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Santa Barbara boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques and only-in-SB shops offering everything from expertly-curated designer goods to custom jewelry and swimwear. With something at every price point, and for every style Santa Barbara is a shopper's paradise.
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Located in downtown Santa Barbara's historic La Arcada shopping center on State Street, this momand-pop denim shop is home to Central Coast denim brand Ace Rivington. Come in for a custom denim fitting or repair and shop for super soft Ace Rivington tees, henleys and French Terry sweatshirts. A wellcurated selection of California lifestyle goods and gifts inspired by the spirit of adventure rounds out the offerings. 1106-A State Street, 805.560.1580, acerivington.com
ANNA JANELLE JEWELRY
Anna Cardenas, owner and designer of her eponymous jewelry brand, is big on the delicate details that define the 14K yellow gold-filled, semiprecious and fine jewelry collections showcased in her beautiful Paseo Nuevo Mall-located boutique. Here you’ll find elegant, easy-to-wear jewelry, all handmade in Santa Barbara and a tightly-curated selection of crystals, candles, gifts and decor items. 711 Paseo Nuevo, annajanellejewelry.com, @annajanellejewelry, 805.560.2300 baxter moerman
Each exquisite piece populating the cases of this downtown San Luis Obispo fine jewelry store is designed and handmade by co-founders Matthew Baxter and Matthew Moerman, alongside their inhouse goldsmith. Since its founding in 2009, clean, classic designs and artisanal craftsmanship have defined the brand’s aesthetic. An inviting showroom and excellent customer service make this a must-shop destination for jewelry. 1128 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, 805.801.9117, baxtermoerman.com
The Bikini Factory offers a vast selection of separates and one-piece swimwear, hats, sandals and other “beachy” accessories. The Bikini Factory has been helping girls and women of all body types find the most flattering suits and perfect fits for over 50 years. They also offer design services for custom-made suits. 2275 Ortega Hill Road, Summerland, 805.969.2887
This elegant flagship store and atelier is beautifully curated with goods including printed silk blouses and dresses, elevated denim and jacquard coats by designer Catherine Gee, along with timeless staples and a tight edit of covetable accessories and lifestyle goods. 1114 State Street Suite #24, 805.324.4699, catherinegee.com
1114 State Street, Suite 24, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 catherinegee.com
and studio. Peruse a cohesively curated mix of global goods focused on natural textures, sustainable furniture collections and a calming color palette. 1224 State Street, 805.899.4676, celadonhouse.com
Chapala and parker
Katie Koski, owner of Sevilla Square's beloved corner clothing boutique Chapala and Parker, has a commitment to offering au currant goods that genuinely capture the essence of casual but elegant Santa Barbara style at an easy price point. 350 Chapala Street, 805.962.1115, chapalaandparker.com
Coast 2 Coast Collection
Create an inspired home and shop gorgeous dinnerware, crystal, linens, wine and cocktail glasses, serving pieces, vases, gifts, candles and jewelry. Fine brands include Christofle, Vietri, Juliska, Michael Aram, Jan Barboglio, Riedel, Versace, William Yeoward and much more. Wedding registry services available. 1114 State Street Suite 10, 805.845.7888
Shop from the comfort of your own home from a carefully-curated selection of men's and women's swimwear, clothing and accessories, along with cabana-inspired home decor and more. This online swimwear destination keeps the resort vibes going year-round. ilovecococabana.com, @ilovecococabana
the crafter's library
Nurture your creative spirit, learn something new and leave with a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted project at this unique gathering space. Here makers of all abilities are welcomed to enjoy various classes and workshops, including basic sewing, glass etching, macrame and other modern craft projects. 9 East Figueroa Street, 805.770.3566, thecrafterslibrary.com
A trip to Dylan Star will remind you about the pleasures of in-person shopping. Both Santa Barbara locations—one in the Funk Zone and another in Paseo Nuevo shopping mall—are brimming with a wide selection of on-trend women's and men's clothing, accessories, gifts and lifestyle items. Owner Erica Brown and her team make sure the shopping is both fun and functional for every customer. 110 Anacapa Street and 317 Paseo Nuevo, 805.242.8086, dylanstar.com
For a magical shopping experience head to home decor and lifestyle boutique, Folly. Now located in Arlington Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara, this beautifully curated space offers vintage wares, an impressive collection of goods from wellestablished local artisans and a charming children's section. 1324 State Street, 805.381.9248, @follyhome on Instagram
Gallery 113 first opened its doors in 1973 in a modest space at 113 East De La Guerra Street.
"I adopted the ShineUP tag line, 'The vibe is real, and the s*#% is cool,' after hearing it over and over from people walking in and checking out the store." Owner, Dina Murillo
JUST SAY NO TO "DAD" DENIM
> You should never have to choose style over comfort. That's why we offer a core collection of fleece hoodies, joggers and shirts that are tailored and tapered for a more modern fit— designed for maximin comfort and to banish any baggy, sloppy vibes. Our inventory also includes an excellent lineup of accessories and lifestyle goods like jewelry, messenger bags, knives and of course, our own ShineUP custom-scented candles.
Professional greeter, Mabel
Meet Guest Editor and ShineUP owner Dina Murillo. Though the inspiration for this clothing and lifestyle boutique came to her on a 2018 Paris trip, she has created a must-shop spot that is quintessential Santa Barbara. Located in an OG—as in one of the few precious pieces of real estate left untouched by developers—building in the Funk Zone and a stone's throw from the ocean, ShineUP is small but mighty, not unlike Dina and her beloved Frenchie sidekick, Mabel. And while ShineUP initially catered to men's fashion, 49.7 percent of the world's population will be thrilled to know that it now has a burgeoning selection of clothing and accessories for women. The categories that fill the racks and shelves here have several things in common; exceptional quality, feelgood fabrics and reasonable price points. Dina is very judicious when it comes to buying for the store. Because of the limited space, she only carries a few select brands each season, along with year-round staples like felt hats, artisan knives, jewelry, sunglasses and leather goods. ShineUP has a loyal local following not only because of the great merchandise, the authentic customer service and good vibes inside the store but also because of what happens just outside the doors on Helena Avenue. Since opening in April 2019, Dina has hosted over a dozen street parties—with plans for more—featuring live music from local bands. She's a big believer in building community and having fun! Here she shares a few of her picks for adding a little comfort, polish and sparkle to your wardrobe this season.
KEEPIN' IT LOCAL
> Almost everything in the store is either SB or California-made. We're big on supporting small businesses that make sustainable goods. The LA-made, lightweight eco-Suede Trucker Jacket ticks all of the boxes. It's perfect for layering on chilly mornings and cool evenings, comes in a variety of colors and is a solid addition to any closet.
WARES FOR WOMEN
> Over the past few seasons, I've worked diligently to build our women's clothing and accessories departments. We now carry a range of clothing that can go from comfy at home or cruising around to dressed up for a night on the town. And I am super excited about some of the local jewelry designers we carry and this great leather bag line—like some of my fave SB wines, they just get better with age and wear.
WE ARE TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH THESE COMFORT + COOL+ COLORFUL SWEATSHIRTS. 3 4
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