A Statewide Bazaar

High fash­ion, out­let bar­gains, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween

Travel Guide to California - - SHOPPING -


With Cal­i­for­nia’s cul­tural and agri­cul­tural riches, when you come here you can count on shop­ping sprees in one-of-a-kind, hole-in-the-wall shops to the grand­est depart­ment stores and shop­ping dis­tricts. All of the top brands are here, from Neiman Mar­cus to Nord­strom to Bloom­ing­dale’s, and fa­mous dis­tricts from Or­ange County malls to Rodeo Drive in Bev­erly Hills to San Fran­cisco’s Union Square will give you plenty to ex­plore.

The Golden State’s iconic malls,

bo­hemian shops and posh bou­tiques can as­tound even the most jaded so­phis­ti­cate. An en­tic­ing range of Cal­i­for­nia’s eclec­tic cre­ativ­ity awaits vis­i­tors through­out the state, from theme park col­lectibles to homegrown surf­ing gear to fine wine. Food­ies can sam­ple fresh-made cheeses in ar­ti­sanal food shops. Fash­ion­istas will love San Fran­cisco’s lux­u­ri­ous haute cou­ture haunts. And art lovers can bring home an orig­i­nal Cal­i­for­nia land­scape from a red­wood-scented artists’ en­clave.

Cal­i­for­nia shop­ping sa­faris may en­tail sight­ing a celebrity in a Los An­ge­les bou­tique, ar­riv­ing at a mall by boat or hunt­ing bar­gains be­hind the walls of a recre­ated

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