we dig wandering L.A. & local communities, & can tell you at least one unique thing we appreciate about any neighborhood in the Los Angeles metro area… & not just where we live or the obligatory 5 mile radius!
we are Angelenos who appreciate our beaches, mountains, deserts, valleys, freeways, rivers & all our urban, suburban & rural communities… & honestly, we could keep going on & on – but maybe it’s best to simply say, we enjoy living here.
appreciating all things L.A.
hop on metro, wander in the city & parks, go on an urban hike, & learn more about our city’s history.
exploring the old & new parts of Los Angeles, taking it all in from a local perspective – we check out amazing parks, community gardens, outdoors markets, street art, & architecture in L.A. neighborhoods.
barrio.la is all about looking up, down & around, making sure we take in everything this city gives to us.
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we take tons of pictures & love to show you the little things we notice in your neighborhood.
everything we do we share on social media – featuring products, places, & people in your L.A. community.
we like finding products made locally by people-owned companies, & we feature our favorites in our online shop of locally made gifts.
we dig reading product labels & thinking about how we can waste less, reuse more, & help local people.
perusing vintage & locally-owned stores, getting coffee at local shops, & discovering all the best Los Angeles designers & products…
we are barrio.la
we want you to know the ingredients in the products from our store, their purpose, who made them, & to feel confident enough to tell your friends about this company you found.
barrio.la believes the fewer the ingredients listed, the better, & we especially dig when something has multiple purposes & minimal packaging.
we personally use & love every product featured in our shop – & with access to dozens of products & partners not featured on our site – we offer a lot of benefits & options for corporate gifts & personal shopping.
we love the challenge & choice we can all make in buying stuff made, designed or crafted in Los Angeles.
co-creator jen kanter was interviewed in 2007 by the Los Angeles Times to discuss her concern over food labeling & was asked the simple question “why?”
jen said her goal is to “… help people know exactly what they are buying.”
… that quote pretty simply breaks down our hope for barrio.la.
think about the feeling you get when you step into a boutique or small shop that has friendly, helpful people who want you to find that perfect gift.
we know you will get this feeling every time you come to barrio.la.