There is this little unassuming shop on a non major road that I drive up all the time. Score Footwear (vintage, handmade, limited). I had heard from friends that it was a great place, and Ben was always telling me what a cool guy the owner was, who he had met here and there. But from the big shop front window, it looked like it was exclusively vintage sneakers and athletic shoes. Cool, but not exactly my scene. Little did I know that front part is only like, 1/3 of the shop. There is a whole leather and wool and canvas and flannel and denim and wooden vintage cave tucked in back. It is amazing. My little desert heart was right at home.
Carinna wore home those patchworky looking beauties, and I acquired the little booties. (I needed another pair of vintage camel color boots like I need another baby in my belly, but hey). We also bought an AMAZEBALLS vintage leather belt as a gift.
If you have been living in San Diego in ignorance (like me), like me, go now.
If not, and you already know the pleasures of Score & it's charming owner Dimitri, good on you.