European Optical, also known as Udo’s to locals who have shopped
here for nearly 30 years, is Laguna’s best eyewear shop. With 120
eyewear designers to choose from and a lab on the premises, it’s
above the rest. Owner and optician Udo Steoeckmann is known for
salvaging customer’s favorite broken frames and doing repairs while
you wait. Teenagers to grandparents shop here for cutting edge to
conservative style frames. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1276 S. Coast Highway.
A MIX OF SOFAS AND FABRICS
Owners Shawna and Rose Banks at Chaise & Lounge constantly change
the look of their home accessories store. They like to mix all styles
and they do a lot of design work. Affordable custom sofas with
hundreds of fabrics to choose from are their specialty. Open from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday;
and by appointment. 1259 S. Coast Highway. Information: 376-8540.
BOUTIQUE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Lucy Max Children’s Boutique is the perfect place to find apparel
for newborns to 10-year-olds, furnishings and baby shower gifts.
While most children’s shops cater to girls, Lucy Max has plenty for
boys, too. The adorable Lucy Max line uses vintage fabrics to create
one-of-a-kind pieces. Other top quality lines are from Lili Paris,
Cach Cach, Les P’tits Parisiens, Bebe Monde and Mar Mar Laguna Beach.
For gifts, there are mirrors, nightlights, Angel Nests for carrying
babies, ultra-soft Barefoot Dreams blankets-to-go, and a baby spa
line. 380 Glenneyre St. Information: 494-3114.
SOUND SPECTRUM HAS MUSIC YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
Set in a 1930s Spanish style building is Sound Spectrum, Laguna’s
oldest music store. Since 1967, it’s carried a wide range of music.
Top 20 and new release CDs are always on sale. Customers can use a
database to look up titles and songs. Special orders take two to
three days. It also takes reservations for all Coach House concert
events. Free parking in the rear. Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
through Thursday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. 1264 S. Coast Highway. Information:
* BEST BUYS is a weekly feature of the Coastline Pilot. Send
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652, or via fax at 494-8979.