NEWPORT BEACH SHOPPING GUIDE
From covetable designer threads to unique finds for the home—and everything in between—it can all be found right here in Newport Beach, California. With excellent customer service and inspired merchandising, Newport Beach’s locally-owned boutiques offer an unrivaled shopping experience that, in certain cases, draws the world’s most discerning shoppers.
Whether you’re a longtime local in search of new favorites or a visitor looking to narrow down their shopping excursions, we’ve scouted our go-to’s, from menswear to surf shops. Not local? Many offer online checkout to help you support and shop from locally-owned stores, wherever you are. Just don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!
APPAREL & ACCESSORIES
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 234 E 17th St #203, Costa Mesa | @mamabijoux | Mama Bijoux offers one-of-a-kind pieces as well as a wide range of dainty and wearable 14k gold and diamond jewelry. Every item offered is a unique and meaningful purchase celebrating life’s special moments and worthy of being passed down, generation to generation.
2241 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach | @amareesnewport | A’maree’s is a family-owned Newport Beach institution delivering luxury men’s and women’s apparel + accessories alongside a hand-curated selection of jewelry, home goods, art, and unique finds. Drawing discerning shoppers the globe over, A’marees is an ultra-luxe shopping experience not to be missed. Bonus points for its choice location: A’maree’s overlooks the yachts docked in Newport Harbor.
3444 Via Lido, Newport Beach | @elysewalker | Located within Volume 1’s Lido Marina Village, cult-favorite of the well-heeled, Elyse Walker, is a must-visit. With fashion’s latest trends, favorite brands (think: Loewe to Oscar de la Renta and Cult Gaia to Khaite), and personalized styling, Elyse Walker is a destination for head-to-toe dressing, whether it’s a seasonal update or brand new wardrobe.
@garys_mensstore | Gary’s Men’s is a family-owned and operated full-service men’s store delivering fine custom clothing, sportswear, shoes, and accessories. Over 35+ years, Gary’s has developed a reputation for impeccable selections and stylists. Locals love Gary’s for its flexible and ultra-personalized services, which include traditional drop-in shopping and in-home or private shopping and styling experiences. Expect ample wardrobe advice, fashion knowledge, and guidance, plus flexible hours to accommodate your shopping needs.
3400 Via Lido, Newport Beach |@jolieboutiques | Jolie is a women’s contemporary boutique located in Lido Village. Here you’ll find a lovely selection of feminine silhouettes, fine jewelry, crystals, and gifts. Think cool, yet casual and expect brands from Nili Lotan to Xirena.
3250 East Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar | @lagunasupply | Laguna Supply is the go-to for coastal essentials that read cool and casual, but never fussy. Expect elevated everyday essentials with a bit of cheek, from playful canvas totes to graphic tees, stalwart sneakers to luxe cashmere sweaters.
1630 San Miguel Dr, Newport Beach | @michaelnusskern | Stocking cool classics with a modern edge, Michael Nusskern is a go-to for everyday essentials to on-the-town options. Expect household name designers (think: Isabel Marant and Ella Johnson) and frequent trunk shows from up-and-coming designers you need to know.
916 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach | @miplaceboutique | Mi Place combines an appreciation for feminine silhouettes with a dose of edge. Here, a Celine bag feels right with a graphic tee. And whether you’re in search of a tweed blazer or hardworking denim, Mi Place delivers.
1701 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach | @theredbaloonltd | Newport Beach favorite for womenswear to Children’s, Red Balloon offers a well-curated selection of fan-favorite brands and luxe accessories.
369 E 17th St Ste 1, Costa Mesa | @twicethestyle | Twice the style is a fashion consignment shop with the finest, most fashionable finds, from classic Birkins to rare Chanels. Offerings also include luxury jewelry, shoes, accessories, and apparel. And as one of Orange County’s favorite consignment stores, the inventory updates weekly, making frequent visits a must.
HOME & GIFT
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 321 Marine Ave, Balboa Island | @blueatlasmarketplace | Blue Atlas Marketplace is a one-stop gift shop offering expertly curated gifts for every occasion and recipient. Co-owners, Liz and Susan, have scoured the globe to stock interesting finds for everyone on your list, and options span luxe coffee table books to pickleball paddles. Gifting not your love language? Tap Liz and Susan for their personalized gifting for friends, family, and corporate clients.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 191 Riverside Ave, Newport Beach | @juxatapositionhome | For the design-minded, Juxtaposition is unparalleled. A classic lifestyle shop, Juxtaposition offers shoppers both ample inspiration and unique goods: crisp American-made furniture sits side-by-side with European industrial finds, elevated kitchen essentials are arranged alongside antique portraits and Willy Guhl. In short, husband-and-wife team Mario Santos and Michelle Graham have created something special not to be missed.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 3430 Via Lido, #150, Newport Beach | After a stint in Dallas, TX, Robin Weller has returned to Newport Beach, setting up a full-service design shop and showroom at Lido Marina Village. Here, you’ll find Robin’s bright, sophisticated aesthetic realized in ready-to-shop furniture, textiles, tabletop accessories, and decor.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 1811 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach | @urbangardenernpb | Tucked off Westcliff Drive is neighborhood favorite, Urban Gardener. A go-to for florals and gifts, it’s as much a local favorite for everyday bouquets and hostess gifts as it is a top choice for event florals. Stop in to see what’s in season.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 270 E 17th St, Costa Mesa | @wheresthepartyoc | Where’s the Party delivers all your luxe party and holiday needs, from custom invitations to greeting cards, party supplies to gifts. Need a teacher gift? Easter decor? Paper goods for a little’s birthday bash? This is your-one stop shop.
