Shop Local: 10 SoCal spots to get all your holiday shopping done

Roger’s Gardens / Photo by: James A

On the prowl for the perfect holiday gift?

We’ve compiled a list of 10 places in Southern California to shop locally this holiday season! Stuff your stockings with local made goods from an outdoor craft festival, explore a four-story antique store, or purchase fashion finds from the world-famous Santee Alley.

Yule be sorry if you miss out on these holiday hot spots! Be sure to double-check the business’ Yelp page for updated hours before your visit. 

Tis’ the season for shopping local!

LA Fashion District

Fashion District / Photo by: Virgo Downtown

Shop over 100 blocks of incredible bargains on wholesale fashion, fabrics, flowers, and more! The Fashion District is home to the Santee Alley, an eclectic outdoor shopping experience of over 150 retailers packed with the latest trends at the most affordable prices. This open-air corridor is perfect for social distancing.

Hours: Mon – Sun, 9:30 AM – 6 PM.

The Bazaar at Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market / Photo by: Mark G

Located in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, Grand Central Market welcomes guests to explore its independent merchants & artisans at the Bazaar. Purchase one of a kind items such as jewelry, candles, & custom gift boxes from local makers.

Hours: Thurs – Sun, 11 AM – 9 PM.

King Richards

King Richards / Photo by: King Richards

Go treasure hunting at King Richard’s Antique Center, California’s largest antique mall in Whittier! This four-story retired packing house is filled with quirky finds, including: records, memorabilia, toys, furniture, & vintage fashion.

Hours: Mon – Sun, 11 AM – 5 PM, closed Tuesdays.

Sawdust Festival

Sawdust Festival / Photo by: Wayne S

Support local artists! The Sawdust Festival invites guests to explore their outdoor village filled with a variety of art forms, including: ceramics, handmade jewelry, photography, woodwork, & more. This festival takes place in a three-acre eucalyptus grove where visitors can shop & enjoy live music while socially distancing. Tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase yours in advance!

Hours: Sat – Sun, 10 AM – 4 PM. Open through December 20th.

Open Market OC

Open Market OC

A one-stop-shop for all your gifting needs in Orange County! Open Market OC features over 200 local makers & small business owners under one roof. Browse vintage pieces, artisan foods, home goods, & order custom artwork in Laguna Hills.

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 AM – 6PM. Sun, 10 AM – 5PM.

The LAB Anti-Mall

The Lab Anti-Mall / Photo by: Alana M

The LAB Anti-Mall is an aesthetically pleasing shopping experience that hosts small local businesses in Costa Mesa. This indoor-outdoor hangout is home to a number of shops where you’ll find the perfect gift for lovers of art, music, or fashion.

Hours: Sun – Thurs, 10 AM – 9 PM. Fri – Sa, 10 AM – 10 PM.

Claremont Village

The Claremont Packing House / Picture by: Mark L

With over 150 shops, galleries, & restaurants at the Claremont Village, you’re guaranteed to find a tailored holiday gift for your loved ones. Explore local businesses scattered across Downtown Claremont, as well as the historic Packing House filled with antiques, art, wine, & books.

Downtown Palm Springs

Shag Store / Photo by: Jon R

Whether you’re looking for boutiques or independently owned galleries, Downtown Palm Springs has a plethora of shopping options. Make gift giving easy with leisure styles & quirky retro finds!

Seaport Village

Seaport Village / Photo by: Natalie G

Get festive while shopping along the San Diego Bay! You’ll find holiday merriment around every corner at Seaport Village, including stilt walkers, roaming carolers, & over 50 local businesses!

Visit Santa at Seaport Village this December from Thurs – Sun, 11 AM – 5 PM.

Bazaar del Mundo

Bazaar del Mundo

Bazaar Del Mundo is a must-shop for handcrafted gifts! The Bazaar pays homage to Old Mexico, & holds vibrant wares from all around the world. Shop one-of-a-kind gifts, including unique jewelry, collectibles, art, & decor!

Hours: Sun – Wed, 11 AM – 5 PM. Thurs – Sat, 11 AM – 9 PM.

Still seeking more gifting inspiration? Then you’re in luck! Take a peek at our local gift guides featuring businesses from across North America!