Shopping in Santa Barbara truly is a special occasion. While you’ll find a few major department stores and chains, with all open-air malls and a preference for small boutiques, the city is the perfect place to update your style. In your search for unique pieces, don’t miss the best consignment stores in town:
If you even mention consignment/vintage/antique shopping in Santa Barbara, you’re sure to get recommendations to visit The Blue Door. Located in the Funk Zone and standing tall with three floors of inventory, the store combines new and vintage home items that will pique any shopper’s interest. Plus, with new items arriving any day, you’re sure to find something unique to bring home with you!
The Blue Door. 4 E. Yanonali Street. 805 364 5144.
Jessica Consignment in Uptown Santa Barbara is likely the best shop for modern consignment pieces to update your wardrobe. With eye for fashionable, quality pieces and designer brands, owner Jessica has been in the business for over 25 years and has built a reputation for having expert taste. Come here to find your next favorite item in great condition for an even better price!
Jessica Consignment. 2008 De La Vina Street. 805 686 2755.
Renaissance, on upper State, is the ultimate shop for affordable designer pieces in excellent condition. Family-owned and fueled by a true love for fashion, you’ll feel the effort put in to curating the collection here the moment you walk through the door. Expect to find amazing brands from every decade for both men and women, plus all the accessories to go with.
Renaissance Fine Consignment. 1118 State Street. 805 963 7800.
The Closet feels much less like a consignment store than a trendy, affordable boutique for the fashionable California girl. Featuring contemporary labels such as Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone and Marc Jacobs, the buyers here know exactly what their style is and curate the constantly rotating collecting meticulously. Shop here and go home with a completely updated wardrobe!
The Closet Trading Company. 920 State Street. 805 963 8083.
If you’re looking for some serious luxury items for your home and outdoor space, look no further than Summerland Antique Collective. Specializing in fine designer pieces and unique collectibles, the shop prides itself on offering a wide range of styles. Whether you’re looking to redecorate or just browse, this spot is definitely worth a stop if you’re in Summerland.
Summerland Antique Collective. 2192 Ortega Hill Road. 805 565 3189.