Shop ’til you drop at these unique Claremont spots

Rio de Ojas

Just 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, you’ll discover what some call “the best-kept secret in LA” —Claremont.

The picturesque town is known for its tree-lined streets and the world-renowned Claremont Colleges.

On A Mission

But Southern California’s first Fair Trade Town is also home to dozens of locally-owned shops and restaurants.

Rio de Ojas sells a variety of goods for your home and garden, with a distinct Latin flair. The Bath Workshop allows you to customize all sorts of lotions and potions.Packing House Wines carries 1,400 different types of wine.

Cheese Cave carries 150 different types of cheeses at any given time, and, if you’re looking for the perfect meal for a special occasion, this delicious cheese fondue recipe from Jen Reviews comes complete with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions.

Rhino Records

If you like vinyl, there’s Rhino Records. Heirloom offers one-of-a-kind items from local artists, and On A Mission is a great place to search for the perfect gift.

And those are just a few of the shops you’ll find in Claremont!


In the story below, California Life’s Audra Stafford shows you around town!