CIVR Blog: Catalina Island shopping

 

For generations, Catalina has offered a number of treasures for shoppers. Catalina Island pottery is still collected today.

For generations, Catalina has offered a number of treasures for shoppers. Catalina Island pottery is still collected today.

Shopping on Catalina Island offers something for everyone. Toys and trinkets, art and artifacts, crafts and clothes all can be found in the many quaint shops scattered enticingly along Avalon’s waterfront. Dozens of stores and small businesses provide an array of temptations that will thrill even the most ardent treasure hunter, whether they are looking for a quirky Catalina souvenir or a unique Island memento that will become a family heirloom. Catalina Island shopping stands in sharp contrast to the mainland shopping experience. Chains and franchises are few and far between on the island and in most stores you will frequently meet the owner, who is eager to share local stories and recommendations.

Several stores feature art and crafts both created on and inspired by Catalina Island. Whether it’s nearly 100 year old pottery or art created using the most modern of technological advances, finding a keepsake that embodies Catalina Island creativity is easily done.

Looking for the perfect gift for the Catalina Island shopping fan? The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce offers gift certificates in any denomination. These versatile certificates can be redeemed at most Catalina Island businesses, provided they are members of the chamber and participate in the program. Call (310) 510-1520 for more information.

Toys and trinkets, art and artifacts, crafts and clothes all can be found in the many quaint shops scattered enticingly along Avalon’s waterfront. Dozens of stores and small businesses provide an array of temptations that will thrill even the most ardent treasure hunter, whether they are looking for a quirky Catalina souvenir or a unique Island memento that will become a family heirloom. Catalina Island shopping stands in sharp contrast to the mainland shopping experience. Chains and franchises are few and far between on the island and in most stores you will frequently meet the owner, who is eager to share local stories and recommendations.

Several stores feature art and crafts both created on and inspired by Catalina Island. Whether it’s nearly 100 year old pottery or art created using the most modern of technological advances, finding a keepsake that embodies Catalina Island creativity is easily done.

Looking for the perfect gift for the Catalina Island shopping fan? The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce offers gift certificates in any denomination. These versatile certificates can be redeemed at most Catalina Island businesses, provided they are members of the chamber and participate in the program. Call (310) 510-1520 for more information.

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