Sundappled - Small Business Feature - Claremont, CA

This adorable boutique is on the historic Route 66 in Claremont, CA. I know that all my readers are going to love the products as well as the owners' vision for this unique store and community space. Check out this week's small business profile!



(909) 680-7820

Facebook - @sundappledboutique
Instagram - @sundappledboutique
Youtube - Sundappled


216 W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont CA 91711

Sun-Mon    Closed
Tue - Sat    10am - 5pm


Vanessa Romero and Marsha Valencia

Claremont Small Business boutiques are photographed by Erica Faith Photography.

Tell everyone a bit about your business.

Sundappled was launched in July of 2016 by Marsha Valencia and Me  (Vanessa Romero). The vision was to establish a boutique space filled with unique accessories and gifting items. A space that would facilitate the unfoldment of a movement known as "Women serving Women". It's in this intimate and whimsical space that many events take place. It is in fact a retail space but with a "Community Vibe". Hosting everything from live musical performances, pop-up shops, classes and workshops.

When looking for an awesome space for photos, look to Erica Faith Photography.

How did you come to start your business?

Marsha has extensive retail experience, owning multiple businesses in retail, this field was not foreign to her. A space had opened up on the famous route 66/ Foothill Blvd. While dropping in to pay a visit to another local business owner, Marsha was asked if she would be interested in taking over that store space. She had proposed the idea of going into business with me (Vanessa), we simply had years of friendship between us and a ton of creative ideas. This was the beginnings of Sundappled. Two women with great ideas and the courage to jump in together.

We've been here for 1 year and 6 months.

Beautiful detailed photos of jewelry by Erica Walker in Claremont.

Where do you hope your business will be in 5 years?

Expansion of course! More space to host our incredible events. More amenities to facilitate our BIG vision. Our role in the movement of the artisans and women serving women to continue gaining massive momentum!!!

Unique photos in Claremont, CA

What’s your favorite part of running your own business?

The interaction with people and the connection we make. As humans we are social beings, no matter how you look at it. We need each other.

The business is just the vehicle that enables us to do what we really love. Connection and beloved service!

Amazing products and photos by Erica Faith Photoraphy.

What’s one thing about being in business that you never expected?

Running your own business requires way more time and energy. Everything rises and falls on you.

So time and energy... You MUST manage your time to be effective.

When looking for a great place to visit in Claremont, check out Sundappled.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever been given?

Eat that frog! Great advice by Brian Tracy

What’s the current song you put on when you need to dance it out?

Soldier of Love by Sade

This is a unique and fun boutique in Claremont.

What’s the one app you could never remove from your phone?

Marco Polo :) I prefer this over text message. I want to hear and see the people I interact with...

What’s your Starbucks order?

Marco Polo :) I prefer this over text message. I want to hear and see the people I interact with...

Thank you Vanessa and Marsha for answering all my questions. Now, friends, it's our turn to visit this awesome store!

Check out Sundappled's upcoming events!

Feb 16   6-10pm    UnValentines Day: Self Love
                          ($12 presale, $15 at door) 

Feb 22   6-8pm     Kim Acedo Health & Self Care Coach for Women in

Feb 24   3-5pm     Glenda K. Harrison True Style: A Look Beyond the


Do you know of a small business or a local entrepreneur that deserves some attention?