Shopper’s Delight: Where to Browse & Buy in San Clemente

October 25, 2017

Although the breath-taking coastal vistas are hard to beat, when you tear your eyes away from the blue Pacific, you’ll notice there’s plenty more to enjoy in San Clemente. This town is brimming with boutiques, shops, eateries and fun destinations, so when you’re in the mood to do a little recreational shopping, you’re in luck.

Retail Centers

If you like all your shops in one spot, San Clemente gives you a few choices. Check out Outlets at San Clemente, Ocean View Plaza Shopping Center, Old Town San Clemente and Downtown.

Women’s Fashion

Founded by locals from nearby Capistrano Beach, Melrose in the OC is women’s fashion retailer for clothing and accessories. Oui Boutique on East Avenida Pico takes an individualized experience, consulting with customers about what works best with each woman’s lifestyle and physical attributes.  Swirl Boutique, which has locations in Downtown San Clemente as well as in Encinitas, is known for a unique selection of designer fashions.

Men’s Fashion

If you’re looking for a friendly skate shop with great clothes and skateboards, Republik of Kalifornia is a popular choice. For surf-inspired men’s clothing try Salt Life and  ambsn in North Beach San Clemente. Habit offers cool casual and hip clothing for men and women.

Children’s Clothing

Kid-devoted boutiques and clothing stores abound, from Petit Bonhomme and Missy’s  to Tiny Turnip and, in nearby San Juan Capistrano, Little Mud Nest. There’s even a San Clemente Carter’s shop.

Home Décor

Now that everyone in the family is looking good in their fashionable duds, it’s time to dress up your home. For custom reclaimed furniture, try Reclamation and Jill’s Abode, which transforms old furniture into fun pieces and offers do-it-yourself workshops.  Want a beach-y, coastal vibe? Bamboo and Beyond features tropical and coastal décor.

There’s lots to love about living in San Clemente, fun shopping adventures included. Considering the variety, quality and often quaint locations, residents at Sea Summit have access to some of the best shopping, whether you’re hunting for that something special or just looking for inspiration.

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