Guide to Shopping in Summerland

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 Summerland Shopping Guide will help you hit all the right spots.

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Sacred Space

A den of Zen, Sacred Space is the otherworldly creation of Jack and Rose Herschorn. Part global import showcase, part spiritual oasis, Sacred Space is the kind of place you could spend hours admiring the “treasures from heaven available on Earth,” as their motto says. Items for home and garden include artwork, Buddhas, one-of-a-kind furniture, candles, and incense. They also carry hand-made jewelry of their own designs with gems and metals sourced from faraway lands like Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia. No visit to Sacred Space is complete without tea service in the garden. Learn More

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Garde

If you love interior design, a visit to Garde is a must. Created by designer Scotti Sitz and partner John Davidson, the Summerland outpost of Garde is the sister shop to her Los Angeles original. Set in an airy farmhouse, the shop is an immersive showcase of gorgeous furniture, art, and textiles made by leading and emerging international makers. They also carry fine jewelry, fragrance, and ceramics. The shop has earned a loyal following for its well-curated selection and inviting ambiance, and respected titles like T New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest and Wallpaper have sung its praises. Learn More

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The Well

The Well is a new home and garden shop opened by Shane Brown, 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. Learn More

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Summerland Antique Collective

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, they stock 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. Learn More

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Mary Suding Antiques & Design

Mary Suding Antiques & Design is another antiquer’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. Learn More

Botanik

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! Learn More

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Field+Fort

Field+Fort is another relative newcomer. The hybrid home interiors shop and café feature 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. Learn More

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Bikini Factory

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 girls. They carry 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, you can find the perfect suit for you. Learn More

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Indian Summers Boutique

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. Learn More

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Porch Summerland

The newly relocated home and garden shop made its Summerland debut this September. Porch specializes in the alfresco lifestyle with cool fire pits, outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and tables. For inside the home, you can find tableware, art, and decorative pieces such as pillows, coffee table books, and ottomans. Learn More

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