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You Voted! Here Are Your Favorite Boutique Owners in Laguna Beach

Written By: Sabrina Azadi Laguna Beach Boutique Owner

There’s something magical about the Laguna Beach lifestyle, with its blue waters and breathtaking views, but its eclectic array of shops play a huge role in attracting locals and tourists alike. Whether it’s home-design stores that help transform a space by enhancing it with elements from the ocean, or boutiques that offer you a multitude of ways for getting the boho-chic look right, there’s a reason you voted for these Laguna Beach boutique owners as your favorite. Let’s find out more about them and their effortlessly chic approach to life!

Laguna Beach Boutique Owner

Kristin Miracle-Lewis, Garage Collective

Q: How did you come to own a boutique in Laguna Beach?

Kristin Miracle-Lewis: I grew up in Laguna Beach and currently live here in Top of the World.  I started doing pop-ups out of my garage, which led to opening the store.

Q: How would you describe Laguna Beach style?

KML: To me, Laguna Beach design style is neutral, muted colors, wood, lots of white and pops of color with pillows, plants and accessories.

Q: What role does the proximity to the ocean have on your life and on your

boutique?

KML: It’s just a beach lifestyle, more laid-back and outdoorsy.

Q: What’s your number one rule for decorating any space?

KML: Every room has to have a rug, a plant, a texture and one piece that makes it special. Either a cool chair or a unique coffee table.

Q: What’s the best hostess gift you’ve ever received?

KML: I received a coral wine chiller and I use it all the time!

1854 S Coast Hwy, Ste 1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.371.6049

 

Pete Surprenant, North Menswear

Q: How did you come to own a boutique in Laguna Beach?

Pete Suprenant: I had been in retail and clothing for over 20 years and have always been drawn to classic menswear. Seeing as we live here and have our family here, I figured, what better place to open a store than here?

Q: What role does the proximity to the ocean have on your life and on your

boutique?

PS: The ocean is a huge part of my life and always has been. Without it, I am not sure if I’d be the same person, but in regards to the boutique, the ocean inspires the lifestyle to which the clothes speak.

Q: Who’s your style icon?

PS: Hands down, Paul Newman.

Q: What’s the one thing in your store that you’re obsessed with right now?

PS: The Spring Collection from La Paz is pretty amazing. La Paz draws lots of inspiration from the ocean so it hits all the right notes for me!

Q: How would you describe “The North” man?

PS: The North man appreciates well-made clothing and accessories. He takes pride in how he puts himself together and always tries to put his best foot forward.  

380 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.9873

 

Jessica Watson, The Shop.

Q: How would you describe Laguna Beach style?

Jessica Watson: Laguna Beach style is effortless, relaxed and flowy, with a little artistic flair.

Q: What role does the proximity to the ocean have on your life and on your

boutique?

JW: Everything actually! The Shop. was created to bring back the essence of the beach lifestyle. I try and infuse all aspects of the ocean, the beach and Laguna lifestyle into my buys!

Q: What’s the one thing in your store that you’re obsessed with right now?

JW: Our swim is out of this world right now! Especially our new brands Peony and Citrine swim.

Q: What’s the best way to get the boho-chic look right?

JW: I am all about dresses and tennis shoes currently (which my mom hates). Grab a good SPELL dress add a cute pair of Vans or Kaanas tennies and bye!

Q: How did your collaboration with Amuse Society come about?

JW: Being that I am a local and so is Paul Naude, who owns Amuse, it naturally just happened. I am a fan of the product and what the lifestyle represents, so it’s a good fit.

1020 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.8308

Summer Meek, Soul Project

Q: How did you come to own a boutique in Laguna Beach?

Summer Meek: I started with an apparel brand, The Soul Project, when the storefront became available it seemed the natural next step for the brand.

Q: What role does the proximity to the ocean have on your life and on your

boutique?

SM: The beach is a home base for me. It’s where I go to get centered and have fun running my dog, walking or stand-up paddling.

Q: Who’s your style icon?

SM: There are so many talented women running small businesses in town. I am inspired by so many of them every day. Laguna is a treasure and the talent here is amazing.

Q: What’s the one thing in your store that you’re obsessed with right now?

SM: Our signature fragrance, Soul Sisters Magic Love Oil.

Q: Why is a sense of community so important in what you do?

SM: I wanted to create a place for people to connect, have tea, learn a new craft or skill, or sip rosé in the garden. I have met so many wonderful people and I am so grateful to watch our community grow.

1516 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.494.0489

 

Dana Marron and Laura Hart, Laguna Supply

Q: How did you come to own a boutique in Laguna Beach?

Dana Marron: I was V.P. of Design at Roxy/Quiksilver for 10 years. I was looking for something that would give me more flex time. My good friend, Amii Schenk owned Little Bohemian and was looking for a change, as well. We bought her Laguna Beach location and the rest is history.

Q: How would you describe Laguna Beach style?

Laura Hart: Beach casual, but stylish.

Q: What role does the proximity to the ocean have on your life and on your

boutique?

DM: We are a lifestyle boutique that caters to a local customer base. We love color and always ask ourselves, ‘Is this California cool?’

Q: What’s the one thing in your store that you’re obsessed with right now?

LH: Stripes…always stripes!

Q: Do you buy with your customers in mind or do you “give them what they didn’t know they needed?”

DM: I feel both, they constantly inspire us and push us to always search for the latest trend or brand.

210 Beach St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.8850