Montecito Shopping: Where the Rich and Famous Splurge

If you're in the market for some luxury splurging, 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).

Women's fashion boutiques abound in Montecito, representing designers from all over the world. If you follow runway trends and dream of fashion week, visit Intermix and Jenni Kayne in the Upper Village. The styles at Jenni Kayne 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.

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 wonderful treasures!

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 Current Elliott, Three Dots, Velvet and...  Read More

If you are looking for a blend of the latest designer fashions, look no further than Intermix. This women's boutique in Montecito has an always-up-to-date inventory featuring a rotating crop of designers. Intermix has a number of boutiques...  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 13 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 a smattering of swimwear and lingerie),...  Read More

Malia Mills is a designer swimwear and clothing boutique with stores throughout the United States. Malia Mills sells bikini separates and one-pieces that are designed to flatter a variety of body types. Many swim tops come in bra sizes for a...  Read More

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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

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

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

Calypso St. Barth is a women's fashion and lifestyle brand that specializes in resort chic looks. Beautiful colors, luxurious fabrics and intricate details make each Calypso collection special. Stop by Calypso if you're packing for a fabulous...  Read More

Jenni Kayne Home is the first foray into a home goods for famed Californian fashion designer Jenni Kayne. Located directly next door to her women's clothing store in Montecito, Jenni Kayne Home has two floors of wonderful. The first floor is...  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