ShopLeigh Eisen

A Shopping Excursion

ShopLeigh Eisen
A Shopping Excursion

The greater Julian area has a lot to offer, and one thing that stands out is the large number of shops and boutiques.

As you peruse the businesses of Julian, Santa Ysabel and Wynola, you are sure to find items that satisfy your shopping needs. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for that special someone, or seeking something to remind you of your trip to the mountains — you will be greeted by the smiling faces of welcoming proprietors. Folks come from all over to visit the area and explore the many shopping opportunities, and Julian’s wide range of emporiums are sure to impress.

 Photo by Angela McLaughlin

Unique Gifts

Looking for something special? Local retailers offer one-of-a-kind items and handmade goods that are sure to fulfill your desires. Distinctive jewelry, scented candles, homemade soaps and other beautifully crafted commodities are right at your fingertips — you’re sure to find something that truly stands out.

Outdoor Provisions

Nature lovers will fancy the selection of outdoor products available in the area. There are many stores that cater to the outdoor enthusiasts’ needs — Julian is a popular stop for hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail. Handmade knives, packaged hiking food and camping-related gear are among the many things offered. And don’t forget those who love to watch wildlife from a distance; you can find everything you need to settle in for an afternoon of wildlife scouting or bird watching.

Boutiques and Antiques

An abundance of boutique and antique stores may be found in the greater Julian area, making for and exciting shopping experience. Take time to browse in the local shops, and you’re sure to find unique items not available anywhere else — including some with a little bit of history attached to them. There are treasures awaiting discovery, from boutique clothing and jewelry to home goods, antiques and more.

Confections Galore

When people think of Julian, they often think of apple pie — but that’s not the only treat available in town. Bakeries, cafes and candy shops will satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of delectable goodies. From various pies and desserts to old-time candy and more, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings. Something for Everyone The Julian area is bursting with friendly and creative proprietors who are always ready with a smile. And the wide variety of places in town means there’s something for everyone. Take time to unearth the treasures awaiting you on your next trip to Julian.


By Angela McLaughlin
Photos by Darrel Kinney, Carol Kinney and Angela McLaughlin