The Ultimate Guide To Boutique Shopping in Santa Barbara

on November 7, 2019

How is it that every year holiday shopping sneaks up on us all? After all, it was only just summer and we were all enjoying the sunshine and our toes in the sand. Well…in Santa Barbara we always enjoy our toes in the sand due to our dreamy Mediterranean climate. But that doesn’t change the fact that the holidays are still quickly approaching, even for all of us in paradise!

That’s why we put together a list of our favorite locally owned boutiques in Santa Barbara and the surrounding towns. If you’re looking to #shopsmall this year in Santa Barbara, we know just where to send you shopping for anyone on your list.

For Foodies

C’est Cheese

Find the perfect domestic or imported cheese here plus all the tasty accoutrements to go with it.
Located at 825 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara.

Chocolate Maya

True chocolate connoisseurs should look no further than this quaint corner shop located in the often overlooked, but should-not-be-missed Sevilla Square.
Located at 15 W. Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara.

Cutler’s Artisan Spirits

There’s store bought hooch and then there’s artisan craft spirits. For the appreciator of a new Western-style gin or rich bourbon, shop here.
Located at 137 Anacapa Street, Suite D, Santa Barbara.

Metropulos Fine Foods Merchant

Find the those last minute gourmet goodies in the the tiny enclave of this Greek restaurant/deli located on the fringes of the Funk Zone.
Located at 216 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Gift Baskets

Not sure what to get the foodies in your life? (Other than a gift card from us, duh!) Let the talented team at this gift basket shop put together the perfect blend of local goodies in a basket or wood box while you peruse their curated shop of tasty treats – they’ll even handle the shipping!
Located at 230 Magnolia Avenue, Goleta.

For Her

Angel

Montecito does quite a few things perfectly and luxury shopping is near the top of that list. Explore this women’s clothing boutique during your next stroll down Coast Village Road.
Located at 1221 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara.

Chapala & Parker

This hidden gem is hiding in back of Sevilla Square near Lily’s Tacos and just around the corner from Juice Ranch (insider tip: our favorite for fresh juice!). Stop in for a little TLC at the adjoining salon before perusing this women’s boutique.
Located at 350 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara.

Diani Boutique

Women’s luxury fashion in Santa Barbara starts here. Begin your luxury shopping excursion at this classic Santa Barbara shop in Arlington Plaza before heading for the Montecito hills.
Located at 1324 State Street, Suite B, Santa Barbara.

Dylan Star

If you find yourself near the top of State Street, check out this collection of unique pieces from wardrobe staples to one of a kind accessories.
Located at 1719 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Jake & Jones

There’s more than meets the eye at this Presidio-centric store, from women’s clothing to sweet pieces and gifts for the little ones.
Located at 136 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara.

Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar

Find the perfect “something” to add your wardrobe or eclectic jewelry piece to add your collection at this hole-in-the-wall shop nestled just inside the old Presidio neighborhood and a skip off State Street.
Located at 7 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara.

Sirena

One of the best parts of exploring the Funk Zone neighborhood is finding the hidden (and we mean, hidden!) places full of special things. Head upstairs above Pali Wine Co where you’ll find a collection of beach meets city women’s wear.
Located at 116 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara.

The Shopkeepers

From the curious to the cool, this collective shop found in the Funk Zone features a little something for every woman in your life.
Located at 137 Anacapa Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara.

For Him

Ace Rivington

Don new denim duds or that perfect soft t-shirt from this quality men’s apparel shop nestled inside La Arcada Plaza in the midtown area of State Street.
Located at 1114 State Street #25, Santa Barbara.

Civilianaire

From the creator of Lucky Brand is birthed this curated apparel store for both men and women featuring high quality denim.
Located at 1145 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara.

ShineUp

Dress your man in style from inside this corrugated metal clad men’s shop found near the Hotel Californian in the Funk Zone.
Located at 14 Helena Avenue, Santa Barbara.

Whiskey & Leather

There’s a bit of everything in this chic Montecito boutique, from menswear to women’s fashion and a few things for the home.
Located at 1101 Coast Village Road A, Santa Barbara.

