American Colors

The American Colors flagship store, located just off of State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, offers the kind of basic clothing that’s timeless, relaxed, and sophisticated, without sacrificing fit or that subtle “cool factor”. The brand, established in 1997 by Henry Lehr, has been operated by son, Alex and daughter-in-law, Shannon since 2003. The couple has continued the family tradition of producing exceptional basics, including shirting, dresses, tunics and t-shirts, in an array of sophisticated colors, while evolving the quality and sustainability of the fabrics. All raw material for American Colors goods is procured in Japan and then cut, sewn, and washed exclusively in the United States. The flagship store carries a variety of other great collections, all complementary to the in-house brand, from companies sharing similar values - sustainability, quality, and character. Shop bags from Will Leather Goods, jeans from Big Star Denim, feminine blouses from 0039 Italy, hand-crafted sandals from Beek and jewelry from Santa Barbara native, Marisa Mason, and so much more. In a world full of “fast-fashion”, the American Colors’ family owned and run business is a breath of fresh air. The Lehrs both agree, “It’s truly a labor of love for us. We are small and love being small. We love to meet our customers, hear their stories, and enjoy being a part of the fabric of the Santa Barbara community”.


11 West Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.962.1133
americancolorsclothing.com

 

ARA Collection

The gorgeous jewelry from this flagship boutique hails from Bodrum, Turkey, where each stunning piece is designed and hand-hewn in 24k gold. Polished and raw gemstones, diamonds, molded coins and oxidized silver mixed with yellow gold combine to provide a historic richness of mystery and character to the unique designs.

1253 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108
805.965.3999
Ara24K.com

Bikini Factory

The Bikini Factory offers an amazing selection of separates and one-piece swimwear, hats, sandals and other “beachy” accessories. Helping girls and women find the most flattering suits with the perfect fit for every body-type, for nearly 50 years, the Bikini Factory also offers design services for custom-made suits.

2275 Ortega Hill Road
Summerland, CA 93067
805.969.2887
BikiniFactory.com

Blanka

This new Montecito boutique offers a fresh spin on Santa Barbara style. Shop the eclectic line-up - classics from Nicole Miller, easy price points from BlankNYC, "boho" looks from Raga, fashion forward styles from Bec + Bridge and so much more. Owner/stylist, Jennifer Stierwalt Reiter helps customers up their dressing games.

1266 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108
805.869.1811
BlankaBoutique.com

Bryant & Sons

Since 1965 the Bryant family has offered Santa Barbara and Montecito customers the world's most elegant selection of jewelry and gift items, along with original designs and rare finds from around the globe. Bryant & Sons is proud to represent many of the world's most distinguished jewelry designers and fine timepieces.

812 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.565.4411
BryantandSons.com

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Chasen

With over twenty-five years of experience in the industry, Lisa Stern knows her way around retail fashion. Chasen, her Montecito boutique, has developed a devoted following, and one step inside and it’s easy to see why. Brimming with a variety of coveted lines, shoppers can indulge in playful dresses and rompers from BB Dakota, great fitting pants from Sanctuary and on-trend styles from James Jeans. Up your bag game with the latest from perennial favorite, Kooba or get creative with a custom-made exotic skin handbag and top it all off with a great piece of jewelry. With goods available at a variety of price points and looks ranging from cool basics to a bit edgy, it’s the kind of store where mothers and daughters can shop side by side.

1046 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108
805.845.6186
ShopChasen.virb.com

Hummingbird

This lovely little boutique, located on Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria, specializes in elegant clothing, stunning jewelry, accessories, original artwork, and unique gift items.  Owner/buyer, Lynn Davis, travels from New York to Atlanta, Los Angeles and back home again to curate the jewelry, made with expert workmanship and quality stones, that completes her exquisite collection. The boutique houses a wide variety of covetable designers such as Rene Escobar, Victoria Cunningham, Sarah McGuire, Debbie Harper and Jamie Josephs, just to name a few.  The clothing collections are casual, comfortable, and wearable - the kind that will inspire your signature style and go-to outfits. Shop from Johnny Was, Biya, CP Shades, Bella Dahl, Tolani, and Rails. Always in-demand handbags and accessories from the earthy Will Leather Goods to the sophisticated Hammitt Los Angeles are on hand, and new to the jewelry lineup is Margaret Solow, Lena Skadegard and handmade jewelry with antique embellishments from Debbie Harper. Gorgeous sweaters and wraps from Margaret O’Leary and BedStu boots round out the recent fall additions. Works from many local artists fill the walls at Hummingbird, including incredible bird block paintings from Ginny Speirs and gorgeous watercolor paintings by Fred Sweeney.  Hand printed linocut totes, tea towels, and pouches from Pippa’s Print Shop by local artist, Pippa Baker-Rabe are also new to the store. Beauty is bountiful at Hummingbird and shopping in this delightful, relaxed, store is an experience that everyone will enjoy. Like a hummingbird returning to its favorite flower, you’ll want to go back, again and again.

