The Lab

Shopping

The Lab is a center of alternative culture for the Costa Mesa area and views itself as an anti-mall by offering a unique indoor and outdoor space for funky local businesses. In addition to the many trendy shops like Urban Outfitters and Popkiller, you can find great vintage clothing at Buffalo Exchange, or check out the artwork at the ARTery. If the hipster-style stories leave you hungry, there are several cafes and restaurants open late. The Lab also hosts events, showcasing local artists, musicians and performers.

Location:  2930 Bristol Street

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Su 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.