Shopping in Downtown Long Beach

Select Local Merchants

Given the fate of many record stores over the past few decades, it’s a testament to Fingerprints’ reputation that since opening in July of 1992, the store has not only survived, but grown. They recently moved into a large, multi-room space, in part to house their encyclopedic collection of LPs and CDs and the vain ghosts of eight-track tapes, but also to create more space for their eclectic in-store events. Over the years, the shop has developed a reputation for its famous guests—Lou Reed did a record signing here, and Public enemy's Chuck D once joined with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar here to film an episode of Iconoclasts—so the new digs have a more spacious stage for which to accommodate performers such as the Swell Season and the Polyphonic Spree.

420 E 4th St
Long Beach,
CA
US

The technicians at USA Beauty Group have a vast arsenal of beauty techniques and they aren't afraid to use it. Their specialty, Ultherapy, triggers the body's natural healing process to improve the look of loose or sagging skin with an ultrasound wand that encourages collagen growth. They also work with Botox, Restylane, Dysport, and other dermal fillers that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face or on the hand you use too often to wave "hello." Other skincare treatments range from vitamin-enriched facials to hair-targeting waxing services.

300 East 4th Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

We are a new/used book and collectibles store that specializes in science fiction, fantasy and horror. our prices are very reasonable; most of our new books are 35% below cover price and most used paperbacks and hardcovers are $2 and $3 respectively.

406 E 3rd St
Long Beach,
CA
US

For the CEO of Daniel's Jewelers, helping people realize their sparkling and diamond-studded dreams is more than a business—it's a family legacy. In 1948, his grandparents mortgaged their home in order to open a small jewelry store in Bell Gardens, California. His grandmother managed the details of their office and family life while his grandfather sold jewelry, gifts, and socket-wrench sets, creating an in-store credit system that allowed customers to conveniently pay for their purchases. His father and uncle joined the ranks after college and expanded the company from the original storefront.

What began as a glimmer in the eye of Helene and Joe Sherwood has blossomed into a leading jewelry establishment that spans 61 locations throughout central and southern California. The Sherwoods and their employees still strive to treat their customers as family, and they still offer credit options for a variety of budgets. In addition to stunning gold and silver pieces, they showcase design-your-own wedding and anniversary bands and offer a full-range of jewelry repair, including clasps and re-sizing. The diamond rings in their exclusive Love Song collection are embedded with a pink diamond, and come in a music box that, when opened, plays either Debussy's famous Clair de Lune or the Alvin and the Chipmunks singing "The Song That Never Ends."

220 E 5th St
Long Beach,
CA
US

At City Grounds, a team of riders and cycle mechanics promote eco-friendly transportation by offering equipment and services for urban cycling needs. Knowledgeable staffers constantly seek out innovative equipment and accessories from manufacturers around the globe, stocking digital odometers by Blackburn, chains by Kryptonite, and Lezyne CO2 cartridges to combat against glass shards on city streets. They can also fit customers with bicycles for several riding styles including BMX, mountain biking, cyclocross, and commuting. Besides bike nuts and bolts, City Grounds also attends to riders' style with a selection of bold graphic tees as well as sleek backpacks and bags by Chrome, Herschel, and Manhattan Portage.

435 E 1st St
Long Beach,
CA
US

"The thing I like most about pottery is that it's a learned skill," says Clay Wood, the owner of the pottery studio that bears his name. "It's something you can just sit down, and practice, and just learn it. You don't have to be innately artsy or creative, it's just something that's learnable and fun for everyone."

It's true that Clay has had a bit of a head start in the art form: he began developing his classically harmonious ceramic forms starting at age 12. But he also knows what it's like to be just another weekend hobbyist. Before starting the shop, he had established a career managing high-rise condos while dreamily spinning his desk chair like a pottery wheel. Now that he's dug his hands back into the clay, he and his fellow instructors design adult and children's classes to meet the needs of aspiring ceramicists and more casual crafters alike.

All the throwing, glazing, and hand-building goes down in a colorful creativity zone bursting with incandescent designs. The studio is equipped with eight electric pottery wheels, two large hand-building tables, an entrancing in-wall kiln, and a wellspring of stunning glazes for both handmade projects and prepared forms awaiting only a painter's brush.

406 E 1st St
Long Beach,
CA
US