A Smart Shopper-Shops Local


Carpinteria’s shops are full of the finest goods, soft natural fiber apparel, artwork and the most unusual and valuable collectables on the South Coast. Grab at least two reusable bags, and stop for a refreshing smoothie at Pacific Health Foods (on Linden Ave.), before you start your shopping quest. Remember...if your feet wear out, jump on the Seaside Shuttle, so you can continue shopping, up, down and all around.

At Whimsy’s two locations (on 7th St. and Linden Ave) there’s a collection of “must haves” waiting to be taken home. Select a piece of artwork at the Red Door Gallery (on Carpinteria Ave.). A visit to Kraft It! (on Linden Ave) will tickle your creative side, where you will be tempted to take home a new project. 

Pamper yourself with various fragrant lotions, candles and cuddly wraps, and exquisite loungewear fromSOAP (just off Linden Ave.). For comfortable and stylish clothing, visit Carpinteria Cotton Co. (on Wullbrandt Way). Looking for that special gift? Down Under (on Carpinteria Ave) is the place for lingerie or sleepwear and the shop is a sight to behold! 9th Street Dance Studio has a beautiful showroom to sell their dance wears, while Susan Willis, LTD (on Carpinteria Ave) has the special gift item you’ve been wanting.

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