Unique Boutiques in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara’s independent, locally-owned boutiques do more than fill shopping bags—they delight the eye, inspire your inner curator and deliver an immersive sensory experience. For you online shoppers, that stands true in the virtual realm, too! It’s easy to lose track of time treasure hunting in our browse-worthy boutiques and cooperative retail spaces that offer one-of-a-kind objects and beautiful items for you and your home. You won’t be disappointed by what you find inside these top shopping spots that represent what the Santa Barbara vibe is all about.

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Boutiques in Santa Barbara

The Blue Door

Treasure hunters are wild about The Blue Door, a Funk Zone favorite offering three floors packed with vintage and Mid-Century Modern furniture. The vast space houses exclusively vintage and locally-made items ranging from Balinese wall décor, Spanish Colonial wrought iron chandeliers and Chinese antiques to seafaring knick knacks, massive American flags and flawlessly restored Danish modern furniture. The goods are curated by a variety of designers and dealers who share the owners’ keen aesthetic. Their themed tableaus are refreshed on a nearly daily basis so no visit to The Blue Door ever feels redundant. (4 E Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

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The Shopkeepers

Located in the Funk Zone neighborhood, The Shopkeepers showcases large scale art by local painter Hank Pitcher, avant-garde footwear from The Office of Angela Scott, modern men’s beachwear by Saltura, colorful Turkish towels made by Riviera Towel Company and Waxing Poetic’s jewelry collection—to name just a few of the covetable brands in regular rotation. Whether you’re in the market for luxurious textiles for your home, an elegant hostess gift or a rocking leather jacket, The Shopkeepers is filled with tempting items you won’t find in any department store. They even offer a selection of books set in Santa Barbara sourced from the community’s beloved Chaucer’s Books. (137 Anacapa St A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

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Diani Living

Diani Living offers everyday home and lifestyle items that embody beauty, functionality and sustainability. From proprietary furniture, pillows, linens, candles and more to flatware, bedding, bath, one-of-kind vintage items and books, owners Caroline and Jeffrey curate what they would like to see in either of the homes they share in Santa Barbara and Upstate NY. Diani has recently expanded its collection of non-toxic skin, body care and wellness essentials and sustainable, minimal packaging products for the kitchen and home. To add living accents to your home, the on-site Botany Bar offers custom succulent arrangements both large and small. (1324 State Street M, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

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Jake & Jones

Named after the owner’s sons, Jake & Jones is welcome addition to Santa Barbara’s boutique line-up in a neighborhood increasingly know for its independent spirit. The bright, airy Canon Perdido shop is filled with colorful beachy-boho chic clothing and fashion-forward frocks from homegrown California brands like Heidi Merrick, The Odells and Aviator Nation plus lines with indie cred like Ace & Jig, Carolina K and 3×1 denim. Kids clothing are also on offer, along with a delightful selection of home accents, books and notecards. (136 East Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA)

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Loveworn is a denim lover’s dream in the Funk Zone. Not only do they have a massive selection of premium vintage blues, Loveworn is a lifeline for your favorite tattered jeans in need of some TLC. In addition to repairs, they offer alterations to help you get the perfect fit. Other clothing for sale includes colorful halter dresses and cool, comfy screen-printed tees and sweatshirts—all handmade by owner/designer Jill Johnson. Last but not least, Loveworn shares space with artist Wallace Piatt and his Rodeo of the Arts Gallery, featuring large format paintings. His limited-edition prints are reasonably priced and available for sale on the website. (11 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

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Ace Rivington

Ace Rivington is a Santa Barbara brand through and through, catering specifically to men. The made-in-California denim specialist does tailoring right on-site, and every pair of jeans comes with free repairs and alterations for life. The elevated basic tees and sweatshirts are as soft as they can be and are the very kind of staples you live in daily. For the ladies, Ace Rivington offers classic straight denim comfort jeans in a selection of rinses. (1114 State Street #25, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

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Catherine Gee

Women in search of wardrobe enhancements must pop into clothing designer Catherine Gee’s space where she designs her ready to wear collections and invites clients to shop her silk dresses and tailored tops—many pieces have been featured in leading global fashion magazines. Located in La Arcada Plaza, shop through a curated selection of the season’s chic, yet effortless designs in downtown Santa Barbara. (1114 State Street Suite 24 Santa Barbara, CA)

