicious!

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Let me know in the comments below, where is your favorite place for fashion in Little Italy.

Shop-&-Buon Appetito!

Sandra

San Diego’s Fashion Originals

Rose Rags

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 creating a blend of patterns, solids and textures to create a bohemian-chic look for the everyday California-inspired girl. “RoseRags” is for the classy girl that is not afraid to stand out and make a statement! You can check out Jessica’s designs at Cecilia Boutique located at 928 Fort Stockton Drive, #115, San Diego.

Studio 12.20

San Diego is home to a fabulous series of boutiques called Studio 12.20. In 1996 the original boutique opened in the heart of the lively community of downtown Hillcrest. Over the years the owners Heather Payne and Song Bledsoe have been committed to offering a multitude of refreshing styles for all ages and at great price points. Their boutiques are known for carrying the most coveted looks by having just the right mix of daytime chic to evening sophistication with an edge. Their eye for contemporary fashion for both women and men have created a go-to shopping experience that all must see. Since the original boutique opened, five other locations have been added creating one of the most successful series of boutiques here in San Diego. Studio 12.20 has become the retailer to watch in Southern California!

Sandra

Fashion Features in San Diego

Celine Trunk Show

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!

Celine Trunk Show

Celine Trunk Show

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