If you're looking to spend a little fun money, downtown Santa Barbara is the place to go. There are oodles of shops big and small, but the very best ones are locally owned. This list shares the ten best stores in downtown Santa Barbara and includes many independent retailers that you won't find anywhere else!
Ladies with the urge to splurge will be delighted by the high-end designer fashion at Wendy Foster, Diani Boutique and A Tropical Affair. Even the thrifty-minded will enjoy browsing the racks at Lola, a designer consignment boutique.
For unique gifts and treasures, try Lewis & Clark or the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store. Both are bursting at the seams with home goods, jewelry, books and much more. Locally handcrafted jewelry can also be found at either Lovebird Boutique location. In fact, if you're lucky the designer might even be working when you visit.
Music lovers should seek out Warbler Records. In addition to new and used vinyl, turntables and band merchandise, Warbler also stocks books, cards and sundries, many crafted by local artists.
These downtown stores are all within easy walking distance of one another, and there are plenty of parking and dining options in the area, too. Downtown Santa Barbara: it's the perfect way to spend a day!