D-LICIOUS: Splurging shouldn't be a haphazard affair, so it's important to find the right boutique to spill those bills. Matti D in Del Mar is just such a place, with gorgeous, hard to find clothes for men and women that are both timeless and fashionably on-point. The store is also impeccably decorated, and the staff are ready to help you look your best. Find your fantastic leather jacket, party dress or show-off purse here.
FUN FOR ALL: Shopping is a fun, all day affair for some, but a torture mechanism for others. The Forum in Carlsbad brings some reprieve to fashion phobes by offering Borders bookstore, an Apple Store and day spas. Meanwhile, Anthropologie, Free People and Z Gallerie are there to satisfy any shopper's appetite. Price points are typical for full-price retail stores, so take the whole family and spend some time and money that you all will enjoy.
FOND FAREWELL: Tucked inside the Flower Hill Promenade is a quaint little store called Style, with lots of pretty sweaters, sweet basics, uncommon jeans and surprising pieces. Sadly, Style will be closing it's doors September 30. Happily, (for you) the entire store is on sale at 40-70% off. Stop by now while the selection is still at its best.