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O’neill Wetsuits Outlet

O’neill Wetsuit Outlet Santa Cruz This big brand surf shop on 41st has a ton to offer and seems to be a local favorite at its best. You will find hats, hoodies, wetsuits, zip ups, button downs..and let’s be sure to mention a ton of free parking spots! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. If […]

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Closet Shopper

“Boutique Style Recycled Fashion For Women” The Closet Shopper wears the Buy Sell Trade theme at it’s best.  This budget accessible consignment shop is a hidden gem in Capitola.  From clothing to accessories to home décor, they have it all.  Good thing the owner, Shannon, has put her lifelong dream of  ‘playing shop’ into action.  Her […]

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BookShop Santa Cruz

Known to the locals as a cornerstone in downtown Santa Cruz, Bookshop is the most extensive book store downtown. This locally owned bookstore includes a wide range of books in all major genres you can think of as well as a section for diy/how-to books, locally published works, and books needed for school (such as […]

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Sockshop & Shoe Co.

If you can’t resist a novelty sock store, Sockshop & Shoe Co. is the place to be. Originally founded 27 years ago, over time this store has grown to two others: Old School Shoes in 2002 and Legs in 2010. They offer a large variety of high quality shoes and quirky socks—from avocados to Frida […]

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ChefWorks

Chefworks is the go to spot for anything and everything kitchen and cooking related. Not only can you shop their extensive stock of decorative plates, blenders, cookie cutters, knifes and more, but they also offer sample products and demonstrations. The staff is very friendly, and happy to help any level of food extraordinaire navigate their […]

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American Apparel on Pacific

Similar to any other American Apparel you go into, you are greeted with clothes following their signature style. All clothing is made in the U.S., not in sweatshops. This small to medium size outlet is perfect for picking up high-quality basics for your wardrobe. Address: 1531 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 Phone: (831) 426-4070

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Art Supplies Ink

Art Supplies, Ink.

Art Supplies Ink is a relatively recent addition to Aptos, but they are a welcome shop bringing color and art to the Aptos Village Square shopping center. They are easy to spot as you drive by on Soquel Dr., by looking for their Pop Art switch box, which technically grabs attention for all of the […]

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Aptos Shoes and Apparel

Aptos Shoes and Apparel

Shopping at Aptos Shoes and Apparel is like browsing a well-stocked buffet – there’s something for everyone. The store may be a smaller one, but like any larger department store it is filled to the brim with clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children. The merchandise includes a diverse selection of brands covering every necessity and occasion: casual, formal, seasonal, activewear, maternity, lingerie, […]

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Cali Kind Clothing Co.

Cali Kind Clothing Co.

Cali Kind Clothing Co. You’re not a bona fide local in this town until you’ve owned at least one thing tie-dyed.  Cali Kind Clothing Company has got you covered. They have a generous selection of comfortable and colorful clothing for men, women and children – something for everyone in the family. In addition to their creative garments, they […]

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Hidden Gardens Nursery

Hidden Gardens Nursery

Hidden Gardens Nursery Hidden Gardens Nursery has an abundance of plant supplies and indoor and outdoor decor. It is one of two home and garden stores co-owned and family run by locals Cara and Will Meyers, who have extensive knowledge on landscaping and the variety of plants that will thrive well in this area. In addition to a diverse assortment of ornamentals, houseplants, […]

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