Santa Barbara has a reputation for great shopping—from stylized antique shops and designer boutiques to artisanal kitchen goods and homeware—this is the place to find casual luxury on every corner. For those trips you take with the whole family, however, we’ve rounded up Santa Barbara’s best stores for family shopping so that the little ones can come home with something special, too!
Chicken Little, located in Downtown’s Paseo Nuevo Mall, is one of Santa Barbara’s best stores for kids and first time parents. Loved by the community, the shop has a very personal feel and offers everything from nursing and feeding gear to adolescent clothing and toys. Originally opened in SB in 1979, this store is a true staple for local families.
Chicken Little. 1236 State Street. 805 962 7771.
Janie and Jack, the high-quality, designer children’s brand, has a store in La Cumbre Plaza, and the next time you’re in town we highly recommend a visit. Specializing in chic designs and modern fashion for kids, any purchase here will have your family looking it’s absolute best. So if you’re shopping for a special occasion, or just want to buy something memorable of your vacation, don’t miss this place!
Janie and Jack.110 S Hope Avenue. 805 682 7012.
Peanuts Maternity & Kids is a special store for families that combines quality products with informative classes to support both parents and kids. They have a wide range of children’s clothing, both new and consignment, and offer free monthly parenting workshops in addition to inexpensive kid’s activities, such as ballet and music classes. This is store that was born out of love and compassion, so stop by and support one of SB’s family treasures.
Peanuts Maternity & Kids. 9 E. Figueroa Street. 805 618 1640.
Because not all kids enjoy shopping as much as their parents, we’ve included Downtown’s Game Seeker shop to bring some fun into your purchases. Committed to bring families together through games, this store embodies the nostalgic joy of the simpler things. Stop by on your next trip to find unique toys, classic board games and beautiful puzzles to liven up any night in!
Game Seeker. 537 State Street. 805 564 6611.
Kids Corner is a family-owned children’s specialty shoe store dedicated to finding your kids the perfect fit and comfort for all their fun activities. Ranging from footwear for newborns to adolescents, here you’ll find whatever it is your family needs; from soccer or basketball shoes to dance or party shoes. So the next time you’re in SB, stop by for some cute sandals to wear to the beach!
Kids Corner. 110 Anacapa Street. 805 899 8804.