Downtown Manhattan Beach is well known for it’s plethora of unique and beautiful boutiques. As we enter the Fall season, I went around to a few of my favorite stores to pick out some fall essentials.
Gum Tree is my gifting 'go to’ store. Lori, the owner and buyer has an incredible eye for selecting and curating beautiful pieces which perfectly represent the aesthetic of the South Bay. Her store is filled with eye candy - from home decor to exquisite jewelry, not to mention a beautifully curated kids’ section.
Wright’s has been around for decades and it’s incredible success boils down to the acumen of the business owner Nancy. This store carries high-end designers and an educated sales staff who can help style you for any occasion or choose investment pieces for your wardrobe. Just be warned, you will want everything in there!
Right Tribe is a truly special store. It possesses a magical energy which emanates from the love and work that goes into either selecting or hand-making its merchandise. The owners Lauren and Johnny are the most generous and welcoming duo. When you set foot in their store, you feel like you are stepping foot into their eclectic home. You can find anything from hand-made leather planters to crystals and vintage pieces. If you haven’t been in there - do yourself a favor and go. You're welcome.
BLVD carries a wide range of mens, women’s and children's clothing and swimwear perfectly suited for California dreamers. This store as 'effortlessly cool’. I have bought almost every piece of swimwear I own here as well as do most of my shopping for my husband in this store. It’s one of my favorites.
'Go Gently Nation' offers their customer a feel-good buying experience. Its authenticity stems from the superior design style and eco quality standards of owner Kristin Coia. Originally launched in 2007 as an infant/toddler collection, Go Gently Baby, the brand has evolved as a result of customer demand to include kid’s and women’s collections as well. Every garment they create is made of only organic and sustainable fabrics, recycled paper hang tags, certified water-based inks, low impact dyes, and recycled fabric remnants. Go visit their exquisite store which just opened this year in downtown Manhattan Beach!
This incredible store is the sister store to Wright’s and as the name suggests, ‘it's where the honey's at’. This store is filled with lines from amazing designers to suit any occasion from the beach to a fancy affair. The bubbly staff makes for a fun shopping experience too. This store is perfect for gifting or shopping just for you. Go on, you deserve it.
Of course we all know that fashion doesn’t end with these six shops in Downtown Manhattan Beach. Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer, our retail shops have fashion finds for the whole family, year round!