Santa Barbara is a destination that’s rich with art, local culture, and beautiful beachy fashion trends. The city has also built a refreshing and eclectic shopping scene that serves a quintessentially Californian flavor, along with internationally recognizable fashion brands.
Read on for our essential Santa Barbara shopping guide.
The Best Stores in Santa Barbara
This versatile shopping destination offers stylish works of art, jewelry, and women’s clothing in Santa Barbara. The retail ranges from fine leather accessories, including gorgeous handbags, to beaded necklaces crafted by local artisans and photography and paintings from Santa Barbara artists.
The ShopKeepers. 137 Anacapa St.
Located on State Street, a convenient walk from Hotel Milo, Plum Goods is one of our favorite gift shops and accessories stores in the area. Expect handmade works of art, books, housewares and children’s toy. It’s also environmentally friendly, highlighting green and recycled products throughout its inventory.
Plum Goods. 909 State St.
La Arcada Plaza
This is one of the main shopping centers in Santa Barbara, and a relic of history with tiled walkways, fountains, and beautiful historic sculptures. Come here for restaurants, art galleries, and an impressive collection of shops. Some of our favorite stores at La Arcada Plaza include Socorro, Ace Rivington, and Coast 2 Coast Collection.
La Arcada Plaza. 1114 State St.
Whiskey & Leather
Whiskey & Leather serves a wide range of clientele with its upscale selection of men’s and women’s clothing, as well as a number of choice accessories. In addition to the West Coast-inspired threads, this shop also sells antiques, art works, whiskeys and accessories for your home bar.
Whiskey & Leather. 1101 Coast Village Rd.
The Closet Trading Company
Those who enjoy relics of the past, cutting down on waste, and finding worn fashion should absolutely check out The Closet Trading Company when shopping in Santa Barbara. This vintage consignment shop specializes in women’s clothing and accessories, and it tends to carry a wide array of well-known designer brands.
The Closet Trading Company. 920 State St.
This beautiful arts and crafts shop carries a number of pieces and wears that are emblematic of Southwestern style and flare. Come here to order pieces of furniture to have delivered to your home, find unique and colorful works of local art, and try on some brilliant women’s clothes.
La Calenda. 2915 De La Vina St.
Circaterra Travel Outfitters
Chances are you had some luggage when you came to Santa Barbara to stay at Hotel Milo, but if your travel goods could use some updating, this is the place to do it. In addition to the stylish collection of luggage and travel accessories on hand at Circaterra, you can also find men’s and women’s clothing.
Circaterra Travel Outfitters. 3317 A State St.
Maison K is a fashion-forward, upscale shop in Santa Barbara that carries designer home decor, women’s clothes, and a fine selection of jewelry. Stop by to discover work from local, independent designers, and to treat yourself to the elevated taste of the store.
Maison K. 1253 Coast Village Rd.
Devil & Deep Blue Sea
Named after a classic tune, once recorded by legendary Beatles guitarist George Harrison, Devil & Deep Blue Sea is one of the best souvenir shops in Santa Barbara. Find Southern California and beach-themed toys, gifts, and nicnacs to take home from your memorable at this Stearns Wharf favorite, just a short walk from Hotel Milo.
Devil & Deep Blue Sea. 219 Stearns Wharf
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