Buy It In the 'Bu:

Favorite Picks in the 'Hood!

When it comes to holiday shopping, local is where it’s at—with so many wonderful offerings to be found just down the road, you’ll wonder why you ever ordered online!

Here, we feature some favorite local picks for holiday and year-round shopping.


Beauty Collection

Malibu Country Mart

3900 Cross Creek Rd #2, Malibu | 310.317.0117

“I really like the Beauty Collection. Since the one in Calabasas closed, I have bought many of my skin care products there. They are very knowledgeable and the service is great! I've known their sales staff for over 15 years when they started out in the Calabasas location and transferred to Malibu. I also like their client-retention program, where you accumulate points for your purchase and can use them towards your next purchase.” —Robin Chesler, Publisher


Drill Surf & Skate

Trancas Country Market

30745 Pacific Coast Hwy #D20, Malibu | 310.457.7715

“My favorite shop in Malibu is Drill Surf & Skate because it offers merchandise that serves both the local community and visitors alike. Owned and run by a local family, Drill is the furthest west surf shop in Malibu and conveniently located right across the street from Zuma Beach next to the local favorite grocery store. The shop carries beach staples, such as sunscreen, hats and an array of clothing items for all ages at affordable prices. The shop carries all types of surf and skate equipment for purchase or rent. Drill even offers skateboard and surf lessons to locals and visitors!

“On multiple occasions I have found myself running into Drill to purchase items, such as hats and sunscreen, for family beach days. Last week I had a pair of sandals break on my way to work and I stopped in to grab a new pair for a fair price. It's a shop I have personally shopped at for years, and one that I have recommended to friends when they are looking for something specific or a gift for someone else. The employees have always been welcoming and friendly. My favorite part about Drill is that it has something to offer to everyone and serves a diverse population.” —Hannah Stevens, Mental Health Counselor


Trancas Country Market

30745 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu | 310.399.6105

“My favorite clothing store is Hiptique at Trancas. She definitely has some of the better, high-end brands and has also added a beautiful selection of children’s wear next to her gift area. She’s an incredible merchandiser; she tells a story when you walk into her store. You can always find clothing for yourself or a gift for someone special.”


Coda Studio

Trancas Country Market

30745 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

Coda.Studio | 310.457.8668

“Coda is new in Trancas. They have a beautiful selection of home goods, pillows and accessories. I’m rebuilding my home that was lost in the Woolsey Fire; Coda is where I’m going to get a lot of my furniture made—it’s a new fresh start!”

Malibu Market & Design

25001 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu | 310.317.9922

“I’m obsessed with this store! It’s three levels—you start out in this super adorable gift shop, the next level has stone and surfaces, outdoor furniture, and the third level has furniture and the design team. It’s a beautifully curated true lifestyle store where you can find the most amazing treasures. I’m using them to redo all my kitchen cabinetry and I’m going to buy all my outdoor furniture there too.”

—Katharine Marinaro, Founder, CBD+ nature

Malibu Shaman

Malibu Country Mart

23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu | 310.456.5617

“I love Malibu Shaman! It’s been around since my college days—decades ago—when I first discovered this local treasure of a shop. The alluring smells of the incense coupled with great vibes greet you as you enter. And as soon as you walk into the store, you know it’s a special place, run by genuinely kind people. Owner Scott Sutphen has curated an incredible selection of metaphysical books, dazzling crystals, music, incense, Buddhas, candles and so much more. The large variety of locally made Shaman masks, Native American drums, dreamcatchers, feathers, native tools, cards, artwork, jewelry, Tarot and Oracle cards make it easy to find a gift for anyone—and hard to resist buying a thing or two for yourself while you’re at it!” —Tracy Marcynzsyn, Editor

Taverna Tony

Malibu Country Mart

23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu | 310.317.9667

After working up an appetite from all that holiday shopping, stop into Taverna Tony for some delicious local fare. This favorite locale offers authentic Greek food served in a festive, fun environment. This holiday season, consider feasting the Greek way at Taverna Tony, located in the beachside oasis, Malibu Country Mart. Throughout December, the Mediterranean eatery in the heart of Malibu is offering a traditional Greek feast for those seeking a non-traditional holiday dining experience. 

The restaurant will be featuring its full menu and a Greek Feast pre-fixe offering perfect for the whole family this holiday season. The feast features 15 different specialties; highlights include:

  • All dips | Taramosalata, Melintzanosalata, Tzatziki, Hummus
  • Tabouli
  • Dolmathes
  • Spanakopita
  • Keftethes (Greek meatballs)
  • Greek Potatoes
  • Orzo
  • Chicken souvlaki


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