The Guide to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

Another beautiful morning on Montana Avenue. | Photo courtesy of Blue Plate Santa Monica, Facebook

Just up the road from the scenic Santa Monica coastline, Montana Avenue provides a relaxed atmosphere for a fun day of shopping and dining. The area that stretches from 7th to 17th Street is home to more than 150 stores and restaurants. From unique home boutiques to high-end cosmetic stores, there is bound to be something that you will love on Montana Avenue. This is a one-stop destination for everyone in the family from babies on up. Before leaving, don’t forget to stop at one of the delicious restaurants in the area, serving everything from tasty burgers to unforgettable treats.

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Get ready for your next athletic endeavor with a visit to 2XU. The store sells high-end performance sports apparel for your next run, bike ride, or swim. Founded in Melbourne, Australia, 2XU gear is designed with cutting edge fabric and construction to improve performance no matter your fitness level. World champion athletes across many sports have worn 2XU clothing while competing. In the store they are just as happy to help you find the perfect gear for your next adventure, whether it’s outdoors or in the gym.

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Blue Mercury

Get all your beauty questions answered at Blue Mercury. The recently opened Montana Avenue outpost of the store offers more than 90 different skincare, cosmetic and body care brands as well as the honest and friendly expert advice that is one of the company’s signatures. Don’t miss the store’s spa offerings, including waxing, facials, brow styling and massage.

Office Burger at Father's Office | Photo courtesy of Hella TJ, Flickr
Office Burger at Father's Office | Photo courtesy of Hella TJ, Flickr

Father's Office - Santa Monica

If you are a craving a burger, look no further than Father’s Office. Locals know to stop into the gastropub for the acclaimed Office Burger and one of the beers from the seasonally rotating selection of more than 36 taps. The food is inspired by European pub culture, but Chef Sang Yoon uses locally sourced ingredients from the Southern California area.

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Planet Blue

Can’t get enough of the sun? Embrace the bohemian Southern California lifestyle at Planet Blue. Located at the intersection of Montana Avenue and 14th Street, this boutique offers both men’s and women’s clothing and accessories including swimsuits, jewelry and hats. Whether you are heading to the beach, going out on the town or making your way to one of this summer’s hottest music festivals, you are sure to find an outfit that will impress at Planet Blue.

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Shopaholic Sample Sales – Santa Monica

Shopaholic Sample Sales is an oasis for anyone who loves fashion on a budget. The company started in 2008 with a simple idea: provide women with the bargains found at sample sales without the chaos. Unlike most sample sales, this store is a permanent sample and overstock boutique. Shopaholic Sample Sales features an ever-changing mix of clothing that will surely keep customers coming back. The stocked items are typically discounted between 50 and 80 percent off retail prices.

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Stephanie Grace Designs

Stephanie Grace Designs is an event planning, floral design and home decor boutique. In addition to beautiful fresh cut flowers and tablescapes, you also find the perfect hostess gift or keepsake to bring home. The store features glassware, candles, books, pillows and jewelry.