Downtown La Jolla is where you will find some of the finest elite and higher-end shopping. With a variety of boutiques, galleries, and upscale shops, you are sure to find at least one must have item to complete your shopping trip. La Jolla 's Village offers shoppers the latest in fashion design and trends with shops like Let's Go and JEP Boutique. These shops cater their clothing and accessories to shoppers and fashion admirers who desire the latest in trends and styles.
Let's Go is located in the heart of downtown La Jolla on Girard Street and carries a wide selection of threads from fashion designers such as Frankie B, Citizens of Humanity, Ben Sherman, Betsey Johnson, Grail, Michael Stars, People's Liberation, and many more. The shop also has a counterpart just around the corner called Go, offering more to the company's selections of styles and up and coming trends. The stores are a bit higher end in price because of their featured designers and lines they carry, however, there are always sale racks with marked down merchandise to make room for the newest lines. The prices are comparable to other retail shops carrying similar designers, but Let's Go and Go are worth the trip through downtown La Jolla because of their selections and always changing merchandise.
Let's Go is located at 7863 Girard Ave. in La Jolla
Go of La Jolla is located at 7840 Herschel Ave. in La Jolla
Both stores are open daily
Saks Fifth Avenue is another retail store located in downtown La Jolla offering shoppers a large selection in both classic and fashion couture. The large department store showcases the latest and finest clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from designers and lines like Burberry, Cartier, Dolce and Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Prada, David Yurman, and many more. Beauty counters also offer fine cosmetic lines from names such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Lancome, and Yves St. Laurent. Saks's lines cater to shoppers who are looking for classic and couture clothing and who expect to pay more for their upscale shopping experience and merchandise. Great deals and discounts can of course be found throughout the department store in their different departments, as well as special promotions on various occasions.
Saks Fifth Avenue is located at 1055 Wall St. in La Jolla
Over on Fay Street, shoppers will be able to find a wide variety of jewelry, accessories, handbags, and gifts from over 150 designers and artists, all inside The Artful Soul boutique. This boutique features artists who are well known, as well as up and coming artists and designs that cater to and will catch any passer-by's eye. Every piece of merchandise is designed and created with an artistic approach and flair that guarantees it is a unique and one of a kind piece. Great gift ideas can be found here as well…the only problem will be trying to decide which piece will be for you and which will be to give away.
The Artful Soul is located at 7660 Fay St. in downtown La Jolla
Along Prospect Street is an art gallery known for its impressive collection of artists and their pieces of artwork. The Fingerhut Art Gallery showcases artwork from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt, and Dr. Seuss. The doors are open and people with curious eyes usually wander in, leaving the store mesmerized by the array of artwork and artists hanging along the gallery walls. The pieces of art are for sale to the public, and whether just admiring or looking to make a purchase, shoppers usually leave the gallery with feelings of awe and admiration for the amount and variety of talent that this gallery presents. Throughout the year there are also special events for the different artists that the gallery houses, introducing new pieces of art and collections specific to the designers.
The Fingerhut Art Gallery is located at 1205 Prospect St. in La Jolla
Contact at: 858-456-9900
Around the downtown streets you will also find some retails clothing stores that are usually situated in malls, however their locations in the Village provides shoppers with a much more calm and relaxing atmosphere because of its street shopping experience. Stores such as Express, Bath and Body Works, The Gap, and Victoria's Secret are a few of these, offering customers a chance to shop and look around leisurely without any of the much anticipated hustle and bustle found in a mall environment.
Those of you that are on the hunt for the perfect custom piece of jewelry look no further than Lawrence Poon Designer Fine Jewelry. He will guide you through the process of creating that piece of jewelry that you are dreaming of. After you have decided on the design it will take a few weeks for the piece to be completed. Everything is original pieces and they do not use molds. To spend time with Lawrence Poon in designing your dream piece of jewelry call or email him to set up a consultation.
Lawrence Poon Designer Fine Jewelry is located at 7863 Girard Avenue, Suite 102 in La Jolla.
Contact him at: 858.454.8898 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since La Jolla is right along the Pacific coast line, the shopping experience here would not be complete without any local surf shops to cater to its local clientele and their dedication to the sport of surfing. Mitch's Surf Shop has been locally owned and operated since the late 1960's in La Jolla, striving to give its customers the best deals in the industry on any surf equipment, attire, and accessories. The shop works with its customers in making custom boards, as well as boards shaped by some of the more well known shapers the surfing industry has to offer. Mitch's Surf Shop has been catering to the San Diego community for almost 40 years, taking pride in its home in La Jolla and the surfing enthusiasts it serves.
Mitch's Surf Shop is located at 631 Pearl St. in La Jolla
Contact at: 858-459-5933
La Jolla is home to another locally owned and operated surf shop whose business and reputation has grown considerably over the years, giving the company an international status and reputation known for its commitment to the surf community and industry. Rusty Surfboards is located in La Jolla on Avenida de la Playa, offering customers a full line of boards, attire, and accessories, all harboring the signature “R” that is so closely associated with quality and commitment to surfing. Rusty Surfboards also offers clients custom orders by top quality shapers who possess a strong love and dedication to the sport and its community, just as Mr. Rusty Preisendorfer himself would appreciate.
Rusty Surfboards is located at 2170 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla
Beyond the downtown streets of La Jolla, there is also a large shopping mall that contains a variety of retail stores to suit everyone's needs. At the University Town Center mall, commonly referred to as the UTC, you will find a wide selection of stores, ranging from department stores, such as Nordstrom and Macy's, to smaller specialty stores and services such as Sephora, Sundiego Boardshop and Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. The mall's outdoor setting, complete with fountains and pools of water throughout the area, provide and comfortable and relaxing setting for shoppers to enjoy. With over 180 stores at the UTC mall, you are sure to find just what you are looking for.
University Town Center mall is located at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive in La Jolla
Contanct: 858-546-8858 for mall hours