Our shops are as equally vibrant, eclectic, and original as the city they call home. Behind our storefronts are proud Santaneros and Santaneras, who take pride in every item they put on their shelves. Beyond Santa Ana, CA, lies must-shop malls and outlets across Orange County. Here’s where to shop till you drop in our city of celebrations and beyond.
Santa Ana’s East End District
The eclectic East End district is full of one-of-a-kind, independent boutiques with something for every shopper. Explore the area between 3rd & 5th, French and Bush streets in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, and discover a lineup of fabulous out-of-the-box shopping finds.
At M.Lovewell, browse a seemingly endless collection of carefully curated, adorable stationery or attend one of the store’s crafty workshops. Outdoorsy folks should check out RR Western Wear — a longstanding local favorite store known for selling high-end cowboy hats, boots, and more since the mid-1950s. And foodies should be sure to pop into Alta Baja Market, which offers fun decor and tasty provisions sourced from California and Mexico — including the largest selection of Mexican wine in California.
Collective 2one9 sits on one of the most visible corners of Downtown Santa Ana's East end. It's a 6,000-square-foot modern, multi-vendor shopping area and event space with 25 small businesses (many of which are unique to Santa Ana), offering a diverse mix of art, music, fashion, and decor.
Santa Ana’s West End
You’ll find more locally-owned shops and boutiques with clothes and accessories to match your personality in Santa Ana’s West End.
If you’re looking for fine men’s suits, business clothes, and casual attire, check out Mi Moda Italian Suits. At El Vaquero, browse an assortment of high-quality country western styles — including traditional cowboy clothing, boots, fashionable western attire, and country-inspired casual outfits in an authentic setting.
At the family-owned Anna’s Everything Store, you’ll find a little bit of everything — from genuine Mexican and Peruvian clothing to goods ranging from a collection of religious statues, piñatas, beauty products, leather bags, and additional handmade products for sale.
MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana
Spend an entire day at this Santa Ana shopping mall, home to nearly 200 stores, from Ashley HomeStore to JCPenney, and a collection of sit-down and fast-casual restaurants. The MainPlace Mall also has indoor family attractions, including Round 1 Bowling and Amusement and the Picture Show Theater.
Orange County, CA, Shopping Destinations
Near Santa Ana are more top-notch Orange County shopping spots worth checking out.
For luxury brands like Chanel and Gucci, visit South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, featuring 250-plus boutiques and several award-winning restaurants. Over at Newport Beach is Fashion Island offering an equally upscale retail experience, home to department stores and boutiques, a movie theater, and numerous dining spots in an outdoor setting. Find a large-scale, brand-name value retail experience in The Outlets at Orange, an open-air shopping center with 100-plus stores and restaurants.