Retail Therapy

Indie Boutiques and Showrooms Debut Ahead of Big-Box Stores

BY November 1, 2022
D. Lacquaniti Bespoke
The new D. Lacquaniti Bespoke, in downtown Naples, perfects the art of boutique shopping. (Photo by Anna Nguyen)

For Handcrafted Home Goods:

Over the summer, pastry-chef-turned-candlemaker Lymarie Jimenez expanded her Nokomis Home Fragrance with a working studio and retail space in Fort Myers’ Cypress Lake neighborhood. Here, find her eco-friendly candles, made with coconut-based wax and wood wicks from felled trees, plus other scented goodies, like her all-purpose Eversprays made with organic ingredients. She also has a new line of handcrafted home goods, which includes pretty trinket trays made from a plaster-like material (an eco-friendly alternative to epoxy resin).


For Modern Design:

A go-to for of-the-moment home decor and furnishings, the Naples-based Duo Furniture and Lighting debuted a new showroom in Marco Town Center this summer. A black-painted ceiling and glossy concrete floors allow the selection of colorful Kenneth Cobonpue chairs, clean-lined EGO Paris loungers and sculptural Terzani lighting to shine. To cater to the island aesthetic, they stock designer twists on coastal staples, like colorful rattan porch swings and showpiece chandeliers that look like coral dangling from the ceiling. 


For Old-Fashioned Flavors:

The Farm Stand at Naples Canning Co., in Bonita Springs, is a new shop that started as a booth at local farmers’ markets. Owner David McCone sells preservative-free canned foods—such as pickles, heirloom tomato sauce and jams—that showcase Southwest Florida’s bounty. Run by David, who’s a former chef, the one-man operation works with organic farmers to transform fresh produce into jarred and pickled goods. Shop the selection, along with other artisan items from small producers, in his new storefront on Bonita Beach Road. 


For Luxury Fashion:

In October, the go-to boutique for made-to-order men’s fashion, D. Lacquaniti Bespoke, moved into a new home in Parkview at Cambier in downtown Naples. With a focus on heightened hospitality, the designer treats clients to a bar that offers coffee, snacks and a signature Manhattan, made with a recipe from one of Dominic’s friends. On the other side of the building, Dominic debuted a ladies’ shoe lounge with handmade Italian designs and matching handbags. Thanks to a new delivery truck, the team can deliver same-day alterations or footwear (tell them your size and they’ll swing by with options for a same-day gala) straight to your door. Because, as Dominic says, if you’re not going above and beyond for clients, why be high-end at all? 

Sip and Shop

Bubbly and blooms mingle at this new Naples shop

In Naples’ Crayton Cove, the sustainably minded Flora & Fauna blooms onto the scene in December.

At the floral shop-meets-Champagne bar, you can sip a flute of your favorite bubbly, with the occasional floral twist, plus coffee and teas, while attending one of their event styling workshops or shopping for a gorgeous arrangement that blends pastel-hued petals and vibrant wildflowers with reusable and recyclable floral supplies. Potted plants, fine linens and maintenance tools are on sale, too, and individual flowers can be bought weekly at the shop’s flower bar.


R&R for the boys

Men’s grooming has long taken the backseat in salons and spas. In February, Rick Sander set out to change that, opening a North Naples location of Hammer & Nails Grooming for Guys, where men can go for a mani-pedi, haircut or shave in oversized leather chairs, surrounded by rich wood-paneled walls.

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