From fashion to surfboards, Carlsbad has much to offer in terms of its shopping and variety of stores. Whether you are looking for something unique, fashionable, or locally made, this city has it all. With malls and outlet stores, antiques, local shops, and boutiques, there is much to be admired and purchased in Carlsbad. Below are some recommendations of shopping centers and shops to check out whether you are on a shopping mission or just wandering around the town.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets offers shoppers great discounts and selections from their 90 retail stores, ranging from designer names to clothing and jewelry, as well as luggage and home furnishings.
Barney's New York, Betsey Johnson, Burton, J. Crew, Lacoste, Nike, The North Face, Sundiego Board Shop, Wilson's Leather, Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche, and Zumiez are only a few of the many specialty stores featured in this outlet mall that has something for everyone. (For a complete list of all the outlet stores, go to our map and click on the Outlet Stores).
Customers regularly enjoy special savings and sales at the different shops, as well as the promotional events that occur.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets are located at 5620 Paseo del Norte in Carlsbad, and are open from 10 am until 8 pm daily.
Carlsbad Art and Antique Mall has over 100 artists and dealers who buy and sell art, antiques, and collectibles. The mall covers an area of 15,000 square feet for art and antique shoppers to delight in, with many of the pieces designed and created by local California artists. Pieces you will find in the shopping mall include: sculptures, paintings, glassware, vintage furniture and decor, pottery, surf art, wrought iron, and American antiques and collectibles.
Carlsbad Art and Antique Mall is located 2 blocks north of Carlsbad Village Drive at 2752 State Street. Their telephone number is 760-730-9494.
Shopping hours are from 10:30 am- 5 pm daily.
Plaza Camino Real is part of the Westfield shopping centers and hosts over 150 retail stores and services. Abercrombie and Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, Borders, Kay Jewelers, GNC, Macy's, and Van's shoes are some of the many stores within the shopping center, catering to a variety of customers and their shopping needs. For a complete list of shops, click on: http://westfield.com/plazacaminoreal/ourstores/index.html
The shopping mall also includes 10 dining restaurants, offering both fast food and sit-down dining options. For a complete list of the restaurants, click on: http://westfield.com/plazacaminoreal/dining/index.html
Also available at the Plaza Camino Real shopping center is the MovieMax Theatre, showing the newest movie releases on its 4 screens.
This Westfield shopping center also has gift cards available that can be used at any store within in a Westfield mall.
Mall hours are as follows:
Monday-Friday: 10 am-9 pm
Saturday: 10 am-7 pm
Sunday: 11 am-6 pm
Plaza Camino Real shopping center is located at 2525 El Camino Real in Carlsbad.
Their main telephone number is 760-729-7927
The M Collection Boutique is owned and operated by the mother and daughter team of Nancy Valenzuela and Mercedes Kuder. The boutique features both men's and women's current clothing trends, as well as a variety of shoes and accessories. Operated under a no-pressure attitude, the women try to separate themselves and their boutique from the snooty stereotype that often is associated with boutiques and smaller shops. At T M Collection you will find a unique mix between the local Southern California surf and skate inspired fashion as well as the top fashion forward brand names and styles. Valenzuela and Kuder like to offer their customers merchandise that is more unique to their boutique that their customers won't be able to find anywhere else. Brands such as Citizens of Humanity, Fred Perry, Gsus Industries, Jade Howe, and Ted Baker help attract their clientele, but it is the The M Collection's friendly and helpful environment that holds onto their customers and keeps them coming back. Solids, stripes, or polka dots, these women know how to please their customers and deliver fashion in a no nonsense manner that will impress any shopper and fashion forward admirer.
The M Collection is located at 2971 State Street, Carlsbad
Offshore Surfshop has been around town since 1970, and for more than 30 years has been supplying both locals and tourists with a wide variety of surf apparel, boards, accessories, wetsuits, bathing suits, sandals, and sunglasses. Offshore also offers surf lessons and rental boards, catering to the needs of all levels of all surfers.
Offshore Surfshop is located at 3179 Carlsbad Blvd.
Salty Sister Surf Shop caters to girls, and only girls of all ages and levels who are stoked on riding. Elaine Hopkins owns this chicks only shop and is proud to host a wide selection of boards-surfboards, skateboards, and body boards-as well as the necessary equipment and attire to outfit her female riders. And what board shop would be complete without its own line? Salty Sister also sells a variety of its own shirts, sweatshirts, sandals, and beachware for every sister to be stoked on. The shop also offers surfing lessons, including a buddy system that matches you up with another female rider looking for some wave action.
Salty Sister Surf Shop is located at 2796 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad