Hot Shop: May Martin Boutique in Costa Mesa

Photograph by Emily J. Davis

Lily Magaziner opened May Martin eight years ago this month in a small trailer at The Lab. That popular spot helped amass a following of customers who don the brand’s delicate and affordable necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. In December, Magaziner opened her first boutique in Victoria Square, the Costa Mesa shopping center that is also home to Fermentation Farm. While customers might come for the jewelry, they’re sure to stay for local, women-owned clothing brands including Vitamin A, Cleobella, and more. “I’ve always had an interest in fashion,” Magaziner says. “I have a couple good friends who have clothing stores. … I saw what they did, and I loved it so much.” Most items are priced less than $150, and the shop often runs gift-with-purchase promotions.

Each month, May Martin features a local artist—displaying the work above the clothing rack on the far-left wall. There’s also a mural by Laguna Beach’s Lauryn Alvarez. Follow the brand’s Instagram to stay abreast on upcoming events featuring free ear piercings by an esthetician with the purchase of a pair of 14-karat solid-gold earrings starting at $28. The events also offer the opportunity to purchase a permanent bracelet, where a chain is soldered together on the wrist rather than having a clasp. This month, keep an eye out for an anniversary party as well as a Mother’s Day event.

Items you can buy at May Martin.

May Martin
1125 Victoria St.
Costa Mesa

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