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Carmel Plaza Shopping Center

The Monterey Peninsula is home to some of the best shopping on the Central Coast. 

To name just a few - 

In Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, there is:

  • Carmel Plaza Shopping Center, including favorites Sur la Table, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, Janie & Jack, Kate Spade, Khaki's, Vineyard Vines, and Tiffany & Co.

  • Coast Carmel

  • Laub's Country Store

  • The White Rabbit

  • Paloosh

  • Girl Boy Girl

  • Carmel Bay Co.

  • Lloyd's Shoes

  • Heaven & Star Child

  • Thinker Toys

  • Cottage of Sweets

  • Diggidy Dog

In Carmel and the Carmel Rancho area, there is:

  • The Crossroads Shopping Center, including favorites Casa di Campagna, Zearly & Metronome, Hearth Shop, River House Books, Spencer's Stationery, Treadmill, and Consignment by the Sea

  • The Barnyard Shopping Village

  • Raw Connection

  • John's Consignment

  • SPCA Benefit Shop, Yellow Brick Road, and Joining Hands Benefit Shop

In Monterey, there is:

  • Del Monte Shopping Center, including favorites Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, GAP, See's Candies, H&M, Forever 21, and Macy's

  • Cannery Row Antique Mall

  • Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

  • Old Monterey Farmer's Market

  • Carousel Candies

  • Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation

In Pacific Grove, there is:

  • The Quill

  • Miss Trawick's Garden Shop

  • Mum's Place

  • The  Bookworks

  • Tides

  • Stone's Pet Shop

  • American Tin Cannery Outlets

  • A plethora of antique shops, including favorites Trotter's, Picking's, Fat Willy's, and the Farm Hen.


A short drive to Gilroy will take you to the Gilroy Premium Outlets, while a short drive to San Jose takes you to the fine stores at Santana Row and Valley Fair Shopping Center.

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