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10+ Indie & Vintage Shops For Your Next Long Beach Adventure

Welcome to Day Tripping, a new feature that highlights Cali's coolest outside-of-LA shopping destinations.

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Fun fact: Cali once had its very own Rainbow Pier, and it was just off the shore of oil-rich Long Beach. Like many of SoCal's historic transportation wonders, the inventively-named roadway and pleasure pier was bulldozed for a more modern thoroughfare (today, it's Shoreline Drive), but we can see how its colorful spirit lives on in LBC's cluster of eclectic and creative enclaves—a few of which we'll be virtually venturing to in today's Day Tripping adventure.

Just as it's nearly impossible to plot out every single Perfect Saturday point within LA's stylish nabes, mapping out all of the seaside city's must-stop spots would mean we'd be verging on tour book territory. Instead, we're highlighting just a handful of the best indie and vintage boutiques that line Long Beach's retail-happy boulevards from west to east, starting with Downtown's East Village Arts District and ending at Retro Row on 4th Street.

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Fingerprints CD & Record Store

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Serious audiophiles must make it a point to visit to this indie music shop, where you'll find albums (on CD and vinyl!) from KCRW regulars, Billboard chart toppers, classic rock bestsellers and plenty of obscurities & rarities to please even the most elite Hi Fidelity fanatics. [Photo: Psychic Temple]
In addition to stocking vintage and retro threads, jewelry and footwear for men and women, this affordable and eco-friendly shop carries cruelty-free and vegan skincare and beauty products, including cosmetics and tools from store co-owner Patrick Santa Ana's own line. This technicolor boutique is also filled with an eclectic collection of adorable giftables and accessories, like animal coin purses and very kawaii tchotckes. [Photo via]

MAKE Collectives

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Store co-owners (and cool couple) Kat and Matt Engel have made it a point to offer "pieces with personality" in their vintage furniture, clothing, home goods and record shop. Their East Village Arts District boutique houses mid-century modern furniture alongside custom-made vintage-inspired pieces, plus apparel from local retro label La Femme Vintage. [Photo via]

Orn Hansen

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This incredibly cool general store specializes in American-made merch and "found objects of usefulness and significance." Expect to find men's and women's apparel from a host of local and Stateside designers and labels (Jill Aiko Yee, Norman Russell, Taylor Stitch, Almond Surf + Craft), vintage decor finds, stylish apothecary and beauty goods, and much more. [Photo via]

Inretrospect

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This insider-faved wonderland of mid-century modern treasures and kitschy-cool finds houses several vintage vendors under one roof, ensuring shoppers enjoy an incredibly vast selection of nostalgic furniture, housewares, decor and more. They've also got a hefty selection of reproduction and original art by the late David Weidman. [Photo via]

Sneaky Tiki

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Stepping into this eclectic shop is like diving into an incredibly colorful capsule of all things kitsch and Hawaiana. You'll find everything for restocking your retro tiki bar (or closet), from floral print button-downs and dresses to tropical-themed tchotchkes and giftables. [Photo: 4th Street LB]
This stylish streetwear shop stocks wild wares and technicolor apparel, shoes and accessories from designers and brands like Jeremy Scott, Linda Farrow, Jeffrey Cambell, Boy London, KTZ and others. Tongue-in-cheekiness is also well-represented here, with designer parody tees by 1992 Gear, Dopedealer and others on the shelves. [Photo via]

fox & moon clothing

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Update: The boutique is sadly now closed. Located in a historic fire house, this women's clothing and accessories boutique stocks store owner and designer Kristen Luna's own apparel collection alongside Cali-cool basics brands and boho-chic contemporary labels like Bobi, Groceries, Paper Crane, BB Dakota and others. Vintage and handmade jewelry are also in the mix. [Photo via]

Twig and Willow

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Like a brick-and-mortar Etsy, this boutique carries Cali-cool clothing, handmade jewelry, luxe apothecary, stationery and home goods that speak to shop owners Karen Quimby Lobo's and Billie Gentry's "comfy-chic" ethos. [Photo via]

