Ojai is everything BUT the same old, same old. Nowhere is this more evident than in the collection of unique boutiques and specialty shops in and around the village center.
Unique art, metaphysical gifts, high-end apparel, beauty products, and hand-crafted furniture … all this and more is on the menu in Ojai’s shopping district.
Rains of Ojai, a fixture in the village for more than 100 years, contains everything imaginable from clothing to accessories to items for the kitchen and your outdoor garden. Rains is centrally located in the Arcade, with dozens of great shops, restaurants and galleries just steps outside its doors.
Tucked away on the back side of the Arcade, next to big oak trees, is Serendipity Toys
, a fun stop for families and toy collectors. Another family favorite is Kingstons Candy Company
, where sweet nostalgia is the name of the game.
Bart's Books, an Ojai landmark, is a great place to make discoveries and chat with the locals. After hours, the honor system kicks in when buyers can simply slip money into a slot for their purchase of new or used books.
Looking for souvenirs? A stop at Made In Ojai
is a must. This combo artist collective and gift shop features locally made olive oils, teas, lavender lotions, honey and hand made soaps, as well as books and music by local talent, fine art prints, pottery and gemstone jewelry. Two blocks off Ojai Avenue you’ll find Nutmeg's Ojai House
, an eclectic gift shop that specializes in hand made, American made, and Fair trade items.