Shopping in Carpinteria

50% Off Books at Bank of Books

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Book lovers can find thousands of children's books, new and out-of-print books, and rare books; outlet location prices books at $5 or less

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Ojai

$70 $35

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Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

Up to 52% Off Bike Tune-Ups at Cycle Dynamics

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$250 $119

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Technicians give rides a tune-up or perform complete overhaul; each option comes with a discount on retail items

Up to 51% Off at Complete Nutrition

Encina

$40 $20

Weight-loss pack's supplements add oomph to diet and exercise plans; wide range of supplements for other health and fitness concerns

Up to 75% Off Spray Tans at Bull Couture

Thousand Oaks

$70 $19

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Guests get bronzed with custom spray tans and enjoy holiday-themed beverages

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

43% Off

West Hills

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Annual Flea Market Pass for Two

Woodland Hills

$44 $22

Vintage market features hidden treasures like glass bottles, clothing, and mirrors in an outside market; open every fourth Sunday

Up to 55% Off American-Made Women’s Apparel

Woodland Hills

$50 $25

Women’s laid-back tops, hoodies, and jackets in regular and plus sizes from American-made brand

Half Off Fashion Jewelry at Bling

Bling

$30 $15

Bangles, cuffs, necklaces, and earrings sparkle alongside accessories such as clutches and cellphone cases

50% Off Vintage Apparel

Woodland Hills

$20 $10

Whimsical vintage shop specializes in women's clothing and accessories, furniture, and art and jewelry from local artists

Up to 59% Off Bike Services at Cycle World

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

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Valley bike shop supplies enthusiasts with cycling gear, apparel, and accessories from top brands

Half Off E-Cigarette Accessories

Woodland Hills

$40 $20

Smokers enjoy e-cigarettes in flavors such as spearmint, bananas foster, and black cherry, free from tar and smoke

Up to 59% Off Street-Wear Jewelry

Tarzana

$40 $20

Men and women alike can sport hip and classy Lowrider jewelry made from 14k gold or attach a sleek Lowrider key chain to their keys

51% Off Kids' Clothing

Santa Clarita

$120 $59

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off at Andre Organic Lavender

Solvang-Santa Ynez

$30 $15

Farm-grown, organic lavender products, including sea salt, facial scrubs, and oils

Half Off Over the Counter Beauty Products

Lompoc

$60 $30

Beauty products include wrinkle-reducing bleach creams, eyelash conditioners, hair growth inhibitors, and topical pain relief for arthritis

Half Off Cell Phones

Van Nuys

$30 $15

This featured business is new to Groupon and may even be new to you.

Half Off European Lingerie at My Lady Boutique

Encino

$40 $20

Quaint boutique sells sultry duds from brands such as Flora Nikrooz, La Perla, and Mimi Holliday

Half Off Women's European Clothing & Accessories at Eurotrend Boutique

Tarzana

$50 $25

Top designers of European fashion capitols showcase their clothing, accessories, and outerwear

50% Off

Studio City

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Supplements from Dr. Slim Health Products

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

The shop's long list of supplements includes acai extract pills, vitamins for joint pain, and tea for diabetics

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Multiple Locations

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

53% Off Bespoke Suit and Dress Shirts

Sherman Oaks

$1,478 $699

Spruce up your wardrobe with a bespoke suit and two dress shirts; alterations keep them looking fit for two years

Select Local Merchants

When Rebecca Costa-Smith took a church trip to Haiti, she never dreamed it would change her life. Edhat.com reports that Costa was deeply moved by the destitution she witnessed among the Haitian youth, and knew it was her fate to make a difference. Less than a year later, she returned with her best friend Lindsey Connolly. It was on that trip that the duo formulated the Destined for Grace concept. Destined for Grace is a non-profit organization that provides food and education for more than 125 grade-school children in poverty-stricken Haiti. As part of this continued effort, Rebecca and Lindsey established the Destined for Grace Thrift Stores, whose profits are used solely to fund their humanitarian efforts.

