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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.

 

Born 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 and nearby.

 

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  California 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 beautiful ocean view home for sale. It's a 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) 840-5558.

 

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 REI, Massage Envy and other great shopping opportunities.

 

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 spending.

Huntington Beach offers a unique blend of boutiques and gift shops in close proximity to the giants such as 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.