There's a lot of shopping to do on State Street. From small, local boutique shops to large department stores like Nordstom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's. The best part about it, is that everyhing is outdoors and walkable. There are plenty of restaurants, coffe shops and snack bars to stop at and take a break while shopping.
There so many wonderful little shops and restaurants to list here. You just have to come and explore.
217 Stearns Wharf, Suite E
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Fish & Chips
and the yummiest fish
and chips this side of the
Open 7 days a week.
The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company
32 flavors of fine ice creams and sherberts, handmade locally.
Open 7 days a week.
Bait & Tackle
Sales & Rentals
What to pay: Parking Fees on Stearns Wharf:
Single vehicle 20-feet and under: $2.50 per hour or part thereof, $20 maximum per day First 90-minutes Free only with a merchant validation stamped on the back of the parking ticket on exit. Vehicles exiting without validation must pay regular hourly parking rates.
Valet parking is available courtesy of the Harbor Restaurant.
This store was pretty amazing! When it comes to camping gear, I don't think you can find everything you can imagine that you would need in one place. This store had everything from clothing, to compasses, head lamps, dehydrated food, hats, backpacks, shoes, wow! Fun store to look through!
This is more than one shop, this is an outdoor Mall with over 50 shops and several restaurants and quick serve food vendors. Anchored by Macy's and Nordstroms with many upscale and unique stores. Set in a mediterranean style village, the shopping center becomes a delight to shop.
The Paseo Nuevo Center is located on State Street between Canon Perdido Street and Ortega Street. Parking is available on the street behind the center, Chapala Street. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri 9am-9pm%, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm.b
What to buy: Local art work and bath and body products.
What to pay: What ever you can afford to buy or want to buy.
High-end or thrift fashions, music, furniture, books and the list goes on. Most anything you need or want can be found in Santa Barbara's downtown strip of State Street.
What to buy: What would you like?
What to pay: You name it
This is a shopping centre build in a spanish style. It has many fountains and courtyards which are enhanced by tropical plants. It has some large shops like Macy's and Nordstrom but also a variety of smaller shops and restaurants.
In this paseos are also some art galerias.
What to buy: You can buy art, souvenirs, nice food and off course your every day needs all packed in a different calming atmosfere.
Picture taken June 2000
Lululemon, a Canadian yoga brand, is the most comfortable sports wear you will ever wear. It isn't cheap, but you will find that it will last you years. Their clothing is good quality and made to last. The designs are trendy and innovative, with pockets for keys, cash and your phone. The woman's selection is much bigger than the man's, but they are getting more and more each season. They also carry yoga mats, towels and a wide selection of workout bags.
What to pay: Expect to pay around $40 USD for a shirt
State Street is the main street in Santa Barbara with many choices of shops and restaurants. It’s a little bit like an outdoor mall, where you have all the brand name shops along the street, scattered amongst them are bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes. The street is lined with trees and park benches and plenty of people walking their dogs or taking a stroll during the day. You can find everything from Borders to Abercrombie and Fitch. Be prepared for hours of shopping and if you get tired, you can always stop off at any of the local cafes for a quick pick-me-up before continuing on your shopping spree.
Sunday does seem like the day to try and arrange to be in Santa Barbara. Not only do they erect the War Memorial on the beach, but there is a craft show type flea market set up right along the beachfront park with local artisans out selling their wares. There were some nice paintings, jewelry and of course a fair number of budding photographers since the Brooks Institute is right in town.
Territory Ahead is a clothing store for men and women. They do a lot of catalogue business, and their headquarters is here in Santa Barbara. It is worth looking at their flagship store and outlet store for some good deals.
Browsing through all the shops on State Street is a great way to spend the afternoon or evening in Santa Barbara. They have a wide selection of shops and cafes. But even if you don't spend a dime I think it is worth your time just to enjoy the beautiful tree lined streets with it's many examples of Spanish Colonial architecture.
Designed by architect Myron Hunt in 1926, it's one Santa Barbara little jewels. I like this place because of the unique bronzes statues. You almost had to do a douple take when you approached them or just walking by. This neat little court yard has lots of neat shops to browse in and a beautiful fountain that graces the center. Many folks do not know of it because it blends so well into the street line. Just look for the beautiful sign that graces the tops of the entrance.
Another very lovely area to shop within the surrounding of beautiful downtown state street. There are lots of different stores along the beautiful sculpture passage way. Some shops may appear a little to trendy for your taste, but venture in. I discovered Ann Tylor and discovered their prices are very reasonble and I love how the clothes fit. I bought several outfits for my work and they are wearing very well. So check it out. It wraps around the back of State Street and so you can either enter or exit onto State Street or the next street over.
Mon - Fri 9am-9pm
Lots of wonderful stores all along the street. Some seem really expensive and yes they are...lol. Yet, there are some that appear that way, but once you wonder in you discover they are not. I loved the way the whole street was designed. I enjoyed all the trees, plants, and Spanish architeture. I even wondered into Sak Fifth Avenue...and yes...cough cough...a little bit too rich for my blood. Yet, the ladies in here were so friendly and just wanted to know where I was from and that if I was enjoying my time here. I thought that was really nice.
The Territory Ahead has both it’s flagship store and an outlet store in Santa Barbara. The stores specialize in what they call “Exceptional Clothing for Life’s Adventures” They sell high quality men and womens clothing and accessories. They also carry a nice line of leather and canvas luggage bags for travel.
What to buy: I found a beautiful leather jacket on sale in the outlet store. The jacket sold for more than $300 dollars in their retail stores but it was marked ½ off in the outlet store then due to the sale it was reduced even more at the register so it only cost me $70 !! Needless to say I highly recommend visiting the outlet store before paying retail.