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Fabulous Finds: Shop the City

For a wedding that’s unique and oh-so-you, San Diego boutiques have a lot to offer.
—By Erin Fitzpatrick

Bridesmaids Dresses

Bella Bridesmaid

This upscale boutique carries brands like Watters, Jenny Yoo, and Amsale. Book a consultation at appointment-only Bella Bridesmaid, where dresses can be custom ordered in the color, fabric, and length of your choice.

935 Silverado Street, La Jolla,



From long gowns to cocktail dresses to casual tunics (beach wedding, anyone?) to straight-off-the-runway numbers, BCBG has quite the range. Your fashionable friends will be psyched you chose an on-trend style with a flattering fit.

7007 Friars Road, Fashion Valley,


The Bridesmaid Boutique

This shop loves designers! It carries Badgley Mischka and Monique Lhuillier among other high-end brands. Find a sophisticated option that your bridesmaids will—dare we say it—wear again.

2515 Fifth Avenue, Bankers Hill,


Capricorn Boutique

Whether you’re searching for sundresses or silky iterations, this adorable Bird Rock boutique is a fave. Look for labels like Corey Lynn Calter, MINKPINK, and Myne.

5544 La Jolla Boulevard, Bird Rock,

Paper Goods

Sweet Paper

Owners Julie and Theresa will help you craft a customized invitation suite in a fun, relaxing environment.

7660 Fay Avenue, La Jolla,


Seaside Papery

If the slew of designer options at this charming shop don’t strike your fancy, an in-house design team guarantees they can create custom paper goods to reflect your wedding’s distinctive style.

1162 Orange Avenue, Coronado, and 1055 Wall Street, La Jolla,


Noon Designs

Anxious about all those trees your invitations are killing? Fret not because every card is printed on cotton paper using soy ink and comes with a recycled envelope.

349 North Highway 101, Solana Beach, and 4993 Niagara Avenue, Ocean Beach,

Ink by Kimberli Parker

One-on-one consultations ensure even the most detail-oriented brides end up with perfect paper wares. Bonus: Owner Kymberli Parker is an Emily Post Certified Instructor and gives couples etiquette lessons on everything from table manners to writing a gracious thank-you note.

127 West University Avenue, Hillcrest,

Groom’s Attire

A Better Deal Tuxedo

With individualized consultations and on-site tailoring, this family-owned and operated shop is a great go-to for renting or buying brands like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Perry Ellis.

369 Bird Rock Avenue, Bird Rock,

Jos. A. Bank

Variety is the name of the game at Jos. A. Bank. Your husband-to-be can choose from a vast selection of high-end options at locations around the city.

7726 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, and 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad,

Crow Thief

If standard-issue suits just won’t cut it for your guy, check out Crow Thief. They specialize in locally-produced, handcrafted menswear and can even give your groom the chance to create his own suit from scratch.

3009 Grape Street, South Park,

The Gentlemen’s Tux Club

It’s all in the mix: this “Club” stocks suits and accessories in gray, black, white, wool, cotton—you name it. Find thousands of options to rent or buy and enjoy personalized service. P.S. They offer same-day rentals, but don’t tell that to your procrastinating fiancée.

999 F Street, East Village,



From well-known brands like House of Harlow 1960 to San Diego-based Loa Designs, Pigment sells jewelry lines we love. Exhibit A: these hand-crafted Simply Kasia earrings.

3827 30th Street, North Park,

Be Beauty

Jewelry, clutches, and other accessories fill this small-but-mighty boutique, which also doubles as a beauty salon. So after you pick out that gorgeous bracelet or ring (like the Janna Conner, pictured here), you can pamper yourself with a much-deserved mani-pedi.

621 West Fir Street, Little Italy,

Vocabulary Boutique

Head to Vocabulary for beautiful baubles that won’t cost their weight in gold. Whether you want a statement-making necklace or simple studs, this boutique has something to suit you.

414 West Cedar Street, Little Italy,


Find the perfect finishing touch at this well-stocked downtown boutique. They sell accessories by brands like Mimi & Lu, Erica Anenberg, and these fascinators from Jolie USA.

635 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter,


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