(credit: Anthropologie)

(credit: Anthropologie)


Shop ‘til you drop! Santa Monica’s pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade is packed with great shops to browse and buy. From cutting edge small boutique shops to outposts of trend-setting nationwide stores, there’s literally something for everyone with two hands to carry a few shopping bags, all just a few blocks from the beach.
(credit: Mudra)

(credit: Mudra)


Mudra
1400 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-7972
www.shopmudra.com

Mudra offers trendy, haute fashion options for stylish, fashion-conscious women of all ages, including celebs and simply chic fashionistas. This petite boutique shop has been large on fashion for over forty years. Faux suede, cross back cut out designs, and elegant lace are among the current options, with styles ranging from sleek for-the-office to Stevie Nicks’ gauze gone cocktail hour.

(credit: Anthropologie)

(credit: Anthropologie)


Anthropologie
1402 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-4763
www.anthropologie.com

A trend-setting chain with women’s clothing, handbags, home decor items, jewelry, and bath and body items, Anthropologie offers something for everyone. While the store is generally suited for finding boho-chic women’s styles from tops to bottoms and everything in between, you will find a wide array of gifts or personal items that Anthropologie is known for. Their home accessories and items intermixed within the women’s clothing are second to none. From exotic scented candles to chic luggage choices, there’s always something new on the shelves. Celebrating multi-cultural and artistic designs, Anthropologie offers unique experiences for discerning shoppers. Furnish a home or buy cool new leggings – the choices are there.

(credit: Chrystal W./Yelp)

(credit: Chrystal W./Yelp)


Urban Outfitters
1440 Third St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-1404
www.urbanoutfitters.com

While there are many Urban Outfitters locations around town, the Santa Monica one in particular is huge. Offering both women’s and mens style clothing for the hip crowd, as well as unique home items and accessories like vinyls, Urban Outfitters has made a name for itself over the years. And, while most liken this to just a hipster spot for clothing with the latest on-trend fashions, they do offer items that are more general in appeal too.

(credit: Brandy Melville)

(credit: Brandy Melville)


Brandy Melville
1413 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 434-1945
www.brandymelvilleusa.com

A global chain of women’s clothing with a young, casual, hip vibe, Brandy Melville has something for everybody and every part of the body. From intimate wear to jeans and outerwear, this reasonably-priced clothier has cutting edge style for work and play. Using soft fabrics to cute looks at affordable costs, Brandy Melville’s 3rd St. outpost offers just the type of unique style of dresses, rompers, skirts, pants, and more.

(credit: Lush Cosmetics)

(credit: Lush Cosmetics)


Lush Cosmetics
1404 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 255-0030
www.lush.com

Stellar soaps and lotions, bath bombs and scents are offered by Lush. Known for crafting their soaps and lotions out of only the finest and freshest organic fruits and vegetables, essential oils, and safe synthetics, they have a large line of items to choose from. From shampoo to shower gels, the wide variety of unusual scents are both stimulating and soothing. Bubble bars in scents like rose jam and yuzu and cocoa provide bathtime bliss that will make tub time into something special.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | eco-exist.com | geniedavis.com | Divulge.com | Twitter.

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