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“"Wonderful Shops to Explore"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Doud Arcade

The Doud Arcade
Ocean Ave., San Carlos and Dolores Streets, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #13 of 65 Shopping in Carmel
Activities: Shopping
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Rocklin, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“"Wonderful Shops to Explore"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was a fun "discovery" I found while exploring Carmel. A charming group of unique little shops selling treasures from around the world. My personal favorite is NAZAR TURKISH IMPORTS. They offer a wide variety of specialty gift items imported from Turkey. Beautiful jewelry. scarves, etc.. as well as colorful mosaic glass lamps and home décor. Endless fun, artistic items to be found !

Visited May 2013
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Oakville, Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great shops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Unique fun shops, always find something in the doud arcade to take home. Candles/unique socks/robins jewellery/food/hats...go and explore

Visited April 2013
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Westmount, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun shops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Great variety of shops including a Christmas shop and a sock and candle shop. I always find something to take home as a gift in this little arcade.

Visited March 2013
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Carmel, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Hidden delight - crafts shops and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A hidden mall off Ocean Avenue with crafts and other shops - not your normal tourist shops - with a great open restaurant, Carmel Belle.

Visited March 2013
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Central California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best place to buy gifts in Carmel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

The Peppercorn? It hasn't even existed for years. The Doud Arcade is my favorite place to shop for unique gifts for friends and family. The Carmel Hat Company has a huge assortment of wonderful hats, The Sock Shop has a zillion unique socks and candles, Robin's Jewelry sells all original, beautiful handmade jewelry by Robin, La Belle Carmel and Aw Shucks have great food. I don't remember all the other shop names, but I can always find something original there and enjoy the experience as well. It is designed like a little village unto itself, welcoming and pleasant. I often go to La Belle Carmel for chai or lunch, then wander through the shops to see what's new.

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