Boutique Chic: 22 Shops We Love in San Diego

From La Jolla's designer row to funky antiques in OB, our editors highlight San Diego's top shops.

Updated: January 27, 2009

Furniture, Art and more Eclectic Shops

Underground Furniture

1345 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Champagne Taste

2248 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

A boutique for home, body and baby with everything from baby gifts to hand-milled French soaps, lotions and bubble baths.

Architectural Salvage

2401 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Blick Art Materials (The Art Store)

1844 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101


414 West Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Little Italy gains a sophisticated, eclectic boutique with decorative touches and up-and-coming designer clothes.

Ecklectika Consignment-

2701 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Chic San Diego Boutiques


Tobi Blatt Ltd

12750 Carmel Country Rd Ste 113, San Diego, CA 92130

Looking to do lunch and then pick up some new summer wedges? Del Mar is the place.


6024 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Fashion-forward boutique features big names in designer denim, shoes and accessories.

Jolie Femme - Lingerie, Gifts & More!

2690 Via de la Valle, Ste. D250B, Del Mar, CA 92014

Upscale boutique offers chic lingerie from top international lines.

L A Rack

545 F St, San Diego, CA 92101

Stylish, right-now fashions at bargain-basement prices set this Gaslamp boutique apart from its pricey, designer neighbors.

Gourmet Food & Wine Shops

Tip Top Meats & European Deli

6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Old fashioned butcher and European deli also houses a casual restaurant serving German specialties.

Venissimo Cheese

754 W Washington, San Diego, CA 92103

Mission Hill cheese shop with over 100 varieties that change weekly. Side items and spreads available, too.

Zanzibar Cafe

707 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

East Village outpost of PB's popular cafe goes urban with a wine bar, upscale bake shop and fine food gifts.

Shakespeare Corner Shoppe

3719 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

Find English tea, Irish beer and all kinds of other hard-to-find British, Irish and European gourmet items.

Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

2061 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

The old-world Italian deli in the front of the restaurant (and next door) is the best pace in the city to find imported olive oils, balsamic vineager and other Italian ingredients.

Ocean Beach People's Organic

4765 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107