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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Shaper Studios

DIY surfboard-making studio and retail shop that offers classes in surfboard shaping and glassing.
Their Shaper Studios Membership plan offers unlimited access to their shaping bays, professional shaping tools, and templates. Plus a huge selection of custom glassing and artwork options. Bring your own digital logo or choose from their fine resin color work.

Shaper Studios, 30th Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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Buffalo Exchange San Diego

Located in the heart of the Hillcrest neighborhood and just a few steps from the iconic Hillcrest sign. Hillcrest is one of the oldest, trendiest, and most diverse neighborhoods in in San Diego and was named one of the top 10 great neighborhoods in the country. You’re sure to find some treasures in this Buffalo Exchange outpost.

Buffalo Exchange, Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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Little Dame

Alternative retail shop and art gallery specializing in taxidermy, zines, feminist art, and handmade goods.

Little Dame Shop, Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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Pigment

Husband-and-wife owned shop with a focus on art, design, gifts and home goods, from furniture to flora. Also offering workshops ranging from calligraphy, watercolor, paper flower making and more.

Pigment, 30th Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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Flashbacks

Vintage store with a range of fashions from the 1950s to the early 1990s, plus gently worn current clothing.

Flashbacks, Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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Aloha Beach Club

Boutique shop carrying menswear and accessories inspired by Hawaii, including boardshorts & sunglasses.

Aloha Beach Club, University Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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Mimi & Red

Women’s boutique selling trendy and fashionable clothes and accessories with locations in North Park and La Jolla Bird Rock.

mimi & red boutique, University Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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M-Theory Music

Voted best record store in San Diego for 11 years in a row and counting. Specializing in Indie Rock and also stocking hip hop, jazz, soul, funk, metal/punk, blues, garage, psych, folk, world, and electronic.

M-Theory Music, West Washington Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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Lou’s Records

Since 1980 this old school record shop has been selling everything from a unique mix of used and new vinyl, CD’s, and cassettes as well as turntables. Plus the occasional history making live event.

Lou's Records, North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA, United States
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