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Downtown San Luis Obispo’s shopping scene offers hours of treasure-hunting fun for everyone in the family. Whether you are seeking stylish sandals for the summer season or designer shoes to go with your out-on-the-town dress, Cal Poly memorabilia, birthday gifts or a small 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 and such a joy 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 around town.


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 gems that you can’t get anywhere else.


Vintage & Consignment

When perusing shops in Downtown San Luis Obispo, there are only a few moments quite as rewarding as finding that perfect, one-of-a-kind piece at a great price. Downtown San Luis Obispo offers a wide variety of vintage and second-hand stores with trendy items that will have you feelin’ hip.


Arts, Gifts, Souvenirs & Specialty

If you’re looking for something to take home as your little piece of SLO or in search of a unique present for a friend, you’ll find everything from novelty gifts to funky knick-knacks at these specialty stores in San Luis Obispo.


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Add some sparkle to your wardrobe and explore the 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 pointy platform, you’re guaranteed to find a pair that will catch your eye and fit your feet in Downtown San Luis Obispo.



San Luis Obispo also has a variety of well-known chain stores, 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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