Great Shopping in Santa Barbara
Collected by Alexandra Cheney
When it comes to shopping for local goods, the artisans and downtown boutiques make it easy. There's a third-generation leather crafter and a decades-old independent bookstore, plus art galleries, interiors and antique stores, and a number of cheese, wine and food markets along State Street and the downtown alleys and passageways.
1024 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
New York-based photographer Matt Albiani and his partner Ron Brand have brought New England nauticals (vintage oil paintings and goodies such as ships in bottles and a brass whale shoehorn) to Santa Barbara at the tiny,...
136 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
A family-owned firm based in Santa Barbara, Raoul is part home-design store, part textile wonderland. The hand-printed fabrics, soft furnishings, and furniture for sale here are designed by Raoul Textiles founder Sally McQuillan and are...
825 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Whether you're in the market for Pasolivo tangerine-infused olive oil, mole salame from Seattle's Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, or one of the 120 different types of cheese in stock, this petite specialty foods shop can take care of...
135 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Bearded and bespectacled Steven Soria is a third-generation leather craftsperson. In 2008, he founded Make Smith Leather Company, selling handmade bags, belts, keychains, home goods, wallets, and dog accessories. Leather-making...
1324 State St Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Were it not for Santa Barbara's landmark Arlington Theater just across the street, you may forget that DIANI Boutique isn't in London, Paris, or Barcelona. When Caroline Diani opened her namesake boutique in 2002, her objective...
4 E Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
The massive, bright cerulean doors at the aptly named Blue Door invite shoppers in to explore the three-story interior. The inventory—repurposed and vintage furniture, accessories, art, tchotchkes and more—changes frequently...
137 Anacapa St A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
The store known as the Shopkeepers bills itself as "Newly Curious Goods for Curious People." This clothing and goods shop stocks, among other things, small-batch fragrances from Crosby, relaxed clothing from Gallery Department, lip stain from Fat...
525 San Ysidro Rd Unit H, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
California designer Jenni Kayne decided to open a location of her all-in-one home and apparel stores in Montecito after visiting the region with her mother. Kayne's simple, yet highly curated style shines through in...
740 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Just beneath State Street, there's a cave, its walls and ceilings and floors lined with over 60 tons of pink crystalline salt that was imported from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. The salt cave was created as a place for wellness...
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