Shopping in Lakeside

60% Off Natural Beauty Products and Makeover

National City

$100 $40

Multivitamin skincare capsules, mineral eyeshadow, matte or shimmering mineral lipstick, and other natural beauty products

American Apparel — 57% Off Circle Scarf

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Seamless, tubular American Apparel scarves available in dozens of colors and many fabrics

50% Off Equipment at Play it Again Sports

Pacific Beach

$50 $25

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Play It Again Sports, Pacific beach stocks new and gently used equipment, including surfboards, bicycles, golf clubs, and wetsuits

Up to 61% Off Designer Sunglasses

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Shelves brim with 1,500 couture sunglass frames from designers such as Marc Jacobs and Gucci

50% Off at 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

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Scripps Ranch

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

50% Off Adult Movies and Toys at 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

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

50% Off Nutritional Supplements

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 Half Off at 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

Up to 80% Off Plant-Derived Weight-Loss Supplements

Core-Columbia

$49 $17

Plant-derived supplements contain all-natural ingredients including hydroxycitric acid to aid weight loss efforts

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Horton Plaza

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 63% Off Fly-Fishing Lessons

San Diego

$130 $49

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

Half Off Arcade Passes

North Clairemont

$19.99 $10

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Gamers compete in an arcade amid shelves of used games for modern consoles and older systems

52% Off Fine Jewelry at The Diamond Connection

San Diego

$825 $400

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Selection of fine jewelry includes diamonds, wedding bands, earrings, pendants, and bracelets from brands such as Tacori and Ritani

45% Off

Central Chula Vista

$20 $11

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

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Rick Hallor knows there's only one good way to hang a sweater. Keeping his customers' clothes from stretching out may seem like a small nicety, but looking out for people has been the central aim in every professional endeavor he's ever undertaken, whether it was personal training in Illinois or firefighting in Colorado. After relocating to San Diego to escape the frigid Colorado winters and boredom that stems from living in an almost-square state, he decided to put his helpful spirit to use in the dry-cleaning arena. He purchased Speedy Cleaners in 2011, and now he and his wife Calley work to extend the life of their clients' clothing within their homey and welcoming shop.

The family-operated dry-cleaning business not only cleans people's day-to-day garments, but also restores family heirlooms such as wedding dresses. Garment repairs can also be done onsite, as Rick's staff includes both a professional seamstress and a cobbler.

9269 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee,
CA
US

Each colorful confectionary centerpiece from Cookies By Design is crafted onsite from made-from-scratch dough using ingredients from local farmers. The bakers hand decorate each cookie bouquet onsite, personalizing select concoctions with signature icing themes and customer-dictated messages such as ”Happy Birthday” or "The Cookie Jar is Empty." Along with bouquets, cookies are baked and delivered in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from sliceable cookie cakes to cookie baskets and can be embellished with any type of design, such as holiday-themed decorations or the official logo of a favorite sports team.

30 Town Center Pkwy
Santee,
CA
US

Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. Cuts start with a complimentary shampoo using Fantastic Sam's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or you opt to trust the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams to get creatively awesome with your tresses, your hair will be snipped and primped to fit your desired identity.

9723 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee,
CA
US

For a long time, owning a quilt shop was a dream deferred for Daniela Stout. In fact, the way she describes it, it was basically a fantasy, albeit one with not enough dragons. But she was determined to make it happen, and when it did, she was almost surprised when her Cozy Quilt Shop developed a loyal following of customers who loved quilting and everything about it.

Today the shop, which boasts more than 4,500 square feet home to more than 3,000 bolts of colorful, high-quality fabric, contains all the tools, accessories, and inspiration quilters want and need. A monthly quilting club, cheekily named the Strip Club, gives crafters a chance to get together, sew, and share ideas. For those who need a little more instruction, Cozy Quilt Shop teaches patrons the basics of sewing in a variety of classes.


Groupon Celebrates Women in Business

In honor of Women’s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.

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2940 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon,
CA
US

Populated with wiring whizzes that boast a minimum of 15 years of experience each, Stereo Depot specializes in updating automobiles' audio, video, and electronic systems. Prepare for frigid winter climes with a remote engine-starter, which will rev up a car's heating systems from up to 1,500 feet away to promote human comfort and drive off any verminous penguins lounging on the dash. The remote systems also tap into AC systems to precool cars during summer months. Whether opting for the basic or keyless-entry model, customers will receive an extra remote, which can be used as a back-up, or to lend to any housecats who have learning permits.

1149 Broadway
El Cajon,
CA
US

With a verdant variety of shrubs, trees, roses, and vines, the friendly plantologists will help you wade through the veritable ocean of foliage. Beginning green-thumbers can take advantage of a jumbo planting kit, including ample plant food, vitamin B1, and planting compost—everything a person needs to lure an unsuspecting plant into captivity ($15.97 for the regular kit; $29.97 for the jumbo kit). Advanced yard-enhancements abound in the form of trees and shrubs, such as a selection of 5-gallon citrus trees, good for accenting a living space and forming a focal point for the worship of the Lemon Pledge gods ($34.99). Armstrong can also help organic gardeners reach full-flavored nirvana with a bevy of 3-inch plant varieties ($2.99; selections vary by season and location).

1755 E Main St
El Cajon,
CA
US