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SAN DIEGO SHOP GUIDE

Igloo (Clothing)

809 F Street

San Diego, CA 92101

www.iglooshop.com

Street Machine (Skate Shop)

924 5th Ave.

San Diego, CA 92101

687-0270

San Diego Sports Shoes (Chinaman)

920 5th Ave.

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 234-1534

Asahiya Bookstore (Inside the Japanese Mitsuwa Market Place)

4240 Kearny Mesa Rd.

San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 565-0100

Nikao Youth Project (NYP clothing shop)

560 6th Ave (Upstairs)

San Diego, CA 92101

(858) 254-6330

Willys Workshop (Skate shop)

9995 Carmel Mountain Road Ste. B10

San Diego, CA 92129

(858) 538-5321

Pacific Drive (Skate shop)

756 Thomas Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 270-3361

Et Cetera Shop (Clothing/skateshop)

680 L Street Ste. E

Chula Vista, CA 91911

(619) 425-3820

Atomic Trading Company

1036 Garnet Ave.

San Diego, CA - 92109

Phone: (858) 272-8822

**SD also has the regular stores such as Urban Outfitters and 2 Buffalo Exchanges. ;)

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hey edwin, whats yaw story? sound like you may b into skating? hey why not write a few reviews for these stores... just go to more cities link and add review... the world needs to know were to shop in San Diego! ciao gsep

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Hey, a newbie here and it's my first post.

Have you checked out the retail project in

Mira Mesa? They have some good stuff in there too.

It's a small flagship run by designer, Joseph Kraft.

we need more shops in san diego

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BTW, I heard a rumor about a month ago that

the armory, which was located right next to

the igloo shop(they moved), may be getting some gear from fiberops.

I can't really confirm this since it's just a rumor. I did, however,

hear it from a friend of ali and so there may be something to it.

we need more shops in san diego

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new stuff

magpie boutique and gallery for yoru vintage needs (hot stuff) - 2205 fern st. across from the whistlestop

reup store and gallery - 828 g street downtown

buffalo exchange - one on garnet in Pacific Beach, one on University in hillcrest

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There is a brand new boutique that just opened up in Hillcrest. Many brands Marc Jacobs, Hollywould, Anna Capri, Johnny Was, Claudia Cuitti, Theory, Jarbo, Jordi Labanda, James Perse, Paper Denim & Cloth, Bellah Dahl, Nicole Miller, Michael Simon, Soyology, Agatha Ruiz De la Prada, It a rad little shop. It's on University the same shopping center as Ralphs and Trader Joes... right next to a nail salon. It's all womens clothing. Frills.

poof

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No..studio 1220 is pretty cool too though... The shop is called Frills. It's right next to the nail salon..across the street from Gila Rut and Big City Bagel.

poof

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^It's not, sorry to say...

taku who had like a part ownership of the place

told me that they closed the store about a month or

two ago.

Try NYP on Market or a new shop called Steady Boutique

on Hawthorn and Kettner. If you dig stuff from Flagship,

both of the stores carry similar shit. You should take both to your

liking.

The address for steady is:

801 W. Hawthorn St #109

San Diego CA 92101

Right near Little Italy. They also carry womens gear

imported from Japan so there is a little something something

for every gender.

They're usually open till 8PM.

Look for the Igloo shop to reopen in the near future

around that area as well.

formerly daggersprawn

Edited by SARU on Sep 15, 2004 at 02:43 AM

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can't wait for igloo to reopen! i saw gary the other day and it sounded like it was gonna open in the next 3 - 4 weeks . .?

i'll check out steady sometime soon....

and i heard from joseph that flagship is reopening somewhere downtown?

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^I heard about that about six months ago too..

About Flagship reopening in downtown. They were talking about leasing the

vacant area of the old igloo/mathlab complexes but I guess the rent

was a tad pricy and so they backed out. Dunno if I heard

this from Joe or taku though.. kinda forgot.

Hopefully Igloo opens up within 3-4 weeks. Can't wait for the opening

party too!!!

Give Steady some love too. They recently opened up and

not too many people know about them yet. They have good ish though.

And cute accessories too!!!

Wow..San Diego has come a long way..With the various select shops opening

up in the Downtown district, I rarely have to make the tiresome drive up

to LA to do my shopping. This is definitly a great sign. I likey. Now if only the

mathlab had stayed... icon_smile_blackeye.gif

formerly daggersprawn

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^^^so true... But maybe San Diego wasn't ready for a

shop like that at the time... You know how the SD is...