Wolf’s Head

For the man who appreciates a good shave and haircut, you’ll find everything needed for the perfect grooming session to rustic-chic menswear here.
Located at 27 1/2 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara.

Interior of Make Smith Leather Co Store

Photo courtesy of Make Smith Leather Co.

For Anyone

Chaucer’s Books

Get lost in the maze of aisles upon aisles of books in this readers enclave. (Insider tip: pay a visit to Renaud’s next door for a French treat before you settle into a good read!)
Located at 3321 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Make Smith Leather Co.

Browse another one of the charming shops in the Presidio neighborhood for handmade pieces made by a third generation leather craftsman.
Located at 135 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara.

Parker Clay

Retail therapy always feels a bit better when you know your purchase helps make a difference. Support fair trade practices and feel good about spending all that dough at this ethically-made Ethiopian lifestyle accessories store.
Located at 133 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.

Plum Goods

Find unique treasures at this sustainable home goods store, featuring a bit of everything from things for the kids to jewelry pieces and an awesome cookbook selection.
Located at 909 State Street, Santa Barbara.

The Riviera Towel Company

Head to the beach in style with an Instagram-worthy Turkish towel from one of the charming boutiques found in Sevilla Square.
Located at 17 West Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara.

For The Kids

Chicken Little

This long-time family owned children’s store is rife with toys, gifts, furniture and staple items for newborns.
Located at 1236 State Street, Santa Barbara.

The Nurture Cottage

Love, laugh, and enjoy a sensory experience at this darling children’s store where all proceeds go to the Nurture Foundation, an organization that benefits Teddy Bear Cancer, Storyteller Children’s Center, Girls Inc., and the Youth Sailing Foundation.
Located at 1213 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara.

Peanuts Maternity & Kids

Try to resist a purchase at this irresistible shop for babes, kids, and moms! Deal hunters will enjoy exploring the narrow winding path through this retail shop plus its top-notch consignment clothing racks found in the back of the store.
Located at 9 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara.

Entrance to The Blue Door in the Funk Zone

Photo courtesy of The Blue Door.

For The Home

The Blue Door

Wind your way through three levels of vintage and modern treasures, plus a few locally made artisan home goods.
Located at 4 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara.

Diani Living

Cozy up to plush home goods, essential decor, and a quintessential book selection in this quaint shop found inside Arlington Plaza.
Located at 1324 State Street, Suite M, Santa Barbara.

Heritage Goods & Supply

Wander off the beaten path to the lazy seaside town of Carpinteria, a short ten minute drive south of SB, for curated home goods made for man, woman, and child.
Located at 5100 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria.

La Maison Rouge

Located inside C’est Cheese you’ll find the perfect gift for those holiday hosts, from bright colored tea kettles to etched bar glasses and felted wine caddies. Pair it with a few cheeses and you’re sure to be this year’s beloved guest at every party.
Located at 825 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara.

The Mill

Rustic industrial vibes inhabit this tiny shop featuring home goods, handmade jewelry and other great gifts. (Insider tip: Take a break from all that shopping to enjoy a glass of wine or refreshing brew at neighboring Potek Winery or Third Window Brewing Co. before heading back out there!)
Located at 406 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara.

Stocking Stuffers & Other Local Favorites

Folio Press & Paperie

Grab a cup of joe next door at one of the oldest coffee roasteries in town before perusing letterpress stationery and gift wrapping items that are sure to put your gifts over the top. (Insider tip: they can also print your holiday cards in-house!)
Located at 301 Motor Way, Santa Barbara.

Lewis & Clark

Click and clank your way across the brick flooring of the twinkle light-laden shop with whimsical gifts, ornaments, and unique home decor.
Located at 1116 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Company

A trip to this shop is a must for for all things Santa Barbara, from locally made edible goodies to note cards and calendars embossed with our beloved city’s name.
Located at 214 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara.

Seaside Makers Collective

Gifts for bath, body, and home can be found in this collective artisan space. There are two shops full of locally made goods in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.
Located at 209 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara and 961 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria.

Upstairs at Pierre Lafond

Visit the upper village of Montecito for celeb sightings, fabulously underrated eats, and to browse this artist gallery store rife with must-have gifts for just about anyone on your list.
Located at 516 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara.

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