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3 Ideas for Your Next Shopping Experience in Stockton, California

Stockton is stocked full of shopping. Whether you prefer big name stores or unique boutiques, Stockton has you covered.

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Stockton is filled with all sorts of shopping opportunities - shopportunities, if you will. From mom and pop to major national chains, we've got you covered so you can get this year's list taken care of easily. Next on the agenda: shop ’til you drop!


NOTE: Due to COVID-19 the current capacity restrictions at retailers may impact your ability to visit certain stores in-person throughout the holiday season. Please support local shops by also purchasing items and gift cards over the phone or online through their direct websites.


Shop Small

We're always big fans of supporting the small businesses in Stockton. We have a tremendous makers and artisans community here that make everything and anything you could ever wish to buy. Each one of those businesses listed on that page is owned by a local resident and best yet, you can shop from the comfort of your own home. What could be better than supporting the home town while still in your jammies?

If you do prefer to get out and see things in person, many of our shopping centers have locally owned businesses you can visit. The Little Shop on the Mile is an adorable store that carries only products made by Stockton residents.

If you're in the mood to shop small and old, then Hubba Hubba Antiques on the Miracle Mile was created for you. Take time to explore the many wonders that can be found in every corner of this eclectic shop. Make a day of it and see all the specialty shops, locally owned and operated restaurants, and nightlife The Miracle Mile has to offer.

For those who like things a little newer, but still old, head over to Lilou Of The Valley, which specializes in vintage on-trend, funky finds and features classic apparel, and shoes. With an eclectic mix of men’s and women’s clothing, Lilou Of The Valley will have you looking hipster-vintage chic in no time.

You can also find something a bit more formal at Blackbird Boutique. Handmade jewelry, date-ready outfits, and more await. While at Stonecreek Village you can get a massage at Massage Envy, dine at one of many restaurants, and shop to your heart’s content.

Bonus: after shopping at your favorite shops, grab a bite to eat at Midgley's - see what awesome deals they have by signing up for the FREE StocktonSavingsPass.com

Go big

As much as you love to support local, sometimes you do need to visit the big stores as well. Macy's, the great American department store, is located right at the south end of Sherwood Mall. Along with Macy's, Sherwood Mall offers an assortments of clothing shops, plus a Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods for the athlete, and an eatery with an assortment of restaurant options when you need to recharge.

Another well-known name is Dillard's. In fact, Stockton has the only Dillard's north of Los Angeles in the Weberstown Mall. Once you've found all the high-end merchandise Dillard's has to offer, hit up the rest of the mall. Lounge at Barnes & Noble sipping coffee then head to Chipotle for lunch. Weberstown Mall has it all.

Go Thrifty at Goodwill at College Square Shopping Center

Schedule some time to search out deals and find quality items while supporting a non-profit that reinvests in the community. Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley has stocked their College Square store full of great deals. Other points of interest at College Square include Hobby Lobby, the always hip Empresso Coffeehouse, and the delicious Tepa Taqueria.

Bonus: Stockton Souvenirs from Visit Stockton

Show your Stockton Pride by picking up souvenirs. It's a fun way to round out a trip here, too. Order your Official Stockton Merchandise and get FREE shipping on all items. $15 long sleeves, $10 beanies, $12 t-shirts, $10 mugs, $7 magnets, and more are available. At those prices, you can afford to snag goodies for the whole family! Go online before your favorites are sold out: StocktonSouvenirs.com.

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