To help support local artisans and makers and allow them to grow their business without the retail overhead. A safe, fun space that brings talented vendors and shoppers together in one place.
Provide workshops, help the community and and to create stores where everyone is welcomed and supported.
Owners Daniel and Tyler started a skin care business in San Diego in 2014 called Les Creme. Daniel started making soaps to help cure Tyler’s problematic skin and acne. After months of research he found a recipe that finally worked for Tyler’s skin. Tyler’s skin quickly improved, his friends and family noticed and started to ask for soaps for themselves. They both worked full-time and on their days off they worked at farmers markets and events. They did this for about two years until they got burnt out and took a year off from markets and focused on making. Daniel and Tyler jumped into markets after missing it and realized they weren’t the only makers that were struggling. They thought to themselves “when we make it, we want to come back and help the other vendors!”. For the next two years, Daniel planned and research. The concept of Local Niche was then born! They registered a name and looked all over for the perfect location. The shoppes at Carlsbad seemed to get them both excited. Papers were signed and it was time to announce on all Instagram and Facebook. To their surprise they Received massive amounts of positive responses and local vendors excited and ready for a tour. March 1st, 2020 is when they gave their first tours. Space is filled up and then boom COVID-19 shut down! Daniel and Tyler weren’t the only ones taken by surprise. Three months later things started to open up except for indoor malls, which The Shoppes at Carlsbad was an indoor mall. So they decided to look at outdoor malls in the mean time. They fell in love with a space in the Mission Valley Westfield mall. And opened the second location. The third location opened up two months after that in UTC La Jolla. The amount of love and support we have received since the first location until now has been absolutely amazing. And this is just the beginning! Our purpose is fulfilled every single day and we couldn’t be happier. We’re so ready to grow and support everyone who needs it. We’re excited for what’s yet to come for Local Niche!