Sometimes the best part of a vacation is the pleasure of browsing through new stores, glancing at enticing displays in store windows and discovering a great buy. Perhaps you need some swim wear, sunglasses or souvenirs? Find 10 great places to shop in Sarasota below.
Sarasota’s balmy weather means shoppers can find anything and everything at both indoor and outdoor shopping venues. It is no wonder shopping is a favorite pastime for area visitors.
If shopping is one of your favorite things to do, the Sarasota area has you covered. Outlet malls offer a bounty for bargain hunters, including designer and casual clothing, shoes, home décor and more. Head to the heart of Sarasota’s vibrant downtown on Main Street to enjoy more than six blocks of world-class shopping, or stroll down Palm Avenue, where you’ll find an array of art galleries. Historic Burns Square, Southside Village and Gulf Gate Village each offer a wide variety of shopping. Be sure to check out the shops at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and the shops on Main Street in beautiful Venice too.
A shopping spree wouldn’t be complete without stocking up on your favorite beach items and finding a souvenir to take home. Stop by the shops in the Village on Siesta Key or peruse the array of merchants in Venice or on St. Armand’s Circle and load up on fashionable, affordable swimwear and accessories. From upscale and trendy boutiques, to antique shops and fine jewelers the best part of shopping in and around Sarasota is the opportunity to take a little of Florida home with you.