Affordable Clothing: Fashion on a Budget
Is it just me, or are designer clothing prices rising by the minute? As loud and proud New York and LA affluence seeps into the previously low-key fashion scene in San Diego, how is a local shopper with a sweet-tooth for style supposed to keep up? There's got to be a way to find fashion on a budget.
Thankfully there is one rule of fashion that never fails: when a new trend comes to town, it brings a whole cast of sidekicks along for the ride. Impersonators, phonies, wanna-be's; call 'em what you will---with every original that arrives, there's always a fake in sight.
San Diego's most affordable clothing stores make available the hottest trends at the lowest prices---and before anyone can tell it's fake, it's off to the next fad! Find ultra-hip women's clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry at these famous fakers.
Pink Zone 440 5th Avenue, Gaslamp
Fresh 3840 5th Avenue, Hillcrest
Closet 4475 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach
Name Brand and Trendy Clothes: Starting to Splurge
A bad breakup, a big raise; these are both perfectly acceptable reasons to lean towards lavish and start to splurge. Whether you feel the need to justify or not, there is always a new name brand and trend to try in San Diego.
Just-off-the-sand chic is a year-round San Diego style made possible by household name brands such as Roxy, Acqua VI, and DC Shoes. Roxy specializes in girls and women's trendy beach wear, clothing, and shoes fit for life by the beach. DC Shoes has a history for serving up reliable and edgy classic skate shoes for a San Diego guy on the go. Pair DC shoes with the new male clothing line Acqua VI, where urban screen-print style meets brand name prices.
Sun Diego: 7007 Friars Rd # 349, 92108
River: 1020 Garnet Ave, 92109
Nordstrom, UTC: 4321 La Jolla Village Drive, 92122
Designer Boutiques: Puttin' on the Ritz
Whether you hate it, envy it, or secretly covet it---designer fashion is a la mode, and here to stay. San Diego designer boutiques are really puttin' on the ritz. Life is short; indulge irresponsibly.
There may be a new wave of glam in San Diego---but local beach bunnies still cherish the basics. Juicy Couture made a huge splash in the San Diego fashion scene with posh cozy wear for couture women who love to keep it comfy and stay in style. As Gwen Stefani broke into fashion with her new line LAMB Clothing, San Diego urbanites followed her footsteps in complete adoration. LAMB blends classic chic with an eccentric pop vibe. And don't worry guys---the designer boutique craze doesn't only cater to women. The Ted Baker clothing line calls out to men with clear sophistication.
Bayley: 1555 Camino Del Mar, 92014
Niche Boutique: 621 W Fir Street, 92101
Matti D: 2689 Via De La Valle, 92014
The exploding fashion scene in San Diego can be a bit overwhelming. This Clothing Stores Roundup pairs clarity with couture to ease your shopping woes.
To achieve the look without sacrificing your pocket book, dip into the divine world of cheap-chic at San Diego affordable clothing stores. For a spontaneous shopping trip to cool the nerves or celebrate the news, check out San Diego's offering of beloved name brands and trendy clothes. A satisfying spend will keep your splurge in-check. No check balance required?---head to the designer boutiques. Hot designers are catapulting San Diego into a style-centric realm of high fashion.