Summerland is a favorite staycation destination for Santa Barbara locals because, as the name suggests, spending a day in Summerland feels like a getaway—even if it’s just a few minutes from town. A big part of the appeal is the plethora of appealing shops to browse through along the easily walkable main drag, complemented by a smattering of quality dining and drinking establishments. In recent years, some new shops have popped up on Ortega Hill Road and Lilly Avenue, giving us even more reasons to savor Summerland’s relaxed vibe. Our guide to shopping in Summerland will help you hit all the right spots.
Mary Suding Antiques & Design is another antique-lover’s treasure trove. The shop carries an eclectic range of furniture, décor and garden items spanning antique and farmhouse to folk art and mid-century modern. Garden benches, sculptures, armoires, fine art, desks and textiles are among the ever-changing inventory. The shop also specializes in staging homes and the staff are always happy to share design expertise.
The Well is a home and garden shop opened by Shane Brown and the creative eye behind hugely successful Big Daddy’s Home & Garden shops in Culver City, Palo Alto and San Francisco. The lifestyle concept store occupies a collection of cottages and buildings across from the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Station. The rooms are filled with fountains, antique furniture, art and lighting fixtures. The gardens abound with lush plantings, breezy outdoor furniture and eye-catching pots. You can even make your own succulent arrangements.
Green thumbs and decorators alike frequent Botanik. The home boutique specializes in plants, interior accents and garden and home goods. Here, you’ll find aromatic sage bundles, incense cones and palo santo alongside sumptuous textiles, elegant baskets and earthy pots. Botanik is also an excellent resource for gifts like candles, jewelry and orchids. It’s nearly impossible to walk out empty-handed!
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A den of Zen, Sacred Space is an otherworldly creation that’s part global import showcase, part spiritual oasis—the kind of place you could spend hours admiring its breathtaking, one-of-a-kind treasures. Items for home and garden include artwork, Buddhas, furniture, candles and incense. Sacred Space also carry hand-made jewelry with gems and metals sourced from all corners of the globe. And no visit to Sacred Space is complete without tea service in the garden.
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Bikini Factory has been outfitting women in stylish swimwear for more than 50 years. Whether you’re in the market for a one-piece or two-piece, Bikini Factory prides itself on catering to all shapes, sizes and ages—including children. The shop carries popular Brazilian brands, American classics like Ralph Lauren and Californian lines such as Splendid. Between the diverse selection and fit the expertise of the staff, the perfect swimsuits awaits.
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Summerland has long been a destination for antique hunters, thanks to spots like Summerland Antique Collective that carry covetable pieces sourced by numerous dealers and designers with impeccable taste. With more than 30 years in business, the store stocks attractive fine art, lighting, seating, tables, chandeliers, architectural elements, statuary, leather-bound books, outdoor items and so much more. The goods span eras, design genres and global origins, so the odds of finding something to suit your personal style are in your favor.
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Indian Summers Boutique is all about the relaxed, beach lifestyle. The women’s fashion boutique has a boho spirit and emphasizes natural fibers and textures. Dresses, denim and sweaters share racks with shorts, knitwear and lingerie. In addition to comfortable clothing, you’ll find handbags, sandals, sunglasses, beach hats and jewelry made by local designers.
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Field + Fort, a hybrid home interiors shop and café, features goods curated by interior designer Kyle Irwin, whose design studio is right upstairs. The highly Instagrammable space is filled with antique furniture and home accents for sale, from linen napkins and fireplace accessories to kitchenware and tabletop décor. While there, grab a bite to eat from its seasonal, farm-to-table menu and relax on the patio after you shop.