Where to Get Dad the Perfect Gift this Father’s Day

Shopping for dad this Father’s Day? Think outside the tie box, and get him something he’ll be totally stoked on. Here’s a few La Jolla Shops we recommend!

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Mitch’s Surf Shop has been offering hand shaped surf boards with the most style and innovation since 1967. Their La Jolla shop is located on Pearl Street, minutes away from the Windansea surf break. Here, customers can find long or short boards in all desired name brands as well as clothing and fins. Daily wetsuit and board rentals are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Stand up paddle boarding supplies and spear fishing gear are also in stock. Come see the water sports specialists at Mitch’s Surf Shop when it comes to all your water adventure needs. They also have a location in Solana Beach at 363 Highway 101 N, Solana Beach, CA 92075
 
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2014 Winner – 1st Place Best Bike Shop San Diego A List

California Bicycle is located on La Jolla Blvd. right off of Pearl Street. The family owned company has been serving La Jolla since 1977. The last three decades have been spent not only providing great customer service, but filling every customer’s bike-related needs. Whether you are looking for a beach cruiser to explore gorgeous beach areas in La Jolla, road bikes to amp up fitness routines, Mountain bikes for some off roading in the mountains or hiking trails, or beginners bikes for children and adults, California Bicycle has everything in stock. They also have a large amount of bike parts and accessories as well as provide in store service and maintenance on bike items. Visit California Bicycle Tuesday through Saturday and get yourself on out on two wheels.

Check out our interview with Jason Millard HERE

Cutom Shirts of La Jolla:

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Custom Shirts of La Jolla has been serving La Jolla since 1977. The men’s and women’s shop is located on Girard Avenue and across from the Athenauem Music Arts and Library. Custom Shirts of La Jolla offers unique American and European customized clothing.
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Sports minded people need the best gear and sometimes that can be hard to find in one place. In 1983 Michael Gotfredson, or chief runner, started Road Runner Sports in a garage space in Del Mar, CA. Over the next 28 years the company grew to have distribution centers in San Diego, CA and Columbus, OH and many neighborhood retail stores throughout the country and are the world’s largest walking and running store. They are proud to be apart of your fitness and provide every item needed to enhance your fitness routine in one place. Whether you are shopping in stores or online, there are hundreds of running shoes and sneakers for men, women, and children. The latest fitness gear, trackers, nutrition bars, drinks, supplements, and men and women’s apparel can all be found here. Not to mention all in the best sporting brands including Nike, Adidas, Reebok, ASICS, and more. Get your fitness gear from the person who knows all there is to know about running and the fitness world and shop at Road Runner Sports.

Shopping Till You Drop in La Jolla

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If you love to shop and you love the sun, La Jolla is for you. From trendy fashions to sparkling jewelry, from art galleries to children’s clothing boutiques, La Jolla has something for all tastes and budgets – and meandering down our boutique-lined streets under the warm sun makes the experience all the more pleasurable. La Jolla is a great year-round shopping destination featuring unique stores and friendly vendors.

With ideal weather year round and the beautiful coastline nearby, La Jolla Village offers a wonderful setting for a day full of shopping. There are few better places to stroll through shops, get a bite to eat and take in the sights, than in La Jolla. From eclectic boutiques and antique stores, to florists and popular retailers, La Jolla shopping has it all.

Shoppers, who are seeking one-of-a-kind home décor, can browse through a variety of art galleries, antique shops or furnishing stores. The La Jolla Village is also home to world class jewelers and specialty shops featuring high-end merchandise including pianos, formal wear and chandeliers. If you are attending a special event and need the perfect gift for a friend or family member, you will find just what you need at the unique gift shops in La Jolla.

Many stores in The Village have been open for decades and are family owned, such as the local book store and hardware store. While shopping in La Jolla, check out the local clothing stores for men, women and children, including several consignment stores with designer labels. La Jolla Village offers a great alternative to crowed shopping malls in San Diego. With hundreds of stores within walking distance of the beach and local hotels, residents and visitors who are shopping in La Jolla can have a unique and enjoyable experience.

In addition to La Jolla Village, you can find more La Jolla Shopping in Bird Rock, the La Jolla Village Square and University Towne Center malls.
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6 Stylish La Jolla Boutiques

Alexia Maria La Jolla Boutique Shopping Clothing La Jolla is known for its sunny beaches, excellent restaurants, and of course extensive shopping! From casual to cocktail, you’ll be able to find it all. Whether you’re planning for a single afternoon or a full weekend of browsing, don’t miss these popular La Jolla boutiques for men and women’s fashions.

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Shop Local for Small Business Saturday on November 28

small business saturdaySmall Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. The day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It first began in 2010 as a way to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses; since then, it’s grown in leaps and bounds, and in 2014 an estimated $14.3 billion was spent at small independent businesses! Here are a few local La Jolla stores that will be participating this year. Continue reading

9 Must-Have Back to School Supplies from Hi Sweetheart

Hi Sweetheart Back to School Supplies Very Busy FolderThe best part of going back to school is always the new school supplies—especially when they’re as cute as these. Even if you’re not in school, this season of new beginnings is the perfect time to treat yourself to some of these productivity-boosters from Hi Sweetheart on Ivanhoe Ave in La Jolla.   Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Everett Stunz

everett stunzEverett Stunz has been in business since 1963, when the original owners opened their doors on Prospect Street in La Jolla with a clear mission: to be San Diego’s premiere linen and bed store. And now, 52 years later, the store remains La Jolla and San Diego’s go-to for exquisite bed linens, high quality adjustable beds, soaps, organic detergents, and bath accessories. Enjoying more than fifty years of business is no small feat, so we took an exclusive look inside the store to see what makes Everett Stunz so unique.

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Classic Elegance with a Modern Twist: ‘Alexia Maria’ Dress Boutique Opens in La Jolla

alexia mariaA brand new evening wear and cocktail dress boutique has arrived in La Jolla: Alexia Maria opened its doors at 1251 Prospect Street just a little over a month ago, and is already taking our little coastal town by storm. Alexia, the store’s namesake, hand-picks fabric and designs every single piece in the store herself; a rarity in today’s bustling fashion world. Whether you’re looking for a classically elegant dress for a formal wedding or a fun cocktail dress for a night out on the town, Alexia Maria’s dresses and gowns are a beautiful and tasteful addition to every woman’s wardrobe. The Blue Book visited Alexia Maria to get an exclusive look inside the new store.

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