Reference is FULL OF CLOTHES for the ladies (sorry boys). It's almost hard to get through all the racks. I used to go to this store often, but now, I just go straight to Forever 21.
Pet People is like your average Pet store. They sell all different things for all your different animals. The staff is very helpful, and knowledgeable. The last time I was there, they were able to help me out and make a quick sale.
Pet Works is located right in the Grossmont Shopping Center. Every time I'm in this mall, i HAVE to stop by this store. It's so cute to see the little puppies through the glass windows. They're all so cute. Puppies here are expensive, but they're really just expensive everywhere. The best thing about this place, is that you can borrow the puppy and walk him/her around the mall! That's so cool!
GTM is a great place to go when you're looking for a good sale. They sell anything from clothes, to toothbrushes, to televisions and cameras. You sometimes have to search for the right size of clothing, but other than that, everything is a great deal!
Pet Plaza is a good place to look for pet supplies. It's somewhat of a small store, but they probably have what you need. The workers are very knowledgeable, and are willing to answer any questions you might have. Parking might be a problem though.
Vets-Pets is a great store that has a variety of needs that will satisfy your needs. They have tons of fish (salt and freshwater) to choose from along with some corals as well. On the other side of the store, they sell things for reptiles, like crickets or mice. They also sell supplies for fish tanks, to feed your pets, etc.
This bike store has a huge selection of beach cruiser bikes. They have bikes for all different ages, as well as accessories to spice up your bike. It's located right near the beach, so buy your bike and take it out for a ride! :)
L.A Rack has a bunch of cute clothes. I normally work my way to the back of the store, where they have their sale items because everything up front can get a bit pricey. It's a really cute store, and they also have another location in Downtown San Diego
Benzene is located in the San Ysidro outlet center. The store is jam packed with clothes, but I hardly ever find anything that fits my style. Everything is really cheap though, probably 10 bucks or less.
The Pretty Kitty is a great place to go when you are in need of any sort of wax. It might be a little pricey, but it's worth it. The workers make you feel comfortable, and are super friendly and nice. They can get somewhat busy, but I recommend making an appointment. They even offer discounts if it's your first time, and sometimes have buy one get one free coupons, so bring a friend! :) They also have a location in Pacific Beach, but I think this one is less busy