There are hundreds of stores and gift shops to visit in
Huntington Beach, California. This is the place where
swimsuits are sold year-round in Diane's on Main Street near
the beach. In Huntington Beach, clothing attire tends to be
lightweight and casual; styles that begin on the cutting
table become cutting edge, created from designers and
trendsetters such as Quiksilver, a Huntington Beach company
riding the wave of a $3 billion-a-year surf wear industry.
With the largest number of surfers coming from California,
it is no surprise that Quiksilver, Roxy, Billabong USA and
O’Neill are based in Orange County, the heart of OC cool.
to shop....Are you looking for Huntington Beach pillows or
surfer baby car stickers, stocking caps and shirtss?
Get busy buying great
beach-themed gifts that are shipped to your door or to the
home of the gift recipient! Shopping includes
affordable gifts at California
Greetings Store and hundreds of places within the city
Huntington Beach is cool and so is its
shopping. When Huntington Beach Mayor Cathy Green appeared
on the Sharon Osbourne Show, she accepted the key for
The OC TV series. Huntington Beach is located in the
real OC (Orange County) and is considered the heart of cool
as program staff knew when they picked it. Hollister stores
got on the bandwagon, too, and began broadcasting live video
feeds from Huntington Beach in their shops.
In downtown Huntington Beach along Main
and 5th Streets you can purchase nearly anything you want.
Begin your journey at HB Wahine,
the all Girl Boarding Store. This fantastic clothing
and sports store includes all girls clothing, shades and an
indoor skate practice ramp. Andrea, one of the
owners, actually designs some of board graphics. HB Wahine
is located on 301 Main Street. Also in the same building is
Greetings on 301 Main Street. The shop is a wonderland
of cool gift items with tropical, California and tiki-themes
prevalent throughout the shop that entertains. It's
difficult to leave California Greetings without buying
something because the unique items begin under $5. If you
want gift cards, gift wrap, books to make you laugh and
more, they offer those items, too. You won't be sorry that
you stopped by and discovered Huntington Beach's real
treasure, California Greetings. For a spin on California
Greetings, try Kookies.
It's been around for several decades selling not only beach
items but also beach themed pillows, ladies boots and accessory gifts.
You are in for a treat in this shop at the corner of Pacific
Coast Highway and Warner Avenue. Also downtown on Pacific
Coast Highway is a
ocean view home for sale. It's
gift that only a small percent of buyers might consider, but
the stunning ocean views from nearly every room spell
luxury, Huntington Beach style.
If you want something totally HB, you can
buy a surfboard and surf
clothing from a number of shops. Jack’s Surfboards and
Huntington Surf and Sport, the anchor stores for downtown
offer surf apparel, wetsuits and accessories as well as
surfboards, skateboards and snowboards. Their clothing lines
include skirts, shirts, tank tops, jackets, jeans, shorts,
sandals and much more. Be sure to check out their
ever-changing window displays that entertain with bold
graphics and video clips occasionally.
Jewelry retains its value and makes the
perfect gift for special events, holiday giving and every
day enjoyment. There's only one place in Huntington Beach
that we have researched and can recommend for quality 18K
gold and designer gold necklaces, watches, rings and
pendants. Be sure to visit Noal's
Jewelry Designs, Inc. in Marina Village Shopping
Center. The owners are honest, hard-working
community-involved individuals who have been in business for
18 years. They enjoy selling quality products that make
people feel good. They offer extended holiday season hours.
Owners: Nouha and Albert Hreish.
Noal Jewelry Designs, Inc. -
5492 Edinger Ave. Suite 108A Call: (714)
One of Huntington
Beach's oldest commercial store fronts dating to the early
1900's, M.E. Helme, sells collector and antique items, plus
porcelain, silverware and coins. There are also
old-fashioned antique and collector-themed
stores such as Sprindgale Drug and Gifts and Combest General
Store, where you can find rare treasures, as well.
Combest General Store is located at
Huntington Beach Mall, now a new Tuscan-style center
called Bella Terra. The village-style center includes an
entertainment court, an amphitheater and a 20-screen cinema
multiplex as well as restaurants and retail. The mall
enjoys anchor tenants Barnes & Noble, Mervyn's,
Burlington Coat Factory and Kohl’s, plus Staples, Macaroni
Grill and See's Candy. At Bella Terra is
Massage Envy and other great shopping
Huntington Beach malls include one
consistently chosen by Orange County residents as a favorite
place to shop, 5 Points Plaza. The Gap/Baby Gap, Old Navy, Tilly's,
Chico's, Omaha Steaks, Trader Joe's, Mikasa, Farm Boy, Pier
1 Imports and many other shops will keep you occupied for
several hours. There are restaurants such as Mario's to feed
your body and get you re-energized for your next round of
Huntington Beach offers a unique blend of
boutiques and gift shops in close proximity to the giants
South Coast Plaza. Within 15 minutes you can drive to the monster mall that calls itself a resort, or visit
outdoor Fashion Island or indoor Westminster Mall.
Some other favorites we enjoy are The
Block at Orange
Upcoming in Huntington Beach is a new
development called The Strand, planned for downtown in the
first block near 5th and 6th Streets. It will include stores
Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret and Express, as well
as restaurants and a 149-room hotel.
The city's newest Business
Improvement District features events and activities on Main
Street and the surrounding downtown region comprised of
shops, restaurants and services. Stores such as Jack's or
HSS and restaurants Hurricanes, Fred's, Duke's, Chimayo at
the Beach, Shorehouse Cafe and many more are within several
bocks of the Huntington Beach Pier.