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Our local shopping scene is not just about purchasing goods; it’s a vibrant mosaic of exploring and supporting the heartbeat of our community. Enjoy the places I love to shop that are carefully curated and crafted!


Shop Gentle People

Located at 86 S Laurel St, Ventura, CA 93001
Quality women’s boutique with clothing and accessories. If you are looking for quality brand names, this is your spot! A full assortment of denim from Agolde, Citizens of Humanity, AMO, MOTHER, and a great assortment of Beach lifestyle-inspired clothing.


Findings Market

27 S Oak St in Downtown Ventura
A community store featuring independent designers and local artisans. A great curated mix of something for everyone. You will not leave empty-handed! They also host a community marketplace a few times yearly with 100s of local artisans, food, and live music.


Passport Habits

542 E Main St, Ventura
Home and lifestyle store in Downtown Ventura. Ethically sourced rugs and home items are handpicked and perfectly curated!⁠ If you didn’t need a rug, I can assure you that you will want one after you walk into Passport Habits!


Rocket Fizz

315 E Main St, in Downtown Ventura
This is simply a candy store! Fun for the whole family.


The Wharf

80 E Front St, Ventura
Western-inspired clothing and footwear. Blundstone Footwear, Patagonia, Wrangler Jeans and so much more! You will find a feed store and a home store in the second building with pet products as well.


Betty Belts

12 N Fir St, Ventura
Ocean-inspired and locally made jewelry. Sea glass, sea shells, and silver, Oh my! Genuine sea glass, shaped by the ocean and found on the beach, designed by local Ventura-n, Donna, and hand-crafted in Bali!


House Of Rio Design Co.

2176 E Main St, Ventura
Furniture, clothing, home decor heaven! They offer design services as well.


The Refill Shoppe

363 E Main St, Downtown Ventura
Clean products, zero waste, earth-friendly cleaning, and home products! I love picking out custom essential oils and custom scents for my cleaning products, and you can pick out a specific glass bottle!


Green Thumb Nursery

1899 S Victoria Ave, Ventura
Calling all plant lovers! Get lost in Green Thumb where you will find quality plants, outdoor décor, and anything you need for your indoor and outdoor plant space.



Sunday’s Designs

307 East Ojai Ave. Upstairs in Tala, right in the heart of downtown Ojai near Libbey Park.
Little shop by master curator, buyer, and all-around creative, Sunday Rylander! Locally sourced items, artwork, and gifts.


Bungalow by Fig and Fig

Bungalow by Fig 109 N Montgomery St, Ojai
Fig 327 East Ojai Avenue, Downtown Ojai Look for the blue and green doorway!
Octopus-like planters, colorful toadstools, wind chimes, linen table runners, handmade cocktail glasses, and the warm Ojai air. The acoustic soundtrack is zen and the air smells of palo santo incense.


Bart’s Books

302 West Matilija St, Ojai
Bart’s Books has had the same look since Richard Bartinsdale opened it in the 1960s, inspired by the bouquinistes in Paris. There are almost a million second-hand titles here, including cookbooks above a kitchen counter and cabinets of first editions. Chairs are in the courtyard to encourage reading, and if the shop is closed, hardbacks are lined up on shelves outside; just post your money through the letterbox.


Ali Golden Ojai

307 E Ojai Ave Suite 100 in Downtown Ojai
Women’s clothing by local Ventura designer, Ali Golden. Items you will have in your closet forever!


Serendipity Toys

221 E Matilija St, Ojai
The best little toy store there ever was! Floor-to-ceiling toys with options for all ages. It feels good to be supporting a local family instead of the big brand shops.


Sam Roberts

900 E Ojai Ave, Ojai
Vintage, quirky and fun! Owner John has a great vintage eye and knows how to curate and merchandise.


Julia Rose & Co

335 E Ojai Ave, Downtown Ojai
Women’s high-end boutique.



218 E Ojai Ave, Downtown Ojai
A throwback to the department store! The merchandise mix includes women’s apparel, a men’s shop, a gourmet kitchen section including specialty foods, gifts, home accessories, a garden section, and a small hardware section.


Flora Gardens

245 Old Baldwin Road, Ojai
Just nestled off Highway 150, Flora boasts one-quarter acre of land to house all its products! My favorite place to go with or without a shopping list, as I always get inspired.


Summer Camp

Summer Camp, 1020 West Ojai Avenue, Ojai
In a Fifties petrol station on the way to Downtown, Summer Camp is stocked with an outdoors-inspired kit. You will also find spinning globes, hand-carved spoons, cacti in terracotta plant pots, and handmade pottery. They also provide a full framing shop for getting your artwork and heirlooms professionally framed.



Heritage Goods

5100 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
A curated country store for the home and the whole family! Heritage Goods & Supply brings elements of the homestead into everyday life, with an array of goods from local artisans and small brands. You will find lifestyle, home goods, footwear, and clothing for the whole family!


Whimsey Antiques

962 Linden Ave, Carpinteria
Everyone loves an antique store! Located in Downtown Carpenteria where you feel the ocean vibes and cool factor. Whimsy Antiques has vintage architectural salvage, hip vintage clothing and jewelry, vintage maps, vintage furniture, and other fun things. It’s all reflected in the shop’s new motto: “The comfort of old good things.”

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