Tips for the Holidays (and Beyond): Great Shops in Venice Beach, CA

Stunning beaches, the roaring Pacific, the friendly SoCal culture and plentiful sunshine—what’s not to love about Venice Beach? But in addition to all the natural splendor, there’s something else that draws us here: Venice Beach shopping. From the coolest vintage threads and stunning women’s fashion to all the supplies you could ever need to keep your aura refreshed (no, really!), Venice, CA has it all. Here are some spots to put on your go-to list.

Venice Beach Shopping: Vintage Clothing and Boutiques

The Closet Trading Company

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2708 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-5013

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Adding a distinct dash of class to the world of consignment shops, this boutique tends towards the high end. Don’t come here looking for vintage bell bottoms or turtlenecks, but if you’re seeking—or selling—modern designer clothing, you’ll definitely want to put this SoCal landmark on your list.

General Store

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1801 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 751-6393

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Trust us, you’ll find no trace of the Wild West at this thoroughly chic vintage and new clothing and home goods store. From quirky home goods like beautiful egg-shaped vases and whimsical ceramic animals to wildcrafted incense and handmade body and face oils, you’ll feel like pampering a loved one (or yourself!) with this Venice Beach shop’s lovely, thoughtful yet hip selection.

Gotta Have It

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1516 Pacific Ave #3612
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-5949

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Venice Beach’s long history as a haven for hipsters makes it an incredible hunting ground for those into vintage looks. And Gotta Have It somehow manages to snag the coolest finds, from deadstock ‘70s shades to antique beaded silver clutches alongside modern high-end boutique clothing.

Venice Beach Shopping: Home Goods, Crystals and More

Aura Shop

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2714 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 488-7681

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If you should ever find your aura flagging, your chakras misaligned or your chi depleted, this emporium of crystals, books, gifts, and tools for those attuned to the metaphysical energies is a warm and restorative home base and a great place to ground and recharge.

Burro Flagship

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1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-6288

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Less a women’s clothing boutique than a frankly astonishing “everything store,” Burro seems to offer an endless selection of thoughtfully curated, handcrafted home goods and stationery, cool books and kitchen items, and more. We love coming to while away an idle hour (or three) and being inspired by the cornucopia of loveliness!

Late Sunday Afternoon

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1920 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-0290

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With a line of designed-in-Venice-Beach adventure clothing and an intriguingly offbeat vibe, this shop aims for the “inner/outer explorer.” (And if ya didn’t know, that’s right up our alley.) From ever-popular surf ponchos to custom pocket squares and neckwear—yes, this shop just might make you an ascot fan—you’ll find a cool but playful spirit animating all the items on offer here. There’s even a web magazine to take you deeper into the experience. Dogs with bandanas? Yes, please!

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