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LUNISOL: New Boutique in the Gaslamp!

LUNISOL: New Boutique in the Gaslamp!

Nestled between Toscana and The Chuck Jones Gallery on Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Gaslamp Quarter’s newest exclusive retail experience, LUNISOL!  This family business gets its name from the three siblings, Lucas – LU, Nicole – NI and Sol, and it is their second location in San Diego.  The family wanted to expand to the Gaslamp Quarter to provide conventioneers, travelers, and nightclub goers an upscale shopping experience.

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downtown san diego gaslamp quarter lunisol
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter lunisol

Opened the day after Christmas by the Griffin family, the stores specialize in custom women’s footwear, high end Italian and European Women’s clothing, handbags and jewelry, and a new Men’s clothing line.  Nicole Griffin chatted with us in the elegant space made up of Gold, Black and Brick and talked about how her parents started in the fashion industry as a wholesale supplier, working for all the biggest brands where they established close knit relationships within the fashion community. “I grew up going to shows around the world and learned about what fabrics, textiles and leathers are the best,” said Griffin, who collaborates with her mother on creating product displays and opening retail stores. The mother-daughter team cherish their time running retail stores and getting to know their clients.

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downtown san diego gaslamp quarter lunisol
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter lunisol

The Boutique is a perfect fit for the Gaslamp Quarter.  With conventioneers and travelers looking for a dress to go out in, or a unique gift to remember San Diego by, the retailer specializes in elegant items and excellent customer service.  The boutique also has their own “LUNISOL” brand adorning dresses and custom designed footwear. 

Rosita Griffin, the founder of LUNISOL, began working in the shoe business at age nineteen. When she moved to the States from Ecuador, she sold multiple brands of footwear to high-end retailers and mail order catalogs across the States. Through experience in the wholesale business, she tailored the LUNISOL collection to meet the needs for quality and comfort for her boutiques in California. Rosita consciously avoids mass production and has personal involvement in the material selected for the construction of each shoe.

“My mom has the shoes made in Brazil, because they have the finest leathers, and she takes in everything that is trending in the fashion industry when she designs each shoe” said Nicole who holds up a shoe that is a high heeled sandal that looks like a piece of fine art.

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downtown san diego gaslamp quarter lunisol
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter lunisol

The clothing, hand bags, shoes and jewelry are in the latest fashion and a perfect investment piece that can be one of a kind!  For instance, the newly acquired men’s clothing line, Robert Graham from New York has limited edition shirts that are numbered and designed with Swarovski crystal buttons and special fabrics.

For an elegant shopping experience treat yourself to LUNISOL, a unique fashion destination in the community with new arrivals on a weekly basis.

As a specialty boutique, LUNISOL is a niche limited company with Brazilian leather shoes and Italian clothing, with personalized multi-lingual customer service. LUNISOL delivers fashion forward Italian clothing, domestic brands, and Brazilian shoes and accessories, every day of the week.

2019- Look and Feel Great in the Gaslamp!

2019- Look and Feel Great in the Gaslamp!

Find health and wellness in the Gaslamp Quarter where you, your family and friends can work out, or pamper yourself for 2019.

Reebok Fit Hub

New Year. New You. New Challenge! Join the No Excuses PT family for their next competition and get geared up at Reebok FitHub San Diego.  Stay Tuned for more information on classes and ways to get moving!  In the mean time, the store has some amazing MARKDOWNS!!!! Take an additional 40% off the marked down red ticket price!! Come in for some new workout gear!!

 

Where: 440 5th Ave.

Run the Stairs

Fitness enthusiasts use the Convention Center’s grand staircase (that’s 100 stairs!) as part of their workout routines.  The Convention Center, prefers you use a stair climber, but if you do choose to use the stairs at the Convention Center, they want to make sure you’re doing it safely!

San Diego Convention Center asked fitness expert Pete McCall as a guest blogger to volunteer to share his expert advice for those exhilarating workouts!  Click here for his advice.

Where:  111 W Harbor Dr.

Performance Pilates and Fitness

Build a strong, lean and powerful physique!  Familiarize yourself with their studio and training options for just $15 for your first class!  Or take advantage of their $199 intro month.  This gets you unlimited classes or 4 private training sessions.  If you are brand new to pilates, the knowledgeable instructors recommend you take a private intro session for $35.

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Where: 560 6th Ave.

So now you have some workout ideas for the new year. How about a new hair do or special spa treatment in the Gaslamp Quarter?  Here are a couple options.

Brick and Mason

New to the Gaslamp, Brick and Mason is a chic, salon that is all about community, collaboration and creativity!  They share a space with The Smoking Gun and Spill and Beans.  All their stylists embody what it means to be an artist!  And they guarantee amazing service, while enjoying a craft cocktail, draft beer, Dark Horse coffee, or house made bagel!

