July 28, 2014

New Season HOT LIST

What's new and hot in dining, retail and culture

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Find great deals at the new Kate Spade outlet at Miromar Outlets in Estero.

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COLLIER COUNTY

Boston Proper

690 Fifth Ave. S., Naples

330-3840, bostonproper.com

The upscale women’s retailer, an extension of the Chico’s brand, is glamorous from front to back and features stylish silhouettes for women who are unafraid of being noticed.

Cape Madras

779 Fifth Ave. S., Naples

529-2176, capemadras.com

A preppy, New England sense of style and color in charming sportswear for women.

Guess-Fisher Gallery “Nestled in the Cove”

1187-1 Eighth St. S., Crayton Cove, Naples

659-2787

At the former site of the Vallez Studio Gallery, a cozy offshoot of the nearby Guess-Fisher Gallery prominently features the works of local artists.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa (opening in December)

10105 Strada Place, Mercato, Naples

handandstone.com

A full-service spa offering expert massages, facials, hair removal and more.

Lilly Pulitzer

5415 Tamiami Trail N., Waterside Shops, Naples

888-PB-LILLY, lillypulitzer.com

The originator of sorority brunch wear officially brings its signature pastel prints and style to Naples.

Nordstrom Rack

9100 Strada Place, Mercato, Naples

shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-rack

Everything you love about the luxury department store but with prices that take the guilt out of shopping. Keep your fingers crossed that they have your size in stock.

Paradise Furnishings

661 Ninth St. N., Naples

263-3761

Unique elements for the home: featuring furniture, accessories and lighting chosen with a designer’s eye.

Pop Toy Co.

2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 806, Naples

260-7932, poptoyco.com

This family-owned toy store features a unique variety sure to delight everyone from the casual shopper to the serious collector; from ride-on fire trucks to baby dolls so realistic you could sign them up for Pre-K.

Sara Campbell Boutique

1300 Third St. S., Suite 103B, Naples

331-2953, saracampbellwebsite.com

Women’s clothing boutique dedicated to made-in-America fashions in luxurious fabrics in both timeless and on-trend styles.

Tracy Negoshian/Castaway

694 Fifth Ave. S., Naples

tracynegoshian.com

A melding of two well-known casual lifestyle brands—one men’s, one women’s—into their very first flagship store. Castaway is inspired by styles of Nantucket Island, while Tracy Negoshian uses vivid colors and memorable prints for her full line of women’s clothing.

Designer Gary Shanabarger is on the move to a new space on Taylor Road.

MOVERS ARE SHAKERS

As any Realtor will tell you, it’s all about location, location, location.

And to that end, it’s been a season of movin’ on up (or over, as the case may be) for several area retailers looking to boost revenue and foot traffic. Marilyn’s, the venerable European fashion boutique and Naples mainstay, is moving a few doors down the street to 375 Fifth Ave. S.— to take advantage of three times more retail space. East Indies Home, which has been in Naples for more than 15 years, is moving into the former Capital Bank building at 9465 Tamiami Trail N., across from Whole Foods. They’ll go from their current 5,000 square feet to more than 12,000 with two stories. Pretty Woman fashion and accessories boutique moved from its Airport-Pulling Road location to its new home at 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7110, in Mercato. Designer Gary Shanabarger of Edward Gary Design moved from shared space with jeweler Shannon Green on Ninth Street South to new digs at 5405 Taylor Road, Suite 6, in Naples. Joseph’s Custom Clothier moved from its Naples Bay Resort location to 400 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 100. And Silver Eagle moved a bit further east by sliding over to 850 Fifth Ave. S.

 

LEE COUNTY

Boston Proper

23150 Fashion Drive, Suite 101, Coconut Point, Estero

948-1138, bostonproper.com

Dunkin’s Diamonds

10801 Corkscrew Road, Suite 309, Miromar Outlets, Estero

949-8668, dunkinsdiamonds.com

The direct diamond importer has the bling you need to make any occasion special.

GlowGolf

10037 Gulf Center Drive, Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers, 437-0352

8024 Mediterranean Drive, Suite 103, Coconut Point, Estero, 949-4136

 If everything is better in the dark, that must include miniature golf. The national chain of luminescent indoor mini golf courses makes getting a ball in the mouth of a clown exceptionally difficult—and satisfying.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa (opening in December)

23181 Village Shops Way, Suite 101, Coconut Point, Estero

handandstone.com

Kate Spade New York

10801 Corkscrew Road, Suite 178, Miromar Outlets, Estero

498-2001, katespade.com

The iconic designer brings her line of stylish and sensible handbags and accessories to Southwest Florida’s outlet mecca.

My Match Doctor

8891 Brighton Lane, Bonita Springs

(941) 350-6084, mymatchdoctor.com

Looking for love? Debra L’Heuruex works with people one-on-one to find their perfect match.

Pink

23106 Fashion Drive, Coconut Point, Estero

949-3102, victoriassecret.com/pink

Victoria’s Secret’s youth-oriented line of lingerie and sportswear has grown up to have its own space.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

14181 Tamiami Trail S., Suite 140, Fort Myers

313-5448, skyzone.com/fortmyers

If there are times you feel like you are going to bounce off the walls, you might just want to head over to Southwest Florida’s first indoor all-trampoline playing surface. There’s open jump time, 3-D dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes, and you don’t need to be a kid to participate.

Spice Merchants

23101 Fashion Drive, Coconut Point, Estero

949-1157

From healing salts and teas to coffee, soups and chocolates, you’ll think you’re Vasco da Gama returning from the Spice Islands.

 

BOSTON PROPER MAKES YOU FEEL AT HOME

Though we’re accustomed to high-end boutiques catering to our every whim and bathing us in luxurious surroundings to win our business, some stores are thinking outside of the box to make us feel comfortable—and, in turn, help us open our wallets. No, we’re not talking about libations (although they’re always welcome); we’re talking about the trend to display clothing as though it was already hanging in your closet. Boston Proper, which recently opened two stores in Southwest Florida, actually went to customers’ homes in New England and looked at how they keep their sartorial treasures. That info led them to design specific “closets” within the stores that feature go-to outfits along with matching shoes and accessories. Apparently it helps shoppers easily visualize the ensemble and, not surprisingly, make them want to buy a few more shoes and bags. When you walk in, you’ll be surprised that so many Boston Proper customers appear to hang their clothes in one of Cher’s Oscar headdresses.

 

— Michael Korb

 

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