When thinking of Long Beach, the first thought for many is the spectacular and world-renowned Museum of Latin American Art or maybe the beautiful nightline and almost always, the smell of salt air wafting in from the Pacific is a given. But did you know shopping in Long Beach offers as much, and sometimes more, than many of the larger cities in the region?
The Pike Outlets
The Pike Outlets has something for everyone. This 340,000-plus sq. ft. of retail heaven offers many of the most recognized brands in the country: H&M, the Gap, Nike, and Columbia Sportswear. Come hungry, though. Your biggest decision will be where to have lunch or dinner. This mecca offers several restaurant options. Whether you’re eating during a break from shopping for shoes or you want to relax in a slightly quieter atmosphere, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Chili’s Bar & Grill, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, and even Sgt. Pepper’s Dueling Piano Café are just a few of the many eateries onsite that allow you to recharge.
Looking for something with a bit more eccentric flair? Then inretrospect is the place for you. Located in Retro Row, you’ll find vintage furniture that you won’t find in anyone else’s home, conversation-starting art, and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. Vinyl records and other “blast from the past” reminders are found everywhere. This is for the hearts who march to the beat of their own drums.
Another favorite spot for shopping in Long Beach is the Shoreline Village. Located on the Boardwalk, this Long Beach go-to offers a lot for today’s busy family, and of course, the shopper in all of us is just naturally drawn to the area. The shops and the collective Village is known for its community involvement, including hosting the Moving Day Walk for Parkinson’s. Fall is a busy time with the Pirate Festival and of course, holiday excitement that electrifies the air. It’s all kicked off with the Labor Day Weekend at Shoreline Village event.
One of the favorite go-to spots within Shoreline Village is Just Got 2 Have It. This is the place for those who love kitchen gadgets and believes there can never be too many egg separators in a home. This unique specialty store offers gadgets you never knew you needed.
Most recently, Global Candle of Long Beach announced it would become part of the Shoreline Village retail family. The Beach House offers the latest in-home design and décor trends with beautiful furniture, wall art, and more. And of course, there is no shortage of retail stores offering clothing and shoes for the entire family. Queen Mary Couture is described as a chic, eclectic boutique offering the latest fashion trends, jewelry, and accessories. Finally, be sure to “top off” your day of shopping in Long Beach with a stop at The Village Hat Shop, home of the nation’s largest selection of hats under one roof. Get your cowboy on with a Stetson or declare your loyalty to your favorite team with a baseball cap – whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it.