Santa Barbara’s downtown is packed with shops and restaurants, making it an excellent shopping destination for anyone at any age. While the activity is usually dominated by women and children, this town also has a lot to offer in men’s fashion. Here’s our guide to the best boutiques in Santa Barbara for men:
Whiskey & Leather is a relatively new installment in the Montecito shopping scene that caters to men and women seeking high-quality but rustic pieces that feel comfortable, worn and classic. Designed to stand out from the typical beachy, Santa Barbara style, the shop stocks brands including Hudson, Sol Angeles, Rose Pistols and many more.
Whiskey & Leather. 1101 Coast Village Road A. 805 770 5155.
Frank is a very popular Santa Barbara boutique selling a plethora of upscale international and local brands. Here you will find a wide variety of items, each designed with a distinctly California style. Perfect for browsing and window shopping, the retailer has a new location on Coast Village Road, nearby other Montecito treasures. Check out major bi-annual sales to score great deals on designers such as AG, T by Alexander Wang, and J Brand to name a few.
Frank. 1150 Coast Village Road. 805 560 7424.
Wolf’s Head is one of those boutiques that is all about aesthetic and atmosphere. Stocked with everything from clothing and accessories, to art and collectibles, the store caters towards those looking for a cool, relaxed style and an inviting space. While you’re in town, visit Wolf’s Head Annex for a fresh new haircut in a classically designed barbershop.
Wolf’s Head. 432 State Street. 805 845 0685.
Although not technically a clothing boutique, Channel Islands Surfboards is the number one place to go for anyone who loves to surf or admires Californian culture. The company is built with top surfers from around the world, and a T-shirt from here will get you recognized by any fan of professional riders. Located in the Funk Zone, this is an easy and important stop on your next trip into town!
Channel Islands Surfboards. 36 Anacapa Street. 805 966 7213.
Civilianaire is a clothing brand and Montecito boutique started by two of fashion’s leading designers—Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman. With an eye towards supreme quality and attention to detail, the two created pieces that will last forever and never go out of style. Stop by the expertly curated shop and look for classic denim and leather articles.
Civilianaire Clothing-Montecito West. 1145 Coast Village Road. 805 969 2520.