For us – Marissa, a mother of three, and Bell, a college student on a budget – shopping Pre-Loved was a must! After a successful day of thrifting, we suddenly looked at each other and said, “Hey, we should open a boutique with all the best thrift finds!” Within a couple of days, the name, coloring, and design went from an idea to an outline, and Little Red Door was born. We decided to open a pop-up in the back of a furniture store and after lots of support from both of our circles, we are moving into our own storefront! Little Red Door represents “the perfect find” for women, men, and children alike.
But wait! How did the name come about? Have you ever seen that bright, beautiful red color that graces few households? Yes. Us too. We wanted our store to represent that feeling of coming home, a feeling of belonging. We wanted our name to feel like it was unique to us! We were drawn to the idea of a little red door, took it a step further and looked up the proper history of why doors were painted with such intention. A red door means “welcome” in early American tradition. If a family had a red front door, weary travelers in the horse-and-buggy days would know that home was a welcoming place to rest. A red door provides protection. If you’ve shopped with us, we look forward to seeing you again. If you are new to LRD, we can’t wait to meet you.
LRD Gives Back
It was important to us from the beginning to give back to our community. We’re proud to support a local charitable organization, Prem-maa, which is a non-profit, online retail business created by three local teenage girls who are passionate in their global fight against human trafficking. Little Red Door is honored to donate a percent of every sale to Prem-maa.
Friends In Turlock
Word on the Street…
Check out this new article written by our friends at the Turlock Journal!
310 E. Main St. (Unit 2), Turlock, CA 95380
At Digs, you can snag those one-of-a-kind vintage pieces that you’d typically only find rummaging around at estate sales, as well as unique artisan goods made by locals crafts men and women.
Farm House (@farmhouseturlock)
311 E. Main St., Turlock, CA 95380
Unique collection of home decor and gifts. Their “farmhouse” style aesthetic is perfect for any visitor wanting to explore all that Turlock has to offer.
Rustic Roots (@rusticrootsturlock)
321 E. Main St., Turlock, CA 95380
Vintage and Modern restyled home decor and furniture. They specialize in custom-built furniture and quality furniture painting.
La Mo (@lamocafe)
310 E. Main St., (#B) Turlock, CA 95380
La Mo is a family-owned Latin bistro and coffee shop specializing in fresh, locally-sourced, healthy dishes as well as speciality coffee. They offer a beautiful patio garden setting accented with colorful umbrellas and stringed lights.
Bistro 234 (@bistro_234)
234 E. Main St., Turlock, CA 95380
Known for fresh ingredients, inventive, flavorful foods, and award-winning wine, Bistro 234 is the perfect spot to grab an appetizer, cocktails, or a five-course meal. They offer a cute, corner patio overlooking our quaint Main Street.
3000 Fulkerth Rd., Turlock, CA 95380
Dustbowl is a local brewing company that started back in 2009. Their brewery tap room features 40 tap towers, that include specialties, and their most popular brews. It’s the best local spot to grab a burger or appetizer and beer. They also feature a beer garden with family-friendly outdoor games and seating.
Oak Barrel Creamery (@oakbarrelcreamery)
197 S. Golden State Blvd., Turlock, CA 95380
Their wimsical flavors are sure to satisfy any craving! Stop by and grab a sample from your favorite small town creamery.