Blue Bee, Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara , California
Tel: 805 897 1137
Concierge.com's insider take:
Since launching this independent boutique selling women's contemporary-casual labels, John Doucette and Marty Bebout have been adding spin-off shops on a regular basis. Honeycomb features unique garments and a mix of established and hot new designers that includes Burning Torch, Great China Wall, Mandalay, Marc Jacobs handbags, and jewelry from Loree Rodkin and Erickson Beamon. Honeycomb connects with Blue Bee Shoes, the ultimate shoe lover's haven (1100 State Street; 805-965-1956). Blue Bee Jeans is a high-end atelier for the jeans connoisseur; it's packed with 50 designer-denim labels from Stitch's and Paige Jeans to True Religion, a large collection of Splendid tees, and fabulous jewelry including Me&Ro and M2 (913 State Street; 805-882-2468). Blue Beetle has a mellow vibe (no hard sell) and the best in new and cutting-edge menswear without being trendy. Look for Mossimo's chic label Modern Amusement, Generic Youth t-shirts from Jeff Yokoyama, a full line of Diesel wear, and thermal-lined Ever hoodies (925 State Street; 805-965-1617).