Montecito has a new shopping destination for local and visiting fashionistas. Calypso St. Barth has opened its doors in this charming little neighborhood (just south of downtown Santa Barbara), known for posh shops, fines restaurants and celebrity residents.
Enjoy luxurious resort shopping at Calypso St. Barth — Photo courtesy of Calypso St. Barth
Calypso first opened in St. Barth in 1992 by proprietress Christiane Celle, and the new location marks Calypso's 39th shop in the US. Celle was inspired by pink orchids and tropical music to create a shopping oasis that matched the experience of visiting St. Barth. Today, her vision has transformed into a lifestyle brand embraced by women of all ages.
Calypso is the fashionable lady's one-stop shop for resort-chic apparel. Their namesake collection focuses on versatile pieces made from luxury fabrics with unique accents. Colors and materials vary depending on the season. In the summer, you will find linen dresses, gauzy tunics and gorgeous silk shirts. Fall and winter bring cozy cashmere sweaters and other warm knits.
In addition to their own label, Calypso stocks a variety of clothing and accessories from other carefully curated designer labels. Find leather sandals handmade in India, European handbags and jewelry made from precious gems and metals.
Calypso St. Barth also produces a line of signature scents. Their assortment of Eau de Toilettes includes sweet Lavande, fresh Herbe d'Ete and four other scents. A collection of natural-wax, scented candles make the perfect hostess gifts . . . or a great small treat for yourself.
A few carefully selected home goods are also stocked here, like pillows, books and throws. It is a little too easy to go into this shop for one thing, and come out with something else (or many something elses) entirely!
Everything in this gem of a boutique is arranged by color. The striking visuals combine with the indulgent signature scents to make shopping here a delight for the senses. Although prices at Calypso are generally in line with prices at other high-end shops, there are some true gems to be found under $100.
Calypso St. Barth is located in the Montecito Country Mart, next door to Intermix and near Rori's Artisinal Creamery. There are lots of tasty restaurants in the area, and Butterfly Beach is a short, five-minute drive away. It's the perfect white sand runway to test out your new beach-friendly fashions!
Calypso is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. Enjoy free parking in the lot out front.