Southwest Florida Shopping

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Southwest Florida Shopping

If you’re looking for unique buys, there’s plenty of that in Southwest Florida. If you’re looking for unique buys, there’s plenty of that in Southwest Florida. If you’re looking for unique buys, there’s plenty of that in Southwest Florida. For genuine local souvenirs, head to the artist villages—Towles Court in Sarasota, Village of the Arts in Bradenton, and Matlacha on Pine Island. Watch for news of art walk events in downtown Sarasota and Fort Myers.

Chic designer shops, charming small-town centers, discount outlets and flea markets in Venice and Fort Myers provide shopping opportunities in Southwest Florida. Chic designer shops, charming small town centers, discount outlets and flea markets in Venice and Fort Myers are some of the shopping opportunities in Southwest Florida. Visit the delightful town of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island where casual shops, art galleries and nautical artifacts can be found.

Where Do You Want To Explore?

Everglades

Everglades Shopping

Naples

Shopping in South Naples

Bonita Springs

Southwest Florida Shopping

Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda

Sarasota

Sarasota

Fort Myers

Fort Myers

Estero

Estero

Everglades

Everglades Shopping

In the Everglades territory, visit the Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee, home to Clyde Butcher, whose large-format art photography captures the Everglades and other natural treasures. (He also has a gallery and studio in Venice.)

Naples

Shopping in South Naples

In Naples, art galleries fill the downtown Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South districts. At the latter, buy your designer labels at Marissa Collections. Other popular outdoor shopping venues include The Village Shops of Venetian Bay, Waterside Shops and Mercato. On a budget? Look for like-new castoffs in the area’s consignment shops.

In Naples, galleries fill the downtown Fifth Street South and Third Avenue South districts. At the latter, buy your designer labels at Marissa Collections. On a budget? Look for like-new castoffs in the area’s consignment shops.

In Naples, galleries fill the downtown Fifth Street South and Third Avenue South districts. At the latter, buy your designer labels at Marissa Collections. On a budget? Look for like-new castoffs in the area’s consignment shops

In Naples, galleries fill the downtown Fifth Street South and Third Avenue South districts. At the latter, buy your designer labels at Marissa Collections. On a budget? Look for like-new castoffs in the area’s consignment shops.

Shady palm-lined streets welcome you to Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Sophisticated and unique stores intermingle with world-class restaurants, art galleries and businesses to create an exciting shopping experience where jewelry, home accessories, art and fashion take center stage.

The Waterside Shops just north of downtown Naples glisten in the tropical sun. With bubbling fountains and the sounds of flowing water, this upscale shopping venue comprises top-end stores, such as Saks, Louis Vuitton, Coach and Ralph Lauren, as well as several restaurants.

Shady palm-lined streets welcome you to the shopping district known as Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Sophisticated and unique boutique shops intermingle with world-class restaurants, art galleries and businesses to create an exciting shopping experience. Jewelry, home accessories, art and fashion take center stage at this premier shopping destination.

Just north of downtown Naples, the Waterside Shops glisten in the tropical sunshine. With bubbling fountains and the sounds of flowing water, this upscale shopping venue comprises top-end stores such as Saks, Louis Vuitton, Coach and Ralph Lauren as well as several restaurants.

Naples Outlet Center has more than 40 discount shops selling name-brand goods (premiumoutlets.com) and, at the Naples waterfront, Tin City is a funky shopping venue housed in an old oyster-processing plant (tin-city.com).

Bonita Springs

Southwest Florida Shopping

To the north in Bonita Springs, The Promenade at Bonita Bay made a remarkable comeback recently with anchor foodie market DeRomo’s. Coconut Point lays out a huge spread of big box stores and fashion boutiques.

To the north in Bonita Springs, Promenade at Bonita Bay made a remarkable comeback recently with a fabulous anchor foodie market known as DeRomo’s. The Bell Tower Shops, an open-air lifestyle center in Fort Myers, features more than 35 retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, plus 11 restaurants and a 20-screen cinema. It’s also home to Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites and Homewood Suites, and there’s a free shuttle service on-site for added convenience.

Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is known for its shell shops, nature art galleries and resort wear boutiques. For something entirely different, hit the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers, where an animal feature and family amusements enhance shopping for shells, jewelry and other Florida trinkets. In the past few years, the complex debuted a new zip line, playground and climbing wall.

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda

In Punta Gorda, downtown and Fishermen’s Village present small, intimate shopping experiences. Hit Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island for a charming historic twist to your shopping.

Sarasota

Sarasota

St. Armands Circle is Sarasota’s most well-known address for upscale shopping in a landscaped outdoor setting. The new Mall at University Town Center has shifted focus to Sarasota’s eastern extremities. Farther yet to the east, the community of Lakewood Ranch is known for its delightful shops and restaurants on and around Main Street.

