With this fabulous summer weather, many of us in Los Angeles want to get outside of the enclosed shopping areas to enjoy the open air malls. While there are many to choose from, (South Coast Plaza, Hollywood & Highland, and Santa Monica Place aka 3rd Street Promenade to name a few), don’t rule out the fun of Venice Beach.
Aside from the gorgeous ocean as the backdrop, there is fun people watching, yummy snacks and a variety of merchandise within everyone’s budget.
Handmade bracelets, painted ceramic skulls, seasonal dresses, kitschy tees and sweatshirts, more hats than one can dream up, luggage, trendy fabric purses and sunglasses in every shape and color can all be found along the Venice Beach ocean walk.
Stores range in pricing, (don’t assume one store will be inexpensive because it is backed up to another that is practically giving things away). Venice Beach shopping offers an ecclectic mixture of some higher end clothing and accessories paired next to fun steals at baragain prices.
The best part is, no one goes away bored. From henna tattoos to live impromptu street performances, this is shopping you can bring the whole family to enjoy.
Hit the Red Line shop to pick up some great looks that are easy to throw on. Fun maxi dresses and tees abound in this store, (prices are a bit on the higher side).
The Fashion Factory store is lined with trendy bold looks at fantastic low prices.
Don’t miss the hat selection in Titanic where a new look–and a little sun protection–for everyone awaits.
There is even an American Apparel Factory Outlet on the ocean front walk for the store’s basic style devotees.
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Have you recently visited Venice Beach? Let me know what your favorite stores were and what fun things you found.