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The best in area eyewear

BEST BUYS

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

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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

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Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1276 S. Coast Highway.

Information: 494-6106.

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;

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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.

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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:

494-5959.

* BEST BUYS is a weekly feature of the Coastline Pilot. Send

information to Greer Wylder at greerwylder@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 248

Laguna Beach, CA 92652, or via fax at 494-8979.


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