1290 West Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: (760) 489-1010
Fax: (760) 489-7847
Rick's Diving Locker scuba-diving center has been family-owned and operated for more than a decade. The shop is appropriately decorated with giant fish suspended overhead. Guests will find fins, suits and equipment devoted to scuba diving in the store. Besides the equipment, this spot also offers diving expertise. Staff members, each with numerous logged dives, can informally advise both novice and advanced divers. In addition, scuba instruction is available from beginning to instructor levels.
This specialty shop sells iron-on metals, Swarovski crystals, iron-on sequins (in many colors), clothing and crystal zippers stocking what might be called "wearable art". The establishment hosts workshops, during which customers may bring in their materials to complete iron-on art on the premises. The store also sells the tools needed to use the designs including tweezers, Mylar paper, Teflon sheets, brushes and How-To videos. The shop's slogan is "Glitz with taste".
If you are an avid collector of sports cards, comics or toys, look no further than San Diego Card and Toy for prime merchandise. This shop holds sports cards, some dated before the 20th century. In addition to buying cards, guests may sell their collections of sports cards at this spot as well. Beyond cards, customers may view and purchase collector's versions of lunch boxes, toys, action figures and comics. Even a 1977 Evil Knievel pinball machine is sold here.
San Diego Padres Clubhouse Shop features souvenirs, clothing and gifts for the true Padres fan. Consider one of the autographed baseballs, cards or jerseys. Beyond autographed materials, the shop holds a plethora of Padres key chains, caps, banners, posters and apparel. For those looking for items featuring other American sports establishments, choose from a vast line of apparel. Jerseys, featuring all professional sports, are available. Looking to attend a game in person? You may purchase your tickets here, but remember that credit cards are not accepted for ticket purchases.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Touted as a "super-regional" shopping center, this enclosed mall has everything shoppers could want in North San Diego County just off Interstate 15. More than 180 specialty stores are at hand, as well as major departments stores such as Sears, JC Penney, Macy's, Nordstom's and Robinson-May. Eating facilities include fast food restaurants, an extensive food court and five fine dining establishments. A currency exchange is located within the Westfield North County mall as well. Credit card acceptance varies by North County Fair.
Considered to be an electronics paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985, in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about the merchandise.
If you've just finished a good book or two and want to buy some new ones without spending a fortune, head over to Cassidy's Books. The staff will be happy to let you trade your used books for some new hardbacks or paperbacks. There are countless titles devoted to routine adult topics, as well as an area filled with children's books. The used books are in excellent condition.
If you enjoy shopping for antiques, visit this establishment in North County. The store offers both large furniture and small collectible pieces. Most of the 18th and 19th century furnishings here are in excellent condition. Since the store handles many estate sales, the collection can change almost daily, with beautiful pieces of sterling silver frequently available. Paintings and other artwork and a limited amount of antique jewelry are also often on display.
If you're an avid reader seeking used paperbacks or "hard to find" works of literature, visit this store. The second-hand bookshop hosts rows of reading material, including works of drama, poetry, fiction and romance. Non-fiction varieties featuring many historical accounts and biographies are also sold here. In addition, the mystery and science-fiction section covers two rows while an extensive young adult section offers paperbacks for teenage readers. The store is a valued spot for long-time readers, but be prepared to rummage through boxes of books, as many titles don't even fit on the crowded shelves.
More than 15,000 figures are displayed and sold at the Old Toy Soldier Home, which is devoted solely to the hobby of toy soldier collections. The shop offers soldiers from long-established manufacturers, including Britain and Mignot, both constructors of toy soldiers for more than a century. In addition, a plethora of modern toy soldier makers hold a presence at this store. With both vintage sets and individual pieces, the shop services the long-time collector as well as those new to the hobby. For customers looking to sell pieces of a private collection, the shop will appraise and buy your soldiers.
Serving the San Diego community for over 17 years, this establishment is an ideal shop to find an upscale gift. The store is a long-established gift gallery for collectors of hand-crafted precious gifts in china, porcelain and crystal from such well known names as Lladro, Swarovski, Lalique, Warner Brothers, LooneyToons, Walt Disney collectibles and Matt Johansson. Limited edition items from all the top studios are available here. Gifts may also be purchased via the gallery Web site.