When visiting Manhattan Beach, you will be delighted by the amazing variety of shopping choices available. From boogie boards to swimwear, and all the beach themed must-haves imaginable, you won’t have to look far for supplies or souvenirs.
However, if you’d prefer to discover some of the more offbeat shops Manhattan Beach has to offer, there are some fun places nearby to purchase antiques, artwork and unconventional oddities.
Whether you’re out to find a good read by a local author, Himalayan fair trade items or a peculiar gift for a particularly eccentric friend, the following six shops will not disappoint!
If you’re in the market for some bohemian style clothing, mermaid paraphernalia or quotable signs and knick-knacks, this is it. You can’t miss the cheerful Holstein-colored storefront on Highland Avenue, and you’ll feel right at home in the coziness of this locally owned boutique. Udderly Perfect
Soothe Your Soul
In addition to nutritional supplements, aromatherapy supplies and engraved rune stones, Soothe Your Soul also offers a variety of free classes. Learn how to use food for healing and pick up some mindful reading or meditational music while you’re there too. Soothe Your Soul
Yak and Yeti
This family owned business provides a variety of unique fair-trade items from Nepal. You will find a wonderful assortment of ethnic clothing, wooden & bone jewelry, ritual objects and other handicrafts. If you’ve been looking everywhere for an authentic singing bowl, the search is over!Website: Yak and Yeti
This locally owned treasure is the best place to go if you’re looking for a gorilla mask, an ugly Christmas sweater, a pink tutu or a pair of knee-high dominatrix boots. This costume shop and vintage clothing outlet also has a fantastic assortment of wigs, mustaches, footwear and other accessories. Aaardvarks
Stars Antique Market
Part of the appeal in a visit to Stars Antique Market is the historic building itself. Built in 1917, this hundred year old landmark used to be a church. Today, this 7,000 square foot building is a treasure trove of pottery, art, jewelry, furniture, vintage collectibles and antique items. Stars Antique Market
Pages: A Bookstore
Whether you’re looking for a new bestseller or an obscure local author, this independently owned bookstore can help you out. Get involved with a coffee time discussion or get to know a new author at a book signing. You can even bring your little bookworms by for Story Time on Monday mornings.
After your full day of shopping, the Seaview Inn at the Beach is always glad to lend our guests a beach chair, umbrella and towel so you can relax and take in the view. If you have any questions about our beautiful community, please contact us anytime!
WHERE TO STAY?
Looking for hotels in Manhattan Beach? This year, make your vacation dreams come true and stay at the beautiful boutique Sea View Inn at the Beach - the coolest of all Manhattan Beach Hotels. Contact us to make your reservation at the Manhattan Beach hotel closest to the ocean. Or simply call us at (310) 545-1504.
The Sea View Inn at the Beach is centrally located to all Los Angeles attractions and activities and makes the ideal and picturesque home-base while visiting Southern California!