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Shopping in Ojai

Artists, Purveyors & Innovators peddle their wares in the valley.

It’s no accident that retail shopping has been an important part of the Ojai experience since our earliest days. Our local culture is formed and influenced by the creativity of our community, so our stores reflect this sense of innovation, individuality, and purpose. Ojai’s shopping districts can loosely be organized into four areas. Each has its own distinctive style and sense of fun.

The Ojai Village Merchant Experience offers a wide range of shopping opportunities. Among the must-see influential retail experiences are Nomad Gallery & Foundation, where owner Leslie Clark frequently travels to remote western Niger to visit expert artisans and to help support their nomadic lifestyles. Also Barbara Bowman Boutique has been defining and refining the fashion-forward Ojai style for 30 years. Rains Department Store has been in the same family, and location, since 1914. The Arcade itself was built around this friendly department store with old-fashioned service with the latest offerings.
Beyond the Arcade visitors and locals can find custom-made experiences including Bart’s Books, the world-famous outdoor bookstore, and also the Mob Shop, the mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. The Ojai Valley Museum preserves and promotes Ojai’s culture from its beautiful venue, the former Thomas Aquinas Church building.

Another key cluster is behind the Arcade at Porch Gallery, where top art from the around the country can be found in their exciting, edgy exhibits.  On Sunday mornings during and after the nearby Ojai Farmers’ Market many Ojaians are known to cluster on the porch for live music and conversation.

On the corner of Matilija & Montgomery Streets you can find the A&A Relaxation Station, founded with a mission to make massage an affordable part of daily life. For a delicious snack, check out Tipple & Ramble. To make your Ojai adventure complete, pass some time at Nutmeg’s Ojai House by enjoying their beautiful patio, whimsical cards, picking up your favorite power crystals and maybe even get a reading from one of their on-site professionals.

In bustling Meiners Oaks, El Roblar Avenue is an off-the-beaten-path treasure. Uncluttered by tourists, yet lined with local favorites that honor Cali-hip tradition including Bookends Bookstore, and Terramor Organic Home. Find  eateries, Coffee ConnectionPapa Lennon’s Pizzeria. Family-owned Farmer & The Cook turns into gathering spot for the Meiner’s Oaks community with a fresh, vegetarian kitchen and homegrown produce for sale. On the weekends enjoy music and the pizza oven, and especially the locals.

If you seek an array of boutiques offering fashion, one-of-a-kind art pieces, and jewelry, you’ve come to the right place. We offer an ever-expanding selection to help you tocreate and enhance your own personal style. At the very least, be sure to visit the historic Arcade designed by the famed Richard Requa of Mead & Requa, commissioned by Ojai founder Edward Drummond Libbey, in the style of the “City Beautiful” movement that originated in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Check out the Ojai Walking Map & Guide

Businesses Found: 13

Treasures of OjaiPromoted

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 11am-5pm

NOMAD Gallery & FoundationPromoted

Experience Ojai, Africa and beyond at Nomad Gallery. Artist Leslie Clark, a fourth generation resident of Ojai, is inspired by far-flung travels and her ranch at home. The featured traditional arts, benefit artisans around the world and enrich our own. Nomad is also the home base of the Nomad Foundation which has worked for 20 years to improve the lives of nomads in Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world.

Nakd BarsPromoted

We make delicious, good-for-you munchies, and bars, we do our best to help others, and try to spread a little joy along the way.

Human Arts GalleryPromoted

A visual treasure trove, from fun and funky to serious and elegant.

Susan Cummings

Jewelry collection is designed, and created locally and sold in Ojai and through specialty and lifestyle boutiques.

Ojai Valley Museum

The Ojai Valley Museum, in downtown Ojai, highlights the history, art and culture of the Ojai Valley. Start your trip to Ojai at the museum to learn about the valley and what makes it a special place.

Meg's Ojai House

A SUPER Natural Boutique! We Specialize in American-Made, Fair Trade, Recycled, UpCycled, Spiritual, Organic, Green, "Functional Art " for your Home & Garden, and a FINE selection of Power Crystals! Come visit us!

Heavenly Honey Company

A premier local honey supplier and honey tasting room in Ojai, providing a variety of raw honey; including Ojai honey, California honey, sage honey, wildflower honey, orange blossom honey, and avocado blossom honey.

Genesis of Ojai

Affordable fashion for the whole family in the heart of Ojai's Arcade shopping center. We carry a large variety of designers, from street-wear to boho to business-casual clothing, to accommodate your own personal size and style.

Firestick Pottery & Gallery

A creative work-space for fine ceramic artists and serious students. All levels are welcome! Visit our studio or shop our Gallery in Ojai's east end.

Fig Curated Living

Store hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm | Sunday 11am-5pm

Carolina Gramm's Ojai Tasting Room

We have a selection of local artisan herbal vinegars, local artisan infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils + aged and infused balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. We offer our own brand of organic skincare creams called "Extra Virgin Skin" that is made the same Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is on our shelves.

blanchesylvia

dresses, vintage finds, and beads.