Shop Local

Try Lafayette First!

With its tree-lined streets, small town atmosphere, and wide variety of shops, restaurants and specialty stores, shopping in Lafayette is just plain old fun! But shopping locally also means you are supporting local businesses as well as the larger community.

Nearly one third of the city’s budget comes from sales taxes collected in Lafayette, and this money is used to fund street repairs, police services, youth and senior services and so much more. On a dollar basis, this means that approximately 12 percent of every single dollar spent with local businesses ends up staying in the community.

“Try Lafayette First,” a campaign spear-headed by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, also helps support what has become a thriving and attractive central business district. New restaurants and retail establishments have joined long-time successful businesses in offering unparalleled, yet competitive, dining and shopping experiences. Whether you’ are hunting for a new coat, looking for a gift for someone special, need a haircut, desire a one-of-a-kind painting, or want to book a romantic dinner for two, look first in Lafayette–there’s undoubtedly a business that can fit the bill!

Thank you for supporting local businesses and contributing to a sustainable economy!

See also:
⇒ Lafayette Chamber Directory
⇒ Your Guide to Lafayette CA Restaurants (PDF)
⇒ Lafayette Chamber’s Instagram page
⇒ “We are Lafayette, California Strong” Facebook page!
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Why Should I Shop Lafayette?

  • Local businesses re-circulate money in our community because local merchants patronize other local merchants, creating a stronger tax base for local public services.
  • Local businesses are the largest employer nationwide, hiring primarily local residents including high schoolers and seniors.
  • Local business owners often live in our community and are invested in the community’s future.
  • Local merchants provide better customer service and have a higher level of expertise about their products and services.
  • Local shopping requires less transportation. Because Lafayette merchants are right here in town, residents save on gas and parking and reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Local businesses provide the distinctive character and culture our community enjoys, and successful local businesses attract more of the same.
  • Local businesses support local non-profits.

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“We are very impressed with your Chamber. We have been members of other Chambers over the years and it’s been nothing like the experiences we’re having right out of the gate with your organization. Thank you for your great communication, follow up, and professionalism.”
– Peter Dewey, Bayview Painting

“I couldn’t have asked for a better resource than the Chamber, as I was establishing my medical practice in Lafayette. AJ, Holly, and Sara were so responsive to my questions and gave me many ideas on networking in the community. They host several events that foster community building. I honestly cannot imagine a more robust, active, and friendly chamber as this. I’m a member for life!”
– Cheruba Prabakar, Lamorinda Gynecology & Surgery

“WE LOVE THE CHAMBER! Batch and Brine has been a member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for almost six years. We value and appreciate the incredible amount of work this organization produces for our community through many events and support for each business. The networking and education of information that’s spilled out weekly for the business community is impressive. They are a helping hand in so many ways for our business community and beyond. We couldn’t be part of this community without being part of the chamber. Lafayette Chamber is one of the best organizations we’ve worked with, so don’t think twice about it, join the Chamber!” – Rolla Ghaben, Batch & Brine

“The Chamber was instrumental in helping us open 14 years ago. The staff went out of their way to help us make connections and ensure we were successful. We would not be where we are today without the Chamber!”
– John & Colleen McCormick, Lamorinda Music