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Shopping in Coronado - From Surf Shops and Souvenirs to Designer Fashions

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Coronado’s dual nature as a laid-back seaside community and a playground for luxury is well represented by its eclectic shopping scene. If you stick to the main street, you’ll find independent upscale boutiques, casual places to buy trinkets, surf and beach clothing shops, and virtually no chain stores. Gravitate toward the hotels, and you’ll encounter stores specializing in designer fashions and high-end beach couture.

Orange Avenue

 

Coronado’s main thoroughfare is lined with independent shops housed in compact, slightly weathered buildings, evoking a casual seaside village vibe. The ambience works rather well for unpretentious shops like Coronado Resort Wear Company, which features a wide range of maritime apparel, beach gear, and souvenirs for your family back home. It also works for upscale yet casual stores like family-run Paris & Me Boutique and its impressive list of on-trend labels, including Miss Me Couture and Collective Concepts.

 

Ferry Landing

 

Each store in this waterfront shopping centre is capped with a distinctive red conical roof - an homage to the city’s legendary landmark Hotel del Coronado. You’ll find a variety of breezy casual shops underneath the roofs, selling everything from shoes to seashells. The French Room carries more than 50 styles of footwear, including seaside resort-ready Onex shoes. If you want to bring a bit of the beach back home, La Camisa Coronado’s shelves are stocked with beach-themed collectibles, sweatshirts, T-shirts, and sunglasses.

 

  • The French Room, 1201 1st St, Suite 108, Coronado 92118; Tel: +1 619 437 4325; Website: The French Room
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  • La Camisa Coronado, 1201 1st St, Suite 109, Coronado 92118; Tel: +1 619 435 8009; Website: La Camisa Coronado

 

Shops at The Del

 

If you want to immerse yourself in classic expressions of luxury, a trip to the shopping area inside the Hotel del Coronado is a must. Men can dress like a luxe local with a visit to Set Sail, where high-end brands like Polo by Ralph Lauren share rack space with iconic resort clothing labels like Tommy Bahama. En Route can help you return home in style with its fine collection of handbags, wallets, travel pouches, and on-the-go accessories.

 

  • Set Sail, Hotel Del Coronado; 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado 92118; Tel: +1 619 435 6611; Website: Set Sail
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  • En Route, Hotel Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado 92118; Tel: +1 619 435 6611; Website: En Route

 

San Diego's Seaport Village

 

A ferry ride across San Diego Bay and a 10-minute walk along San Diego's picturesque waterfront will get you to this charming coastal shopping district, featuring more than 70 shops and restaurants - not to mention countless street musicians and performers to keep you entertained. The collection of handmade soaps, body scrubs, and aromatherapy products at Presenting the Soap Opera can help you ease back into your routine when vacation is over. At Apple Box Toys, you’ll find more than 1,500 handpainted wooden playthings for the children in your life. They’ll even personalize the gift to make it extra-special.

 

  • Presenting the Soap Opera, Seaport Village, 817 W Harbor Dr, Suite B, San Diego 92101; Tel: +1 619 230 1300; Website: Presenting the Soap Opera
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  • Apple Box Toys, Seaport Village, 837 W Harbor Dr, Suite C, San Diego 92101; Tel: +1 619 230 1818; Website: Apple Box Toys

 

Gaslamp Quarter

 

This historic 16-block segment of San Diego is known for its lively entertainment scene. It's also home to some of the area’s most intriguing boutique shopping adventures. Need the right pair of shades for your stroll along the shore? Eyes on Fifth can help you protect your eyes with brands like Versace and Prada. You can also stop at the retro-themed clothing store Tatyana and give your wardrobe a touch of vintage sass.

 

  • Eyes on Fifth, 228 5th Ave, San Diego 92101; Tel: +1 619 231 3937; Website: Eyes on Fifth
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  • Tatyana, 430 5th Ave, San Diego 92101; Tel: +1 619 544 1960; Website: Tatyana