New Faces at Montecito Country Mart
Montecito Country Mart (MCM) has welcomed two new stores this month, both bringing fresh products to the Lower Village shopping center.
DÔEN, the Los Angeles-based fashion and lifestyle brand, opened this past weekend; the opening marks the brand’s second permanent location. Owned by Santa Barbara-grown sisters Katherine and Margaret Kleveland, the shop features the brand’s signature timeless and feminine ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, sleepwear, home, swim, and children’s styles. The sustainable clothing is made in India, utilizing vendors that support women. According to store manager Nicole Green, the style of the brand is versatile: from classic and preppy to bohemian and casual. “You can really take the pieces and make them your own,” she said. The current in-store collection offers sweaters, shirts, dresses, pants, denim, shoes, belts, sleepwear, clothing for kids two to 10 years old, and more.
“As we continue to build out our retail locations and invest in brick and mortar growth, our goal remains to establish an intimate connection with the women who live in and cherish our pieces,” said CEO Margaret Kleveland. The space at MCM, once home to Space NK Apothecary, has been transformed by Nickey Kehoe Design Studio, which also designed DÔEN’s first boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles. “We aimed to embrace the unique aesthetic of Montecito, mixing the influence of the Spanish revival architecture along the Southern California coast with Mexican mid-century inspiration to create a humble, earthy backdrop for the collection,” said designer Amy Kehoe.
“Our vision is for each location to feel authentic to the city and community in which it resides, creating a unique experience from shop to shop where our customers can gather, feel inspired, and discover a bit of our world in person,” says Kleveland.
The Montecito boutique is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. For more info, visit shopdoen.com.
Also New at the Mart
Heather Taylor Home opened last week right in time for Easter. Heather Taylor Home is a line of home goods and textiles founded by Heather Taylor in 2013. Unable to find table linens that felt both fresh and classic, Taylor decided to make her own, which was inspired by her love of cooking, entertaining, and setting a beautiful table for gatherings with family and friends. The 100% cotton line has expanded to include pillows, bedding, and other accessories.
In the fall of 2018, Heather Taylor Home opened a brick and mortar shop in a 1931 building in the heart of L.A.’s Westwood Village. The newly-opened pop-up shop in Montecito Country Mart will be in place for at least three months, potentially longer. All the textiles are designed in L.A. and produced in Chiapas, Mexico, handwoven on a loom by local artisans. The line’s signature pattern is gingham, which is made in many different colors and styles.
Heather Taylor Home has been featured in publications including Vogue, The New York Times, House Beautiful, Country Living, and Domino, among others.
For more information, visit heathertaylorhome.com