3823 Santa Claus Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805.684.5800
hummingbirdcarpinteria.com

Intimo

The finest selection of lingerie and sleepwear imported from Italy, France, and New York is available at Intimo, housed on the other side of Antoinette boutique. Indulge in expertly tailored La Perla undergarments and lingerie, or perhaps in the clean and sporty design of Hanro's Egyptian cotton undergarments. Intimo also carries a selection of gorgeous fashion forward swimwear, with French flair from Huit.

1046 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108
805.565.5606
AntoinetteBoutique.com

Occhiali

In business since 1988, Occhiali is Santa Barbara’s exclusive distributor for top international eyewear designers. Occhiali (which means "eyeglasses " in Italian) is the place to go for both fashion-forward and classic eyewear and sunglasses. They combine high-fashion awareness with prescriptive expertise and have been voted "Santa Barbara’s Best Optical Store and Sunglass Selection" for the past 18 years in the Santa Barbara Independent. Try on the latest styles from Thierry Lasry, Alain Mikli, Matsuda, Chanel, SALT, Ronit Furst, Francis Klein or the ever-popular Oliver Peoples.

1046 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108
805.565.3415

7 West Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.963.5760
OcchialiEyeWear.com

Romp

This shoe lovers paradise is known for its fine European footwear, like boots from Fiorentini & Baker and shoes from Chie Mihara, and for the excellent customer service the friendly and knowledgable staff provides. Also shop a variety of exclusive handbags, belts and beautiful jewelry.

2928 San Marcos Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
805.688.1071
RompShoes.com

Rowan

This lovely boutique in Carpinteria offers a playful, yet sophisticated selection of clothing and accessories, from popular, well-known collections as well as emerging and local designers. There are bathing suits, cover-ups, dresses for day or night, great essentials, jeans, luxurious cashmere sweaters, cute jackets, jewelry, totes, sunglasses and other fun accessories. Rowan’s coveted line-up includes; Kathryn McCarron, Cynthia Vincent, Elizabeth and James, Torchlight, Velvet, 9 Seed, Hanky Panky and many other fantastic finds.

3817 Santa Claus Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805.684.6474
Rowan.com

Salt

Experience total relaxation during 45 minute Salt Cave sessions, offered every hour on the hour. Indulge in luxurious treatments, ranging from the signature Salt-sational Himalayan Salt Scrub and Massage, to the unique and restorative Nexneuro Vibration Treatment. Swedish and Deep Tissue massages are also available and all treatments are topped-off by a complimentary 45 minute cave session.

740 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.963.7258
SaltCaveSB.com

Tienda Ho

Tienda Ho has a wide variety of exotic clothing in every color imaginable. Select from embroidered, hand-printed, batiked, or crocheted pieces. There are also accessories, jewelry, rugs, furniture, home goods, and hand-hewn art pieces from Morocco, India, and Indonesia.

1105 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.969.1515
TiendaHo.com

Waxing Poetic

Waxing Poetic provides a beautiful way for customers to express themselves with gifts of jewelry. The name Waxing Poetic embodies life’s voyage, while the words mean “speaking in a flowery or poetic fashion.” The individual words remind us that “waxing” is “to become or evolve into something else” and “poetic” means…just that, and everything related. The sentiment reflected in these handcrafted, artisanal designs, and the evocative words carved in the metals, gives voice to the universal truths of love, hope, faith, family – and a voice to the gift giver’s sentiment. Through their hearts and hands, two sisters have created collectible expressions, which commemorate moments in our lives. This versatile line was designed to allow customers to mix and match, providing the opportunity to create unique pieces of jewelry that reflect the story of life’s journey. Treasured moments can be remembered and cherished with one of many Waxing Poetic handcrafted designs. As life moves, stories grow; providing an opportunity to select additional pieces to illustrate one’s evolving journey.

2350 Lillie Avenue
Summerland, CA 93067
805.770.2847
WaxingPoetic.com

Whistle Club

In a world where fashion is sometimes taken a bit too seriously, Montecito clothing and lifestyle boutique Whistle Club provides some respite. That’s not to say there isn’t some serious fashion here - there absolutely is! For owner Rebecca Blair it’s all about creating an atmosphere where a warm and welcoming retail experience and high-quality merchandise can coexist. At Whistle Club customers can mingle and grab a cappuccino at the in-house Stumptown Coffee Roasters espresso bar while shopping clothing, accessories, and gift items from emerging designers and industry favorites. The designer edit at Whistle Club is constantly evolving. Whether perusing social media, the latest issue of Vogue or scanning the streets of New York City, Blair is always on the lookout for the next great addition to the store’s brand matrix. Looks from Rachel Comey, Horses Atelier, Tibi and Closed are perennial favorites, while Carven and Re/Done and Miranda Bennett are new to the store this season. The curated selection pulls the best from the casual West Coast to the edgier East. If you are in the market for coveted designers and perhaps a little caffeine-induced buzz, make Whistle Club your next stop.

1235 Coast Village Road, Suite C
Montecito, CA 93108
805.565.2800
whistleclub.com