A Shopper’s Guide to Malibu
Celebrities in The ‘Bu are often spotted in the latest designer clothing—and there’s little wonder as to why. Blending laidback coastal style with elegant city fashion, upscale shops like Malibu Lumber Yard’s James Perse offer hot-off-the-runway shopping signatures for every taste and preference (plus a complimentary house-made peach tea you won’t want to miss).
This intimate beach town punches well above its weight on the shopping front. Stores and boutiques around town showcase international designers alongside local artisans, resulting in a style that is strikingly unique to Southern California.
From luxury brands to eclectic outposts, below are some of our favorite shopping destinations to explore during your stay, all just a short drive (or even a stone’s throw) from Malibu Beach Inn.
Photo credit: Nati Clothing Boutique
30745 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu CA 90265
Effortlessly chic, boho style awaits at Nati Clothing Boutique in Trancas Country Market. Like many shops in the stylish outpost, Nati is set in a barn-inspired space alongside surf shops and charming cafés. Inside, you will find vegan handbags, caftans, mix and match bikinis, and other beach styles worth a wear in Malibu.
Photo credit: Malibu Beach House
30745 Pacific Coast Highway Building R Suite 3 Malibu CA 90265
Also known as ‘Bu Beach House, this home goods shop in Trancas Country Market carries coastally inspired bedding, ocean-themed candles, coffee table books, housewares, and more. You can even work with them to create your own custom upholstered furniture and pillows using fabrics in the store.
Photo credit: lululemon
3880 Cross Creek Road Malibu CA 90265
A focus on healthy living, mindfulness, and living a life of possibility are at the heart of lululemon, a yoga-inspired athletic company with a shop in Malibu Country Mart. The stylish athletic boutique carries men’s and women’s apparel for yoga, running, cycling, training, and other active pursuits.
Photo credit: Oliver Peoples
3900 Cross Creek Road Suite 8 Malibu CA 90265
Exquisite sunglasses and eyewear can be found at Oliver Peoples in Malibu Country Mart. Created by artisans in West Hollywood, the sophisticated styles for men and women are distinguished by superior lenses, custom finishes, and delicate filigree patterns.
Photo credit: Calypso St. Barth
3835 Cross Creek Road Suite 10 Malibu CA 90265
Born on the stylish island of St. Barth, Calypso St. Barth carries elegant apparel inspired by a lifestyle of travel. The bright space in Malibu Country Mart is filled with dip-dyed caftans from international designers, cashmere cardigans, and pieces characterized by rich colors and embellishments.
Photo credit: Vintage Malibu
3835 Cross Creek Road Suite 3A Malibu CA 90265
At Vintage Malibu in Malibu Country Mart, you will find a chic and signature assortment of vintage jewelry, watches, and handbags from luxury designers like Chanel and Cartier. The curated collection aims to maintain a sense of classic style while redefining the way that we wear vintage.
Photo credit: James Perse
3939 Cross Creek Road Suite E100 Malibu CA 90265
James Perse’s passions for minimalism and west coast living are at the heart of his designs. The upscale casual clothing in his collections for men and women is both elegant and simple—ideal for the low maintenance, high fashion lifestyle. And his store located in the Malibu Lumber Yard serves as an artful expression of that lifestyle.
Photo credit: 98% Angel
30745 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu CA 90265
At 98% Angel in Trancas Country Market, the children’s clothing all comes from downtown LA, and the boutique feels anything but childish with a spacious, elegant design and splashes of bright color. Stylish SoCal looks for boys and girls are shelved alongside vibrant dance costumes, hanging mobiles, blankets, and other children’s toys and apparel.
Photo credit: Sea Lily Malibu
6444 Trancas Canyon Road Malibu CA 90265
While you’re at Trancas Country Market, plan to visit Sea Lily Malibu in the small barn behind Vintage Grocers. The eco-friendly floral design boutique is filled with beautiful floral arrangements, succulents, and rare flowers. And for those who can’t take a living purchase home, look for the semi-precious stones and unique stone jewelry.
3900 Cross Creek Road Suite 7 Malibu CA 90265
For coastal chic style, visit Letarte Swimwear in Malibu Country Mart. The Maui-based swim boutique balances function and style with breezy cover-ups and after-sun pants, sportswear, and a lovely collection of swimwear that speaks of the beach-to-street lifestyle in Malibu.
*Featured image courtesy of James Perse.