ANTONIO’S BELLA CASA
322 Old Newport Blvd, Newport Beach | @antoniosbellacasainc | Antonio’s Bella Casa brings together all the elements of European living with the elegant flair of the Italians. Expect unique, one of a kind ancient and modern pieces — from chandeliers to garden statues — that will inspire and delight.
1660 Orange Ave, Newport Beach |@mollywoodgarden | This landscape design studio and home and gardenretail showroom specializes in indoor plants, pottery, home decor, succulent arrangements, and wall art. It’s great for gifts and updating little nooks and corners within your home, not to mention award-winning landscape design. Use Molly and you are guaranteed to have people knock and ask who did your landscape design.
371 Old Newport Blvd, Newport Beach | @trouvailleimports | Patina reigns at Trouvaille Imports, a warehouse shop stocking vessels, furniture, and accessories handmade by artisans from around the globe. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, wonderfully aged, and hard to pass up.
LIDO MARINA VILLAGE
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach | @lidomarinavillage | For those who prefer an immersive — and waterfront — shopping experience, Lido Marina Village delights. Explore fan-favorites from Elyse Walker to Le Labo, Alchemy Works to Clare V., and Minnow to Jenni Kayne, then refuel al fresco for more shopping.
SURF & SAND
103 15th St & 3138 W Balboa | @15thstreetsurfshop | Established in 1961, 15th Street Surf Shop is a family-owned go-to for all the surf-side essentials: family beach supplies to surf gear, wetsuits to interesting finds, plus rentals for bikes and boards. You’re as likely to walk out with a new favorite surfboard wax as you are to leave toting a locally-made, timeless artifact.
233 E 17th St, Costa Mesa | @surfsidesports | Surfside Sports has kept Newport Beach surfing, snowboarding, and skating since 1973. In addition to offering a full-service snowboard repair shop, Surfside Sports stocks everything the active local (or visitor) needs to enjoy California’s many attractions, from the slopes to the surf. Shop bathing suits to boards, flippers to electric bikes, and pretty much anything else in between.
LOCAL MAKERS & ART
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | @backhousefragrances | Hand-poured in small batches in Newport Beach, California, Backhouse Fragrances produces candles products are inspired by some of life’s best memories — and intended to enhance the best of yours. Enjoy darling gift boxes and corporate gifting.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 420 31st Street, A2, Newport Beach | @deborah_harold_studio | There’s a quiet, still peacefulness about Deborah Harold’s work, whether it’s a still life, seascape, or portrait. And for art lovers a visit to her studio is a must, which, by the way, is open by appointment and by chance.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | @janmccarthy | Jan McCarthy is a prolific Newport Beach artist and teacher who shares her creativity through abstract paintings, workshops, and retreats. A self-professed “brush for hire,” Jan also accepts commissions.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 2043 Westcliff Dr., Ste 102, Newport Beach | @kennedycontemporary | Kennedy Contemporary, helmed by Victoria Kennedy, represents nationally and internationally recognized artists, ranging from emerging to established, to Orange County distinctly a distinctly Newport Beach art experience.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | 2859 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar | @scapegallery | For 20 years, Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, a.k.a. SCAPE, has offered expert art advisory services and showcased premier artists and exhibitions. SCAPE features a calendar of rotating exhibitions showcasing talented mid-career and emerging artists in a variety of mediums including (but not limited to) painting, works on paper, photography, free standing and/or wall mounted sculptures, and site specific installations.
SCOUTED for VOLUME 1 | @slightlychoppy | In Slightly Choppy, artist Scott Richards has created celebration of a surf culture icon. His hand-crafted flags are an ode to surfers’ appreciation for their local surf break and an artifact keepsake to connect individuals to the spots they most treasure. By popular demand for the nostalgic banners, Slightly Choppy offers custom pieces in addition to local favorites.
229 Marine Ave Suite E, Newport Beach | @huseskellygallery | The artist-led and nationally-acclaimed Huse Skelly Gallery has brought the best in Plein Air Artists to Newport Beach by way of Balboa Island since 1998 by Debra Huse. Huse has since teamed up with artist Lisa Skelly and the Balboa gallery is as fabulous as ever. In addition to curating nationally-acclaimed artists, Huse Skelly invites the community to indulge its own creativity, hosting workshops and events at the gallery.
@thomasgrove | Inspired by the ease and simplicity of the California lifestyle, Jennifer Hill set out to create a clean, yet effective product with as few ingredients as possible, yet would still address our pressing skin concerns. Enter Thomas Hill, which debuted in 2020 with hero product, The Facial Oil. The homegrown skincare brand has since captured attention for its sustainable, clean formulation and high-efficacy. Find it locally at A’maree’s.
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