5406 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria,
CA
US

The swimwear savants at Bikini Factory outfit a wide variety of body types in more than a hundred one- and two-piece suits, many sporting size D or DD cups. Mix and match bottoms ($36+) and tops ($44+) from more than 35 brands including Trina Turk, Vix, Sofia, and O'Neill to find a flattering fit for your body or your robotic surrogate's body. Alternately, protect a tender torso from belly-flop fallout with one of more than a dozen one-pieces ($38+). Bikini Factory also cossets beachgoers with accessories such as flip-flops, cover-ups, towels ($18+), and pocket-size steel-drum bands.

2275 Ortega Hill Rd
Summerland,
CA
US

The talented floral designers at Island View Nursery craft exquisite displays of foliage from a landscaping reservoir of nearly 10 acres. Arrangements meld together colorful flowers and lush plants in containers to give as gifts or to act as natural band-aids for wallpaper eyesores ($12.50+). Succulents ($3.25/4" pot), bromeliads ($8.50/4" pot), tillandsias ($3.50+), and orchids ($15+/4"–6" pot) supply photogenic photosynthesis, and interior plants such as palms, dracaena, and ficus give kids new places to build Lego treehouses ($2.75+/4" pot). An assortment of terra-cotta ($.59+) and ceramic pots ($5.50+) warmly coddles exterior plants such as bamboo, grasses, and trees ($2.99+/4" pot).

3376 Foothill Rd
Carpinteria,
CA
US

Nestled near Rincon Beach and stocked with gear from makers such as Volcom, Billabong, and Dakine, A-Frame Surf’s modest shop could never host a reunion for its surfing lessons’ alumni. They wouldn’t fit inside—more than 10,000 surfers have honed their craft with the shop’s CPR- and first-aid-certified instructors during both private and public lessons. Each session is held on a surfboard or a standup paddleboard and has a customizable curriculum that covers topics such as transitioning from paddling to standing and surf etiquette, which mandates that you write a thank-you card to every wave you surf.

3785 Santa Claus Ln
Carpinteria,
CA
US

All 78 acres of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden are bursting with life. More than 1,000 species of native Californian plants and regional flora line its 5.5 miles of serene, public trails, allowing visitors to witness the overwhelming diversity of the Pacific coastline's plant life. Along with stands of oaks and riparian woodlands, botanical collections inhabit precisely arranged landscapes, echoing the founders' goal from 1926 to create a garden that would "unite the aesthetic, educational and scientific." In 2003, Santa Barbara County rewarded the garden's decades of cultural and scientific contributions, granting County Historic Landmark status to 23 of the acres.

The garden's specimens and displays exist just as much for education as they do for appreciation. Guests can gather landscaping ideas from the Home Demonstration Garden, a cottage surrounded with water-conserving plants. The Japanese Teahouse and Demonstration Garden melds traditional East Asian design with California-native flora. Throughout the grounds, tour guides dispense invaluable information on the displays and the retired tree nymphs that tend them. Additionally, scientific researchers use the facilities in their efforts to both study and conserve numerous rare and endangered species.

1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

SwimSpot brings high fashion poolside by amassing a collection of designer bikini and one-piece swimsuits by brands such as Athena, Guess, and Nautica. Each swimsuit and cover-up incorporates contemporary trends such as asymmetrical cuts or tropical colours to create stylish silhouettes, and a fit-specialist service provides body-shape searches and remote one-on-one discussions with experts to find a flattering suit for any shape. Lauded in the pages of People Style Watch, Lucky, and Seventeen, an online bikini builder enables the beach bound to build their own ensemble by mixing and matching tops and bottoms using a tool that yields more than 1,000 possible combinations. In addition to providing detailed descriptions and material breakdowns, each swimsuit offered in the online store is modeled in a video that offers a 360-degree view, allowing customers to get a better idea of what they’ll look like as they run into the surf or slowly back away from a sleeping bear.

121 South Hope Avenue
Santa Barbara,
CA
US