Montecito Shopping: Where the Rich and Famous Splurge

In the market for some luxury splurging? Then set your sights on Montecito, California. This small town just south of Santa Barbara is home to fancy addresses and even fancier shops! And it's no wonder, given that some of the country's wealthiest and most famous people live here (yes, we're talking about Oprah).

There are plenty of women's fashion boutiques in Montecito. The styles at Jenni Kayne in the Upper Village give off a relaxed, cool-girl vibe - perfect for strolling along Butterfly Beach or catching a movie premier during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Need a swimsuit, coverup or pair of sandals? Head to Malia Mills for swimwear designed to fit and flatter every body type. The staff here will make sure that your bikini-shopping experience is pleasant and anxiety-free.

If clothing stores are not your cup of tea, pay a visit to Maison K instead. This beautiful home and gift store will have you plotting your next redecorating project and mapping out your Christmas list, all at the same time. Speaking of holiday gifts, it's never a bad idea to get a head start at Toy Crazy

So, are you ready to shop 'til you drop? These 10 stores will inspire you to part with your hard-earned cash... in exchange for some treasures, of course!



Wendy Foster is a high-end women's fashion boutique in the upper village area of Montecito. They sell designer women's clothing, accessories and small gifts. Brands represented at Wendy Foster include Claire Vivier, Johnny Was, Velvet and...  Read More



Cos Bar is a luxury skincare and beauty boutique for men and women. First opened over 25 years ago by owner Lily Garfield, there are now 22 locations in the United States. This Montecito shop sells makeup, skin products, fragrances and...  Read More

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If you're a girl looking for gorgeous clothes with that laid-back, Santa Barbara vibe, look no further. Angel is the place to go. From the softest winter cashmeres to light and gauzy summer apparel (with seasonal highlights of swimwear and...  Read More



Whiskey & Leather is a fun Montecito clothing boutique with a great selection for women... and even a smattering of menswear. Visit this shop for young-at-heart brands like Show Me Your Mumu, Scotch & Soda and For Love & Lemons....  Read More



Malia Mills is a fun place to go if you forgot to pack for the beach or need a few new pieces to accommodate a heat wave. Or if you just want to spoil yourself a little bit! This designer swimwear and clothing boutique has stores throughout the...  Read More



Maison K is a home and lifestyle boutique in Montecito. Opened in 2002 by owner Kimberly Phillips, Maison K is your shopping destination for lovely gifts and fascinating interior elements - like antique mirrors and hand-blown glass vases. Maison...  Read More

Jenni Kayne
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The Montecito outpost of Jenni Kayne's California cool-girl fashion empire will probably make you want a whole new wardrobe. From jewelry and leather goods to footwear and street-ready duds, the inventory here is curated like your perfectly...  Read More

Toy Crazy
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Looking for a cute gift for a kiddo? A fun toy, game or activity that will spur their imagination, get them off the couch and provide hours of entertainment? Look no further than Toy Crazy, a small business toy store with a big, "best of the...  Read More



A vintage store unlike any other in town, Mate Gallery specializes in the somewhat nautical and the truly unusual. This charming shop tucked just down the road from Santa Barbara in beautiful Montecito has everything from from vintage textiles...  Read More



The ultimate store to go to when you don't know what you want, you just want something new and delightful... Upstairs at Pierre Lafond is heaven on earth for gift-buyers and self-pamperers alike. From silky robes and fragrant candles to...  Read More


Meet Geneva Ives

Geneva Ives moved to Santa Barbara in 2000 on a whim (ok, and to go to college) and never looked back. She loves Santa Barbara because it’s really one of America’s greatest small towns - it...  More About Geneva