Shop the Block: Glendora Village’s Lola Baby

Photo by Leo Jarzomb

By Brittany Wong

Suzy Ramirez curates a boutique for the coolest kiddos on the block at Lola
Baby. The former children’s wear designer cherry picks Run DMC-referencing onesies
and tiny Tom shoes, and sells them alongside pretty party dresses and prim
“I used to find all these cool independent designers when I was doing it myself
and it really made me want to open up a store featuring their stuff,” Ramirez said,
reflecting on the store’s opening four years ago.
For the girly girl, Ramirez, mom to a little girl herself, stocks fancy frocks and
pantaloons from Persnickety and vintage-inspired dresses with gingham bows and a
ruffled hemline from La Petite Couture.
A wall toward the register brims with giftable bottlecap barrettes and candy
colored bows – most which are handcrafted by local savvy stay-at-home moms that live in the area.
For the little guy or tomboy shopper, Mini Shatsu screen tees emblazoned with
faux guitars and skateboards are perfect for pairing with a fedora from the rows of Goorin
Brothers hats.
For little feet, Ramirez features everything from marigold flats with oversized
bowties by Joyfolie – a brand whose equally cutesy women’s line is sold at
Anthropologie – to socks done up to resemble checkered Vans from the brand Trumpette.
And to round everything out, there’s chic graphic printed and floral diaper bags
from longtime customer fave Petunia Pickle Bottom.

100 N. Glendora Ave.  No. 101, Glendora
11 a.m. – 5 p.m Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday