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Top Five Places To Shop In Santa Monica

Rachel Brauer |
October 19, 2012 | 9:13 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter



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Santa Monica has to be one of the best places to shop. Not only is there Third Street Promenade, but there is also a host of vintage clothing stores nearby as well as a wonderful new mall which includes Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s. Shopping by the beach has never been so easy.



 Wasteland is one of the best stores of all time. It offers a great variety of vintage finds and even includes many contemporary designer duds, as well as a great collection of new retail. Wasteland carries many different brands from vintage Marc by Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson to new designers such as MinkPink and UNIF.


 Another great feature of Wasteland is that if you have gently worn clothing you’d like to get rid of, you have to look no further. Wasteland buys contemporary designer and no-name fashion brands and gives you part of the profits on the spot.


Brandy Melville

 Brandy Melville is a must for USC girls. Full of soft and inexpensive clothing, Brandy Melville sells everything a college girl is looking for: comfortable and stylish tops, skirts, and shorts. The jewelry collection is also trendy and cheap. Perfect if you want that incredible cozy sweater you’ve dreaming up for fall or that cool Bob Dylan tee you’d like to rock any time of the year.  



Lorin Shoes is located in the middle of Third Street Promenade. The shoes are adorable and trendy. Lorin carries brands like Seychelles, Frye, and Jeffrey Campbell. Lorin is great when you’re tired of walking up and down the streets of Santa Monica and are just looking for that perfect pair of leather boots or sandals. 


Fred Segal

 Fred Segal is exquisite and extremely expensive, but a beautiful place to spend the day window-shopping and splurging on designer duds. Fred Segal is a fantastic upscale store in case you want to shop and then grab a bite to eat at the amazing Umami Burger located just next door. 



 Lush, another Third Street Promenade find, is a great boutique that sells handmade soaps and bath products. This is a fabulous place to go because you can try all the free samples of soaps and lotions your heart desires. Lush is pure fun. 


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