Shopping in San Diego

Customized iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Case

MyCustomCase.com

Online Deal

$45 $20

Outfit your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Samsung Galaxy with a cover featuring an uploaded photo or your name or initials on exclusive designs

$15 for $45 Worth of Personalized Cases or Stationery

Paper Concierge

Online Deal

$45 $15

Browse art or photos and search for bold, modern patterns and fun designs to personalize with text and colors

Up to 60% Off Custom-Made Shirts

Made II Fit

Multiple Locations

$120 $65

Tailors take your measurements and customize well-fitting shirts

50% Off Adult Toys and Accessories at Adam & Eve

Adam & Eve

Hillcrest

$50 $25

Lingerie, intimate apparel, and adult toys and games enable couples to rekindle flames and spice up bedroom antics

50% Off E-Cigarettes and Accessories

Vapor Invasion

San Diego

$20 $10

Vape shop stocks everything from liquids, kits, and batteries, to electronic cigars

58% Off MeeGenius Subscription

MeeGenius

Online Deal

$47.99 $19.99

Browse more than 700 narrated kids' books—grouped by age level and subject—on your iPad, phone, or desktop

85% Off Online App-Design Course

EwB

Online Deal

$465 $69

12 months of access to a self-guided app design course compiled by No. 1 app designer Chris Stevens with 15+ hours of learning material

Up to 52% Off a Home-Living Magazine Subscription

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

Redeem from Home

$18 $9

Photo-accompanied articles on interior redesigns complement advice on planting gardens and cooking healthy recipes

Up to 63% Off Fly-Fishing Lessons

So Cal Fly Fishing

San Diego

$130 $49

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Two-hour class with provided equipment for picking up fly-fishing basics

44% Off Adult Toys from AdamandEve.com

AdamandEve.com

Online Deal

$45 $25

Trusted supplier of adult toys and accessories for more than 4 decades; discreet shipping arrives with 3 complimentary DVDs and mystery gift

50% Off Women's Designer Fashions from ideeli

ideeli

Online Deal

$40 $20

Shopping site with flash sales offering deep discounts on chic fashions and home decor

50% Off at Village Hat Shop

Village Hat Shop

Village Hat Shop - Middletown

$20 $10

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Fedoras, beanies, baseball caps, and flat caps, from brands such as Stetson, Borsalino, and Kangol

50% Off Adult Movies and Toys at Hustler Hollywood

Hustler Hollywood

Core-Columbia

$80 $40

Discover adult movie, toys, and lingerie at this sex-positive shop founded by the daughter of Hustler's Larry Flynt

$5 for Cell Phones

Corey's Communication Needs

San Diego

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off from KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette

KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette

Online Deal

$48 $23

Stop smoking with the help of e-liquids and e-cigarette starter kits, which come with a rechargeable battery and carrying case

50% Off Nutritional Supplements

Ultimate Sport Nutrition

Kearny Mesa

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 72% Off Women's Clothing from 24|7 Frenzy

24|7 Frenzy

Online Deal

$60 $18

Build a complete outfit or update your spring wardrobe on a site showcasing dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and sleepwear

Up to 55% Off Custom Chinos and Shirts

Custom Chino

Multiple Locations

$198 $99

The tailors make new a pattern for every client, and clothing is completed in less than four weeks

Up to Half Off at Lavish Aromatic Botanical Products

Lavish Aromatic Botanical Products

Mission Hills

$20 $11

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Eco-conscious products such as soaps, body care products, massage oils, and perfumes

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Located between the barrel room and the vineyards at the historic Bernardo Winery, Café Merlot combines Europe cuisines with Southern California flare. Café Merlot co-owner Toni Kraft grew up in a home with the smells of baking bread, and counts planting, harvesting, and consuming fava beans with her grandmother among her fondest childhood memories. After a career in catering in the Midwest, where she worked alongside the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Wolfgang Puck, Toni brings an experienced but experimental philosophy to her current restaurant’s seasonally-changing menus. And with the help of executive chef Ferdinand, Toni also helps with the cooking classes, which range from cooking with wine to Super Bowl snacks, spreads, and marinades.

The bistro uses the 123-year-old winery’s rustic surroundings to great effect. On the patio, olive trees and grapevines gossip above diners. Indoors, a warm-toned Tuscan ambiance welcomes guests. Sundays see Chef Daniel roll out some of his specialties on the brunch menu, such as lobster eggs benedict and Kahlua French toast, making the cafe an enticing destination for a romantic breakfast date or a confusing business meeting.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.

2891 University Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Holy Smokes For Less empowers smokers to create their own cigarettes using Kentucky-grown tobacco and accentuates smoking experiences with lighters, incense, pipes, and fine cigars. First, guests take a sample of one of the shop's all-natural tobacco blends, which match the flavor of name-brand cigarettes without any additives or preservatives. Cigarette artisans fine-tune each blend based on the client's individual tastes, then guide guests through the rolling process, where an automated apparatus turns loose particles and paper into 200 consistent, machine-made smokes in as fast as eight minutes. Customers watch the hypnotizing mechanical process in awe, adjusting the amount of tobacco and tightness of each tube with helpful touch screens. As visitors sample the shop's finest burning leaves, they can lounge inside the studio puffing away to perfect their impersonation of a donut factory.

6784 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego,
CA
US

The brim of a giant bowler hat shades the entry to the Village Hat Shop in San Diego’s Hillcrest district, a nod to the store’s decades in the headwear business. A tall display case full of ethnic headdresses just inside the door might give the impression that you’ve stepped into a museum, but the space beyond is filled with current fashions, each one for sale. There are shelves of bejeweled Arturo Rios’ designs with towering tropical feathers, or slip into a Stetson, a newsboy cap or peruse the shelves crammed with costume and knit caps, each rich in color and pattern. One corner caters to Steampunk style, another to historic recreations from years past. Informed and helpful assistants know intuitively which styles best flatter every face, and the sheer lack of headwear diversity has led Hollywood films, musicals and fashion shows to turn to the Village Hat Shop.

3821 4th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

The tech-savvy staff of family-owned media shop IF Digital transfers precious memories and valuable info stored on analog media to more durable, digitized formats that can easily be stored, saved, and shared. Customers can choose any one of the company’s conversion options, including 8mm and 16mm film transfers and a videotape-to-DVD service that preserves the quality and lifespan of precious home videos.

Not limited to moving pictures, techs round up loose family photos, slides, and negatives and herd them into JPEG format for easy storage on a disc, eliminating the need to strap a projector, portrait studio, or photography professor to your back each time you visit a friend’s house. The talented staffers also use pictures to whip up 10-minute DVD slideshows that make ideal communal eye fare for birthdays, anniversaries, and dinner parties.

9377 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego,
California
US

It's only been a decade since shutterbug Barbara Steinberg devoted her talents to boudoir photography, but her portfolio brims with a lifetime's worth of lens-fogging efforts. Her work with more than 1,000 Southern Californian women has landed the photographer on several San Diego news programs. More than 100 outfits accompany the lingerie, jewelry, and accessories in Barbara's private studio, where taste runs tantamount to titillation during one- to two-hour boudoir sessions helmed by the all-female staff. As they ease into the session, subjects may also opt for one of the studio's signature silhouette poses, which conjure an air of erotic mystery and effortlessly arouse hunky Alfred Hitchcock–aficionados. Custom calendars, folios, and albums preserve each blush-worthy image, which Barbara lightly touches up for no additional cost.

2756 Ariane Dr, Ste 134
San Diego,
CA
US