Ducky Waddles’ Emporium
It’s hard to miss this place; not only is there a neon sign on the bright-orange building, there’s a large geometric metal duck sculpture planted right on the roof. Ducky Waddles is a groovy, independent bookstore that offers used and eclectic books, art, memorabilia, and kitsch. They also host Poetry Ruckus, an open-mic spoken word event, one Wednesday a month.
duckywaddles.com 414 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA 92024.
Soulscape Gift & Book Store
Soulscape provides a wide array of holistic and spiritual items, including: candles, incense, crystals, yoga supplies, jewelry, natural body products, music, clothing, and gift books. Stop by if you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend, or even to pick up a few things to decorate your own place. The merchandise is neatly organized, and staff is helpful and relaxed.
soulscapeonline.com 765 S Coast Highway 101 Suite 106, Encinitas CA 92024.
UNIV is a men’s clothing store that’s best described as an upscale skate shop. The décor is urban but inviting, and you’ll find the newest Vans sneakers, quality denim, and surf-inspired shirts. UNIV also carries their own affordable line of jackets, shirts, and denim. The staff is very social media-savvy and regularly hosts cool, local events.
univbrand.com 1053 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA 92024.
DeepFLING is a Scandinavian jewelry store that also offers an eclectic selection of clothing and accessories. While the shop offers many affordable pieces under $50, they also stock high-end brands such as KumKum, A&C, and Yvone Christa. If you’re bored with department-store jewelry, stop by deepFLING to find something unique and beautiful.
deepFLING.com 937 S Coast Hwy 101 Suite C100, Encinitas CA 92024.
Movin Shoes Running Centers
Managed by a team of local runners, Movin Shoes is the best place in town to get expertly fitted for running shoes. When you stop by, make sure to wear something comfortable—you’ll be encouraged to test out the merchandise before buying. The friendly staff will find you the perfect pair of shoes that are tailored to your needs, and they even host a Circuit Training class every Thursday at 6pm.
movinshoes.com 897 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA 92024.
This is the place to go if you need a new board and like to support local businesses. Not only do they offer top-quality surfboards, Encinitas Surfboards also has a repair service and the best of the local surf clothing market. The staff is knowledgeable and easygoing, and have been in business since 1975. Be sure to check out any BOGO deals they often have on tees and sweatshirts!
encinitassurfboards.com 107 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA 92024.
This fun, eco-friendly retail shop offers sustainable products such as oils, candles, clothing, bags, snacks, cosmetics, cleaning products, and pet care. Ecotopiia also carries all of the popular Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap products in bulk. If you’re environmentally-conscious, don’t miss this shop: all items are sustainable and fair-trade.
ecotopiia.com 543 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA 92024.