There are plenty of malls and shopping centers to navigate for holiday shopping but what about the discerning shopper? The ones who prefer to shop in an intimate atmosphere with above average service? Boutique shopping provides just that – a wonderful ambiance, old world charm (which is an earmark of Rancho Santa Fe) and good old fashioned service.
Often during the Christmas Holiday Season smaller, intimate shops will host tastings, bring in specialized stock and offer competitive pricing in order to please their customers. There is no better time to explore boutiques and enjoy both the carefully decorated surroundings and general holiday spirit. Boutiques have a tendency to go that extra mile for their customers, not only to retain them but because boutique owners love their business.
Poppy’s Heather Hunter is a prime example of someone who loves their business and takes pride in it as well as providing woman a friendly place to shop. Poppy’s is a lovely, modern boutique that caters to woman and their needs. From the quintessential little black dress to accessories, cosmetics and vast variety of stocking stuffers Poppy’s delivers both in charm and in pricing and selection.
The Rancho Santa Fe Farmers’ Market may not be the first place that comes to mind when boutique shopping but in fact offers not only food and flowers but hand crafted, totally unique fare such as table clothes and towels fashioned from wine labels which are 100% organic cotton, made in the USA. Crafters and Food Artisans welcome shoppers with open arms and a great big smile every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, rain or shine.
Bon Bijoux Girly Boutique offers a wide selection of womans’ and girls’ jewelery specializing in custom designed high quality lockets with a wide assortment of other fine pieces.
Book Lovers on the list? Visit Horizon North County Book Shop where a host of titles as well as cards and paper products are available.
For flowers and fruits have a peek at Lemon Twist a cultural roadside landmark specializing in freshness and quality that can be counted on year after year. Their expanded inventory includes plants, pottery and other interesting offerings.
To indulge in elegant, high end women’s clothing Gracie Boutique is the place to go. Highly stylized feminine apparel awaits making it a perfect place to shop for a holiday outfit. Dresses, jackets, flowing pants outfits designed by many new up and coming fashion creators.
If antiques intrigue then Mc Nally Company Antique store with its huge inventory of 17th, 18th and 19th century fare including Spanish Colonial, Italian, French and English furnishings and art objects. The inventory changes daily which makes for exciting shopping.
Country Squire Gifts and Linens provides exactly as the name suggests – Mr. and Mrs. Jansen hold an inventory of gift items that are both elegant and useful. Located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe on Paseo Delicias.
Celeste’s Boutique – also a women’s clothing store hosts a myriad of attraction in that it is inexpensive, funky and fun. Metal belts, unique bracelets, hair clips, i-Pad covers, more belts and an assortment of ladies tops, jeans and dresses. It is the sort of place that begs to be browsed.
This list would be incomplete without mentioning a ReSale Retail Boutique Orphaned Objects who pride themselves on high-end gently used treasures to search through and at the same time help pets in need.
Poppy’s – 16087 San Dieguito Road
The Rancho Santa Fe Farmers’ Market – 16079 San Dieguito Road
Bon Bijoux Girly Boutique – 2650 Via De La Valle
Horizon North County Book Shop – 6365 El Apajo Road
Gracie Boutique – 6024 Paseo Delicias
Lemon Twist – 8175 Del Dios Hwy
Mc Nally Company Antique – 6033 Paseo Delicias
Country Squire Gifts and Linens – 6009 Paseo Delicias
Celeste’s Boutique – 6105 Paseo Delicias
Orphaned Objects – 6525 Helen Woodward Way