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Where:  555 Market Street

Spa Pendry

Relax, restore, and indulge at Spa Pendry, a tranquil sanctuary where you can retreat from the demands of daily life. Using a holistic approach to wellness, spa treatments are personalized to bring balance and equilibrium to body, mind, and spirit. Let their skilled spa therapists guide you in the selection of pampering options to customize any service.

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Where:  550 J Street

Style Lounge Salon

Style Lounge Salon

At Style Lounge Salon they are there to listen to what each of their guests want and make magic happen!  Style Lounge stylists offer a variety of services to help keep their clients looking and feeling great.  They offer the latest trends in women’s and men’s hair styles.

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Where:  540 Sixth Ave

Th’s Nail & Spa

TH’s Nail & Spa has a variety of pampering services at their day spa.  Guests can indulge in their relaxing treatments, waxing and nail services.  You can spoil yourself from head to toe!

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Where: 953 5th Ave.

Suki Day Spa

Suki Day Spa is a promise of well being and beauty.  Located in a historic building of the Gaslamp Quarter, Suki Day Spa provides a comfortable, lounge-like atmosphere where you can relax, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, and indulge in their professional health and beauty services.

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Where: 541 4th Ave.

dearinger

At Dearinger Salon they specialize in promoting healthy hair.  They are against over-processing and over-styling hair.  The Stylists accomplish this by giving haircuts inspired from the natural texture and growth of their guests hair.  They also have lots of specials.  For instance, if you “like” their facebook page, get a coupon for a free milkshake!  Click here for all of the specials!

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Where: 307 Market Street

RevivaMed

Dr. Kian Smimi and Dr. Rya Kohani provide the best care and the most natural results in plastic surgery.  With many different procedures and services and for more information click here

Where: 711 4th Ave.

#shopsmall Saturday, November 26!

#shopsmall Saturday, November 26!

On Saturday, November 26th, visit the Gaslamp Quarter and join us in supporting America’s small business and entrepreneur community by participating in ‘Small Business Saturday’ encouraging American consumers to ‘shop small’!

Small Business Saturday plays a key role in driving customer traffic and growing revenue for  28 million independent businesses around the country during the important holiday retail season.  Among these 28 million businesses are the incredible specialty boutiques/ and galleries in the historic heart of San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter!

By shopping local and small the majority of the money stays within the community. Small business owners and main street businesses are the fabric of our daily lives. These businesses have energy and passion for what they do, and when we support small businesses, jobs are created and local communities preserve their unique culture.

Come eat, drink and shop in the Gaslamp Quarter, and don’t forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #shopsmall.

For a complete listing of the great retailers in the Gaslamp Quarter click here

 

End of summer deals at Dolcetti Boutique, Goorin Bros. San Diego Trading Company, and Oakley!

End of summer deals at Dolcetti Boutique, Goorin Bros. San Diego Trading Company, and Oakley!

Whether you are visiting from out of town, wanting to grab a gift, or treating yourself you’ll find sensational shopping in the Gaslamp Quarter!  Right now, Dolcetti Boutique, Goorin Bros, San Diego Trading Company and Oakley are having their end of summer sales!!

Dolcetti Boutique is the home of stylish designer wear for men and women, and right now select brands are 15% to 20% off!!  Peruse their sale rack as well for possible left over Comic Con gems!

Fedoras, flat caps, American felts, Panamas, bowlers and top hats are what you find at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop (since 1895) .  They are right now having their annual Summer sale with 40% off select mens and womens styles!

San Diego Trading Company has a few extra t-shirts left over from the Comic Con festivities.  Why not find your costume for Halloween, or your Comic Con t-shirt for next year!!  Select t-shirts (DC, Marvel, Star Wars) are either 50% off or only $5!  Say it ain’t so Batman!

Oakley is known for its stylish eyewear, but it also has boardshorts, hoodies, golf polos and sportswear.  Enjoy shopping and getting 50% off select apparel and accessories at their end of season sale!

Downtown Ace Hardware

Downtown Ace Hardware

Our customers are also our neighbors and friends, and trust us to share our expertise and provide them with superior products and outstanding service. Our team members are trained in our extensive line of products, and are skilled home project experts who can help you every step of the way with any job you have.

Unlike mega-store chains, where size and volume make a poor substitute for quality and experience, at our store you’ll be welcomed by helpful experts who know you personally. Every project you have is important, which is why we’re here to work with you offering advice and providing you with the right products to make your job easier and your results professional.

Come in and experience the difference shopping at an independently-owned hardware store makes. See for yourself how personalized service and premium products truly matter. And for those of you who’ve already experienced the difference of shopping at Downtown Ace Hardware – thank you – as always, we’re here and ready to help you with your next project.

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