SUN, SAVINGS AND STYLE: THE ESSENTIAL 2023 SUMMER CARLSBAD SHOPPING GUIDE
Attention, all fashion-forward shopaholics and summer sunshine seekers! Carlsbad is gearing up to embrace the summer warmth and fun, and there are plenty of places throughout the city to indulge your senses and elevate your style.
Here is a guide to all of the best places to get your summer shopping in before you hit the beach for vacation:
CARLSBAD PREMIUM OUTLETS
Carlsbad Premium Outlets are a premier shopping destination featuring over 85 designer and name-brand outlet stores, including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Nike, O’Neill, Marc Jacobs and Polo Ralph Lauren. While the outlets are always a bargain, there are some incredible discounts and special offers happening now on top of everyday savings on top luxury, designer and houseware brands.
National Outlet Shopping Day™ will be celebrated at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets on Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11. There will be can’t-miss deals on the most sought after brands, limited-time giveaways, entertainment with DJ Redd, giant game boards, unique center-wide experiences “celebrating the deal” and countless photo opportunities for the whole family. The Carlsbad Premium Outlets is the place to be for the biggest outlet savings event of the year!
Carlsbad Premium Outlets are at 5620 Paseo Del Norte in Carlsbad – get directions.
THE FORUM CARLSBAD
At The Forum Carlsbad, you can find a unique fusion of specialty retailers and dining options. From chic lifestyle stores to sustainable footwear at Allbirds and stylish activewear at Alo Yoga, there are shopping options for any fashion craving. Check out the latest trends at Anthropologie and Madewell or enjoy shopping for premium athletic wear that combines style and performance at lululemon. There are exquisite jewelry shops that will add a touch of elegance to any ensemble and so much more.
Looking for a place to refuel while shopping? Treat your taste buds to authentic Italian cuisine at Buca di Beppo or indulge in the flavors of Mexico at Casa de Bandini. Craving something on the lighter side? Enjoy juices at Pressed or savor the delicious offerings at Urban Plates. Parakeet Cafe and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams will be opening at The Forum Carlsbad soon.
The Forum Carlsbad is at 1923 Calle Barcelona in Carlsbad – get directions.
THE BEACON LA COSTA
This thoughtfully curated shopping and community center is a haven for discerning shoppers seeking the finest in trendy clothes, home decor, wellness and culinary delights. Experience the epitome of Southern California living with Spanish-inspired architecture and a vibrant atmosphere throughout – this shopping destination captures the essence of refinement, taste and style that Carlsbad is known for.
At The Beacon La Costa, you can explore the meticulously curated Southern California-inspired home goods at Adobe by Jess Vargas and discover modern, upscale furnishings at Arhaus. Stores like Bloom Boutique offer modern women’s clothing and accessories to elevate your wardrobe to new heights. And when it’s time to pamper yourself, Equinox offers a world-class luxury fitness experience, while The Gentlemen’s Lounge and Glow Theory provide grooming and flawless skincare services.
The Beacon La Costa is at 7720-7790 El Camino Real in Carlsbad – get directions.
THE SHOPPES AT CARLSBAD
Combining coastal hospitality with world-class shopping, The Shoppes at Carlsbad offers an unparalleled journey for all shoppers. There are a diversity of stores, from popular anchors like JCPenney and Macy’s to unique boutiques and specialty shops. From the latest looks at American Eagle Outfitters, Charlotte Russe and Forever 21, to high-quality skincare and beauty products at Beauty Bar – there are options for all different types of style.
The Shoppes at Carlsbad have family in mind with mouthwatering delights at The Cheesecake Factory and Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks. Guests can enjoy family entertainment at the Baby Hop Playground, movies at Regal Cinemas and a 24 Hour Fitness. The Shoppes at Carlsbad is where stunning coastal beauty meets fantastic stores and unbeatable deals.
The Shoppes at Carlsbad is at 2525 El Camino Real in Carlsbad – get directions.
And, it goes without saying that the Carlsbad Village is the heart and soul of Carlsbad. Whether you’re a local seeking new discoveries or a traveler yearning to find hidden gems, Carlsbad Village is not only about shopping; it’s a lifestyle.
The Village has an unbelievable amount of shops, dining options and engaging activities to make a shopping getaway complete. There are hidden treasures and unique finds at Jayden P Boutique and Olde Ivy Antiques. Fashion gurus can explore Adore Boutique and Beauty Bar, and anyone who enjoys the ambience of crystals and gemstones will love the Village Rock Shop.
The Village Faire Shopping Center, located in the heart of the Historic Carlsbad Village, is at the corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive. This enclave of over 36 restaurants, shops and services surrounds a family friendly fountain courtyard, located just a block from the beach and train station. It’s a wonderful place to spend the day shopping and dining while you are in the Village.
Carlsbad Village is also chock full of unique restaurants. Lola’s Deli is a great option for lunch, and if you’re on the run, grab a refreshing smoothie at Beach City Smoothies. There’s the Michelin starred Jeune et Jolie and longtime favorites including Harbor Fish and Dini’s. For chefs (or home cooks), the Village is home to Humble Olive Oils where shoppers can peruse exquisite flavors of premium olive oils. The vibrant community spirit of the Carlsbad Village Farmers Market serves up fresh produce, artisanal crafts and delectable treats every Wednesday on State Street.
So, bargain hunters and luxury lovers – explore shopping gems, uncover hidden treasures, and embrace the joy of summer shopping in Carlsbad…there is so much to see!
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