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By Jeena Chopra & Dani Lampitt
Lf, Brandy Melville, Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropology. Most girls when asked what their favorite retail store is, will most likely respond with one, if not all, of these popular clothing stores. Lf is located in the heart of La Jolla and its known for its outrageously cute clothes, but extremely high prices being nearly 150 dollars for a simple sweater. They carry brands consisting of Car Mar, Yes, Jeffrey Campbell, Emma and Sam, and Millau. Once a year at the end of summer and at the beginning of the school year, Lf has it’s annual ‘Only Sale of the Season’. The store is packed from when it opens all day until it closes every day of the sale. During the sale, prices on everything go down about every week. Everything in the store is marked down, from clothes to shoes to accessories.
Brandy Melville is the most visited and affordable out of the five. It is located in Pacific Beach on Mission Blvd next to the pier. With their neutral designs, and their relevant style they’ve taken over most girls’ wardrobes. Its shirts ranging between 18 and 32 dollars. Right next door to Brandy Melville is the beloved Urban Outfitters. There is also one located at the Encinitas Forum next to Free People and Anthropology. Urban Outfitters has been every girls’ go-to fashion store. Their prices are on the higher side, but they carry unique brands you can’t find anywhere else; including the very popular brand Jeffrey Campbell. Urban Outfitters has made its way to the top with its wide style choices.
Free People has been a very popular store for women of all ages. Here you can find anything to satisfy your fashion taste but you have to be willing to dip into your wallet more than you would with some of the other stores you’re fond of because of their US made-only fashion. Even though you’re spending more, you’re bound to get an item that will last years.
All of these hot spots, except for LF, have online shopping websites. Instagram is also a fun way to get in tune with the latest fashion styles from every single one of these stores from multiple locations around the US. If you haven’t already, be sure to check these stores!