Downtown San Luis Obispo’s shopping district offers hours of treasure-hunting fun for everyone. Whether you are seeking stylish sandals for tomorrow’s beach excursion or designer shoes to go with your out-on-the-town dress, Cal Poly memorabilia, birthday gifts or a SLO souvenir, you’ll find retail therapy and then some in San Luis Obispo.

Explore our shopping guide for gifts unique to San Luis Obispo with a variety of options, perfect for a hostess gift or one-of-a-kind presents throughout the year. Part of what makes the Downtown San Luis Obispo shopping experience unique are the locally owned businesses that give San Luis Obispo its charm.

Wander through the heart of Downtown and see what catches your eye. Below is a list of trendy chain stores, unique boutiques, vintage shops, jewelry and specialty stores to shop at in SLO.


Downtown San Luis Obispo’s local boutiques offer one-of-a-kind finds, trendy clothes and unique memorabilia to choose from. Support local businesses and find something special that you can’t get anywhere else.


Vintage & Consignment

When pursuing shops in Downtown San Luis Obispo, there are only a few moments quite as rewarding as finding that perfect, previously loved, one-of-a-kind piece at a great price. Downtown San Luis Obispo offers a wide variety of vintage and second-hand stores that you’ll enjoy.


Arts, Gifts, Souvenirs & Specialty

If you’re looking for something special to remember your San Luis Obispo vacation or in search of a unique present for a friend, you’ll find everything from novelty gifts to funky knick-knack at these specialty stores in San Luis Obispo.


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Add some sparkle to your favorite outfit and explore these local jewelers in Downtown San Luis Obispo. These San Luis Obispo jewelry stores offer one-of-a-kind engagement rings and beautiful, custom designs.



The perfect pair of shoes can pull together your entire outfit. Whether you’re looking for comfortable sneakers or trendy high heels, you will find the perfect, new pair of shoes for every occasion and season in Downtown San Luis Obispo.



San Luis Obispo also has trendy chain stores of all variety from clothing stores to home décor. If you’re seeking something specific, you can find many of your favorites around San Luis Obispo.

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