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Where to Shop in Santa Cruz

The question is not should you shop in Santa Cruz, but rather where to start with your retail therapy. 

Shopping in Santa Cruz is simultaneously global and local. Goods made in Santa Cruz populate the shops and boutiques in downtown, yet you’ll find global brands lining the shelves at great malls in the area. Whether you’re looking to replace items you forgot to pack or pick up a souvenir for a loved one at home, Santa Cruz shopping won’t disappoint. 

Shop ‘til you drop at these locally-owned boutiques and popular malls. 

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Made in Santa Cruz

Shop for confections, clothes, candles, and more, all made right here in Santa Cruz. 

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Bookshop Santa Cruz

Find a new favorite story or pick up a copy of your most-loved tome at this charming local bookshop.

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Mutari Chocolates

Indulge in a sweet treat at Mutari. They transform ethically-sourced cocoa into rich confections.

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Discover specially curated housewares and gifts at Home/Work, all in a laid-back California style.

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Ashby Confections

Step into a world of indulgent, handmade chocolates. Asby also stocks other sugary confections.

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A self-described "California lifestyle store," Berdels features clothing & accessories from local makers.

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Take Two Antiques

Explore Take Two's unique selection of ceramics, fine arts and collectibles, all from generations past.

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Malls in Santa Cruz

Find new wardrobe staples or quirky vacation accessories from the brands you know and love. 

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Pacific Garden Mall

This sprawling, outdoor pedestrian area is home to countless shops and eateries. Dig into everything from crepes to Mexican food as you peruse boutiques and big brands.

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Capitola Mall

The Capitola Mall is the only enclosed mall in Santa Cruz County. Head over on a cloudy day to shop skincare, jewelry, clothing and more in scenic Capitola.

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Guest Room In-Room Dining at Chaminade Resort in Santa Cruz, CA

Relaxing Rooms

Rest up for shopping.

Escape to Chaminade for a refresh under California's blue skies. Rest up at Chaminade so you'll be ready to shop Santa Cruz until you drop.

Our rooms and suites overlook 300 acres of old-growth forest, yet our resort is just minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and all the shopping that comes with it. Come experience the best of both worlds.

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