Laguna Beach Shops
1504 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Bold colors, richly textured fabrics, one-of-a-kind chains and clasps, and vintage detailing make Marian Paquette’s handmade bags perfect for anyone seeking to stand out in Southern California’s sometimes monotonous sea of sartorial instincts. Paquette leans on a handful of signature styles (clutches, classic top-handle bags, and foldable crossbody styles) but constructs each bag in her eponymous shop from fabric sourced from France, Morocco, or Italy. Sumptuous velvet in poppy brights, intricate embroidery, and detailed beadwork make every piece unique. (Custom bags can be commissioned; the shop also creates ottomans and pillows on request.)
Thalia Surf Shop
915 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
This unique shop, located on Pacific Coast Highway, is a nod to Laguna's rich surf history by offering a trusted mix of clothing and gear (most of which is from independent brands) that exist solely for the sport. The team is knowledgeable and friendly, so if you're in the market for a board, or simply want to learn more about surfing, this is a good resource. It's also an unexpected goldmine for retro surfer tees, vinyl records, and art books.
210 Beach St. Space, Laguna Beach
In a small, light-filled boutique owners Laura Hart and Dana Marron apply a strong sense of what OC women want to wear to their edit at Laguna Supply. Look for breezy Isabel Marant prints, Ulla Johnson dresses, and Nili Lotan trousers, plus made-in-LA Janessa Leoné hats and Rachel Comey shoes. Equal parts beachy and upscale, you can just as easily find something here for the beach as you can for a night out.
80 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach
Here you'll find structured military shirts by Freenote next to Levi's denim and Jack Mason Slim watches, all of which have an authentic, traditional bent. A fail-proof spot if you're in need of a gift for a special guy in your life.