Evans Mission Bay Magazine Issue 2 - Page 10

shop COASTAL COOL Shopper’s Paradise Whether exploring the Gaslamp Quarter or discovering Mission Beach, San Diego offers a plethora of opportunities for retail therapy, with a wide selection of swimwear and resort wear at local boutiques. BY BETH LIVESAY AND MISSION: BEACH! MAGAZINE STAFF Style seekers will find solace at these local beach-inspired boutiques. GRAFFITI BEACH South Park Find a little bit of everything at Graffiti Beach, where items for both men and women are hip and California cool. Vintage style options that are classic while still on trend are available for men while women will dis- cover a wide variety from stylish socks to boho date-night dresses. Sunglasses in several designs are available as well as many other accessories. (2220 Fern St.; 858- 433-0950; shopgraffitibeach.com) LUV SURF BOUTIQUE Mission Bay Casual, comfortable and quint- essentially Californian, Luv Surf Boutique is a junior’s shop and brand that offers original clothing designs and accessories for young women. Beyond selling items that are SoCal approved, the shop supports female athletes: Surfers and wakeboarders are just some of the young female athletes that are on the Luv Surf team. (3792 Mission Blvd.; 530-906-8389; luvsurfapparel.com) THE FABULOUS RAG BOUTIQUE Aloha Beach Club offers coastal styles for men and women. The sun shines year-round in San Diego and, thanks to the mild climate in this Southern California locale, beachwear never goes out of style. Surf shops dot popular destinations such as Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, while upscale communities like Coronado and La Jolla offer a balance of both casual and high-end clothing boutiques. With so many shops available, it’s clear that San Diego’s laid-back attitude doesn’t 10 mean visitors can’t take shopping seriously. For a true taste of this seaside city’s fashion, visit the many local stores where distinct San Diego brands mingle with popular beachfront retailers. Make a day of it by surfing the racks before strolling the beach. Pick up a souvenir for a family member or a wardrobe staple for your- self. The resort wear in this city is bountiful and never lacking in style. Pacific Beach With more than 200 dress styles always in stock, The Fabulous Rag Boutique in the sunny Pacific Beach neighborhood is the place to find a stylish outfit for a night on the town. Whether looking for a little black dress or a floral maxi, the shop’s staff works to ensure that visitors leave feeling gorgeous. And shipping is free for online sales in the U.S., so