we’re Angelenos who appreciate our beaches, mountains, deserts, valleys, freeways, rivers & urban, suburban & rural communities.
hopping on metro, exploring architecture & parks, going on urban hikes, & learning about our city’s history.
checking out historic & refreshed communities in Los Angeles, taking it all in from a local’s perspective – we check out community gardens, outdoor markets, street art, & architecture in L.A. neighborhoods.
sharing our scoop in our blog – on instagram / pinterest / twitter /& facebook – & in our newsletter.
we find gifts made in Los Angeles & feature our curated favorites.
perusing vintage & locally-owned stores, getting coffee at local shops, & discovering all the best Los Angeles designers & products…
we are barrio.la
our shop’s mission
barrio.la believes the fewer the ingredients, the better & appreciates when goods have multiple purposes.
we personally test out & love every product featured in our shop – & with access to dozens of products & partners not featured on our site – we offer personalized options for client, family & friends’ gifts.
co-creator jen kanter was interviewed in 2007 by the Los Angeles Times to discuss her concern over deceiving food labeling & was asked the simple question “why is this important to you?”
jen said her goal was to “… help people know exactly what they are buying.”
… years later, this 100% still rings true & guides the mission of barrio.la & how we curate the goods in our shop.