Prism Boutique

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Perennially fest-ready folks must pay a visit to this hippie chic boutique, which stocks labels like Bandit Brand, Chaser, Free People, Matisse footwear and many more boho brands to fill your 24/7/365 Coachella closet. [Photo via]

Anneise

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This indie boutique (pronounced an-nay-say) stocks vintage clothing and jewelry alongside minimalist-cool apparel, accessories and decor made by local and Stateside designers. [Photo via]

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Fingerprints CD & Record Store

Serious audiophiles must make it a point to visit to this indie music shop, where you'll find albums (on CD and vinyl!) from KCRW regulars, Billboard chart toppers, classic rock bestsellers and plenty of obscurities & rarities to please even the most elite Hi Fidelity fanatics. [Photo: Psychic Temple]

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In addition to stocking vintage and retro threads, jewelry and footwear for men and women, this affordable and eco-friendly shop carries cruelty-free and vegan skincare and beauty products, including cosmetics and tools from store co-owner Patrick Santa Ana's own line. This technicolor boutique is also filled with an eclectic collection of adorable giftables and accessories, like animal coin purses and very kawaii tchotckes. [Photo via]

MAKE Collectives

Store co-owners (and cool couple) Kat and Matt Engel have made it a point to offer "pieces with personality" in their vintage furniture, clothing, home goods and record shop. Their East Village Arts District boutique houses mid-century modern furniture alongside custom-made vintage-inspired pieces, plus apparel from local retro label La Femme Vintage. [Photo via]

Orn Hansen

This incredibly cool general store specializes in American-made merch and "found objects of usefulness and significance." Expect to find men's and women's apparel from a host of local and Stateside designers and labels (Jill Aiko Yee, Norman Russell, Taylor Stitch, Almond Surf + Craft), vintage decor finds, stylish apothecary and beauty goods, and much more. [Photo via]

Inretrospect

This insider-faved wonderland of mid-century modern treasures and kitschy-cool finds houses several vintage vendors under one roof, ensuring shoppers enjoy an incredibly vast selection of nostalgic furniture, housewares, decor and more. They've also got a hefty selection of reproduction and original art by the late David Weidman. [Photo via]

Sneaky Tiki

Stepping into this eclectic shop is like diving into an incredibly colorful capsule of all things kitsch and Hawaiana. You'll find everything for restocking your retro tiki bar (or closet), from floral print button-downs and dresses to tropical-themed tchotchkes and giftables. [Photo: 4th Street LB]

imonni

This stylish streetwear shop stocks wild wares and technicolor apparel, shoes and accessories from designers and brands like Jeremy Scott, Linda Farrow, Jeffrey Cambell, Boy London, KTZ and others. Tongue-in-cheekiness is also well-represented here, with designer parody tees by 1992 Gear, Dopedealer and others on the shelves. [Photo via]

fox & moon clothing

Update: The boutique is sadly now closed. Located in a historic fire house, this women's clothing and accessories boutique stocks store owner and designer Kristen Luna's own apparel collection alongside Cali-cool basics brands and boho-chic contemporary labels like Bobi, Groceries, Paper Crane, BB Dakota and others. Vintage and handmade jewelry are also in the mix. [Photo via]

Twig and Willow

Like a brick-and-mortar Etsy, this boutique carries Cali-cool clothing, handmade jewelry, luxe apothecary, stationery and home goods that speak to shop owners Karen Quimby Lobo's and Billie Gentry's "comfy-chic" ethos. [Photo via]

Prism Boutique

Perennially fest-ready folks must pay a visit to this hippie chic boutique, which stocks labels like Bandit Brand, Chaser, Free People, Matisse footwear and many more boho brands to fill your 24/7/365 Coachella closet. [Photo via]

Anneise

This indie boutique (pronounced an-nay-say) stocks vintage clothing and jewelry alongside minimalist-cool apparel, accessories and decor made by local and Stateside designers. [Photo via]