Right now would be the perfect timing

for them to reopen what with the number of select shops poppins up.

Isn't that right? Aly? (wink wink)

By the way, another store has also popped up

right smack dab in the middle of downtown SD!!

The RE:UP store is now open and is ready for all you

Tofu Heads.

I went there for the first time today and it was quite different from

the rest of the pack in SD. Itching for that hard to find [email protected]? RE:UP would

be the place to scratch your itch as they will mainly be toys based.

They will, however, have a section for gear from the likes of

Fiberops(in the very near future), imaginary foudation etc..

Look for them to carry toys from Kaws, Micheal Lau, Eric So, and other various shit.

They will also have a consignment section for kicks ready in a while

with the Calis, Luckys, and other hard to find limited ish.

RE:UP definitely has not forgotten about the ladies as they

carry a number of totes, women's apparel, and accesories.

RE:UP is located on G st. between 8th and 9th.

The next time your in the area, give them a peak and

they will take care of ya!!

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^^^so true... But maybe San Diego wasn't ready for a

shop like that at the time... You know how the SD is...

Right now would be the perfect timing

for them to reopen what with the number of select shops poppins up.

Isn't that right? Aly? (wink wink)

By the way, another store has also popped up

right smack dab in the middle of downtown SD!!

The RE:UP store is now open and is ready for all you

Tofu Heads.

I went there for the first time today and it was quite different from

the rest of the pack in SD. Itching for that hard to find [email protected]? RE:UP would

be the place to scratch your itch as they will mainly be toys based.

They will, however, have a section for gear from the likes of

Fiberops(in the very near future), imaginary foudation etc..

Look for them to carry toys from Kaws, Micheal Lau, Eric So, and other various shit.

They will also have a consignment section for kicks ready in a while

with the Calis, Luckys, and other hard to find limited ish.

RE:UP definitely has not forgotten about the ladies as they

carry a number of totes, women's apparel, and accesories.

RE:UP is located on G st. between 8th and 9th.

The next time your in the area, give them a peak and

they will take care of ya!!

formerly daggersprawn

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ah yes! re:up - i work for them - i've co-curated a show there and i write for them - it's a super small space but they do have some cool stuff. i don't think they'll be doing art openings anymore which is a shame. selling art in sd is damn near impossible. it's a shame too. i see too many galleries/boutiques opening and closing because sd is way too mall-driven. i guess it's hard to venture out when malls provide cheaper things...

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^^Thats so true though.. But compared to like 4-5 years ago,

the situation in SD has gotten a lot better IMO. Back then, if there

something I needed for the season, I'd always have to venture

up to LA and deal with the snobby service up there. I'd always be pissed

at somebody for yelling at me for opening too many shirts. But the need

was there and so I'd have to deal with the negative vibes.

On the real though, people need to open their eyes at

the quality of the mall shit. Take for example a cami sold at

forever21. Put those through the washer a couple of times

and they come out all shrinked up with the collar area being

hyperextended. My girlfriend was an Abercombie freak before I

met her and now, she has seen the light. The prices that a A&F charges

is outrageous if you ask me. There is usually nothing creative about the

gear and the quality of the fabric is usually thinner than wax paper.

I reapply appreciate the number of art shows that you've curated

in SD though. Me being a poor, minimum wage college student

means that I usually can't afford the art work, but I usually walk out with

a post card or a t-shirt at the least. You've given many San Diegans

the opportunity to gaze their eyes on fresh art work and many of us

greatly appreciate it.

formerly daggersprawn

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^ aiya! a&f -- forever 21? heheh good thing you straightened her out :)

thank you for the props :) that made my day :)

if you can, try and make out to my next show - november 6, saturday. i'll post more about it when we get closer to the date - and if you come, please say hello :)

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I'm not associated with them in any way but I just heard

that the great people who have provided the people of costa mesa

with a uber-cool shoe store in BLENDS is opening up a store

in downtown San Diego and that their grand opening will be

on Friday, Nov 19th at 8PM. Sorry for the run-on sentence. icon_smile_tongue.gif

I don't know the details so I really can't answer any questions.

If you're into a sneaker boutique with great customer service

and a great selection, then just show up and give them some luv.

The store should be on Market between 7th and 8th where a record store

used to be.

formerly daggersprawn

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