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Shopper’s Guide: Best Of The Malibu Country Mart

June 10, 2014 5:00 AM

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With beaches, restaurants and views that will take your breath away, Malibu is a little vacation within Los Angeles. The area is also the home to The Malibu Country Mart, a unique six acres featuring high end shopping, dining and recreational activities in heart of Malibu. The Mart, with roughly 67 merchants houses a variety of upscale boutiques, gourmet restaurants, spa services, and art galleries and is the perfect spot for a day out.

Related: Malibu Country Mart Restaurant Guide

Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-7300
www.malibucountrymart.com

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


Double RL & Co.
3835 Cross Creek Rd #38
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9592
www.ralphlauren.com

RRL & Co. is Ralph Lauren’s definition of cool. This sub-brand of Ralph Lauren brings up images of a timeless and iconic style with clothes inspired by the Old American West and its workwear. This outpost at the Malibu Country mart features everything from washed jeans from Cone Mills selvedge denim to western sport shirts, denim jackets bandanas and everything else you might need to pull off the hipster/western look. Both mens and women’s clothes available.

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(credit: S.C./Yelp)


Ralph Lauren Womens
3835 Cross Creek Rd #39
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9414
www.ralphlauren.com

What started 40 years ago with a simple collection of ties has grown into a worldwide fashion brand which re-explored what we knew of American style. The store at the Malibu Country mart is absolutely beautiful and while it only features women’s clothes, its collection of blouses, t-shirts, pants, purses, bags and more are reason enough to make the visit to Malibu.

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


Oliver Peoples
3835 Cross Creek Rd #54
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-1333
www.oliverpeoples.com

One of the most renowned and respected eyewear brands offers their distinctive sunglasses and eyeglasses at The Malibu Country mart in their beautifully designed space. Shop optical frames, see an optician or come in to try on some of their new shades!

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(credit: Malibu Country Mart)


K Chocolatier by Diane Krön
3835 Cross Creek Rd #49B
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-0400
www.dianekronchocolates.com

With not one, but two locations, Los Angeles is extremely lucky to have multiple locations of this legendary chocolate shop. These chocolates are made fresh daily from Diane’s Hungarian family recipe and her delicacies include chocolate covered pomegranate, chocolate covered marzipan, pecan krisps, truffles, chocolate covered liquors, drinking chocolate, chocolate bars and much more. Diane Krön also offers signature gift boxes where you can mix and match your favorites.

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(credit: Malibu Country Mart)


Room at the Beach
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #25
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-9777
www.roomatthebeachmalibu.com

If beachy is your vibe, Room at the Beach is a must. Since 1992, Room at the Beach has created house wares that are inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast. With lots of blues, greens and whites, their style is upscale, comfortable, low-key and perfect for Malibu.

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(credit: Malibu Country Mart)


Diesel, A Bookstore
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #3
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-9961
www.dieselbookstore.com

Given the nature of the book business these days, it’s very impressive that this independent bookseller has been in business since 1989 and has stood up against big named book stores as well as the technological shift away from paper books. Known for their eye catching selection of titles, interesting author events and a diverse and knowledgeable staff, this California based bookstore is a great place to hang out, read a book and get a gift.

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(credit: Malibu Country Mart)


Ron Herman
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #56
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-6705
www.ronherman.com

With most of their locations in Los Angeles (one in Japan), this ultimate specialty store has been in business for over 35 years and sells some of the latest men’s and women’s clothes and accessories. The Malibu location sells everything from swimwear, shirts, pants, shoes, jewelry, accessories and more in their bright and welcoming store. If you want to truly look the part living in Los Angeles, Ron Herman has everything you need.

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


98% Angel
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #45
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-0069
www.98angel.com

With the plethora of mens and women’s boutiques at the Malibu Country Mart, its only natural that the Mart would offer a clothing store devoted to children. 98% Angel features clothes that reflect the Malibu cool laid back attitude with t-shirts, shorts, pants and much more.

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


Planet Blue
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #32/33
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9975
www.shopplanetblue.com

Since 1995, Planet Blue has established their California cool lifestyle in Malibu by creating boutiques with their cutting-edge fashion. Loyal shoppers ranging from tourists and high-profile celebrities enjoy this location for its laid-back atmosphere, top of the line fashion and relaxed and knowledgeable staff. While some consider it pricey, others are willing to foot the bill for their nicely edited selection of clothes, swimwear, skincare, jewelry, home accessories and more.

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


Madison
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #44
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9170
www.madisonlosangeles.com

With locations throughout Los Angeles (Melrose, 3rd Street and more), Madison offers its collection of finely chosen clothing at the Malibu Country mart as well. Shop their great selection of clothes including accessories as well!

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


John Varvatos
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #9A
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-8487
www.johnvarvatos.com

For the ultimate in rock and roll luxury clothing, look no further than John Varvatos. The Malibu Country Mart outpost serves up its fine collection of tailored clothing for men and women including shirts, jackets, shoes, sunglasses and much more. Stop by today and grab a pair of their Converse by John Varvatos today.

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(credit: Malibu Country Mart)


Letarte Swimwear
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #53
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-2318
www.letarteswimwear.com

Sisters, Lisa Letarte Cabrinha and Michele Letarte Ross debuted their Maui-based line of swimwear, cover-ups and sportswear in 2000 and have since expanded to include cashmere, after-sun skincare and children’s beachwear. Truly encompassing the Hawaiian lifestyle by combining function, fit, style, sophistication and elegance, Letarte is a great store to stop by to grab some staple items before heading to the beach. And, while it may be based in Maui, it fits into Malibu perfectly.

(credit: Malibu Country Mart)

(credit: Malibu Country Mart)


Malibu Shaman
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #19
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-5617
www.themalibushaman.com

This spiritual book store and gift shop is unlike any other store you may come across and may surprise you that it’s among the designer shops at The Malibu Country Mart. Here, you’ll find a beautiful collection of crystals, stones, books, CDs, and other enchanting items. Stop by and meet their in-house psychics, mediums and tarot card readers for a unique experience.

What are your favorite stores at the Malibu Country Mart? Share in the comments below!

Whitney Lader is the founder of hoopLA, a lifestyle blog covering events, food, art, beauty, fashion and deals in Los Angeles. She is also a freelance writer and a graphic designer.
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