5 Signature Places to Shop in Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast provides countless shopping options for all ages and budgets. See our top picks for the best places to shop in Ventura County.  From name brands in Oxnard, to great deals in Camarillo and unique finds in Ventura, this charming slice of California coast is your back to school shopping destination.

The Collection at Riverpark, Oxnard

If you’re looking for a chic outdoor shopping center with a movie theater, a comedy club, well-known stores, great restaurants and services, familiar brands, and ample free parking – and pet-friendly – then look no further than The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard.  Conveniently located right off the 101 freeway, The Collection is a cool gathering of stores you love to shop at – Target, Ulta Beauty, Whole Foods, H&M, The Container Store, Chico’s, The Gap and many others.  


You can hit up multiple salons and day spas, plus a nail salon and the California Welcome Center, which offers inexpensive wine tastings from local wineries.  Casual popular eateries include Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Yardhouse, Panera Bread, Lazy Dog and Maria’s Italian Kitchen.  The Collection is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm and Sunday, 11am-7pm. PC: The Collection


Ventura Harbor Village


Ventura Harbor Village is a must for visiting families looking for the perfect gifts for themselves and great souvenirs.  A charming collection of shops and eateries overlooking Ventura Harbor, kids will love to browse Hats Unlimited, Lost in Socks and the Channel Islands National Park gift shop.  Parents can shop for inspired gifts, fashion, home décor, outdoor activities, swimsuits, beach and dive wear, kites, hats, fine art, ceramics, tile, women’s wear, jewelry, and much more.


Local favorites include Barefoot Boutique, Mermaid Gallery, Island Creations Boutique and Ventura Swimwear.  If all that shopping makes you hungry, not to worry.  The Village houses more than a dozen fantastic eateries, from ethnic fare to breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Ventura Harbor Village also offers an incredible amount of fun events all year round, including their Kids Seaside Club during the summer and live concerts on the water every Saturday in September – so make sure to check their calendar of events before you shop.  Hours for Galleries & Boutiques are 10am/11am– 6pm-7pm PC: Ventura Harbor


Camarillo Premium Outlets


Probably the most famous name in shopping within Ventura County, the Camarillo Premium Outlets certainly live up to the hype, filled with 160 outlet stores offering leading designer and name-brand merchandise. Locals and visitors always find impressive savings at Barneys New York, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Kenneth Cole, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger and more.  


End of summer is an ideal time to visit this ultimate shopping destination since many stores are having major sales.  Located just minutes from the beach to make your cool savings even cooler.  Outlet Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am-9pm and Sunday, 10am-8pm. PC: Camarillo Premium Outlets


Downtown Ventura


For those who prefer unique boutiques, thrift store finds and antique treasures, Downtown Ventura delivers.  Beach-side Main Street has an outstanding mix of locally owned boutiques and specialty shops.  Here, eager shoppers find an eclectic mix of old and new.  Carve out an afternoon – or an entire day – to dig through the countless consignment stores and hipster boutiques offering one-of-a-kind jewelry, culinary gifts, swimwear, used books, new and antique furniture and clothing outlets.  No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here… and be open to a few surprises!  Hours vary. PC: Goldie’s


Ventura County Farmers Markets (Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo)

Here in Ventura County – the agricultural heart of Southern California – our outdoor farmers markets are popular and plentiful, especially during the summer.  Many markets have an ocean view and locals enjoy those nice seaside breezes while shopping for fresh seasonal produce, artisan cheeses, gourmet sauces and olive oil, plants and flowers.


Ventura County Farmers Markets:

  • Wednesdays – Midtown Ventura – 9 am to 1 pm

  • Thursdays – Downtown Oxnard, 9 am to 1 pm

  • Saturdays – Old Town Camarillo, 8 am to 11 am

  • Saturdays – Downtown Ventura, 8:30 am to noon

  • Sundays – Channel Islands Harbor, 10 am to 2 pm


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