Shopping is one of the main things to do while visiting or living in Monterey. You can always find a great deal in Monterey, whether you are looking for shoes, clothes, or just something you cannot quite put your finger on.
In downtown Monterey, there are many independent stores to shop at. Most of the independent stores line the street of Alvarado. Also in the downtown area, Cannery Row offers souvenirs, wine tasting shops, and some really great antique stores.
Just right nearby Monterey, Pebble Beach has a lodge that offers bath products, jewelry, art, and golf clothes and accessories. Check it out for a true Monterey experience.
Monterey also has a huge plaza called the Del Monte Shopping Center, which is an all-inclusive typical mall. The center has department stores, a large movie theater, dining options, and plenty of name brand stores for you to choose from.