Vintage, consignment and resale stores offer the most sustainable shopping of all—thankfully, Santa Barbara has no shortage of these treasure troves. Here a few faves:
COMINICHI A carefully curated selection of clothing, art, jewelry, furniture and more adorns the space at this quirky shop, all chosen by rad artists and expert treasure seekers (such as Jesse, pictured). You could spend all day uncovering hidden gems for your home here. 19 E. Haley St.
BOOK DEN Book lovers agree that few things bring such joy as spending an afternoondissecting the rows of old and new tomes of this shop. 15 E. Anapamu St.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE Gently used (and new!) home improvement products and appliances find new life (and heavy discounts) at the ReStore. 6860 Cortona Dr., Goleta.
PEREGRINE GALLERIES Look no further for sparkling eccentric and rare vintage jewelry, including from glitzy Chanel to Native American turquoise. 1133 Coast Village Rd.
SB LIGHTSExquisite vintage brass, copper, pewter and iron period lighting and chandeliers add functional illuminated art in your home. 509 Chapala St.
MAY MADNESS This huge annual estate and vintage sale includes furniture, home décor, silver, china,collectibles, art, electronics and clothing, with proceeds benefiting Music Academy of the West. 1070 Fairway Rd.
THE ATTIC Upscale home furnishing and décor resale is The Attic’s mission, as is benefiting local charities such as The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. 418 N. Milpas St.
ESTATE SALES There’s no shortage of gorgeous items for cheap at estate sales (much like garage sales) throughout Mission Canyon, Hope Ranch, Montecito and beyond.
–Taylor Micaela Davis
Originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Santa Barbara SEASONS Magazine.