If you didn’t know it was there, you wouldn’t know it was there. But Lindero Oaks Park, an off-the-beaten track shopping district on Via Colinas in Westlake Village, has been a rich resource for many years.
Once almost exclusively home-design shops and showrooms, which earned it the nickname Design Center West, the block-long collection of retail stores situated in semi-industrial buildings has evolved into a more diversified destination.
Yes, it still has plenty for the consumer who is building, redecorating or remodeling. To mention just a few of the home resources, à la Maison, touted as a kitchen and bath design showroom, is actually equipped to handle most of your remodel. Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories carries a distinguished selection of lighting products. Tesoros Interior & Drapery caters to high-end clients furnishing or remodeling homes.
A couple of stores carry furnishing and arts from the Far East including Eastern Living, which sells fine Asian antiques, and AE Rugs, which specializes in Oriental rugs. But if rustic country chic is more up your alley, pop in to Hoot n’ anny home for unique vintage style décor.
But now, other retailers are hanging their shingles alongside the home resources. Raffia is a charming boutique with women’s clothing displayed with delightful “girl gifts” and other doodads. And Farmhouse Comforts is filled with warm and cozy country-style gifts.
This eclectic corridor is also home to several businesses that cater to health and well-being. Among them is My Health Studio, offering fitness classes and training. Under the same roof is a massage therapist and a skincare pro. Who needs to leave the building?
If you’re aiming to make it a full afternoon of retail therapy, you can refresh at one of the area’s watering holes: Five Threads Brewing Company opened in October and the Duke of Bourbon has a limited but interesting menu alongside its evening wine tastings. That is, after you’ve dropped off the pooch for grooming at It’s Pawfect and the car for detailing at Bumper 2 Bumper.
—Leslie Gregory Haukoos
Lindero Oaks Park is a fun shopping destination. Clockwise from top: Raffia carries a unique selection of clothing and “girl gifts.” The Drapery Guy can help with window treatments. Farmhouse Comforts carries down-home boutique items. The center’s distinctive green awnings. Five Threads Brewing offers a place to refresh and Westlake Lighting & Accessories has lots of lighting choices.