Buying local goods has recently become very popular, as horses willing to trek goods from coast to coast have become harder to come by since their unionization. Invest in the ingenuity of neighbors with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of jewelry, home furnishings, and other goods at Stripe Design Group.
Granted six Gold Awards in 2011 by Santa Cruz Weekly, Stripe Design Group provides a halfway house for one-of-a-kind handpicked goods, including locally made edibles, international houseware finds, and vintage furnishings. Liven up tea time with a robin’s-egg blue creamer pitcher ($16), crumpet-coating Serendipity jam ($10) created by a mother-daughter team, and the scandalous news that you’re switching to coffee. The Magellan’s Voyage necklace ($25), constructed from a vintage compass, grants exclusive access to due north, and the white ceramic egg rack ($14) stylishly houses a dozen eggs as they wait to fulfill their omelet destinies.
Stripe Design Group’s eclectic abode dresses to impress with constantly rotating décor, including a seasonally changing wall recently painted hot pink and dotted with vintage plates. Treasure hunters can shop for interesting items in-store seven days a week.
107 Walnut Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions