Whether you like to shop till you drop or you're the guy on the bench, holding all the bags and waiting for the nightmare to end, Manhattan Beach has a shopping experience sure to please all: the Metlox. A combination of sleek, European modernism and Californian heritage, the Metlox offers shopping, fine dining, and entertainment for all ages.
Located right at the gateway of downtown Manhattan Beach, the Metlox isn't your typical "lifestyle center," offering a much more upscale choice of shopping and dining. It's also an incredibly beautiful environment just to be in, with numerous fountains and landscaped courtyards.
Though meant to give the feel of a European market district, it is also here that a nod to the area's history occurs. The Metlox gets its name from the pottery manufacturing facility built on the same site in 1927. Several sculptures abound that honor this namesake.
Fashion stores are first and foremost, of course, and include the well-known American Apparel, if sportswear is on your list. For something a little more late-night and unique, though, there's Lulu's Nouvelle, where lingerie is the name of the game. If it's a family visit, though, and your family includes young girls, don't miss out on the Beehive, a boutique made just for them.
As far as eating goes, Lemonade is frequently cited as the restaurant of choice at the Metlox and offers "seasonal Southern California comfort food." There is also a bakery, Le Pain Quotidien, and a all-pun-intended juice bar named Nekter. Of course, these are only a few of the shopping and dining choices to be found.
The list goes on and on, (don't forget Trilogy Spa if you're looking for a great place to relax), with many more kinds of speciality stores and personal care options. And don't forget entertainment, too. Besides the perennial favorite of running through the fountains (kids seem to like doing this, too), on Sunday afternoons from May to September, patrons can enjoy being serenaded by live music.
So make the Metlox a stop on your trip to Manhattan Beach! For any questions or help with making your trip a reality, please contact us today!
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