Everyday Shopping in Malibu
Malibu has a good selection of upscale shopping, but what if you need a sprinkler head or ten pounds of apples? Malibu is home to many celebrities and wealthy families, but residents and visitors still have to shop for everyday necessities. Since Malibu is located along the coast, with a barrier of mountains separating it from LA's suburban and downtown shopping areas, Malibu's residents and visitors face a long drive to find discount stores or to pick up anything that isn't available locally. If services are needed -- plumber, builder, doctor, lawyer -- everything is available in Malibu, but maybe not at the same price level as in other parts of the Los Angeles area.
Zuma Beach Plaza, across PCH from Zuma Beach, has an assortment of retail stores and services.
Everyday Shopping in Malibu
As a city of 13,000 people (2008 est), plus others in adjacent areas, Malibu of course has an array of retail stores and services for individuals and businesses. But there are pressures unique to Malibu. In 2010-2011, rising rents are forcing many small businesses to relocate or close their doors. Retail property remains vacant for long periods. Long-time mom & pop operators are being replaced by large scale chains. The well known brands of the chain stores are often willing to run a loss in Malibu just to be able to have a Malibu store on their list of locations for its international prestige "Malibu - Beverly Hills - Paris - Milan" has a nice ring to it, but it's the death knell of many a local small business as rents, taxes and other costs go up and up.
Most Malibu shopping is on or near Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and concentrated in a few areas zoned for such activity. The main shopping zone is in the Cross Creek and Malibu Colony areas on both sides of PCH in the center of town. Smaller shopping zones exist in the eastern end of town on PCH at Las Flores Canyon and in the western end at PCH and Heathercliff (Pt. Dume) as well as PCH and Trancas Canyon.
As a guide to find these stores and services, here are some general resources:
Selected List of Malibu Stores and Services
Here are a few listings of Malibu stores and services as an indication of the range available. This list is not exhaustive, use the above directories and advertisements to find more.
|A&B Plumbling and Hardware||21249 Pacific Coast Highway||310-456-8550|| |
|A-1 Zuma Cleaners & Tailor||29575 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-457-0053|| |
|Asphalt Jungle||29500 Heathercliff Rd. #271||310-457-5229||Asphalt and concrete paving|
|Budget Rent-A-Car||22853 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-1815||Closed August 2013.|
|Computer Pros Of Malibu||22333 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-6070|| |
|Cosentino's||21201 W Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-6707||3 locs in Malibu|
|Country Liquor Store||21237 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-6644|| |
|CVS Pharmacy||23805 W Malibu Road||310-456-9645|| |
|Diesel -- A Bookstore||3890 Cross Creek Rd||310-456-9961||According to Malibu Times, Diesel owner John Evans said he and partner Alison Reid plan to close sometime in the fall of 2014.|
|Dume Plaza Pharmacy||29211 Heathercliff Rd #25||310-457-9707|| |
|Erewhon Natural Foods|| 30745 Pacific Coast Hwy|| ||Supermarket, replacing Hows in 2013-2014|
|Hertz Rent-A-Car||22853 Pacific Coast Hwy|| ||Replaced Budget in November 2013.|
|Hows Market|| 30745 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-457-0305||Supermarket, closed 2012|
|Mailboxes Business & Shipping Center||22627 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-2766|| |
|Mail Boxes Etc||23852 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-2733|| |
|Malibu Beach Wines||22967 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-7444|| |
|Malibu Divers||23410 PCH #D7||310-456-1234||Dive shop|
|Malibu Feed Bin||3931 Topanga Canyon Blvd||310-456-2043|| |
|Malibu Glass Company||3547 Winter Canyon Road||310-456-1844|| |
|Malibu News Stand||23717 1/2 Malibu Rd||310-456-1519|| |
|Malibu Shirts||22518 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-7088|| |
|Next Day Sheet Metal||22200 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-8001|| |
|Pavilions||29211 Heathercliff Rd.||310-457-2401||Supermarket|
|Ralphs||23841 Malibu Rd.||310-456-2917||Supermarket|
|Abby Rose Interior Designer||3546 Surfwood Rd.||818-900-2891||Complete family-friendly home design|
|Super Care Drugs||23357 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-456-9059|| |
|Averi Torres||6779 Las Olas Way||310-457-4406||Malibu's Resident Psychic|
|Rosenthal Malibu Estate Wines Tasting Room||26035 Pacific Coast Highway||310-456-1234||Wine from locally grown grapes|
|Sherman's Place||29575 Pacific Coast Hwy #A||310-457-5501||Dog Grooming and Supplies|
|Trancas Canyon Nursery||6444 Trancas Canyon Rd at Pacific Coast Hwy||310-457-3981|| |
|Trancas Tailors & Cleaners||30765 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-457-6805|| |
|Vitamin Barn||23823 Malibu Rd #600||310-317-4833|| |
|Kelly Wallace, Your Clutter Therapist||YourClutterTherapist@gmail.com||818-324-9600||Simplify, reorganize, stage small to large home or office environmnets|
|Zuma Beach Hardware and General Store||30765 Pacific Coast Hwy||310-457-8776||Closed 2012|
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