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The Best San Diego Style

Destination(s): La Jolla

For a weekend away in San Diego, there is a lot to find hidden between some of the cliche retail chains. Sure, it's a great city chock full of some of your favorite shops, but with funky neighborhoods, your best and most unique purchases will likely be found amongst the natives. Shop San Diego style fun for family, husband, friend or yourself in the area's most adorable and well known districts. The best San Diego style is one you create on your own, with finds from NileGuide to help you on your way. read more about The Best San Diego Style

Fashion Valley Mall

Fashion Valley Mall

Isabel's Cantina

Isabel's Cantina

  • 966 Felspar Street
  • tel:(858) 272-8400
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  • San Diego, 92109

If you're looking for anything but the typical, then Isabel's Cantina in Pacific Beach is the restaurant for you. Modernly designed in what seems to be an old warehouse, the Cantina offers up patrons a party in their palate for their breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Owned by the same people who have concocted other San Diego favorites (The Mission, Coffee Cup), Isabel's fuses Mexican and Asian cuisine into a sweet harmony. Typically the eccentric flavors are paired in separate dishes, but for a few spare treats like the crispy shoestring plantains or the crispy dragon potatoes. Reasonably priced and just blocks from the beach in the heart of PB, any palate will be pleased.
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Mission Valley Center

Mission Valley Center

  • 1640 Camino del Rio N
  • Mission Valley Shopping Center
  • tel:858 558 2262
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  • San Diego, 92108
Capricorn Boutique

Capricorn Boutique

  • 5544 La Jolla Boulevard
  • tel:(858) 551-2660
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  • La Jolla, 92037

Hidden between some of Bird Rock's more flashy designer stores and iconic coffee shops is locally owned Capricorn Boutique. Operated by two young professionals who have a passion for all things fashion, the fashionistas travel to Los Angeles fashion week and pick up some unique and designer name finds. Though the prices are exactly what you'd expect is a neighborhood sandwiched between La Jolla and Pacific Beach, this Bird Rock venue is just what true shoppers need. The unique shop is small but features some unique sets from Australian, local and US designers, and always give shoppers the personal attention they desire.
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Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale's

  • 7057 Friars Road
  • Fashion Valley Center, Mission Valley
  • tel:619/610-6400
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  • San Diego, 92101
Bazaar del Mundo

Bazaar del Mundo

  • 4133 Taylor Street
  • (at Juan, behind Casa Guadalajara Restaurant)
  • tel:+1 619 296 3161
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  • San Diego, 92103

Touristy as it may be, the Bazaar Del Mundo in Old Town holds quite the San Diego heritage, offering visitors insight into the city's vast Hispanic past. Streets are designed with an Old Spanish theme and shops are filled with knick-knacks and designs found only at the Bazaar, or else across the border. This area should mark a whole day of exploration, where shopping is just the beginning of this attraction - as festival events happens year-round, historic architecture offer world views and Mexican restaurants line every block. Lining just a few blocks in Old Town (from Taylor to Juan Streets), the Bazaar Del Mundo takes straight to another culture. Sizzle up your nightlife with bars that explode with margaritas and meringues with shops filled with guitars, ponchos, sombreros and more.
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Nordstrom

Nordstrom

  • Horton Plaza, Downtown
  • tel:619/239-1700
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  • San Diego, 92101
Urban Solace

Urban Solace

If you can't get to New Orleans this year, just try North Park's Urban Solace, where modern home style cooking meeting modern fusion. The venue is a large, refurbished home with a sizable patio and full bar that offers some of the most exquisite macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings and pot pie you've ever had. Think upscale with moderate pricing, that brings up back up again with ambiance inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans (yellow house with wrought iron staircase). The venue is an inspiration of its own in North Park's vastly improved district, but it is worth the trip no matter where you're coming from or heading toward.
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Macy's

Macy's

  • Horton Plaza, Downtown
  • tel:619/231-4747
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  • San Diego, 92101
Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

  • 5600 Paseo del Norte
  • tel:888/790-7467
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  • Carlsbad, 92008
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

  • 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd
  • tel:877/437-8262
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  • La Jolla, 92037
Hunt and Gather

Hunt and Gather

  • 4496 Park Boulevard
  • tel:(619) 297-3040
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  • San Diego, 92116

Though San Diego may be known for many things, funky little vintage shops aren't one of them. With San Diego's Hunt & Gather, that is all going to change. Completely out on its own on Park Blvd, there is little else to do in the neighborhood that houses Hunt & Gather, aside from getting a cup of Joe. But the trip is worth it. Moderately priced pieces, vintage designer finds, stacks of records and special events that happen monthly, this designer couple who opened the store just a few years ago have continued to grow. In 2010 the team presented for the first time at Thread Shows, and continue to amass some vintage finds for both men and women.
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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego

  • 5010 Mission Center Road
  • tel:(619) 688-1120
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  • San Diego, 92108