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Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar

Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar is an independent, locally-owned gem off State Street in the historic El Paseo. Expect breezy dresses, comfy rompers, cozy cashmere and the loungey-est of loungewear. Boho chic accessories range from totes and crossbody bags to clutches and face masks. Lovebird hits the sweet spot of affordable luxury with a beachy elegance. Their online store is well-stocked yet not overwhelming. Think of it as the Lovebird edit! (7 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

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Dylan Star Clothing Boutique

Dylan Star is a contemporary women’s clothing boutique in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone neighborhood. With an emphasis on personal styling, the staff is known for their keen eyes and genuine passion for accessible fashion. You can trust the stylists to do right by you when it comes to finding the perfect styles and fits that will feel most authentically “you,” be it for barefoot casual days or a date night out on the town. (110 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

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Italian Pottery Outlet

Family owned and operated, the Italian Pottery Outlet has been a State Street institution since 1982. The Spalutto’s offer the largest selection of authentic Italian “Majolica” hand-painted pottery and volcanic tables in the Western U.S. The colorful home and garden wares are primarily sourced from Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily and fit perfectly with Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean style. Better yet, you can buy these beautiful ceramics at wholesale prices—expect to pay at least 30% less than what you’d find at a traditional retailer. (929 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA)

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Boutiques in Montecito & Summerland

Whiskey & Leather

Whiskey & Leather is a lifestyle concept store created by friends Zee Chew and Ariel Hujar. Their Coast Village Road boutique carries clothing and footwear for women and men and—as the name implies—everything you need for a styling home bar. Whiskey & Leather presents a youthful interpretation of Santa Barbara’s signature easy-going elegance that extends beyond clothing to the art, antiques, accessories, books and candles that fill their Montecito space. (1101 Coast Village Rd. Santa Barbara, CA)

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Mate Gallery

Mate Gallery is a tiny den of New England style curated by owners Ron Brand and Matt Albiani. Albiani’s fine art beach photography and vintage oil paintings are displayed alongside out of print books (like The Hardy Boys series) and rare nautical artifacts. Nearly every surface of their maritime-themed Montecito Country Mart shop is adorned with eye-catching items, from surfboards wrapped in rope and American flags to stacks of vintage OP shorts and racks of preppy polos. (1024 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108)

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Upstairs at Pierre Lafond

Longtime Santa Barbara entrepreneurs Wendy Foster and Pierre Lafond’s Upstairs at Pierre Lafond is the iconic home and gift store in their local retail and culinary empire. The Upper Village shop set above the Wendy Foster clothing boutiques and Pierre Lafond Café features an ample selection of Moroccan rugs and pillows, tabletop décor and luxurious bedding. There are rooms dedicated to women’s loungewear and pampering products, men’s clothing and lifestyle goods and kids’ toys and clothes. You’ll also find coffee table books, sophisticated stationary and vibrant art works by local painters. (516 San Ysidro Rd # 1, Montecito, CA 93108)

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Jenni Kayne

While Jenni Kayne isn’t technically a homegrown Santa Barbara brand, the California tastemaker’s Montecito boutique is one of only six in the country and exudes the laid back luxury of The American Riviera®. The Upper Village shop is pure earthy elegance with its reclaimed wood shelving and concrete floors that complement the selection of Jenni Kayne clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding and home accents on offer. Other brands blended in include Janessa Leone hats, Jesse Kamm pants and The Great’s wardrobe staples. (525 San Ysidro Rd Unit H, Montecito, CA 93108)

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The Sacred Space

Summerland’s The Sacred Space will take you on a spiritual journey as you wander through the interior galleries and peaceful gardens out back. The calming space is sourced with furniture, statues, art and textiles that foster tranquility from all over the world. Buddhas, prosperity elephants and meditation benches fill the fragrant shop where incense, candles and Asian artifacts give you much to touch, smell and see. You can even enjoy a cup of tea. The quality of the items and serenity of the space have attracted notable local clientele like Oprah Winfrey and Jeff Bridges. (2594 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067)

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