Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Captains Helm Creates A Unique Shopping Experience While Mixing Vintage Finds And Skate/Surf/Motor

The Captains Helm in Oceanside and Costa Mesa are one of the best stores for creative inspiration, gifts and unique finds. The Captains Helm carries the best new and vintage finds around Orange and San Diego county. Our visit starts off with your favorite coffee drink in hand from a friendly local and talk of the waves of the day.

As you enter, if feels like you are in a lounge that is like no other. One side of the store caters to men
and the other equally as important, women.
If you need a cool t-shirt for any man in your life,

this is definitely the place to go.

They are a buy, sell and trade type of place.
So, it is always fresh each time you visit.
The perfect place for a fab find.

They also carry surf, motorcycle and
skate favorites for all.

Up-to-date jewelry to complete your look and surf mags to keep you in the know.

Their love for vintage is obvious.
A store decorated like no other.

Classic biker leather jackets, denim and
flannels are in abundance.

Classic denim and flannel for the gals as well.
All are hand picked by their talented buyers
to only carry the best pieces available.

One of a kind boots for men and women.

Surf's up. Grab a board.

A true collector's delight of classic rock albums.
It's hard to leave this store empty handed.

Every square inch is designed to perfection.
Even the changing rooms are a work of art.

It's a feast for the eyes.

And, they even have a few chairs
to sit back, grab a mag and take a load off.
Not in just any chair. I love this baby!
If you are ever in Oceanside or Costa Mesa
be sure to visit the Captains Helm. Check out their inspirational and hip blog called 3rd Floor Musings. Or, you can pick up the hottest items featured in their online store.
Do you frequent any local shops like this
where you live? If so, please share!
Happy Holidays,

All photos taken by Christina Gough in the Oceanside Captain's Helm store.


Couture Carrie said...

Very cool shop!
Fabulous pics!


Anonymous said...

It looks super cool..I love the way it was set up..very relaxing

Miss Neira

Kristin said...

Love how they used that rowboat as a display case!