For genuine local souvenirs, head to the region’s artist villages—Matlacha on Pine Island off of Fort Myers, Towles Court in Sarasota, and Village of the Arts in Bradenton. Watch for news of art walk events in downtown Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and Sarasota.

In Sarasota, the Mall at University Town Center features Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s and Macy’s as anchors for its name-brand shops and such recognizable restaurants as Seasons 52, the Cheesecake Factory and The Capital Grille. Separated from the mainland by Sarasota Bay, St. Armands Circle is renowned for its enchanting assortment of fine shops, galleries and restaurants.

For genuine local souvenirs, head to the artist villages—Matlacha near Cape Coral, Bokeelia on Pine Island, Towles Court in Sarasota and Village of the Arts in Bradenton. Watch for news of art walk events in downtown Sarasota, Punta Gorda and Fort Myers.

In Sarasota, the Mall at University Town Center opened in fall 2014 featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s and Macy’s as anchors for its name-brand shops and such recognizable restaurants as Seasons 52, the Cheesecake Factory and The Capital Grille.

St. Armands Circle is Sarasota’s shopping and dining crown jewel. Strolling along the walkways, shoppers find one-of-a-kind boutique shops and inviting sidewalk cafes.

St. Armands Circle is Sarasota’s shopping and dining crown jewel. Strolling along the walkways, shoppers find one-of-a-kind boutique shops and inviting sidewalk cafés.

The region’s engaging mix of shopping options ranges from high-end stores to flea markets and everything in between. Famous for its posh shops, Sarasota’s ultimate shopping venue is St. Armands Circle (starmandscircleassoc.com). Downtown Naples has two historic shopping streets, Fifth Avenue South (fifthavenuesouth.com) and Third Street South (thirdstreetsouth.com). Here mostly one-of-a-kind shops sell a repertoire of goods from European antiques to fine art, designer fashions and custom jewelry.

Shopping in an artist-colony environment is found at Bradenton’s Village of the Arts (villageofthearts.com) and Sarasota’s Towles Court Arts District (towlescourt.com). Fleamasters, a popular Fort Myers flea market billed as “Southwest Florida’s No. 1 Tourist Stop,” has more than 900 vendors (fleamall.com).

Fort Myers

Fort Myers

Bargain-seekers head to the factory outlet malls: Naples Outlet Center, Miromar Outlets in Estero, Sanibel Outlets in Fort Myers and Ellenton Premium Outlets near Bradenton. Or check out the flea markets: Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, Fleamasters Fleamarket in Fort Myers, Sun Flea Market (with its own mini-amusement park) in Port Charlotte, the Dome Flea & Farmers’ Market in Venice and Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton.

For something entirely different, hit the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers, where a nature park and family amusements enhance shopping for shells, jewelry and other Florida trinkets.

Bargain-seekers head to the factory outlet malls: Naples Outlet Center, Miromar Outlets in Estero, Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers and Ellenton Premium Outlets near Bradenton. Or check out these flea markets: Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, Fleamasters Fleamarket in Fort Myers, Sun Flea Market (with its own amusement park) in Port Charlotte, the Dome Flea & Farmers’ Market in Venice and Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton.

The Bell Tower Shops, an open-air lifestyle center in Fort Myers, features more than 35 retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bed Bath & Beyond, Chico’s, Banana Republic, The Fresh Market and more, as well as 11 restaurants and a 20-screen cinema. It’s also home to Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites and Homewood Suites, and there’s a free shuttle service on-site for your added convenience.

For something entirely different, hit the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers, where a nature park and family amusements enhance shopping for shells, jewelry and other Florida trinkets.

For genuine local souvenirs, head to the artist villages—Matlacha on Pine Island near Fort Myers, Towles Court in Sarasota, and Village of the Arts in Bradenton. Watch for news of art walk events in downtown Sarasota and Fort Myers.

Bargain-seekers head to the factory outlet malls: Naples Outlet Center, Miromar Outlets in Estero, Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers and Ellenton Premium Outlets near Bradenton. Or check out these flea markets: Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, Fleamasters Fleamarket in Fort Myers, Sun Flea Market in Port Charlotte, the Dome Flea & Farmers’ Market in Venice and Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton.

Budget-shoppers will also want to head to the factory outlet malls: Ellenton Premium Outlets near Bradenton, Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero. For something entirely different, hit the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers, where a nature park and family amusements enhance shopping for shells, jewelry and other Florida trinkets.

Estero

Estero

Miromar Outlets in Estero has 140 top designer and brand-name stores set in a tropical outdoor mall where covered walkways, discount prices and a good selection of restaurants complete the picture.

Miromar Outlets in Estero has 140 top designer and brand-name stores set in a tropical outdoor mall. Covered walkways, discount prices and a good selection of restaurants complete the picture.

As you can see, Southwest Florida is filled with fun shops. Where will you go?

Now it’s your turn! Which places have you been? Where do you want to go? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us all!

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