By Victoria Scavo
Photography By Kevin M. Connors, Coast Highway Photography

The Del Mar racetrack isn’t the only reason to head up to this quaint shopping destination. There is plenty happening when the races aren’t in season. Take a stroll or bike down the meandering Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail that runs the length of Solana Beach from Via de la Valle to Ocean Street. Pull up a chair and take in a movie while sipping some of your favorite local wines at Carruth Cellars Movie Night. Peruse an exhibit by a talented local artist at one of the breathtaking galleries or take in a show at the iconic Belly Up Tavern. Whatever your fancy, Cedros Ave. Design District is lined with more than 85 unique boutiques, shops, galleries and restaurants—all with their own one-of-a-kind experience to offer.

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1 Cedros soles
143 South Cedros Ave.
858.794.9911 cedrossoles.com
This trendy boutique offers more than fancy footwork, but it’s ok to start shopping from the bottom up. Not only can you find the season’s hottest styles in heels, flats and booties, you can also snag yourself the sexiest jeans, tees, tunics, lingerie, clutches and handbags along with gifts to make anyone’s day.

2 Curve Couture
415 South Cedros Ave. ste.160
858.847.9100 curve-couture.com
Although located in this small beach town, this boutique features chic yet edgy fashions and designers from all over the world. Catering to women who like to feel confident working their curves, upscale styles are offered in sizes 8 and above with the shop’s mission being to have you walking out the door feeling beautiful.

3 Carruth Cellars
320 South Cedros Ave. ste.400
858.847.9463 carruthcellars.com
Coveted California wines go urban at this sophisticated, slightly hidden winery. Grapes are personally selected and shipped to the fully operational winery in the heart of the Cedros District where they are crushed, pressed, fermented, barreled, aged and bottled into fabulous white and red varietals. Stop by the rustic tasting room located steps off the main drag and try a flight of each.

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4 Passion Fine Jewelry
415 South Cedros Ave.
858.794.8000 passionfinejewelry.com
For a little sparkle and shine, check out the breathtaking collections
at this local jeweler. You’ll find extraordinary, one-of-a-kind jewels and superb gemstones as well as the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds, Hearts on Fire, and the finest in independent artisanal watchmakers.

5 Solo
309 South Cedros Ave.
858.794.9016 solocedros.com
this shopping destination showcases modern collections from eight creative women, each with very different styles. shop interesting books on architecture, cooking and design; elegant letterpress stationary, cards and journals; mid-century modern, vintage industrial and california casual furniture; toys; antiques and collectibles; and photographs.

6 Solana Beach Art & Frame
111 South Cedros Ave.
858.793.1343 solanabeachartandframe.com
You’ll want to start here by choosing a marvelous piece of art—whether it’s an original work or a print on canvas—and complete the experience with a charming frame before taking it home to cherish. the large selection of frames ranges from edgy and contemporary to traditional, beachy and rustic.

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7 Antique Warehouse
212 South Cedros Ave.
858.755.5156 antiquewarehouse.bi
this 15,000-square-foot indoor haven for the discriminating shopper houses over 100 dealers—offering the finest home
décor, sterling and jewlery to eclectic one-of-a-kind finds. including but certainly not limited to extensive collections of American, european, Asian antiques and many collectibles.

8 Cut loose
142 South Cedros Ave.
858.509.0386 cutloose.com
is blue your color? maybe green? it’s easy to find the right one thanks to this lovely store, which showcases its collections by color as a nod to its humble beginnings selling t-shirts dyed in fabulous hues. Ladies can have fun finding flattering ensembles from head to toe by combining simple, sophisticated pieces.