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Cottage of Sweets, Carmel Shopping, Carmel, California

Carmel — A Shopper's Paradise
Carmel is a shopper's paradise. Although Ocean Avenue is the
most popular with shoppers, we prefer Carmel's little side streets and its secluded courtyards and alleyways — they're crammed with quaint specialty shops, boutiques, jewelry stores, art galleries, restaurants and Mom & Pop coffee shops.

Jan de Luz store on Delores, Carmel, California

If you're looking for something unique, be sure to check out
Jan de Luz, located on Delores and Seventh Avenue.

Embroidered Napkins and Dish Towels at Jan de Luz, Carmel, Calfiornia

The store carries a variety of fine gifts, from bath products and linens to pantry and baby gifts...it's hard to leave empty-handed.

Inside Jan de Luz store, featuring unique gifts, Carmel, California

Popular items include one-of-a-kind embroidered dish towels — name and design of your choice can be embroidered in an hour; adjustable cooking aprons (for men, women and children); and the mini / giant pink heart "love soaps" — recently featured on "Oprah's Favorite Things" TV show.

Mini heart soaps at Jan de Luz shop, Carmel, California

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Shopping on Ocean Avenue, Carmel, California

"Sweet-Tooth" Lovers
Be sure to stop by Carmel's "Cottage of Sweets" especially if you have a sweet-tooth. Located on Ocean Avenue (photo left and top) the tiny shop carries
imported English candies, custom
chocolates and fudge. Yum!

Conway of Asia, Carmel, California

Southeast Asian Artifacts
Conway of Asia, located opposite The Tuck Box on Delores, features an impressive selection of Southeast Asian Artifacts,
Buddhas, Persian Rugs and
custom one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Southeast Asian Buddahs at Conway of Asia, Carmel, California

TV chef/host Rachel Ray recently stopped by here while filming a Carmel update for her travel cooking show.

Persian Rugs and  Southeast Asian Artifacts at Conway of Asia, Carmel, California

Cheese & Wine
The Cheese Shop Carmel
Plan a romantic picnic — stop at Carmel's Cheese Shop for over 300 cheeses and 850 wines.

Carmel Plaza Shoping

Carmel Plaza
Carmel Plaza
For more traditional shopping, Carmel Plaza — located at the beginning of Ocean Avenue, between Junipero & Mission —
has over 40 shops and restaurants, spread out over three levels. If you're staying in Carmel, most of the shops and art galleries are within easy walking distance, so you don't have to worry about parking.

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Spools of colored yarn at Jan de Luz store in Carmel, California

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