You may have planned on a quick shopping trip here with some friends, but don’t be surprised if it turns into an all-day shopping marathon. Encompassing seven blocks and around 150 stores, Montana Avenue demands a return visit, so don’t worry if you don’t get to it all in one day. With the mellow Southern California vibe and always idyllic weather, you and your friends will want to take your time sauntering from store to store, surveying each unique inventory. Take a coffee break at Caffe Luxxe, but make sure to inspect your coffee before drinking since this café is known for creating ornate foam designs on each drink. Decide amongst yourselves whose drink has the best artwork, and then sip your caffeinated refreshments while watching the ridiculously good looking shoppers walking by just outside the window. Before you know it, the sun will be setting and you’ll be heading to your friend’s house for an impromptu fashion show to showcase the bounty of your day’s “labor.”

Montana Avenue Shopping District

Montana Avenue and 17th Street Santa Monica CA 90403

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