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Consider Your Holiday Shopping is Complete Thanks to This North County Favorite

Written By: Keri Bridgwater Shoppes at Carlsbad

With over 100 specialty shops, stellar dining and entertainment options, The Shoppes at Carlsbad is the perfect destination for all your holiday shopping needs. The center’s swanky renovation has seen an exciting influx of new retail and restaurant additions, from the latest fashion and sneaker drops to craft coffee and customizable ice cream. This holiday shopping season just got a whole lot easier thanks to the latest store openings at The Shoppes.

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Street Style-Approved

Forever 21

Budget babes, bloggers and influencers alike love this trusty retailer for its on-trend fashions where you can always get “the look” for less. Packed with all the latest designs, shop for that holiday party or New Year’s Eve outfit (there are sequined jumpsuits aplenty!) at the freshly minted 24,000-square-foot space on the mall’s lower level.

Forever 21
2525 El Camino Real, Ste 102
Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

Get Buzzed

Leap Coffee

The hip North County roasters opened their second outpost just last month. Here, you can enjoy a cup of small-batch, single origin coffee (in pour-over and specialty drink form) plus pastries and small bites. On the gift shopping side, why not pick up a bag of Cheers House Blend or Sweet Cheeks House Espresso beans for that special ‘cafelier’ in your life.

Leap Coffee
2501 El Camino Real, Ste 2030
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.230.9538

 

When You Need a Break From All the Shopping…

Sweet Cloud Creamery

 

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Sweet Cloud’s delicious, made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream masterpieces come in dairy, seasonal (honey avocado, anyone?), vegan, and Cadbury milk chocolate form and can be topped with whatever tickles your fancy, upgrades include the fabulous unicorn croissant. Don’t miss the Insta-friendly wall vignettes so you, and your dessert, can become immortalized in the ‘sweetesphere.’

Sweet Cloud Creamery
2525 El Camino Real, Ste 131B
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.720.5345

 

The Newest Sneaker Drops

Foot Locker

 

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Whether your vibe is old school or new school when it comes to kicks, these champions of athletic footwear and apparel have got you covered. Guys, it’s time to self-gift those Jordan Retro 10s or Nike LeBron 16s you’ve been eyeballing; and grab some Benassi JDI slides for your girl in the tropical Ultra Femme Pack print while you’re at it.

Foot Locker
2525 El Camino Real, Ste 207
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.720.5298

Island Style

SoHaLiving

Mele Kalikimaka! Add a little aloha spirit to your Christmas gift shopping with tastefully tropical and island-inspired home décor, lifestyle goodies and more from this Hawaii transplant. The brand’s first mainland brick and mortar, SoHa (short for South of Hawaii) stocks everything from greeting cards and cosmetic bags, to kitchen accessories.

SoHaLiving
2525 El Camino Real, Ste 119
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.362.8484

 

COMING SOON!

 

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Mark your calendars! North County shoppers can look forward to additional openings from international retailer Sunglass Hut, which carries the coolest shades in every style––from aviators to cat-eyes––plus, two new additions to restaurant row. For authentic Japanese eats and drinks, BESHOCK Ramen will debut their second location, opening early next year. Already a hit in San Diego’s East Village, expect top-notch sushi, sake (co-founder Ayaka Ito is a certified Sake Master) and killer happy hour deals. Customers who prefer to refuel on the fly can create their own fresh and organic juices at Gofruit Juice Bar on the lower level.

The Shoppes at Carlsbad
2525 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.729.6183