2023 Visitors' Guidebook

Boutiques, Shopping Centers + Design Districts

BY September 1, 2023
Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida.
After three decades, Waterside Shops remains the place to go for designer fashions, with shops like Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci and a recently opened Hermès. (Courtesy Waterside Shops)

With high-end outdoor malls, independent boutiques and chic thoroughfares stocked with shops, Southwest Florida exudes style.




Marco Island


The Esplanade Shoppes

760 N. Collier Blvd., (703) 772-0008. Set on 1,100 feet of waterfront on Smokehouse Bay, the plaza encompasses nearly 50,000 square feet of fine dining and boutique retailers. It also houses the 77-boat-slip Esplanade Marina and a bayside sunset amphitheater.



Marco Town Center Mall

1017 N. Collier Blvd., (407) 903-2901. More than 40 shops, restaurants and cafes are located in this casual outdoor setting. Locally owned boutiques include Beachworks, Blue Mangrove Gallery and Sandpiper Clothier.





465 Bayfront Place, (239) 649-8700. Enjoy the colorful, European-style architecture while browsing at this center, which has several dining options, residences and a marina. Services include Freedom Boat Club, Robert of Philadelphia, Phenix Salon Suites and Naples Extreme Family Fun Spot. Restaurants include K-Rico Mexican Grill, Stoney’s Steakhouse and The Cabana Bayfront.



Coastland Center

1900 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 262-7100. The area’s only enclosed retail center. More than 70 stores, including COCO Art Gallery, Kay Jewelers, Windsor and Fit2Run. There’s also a food court.



Fifth Avenue South

Spans six blocks in Old Naples, (239) 692-8436. A continental ambiance offers sophisticated restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Retailers include Peach Tree Designs, Arabesque, Port Royal Jewelers, Kaleidoscope Home and Lovejoy Antiques. The Sugden Community Theatre is on this block, and the Naples Art Association is just around the corner.



Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt

2343 Vanderbilt Beach Road, (239) 594-5000. This center features Kay’s On the Beach, Mainstream Boutique, ZAZOU, Kathryn’s Collection, Trattoria Abruzzo Italian Restaurant and Blo Blow Dry Bar.




9110 Strada Place, (239) 254-1080. Anchored by Whole Foods Market, the mixed-use development includes The Capital Grille, Bar Tulia, Blue Martini, Pandora, Ulta Beauty, J.Crew and Zen Aveda Salon.



Naples Art District

Airport Road and Pine Ridge Quadrant, (239) 249-1977. More than 100 member artists keep working studios open to public visitors and shoppers here. From painters to ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, silversmiths and jewelers, the independent artists in this collective offer fine art, home decor, remodeling, arts education and more.



Bayshore Arts District

3784 Bayshore Drive, (239) 293-2932. The arts district is anchored by Naples Botanical Garden, galleries, restaurants, live music venues and design studios. Visitors can take an art tour aboard a stand-up paddleboard or kayak. Destinations include Bayview Park, Opera Naples on Linwood, A. JARON Fine Jewelry, Three60 Market, Greendoor Nursery and independent studios.



The Shoppes at Dockside

1100 6th Ave. S., (239) 594-5000. Newly renovated, with more than 22,000 square feet of boutiques, eateries and galleries. Shops include Yesi Rose Fashion, R Council and Souza Paixão Fine Jewelry. Stop by Mino’s for Italian or Bowl Bazaar for nutritious take-out platters. The Passionfruit Art Gallery offers an up-close look at European artworks.



Third Street South

In the heart of Old Naples, (239) 649-6707. Find charming shops, culinary finds and Gallery Row—a block of sophisticated art galleries. Stores include Marissa Collections, J.McLaughlin and Gattle’s. Restaurants include Campiello Ristorante & Bar, Sea Salt, Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. Concierge will hold and assist with package deliveries and with transportation. Farmers market Saturdays during season.



Tin City

1200 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 262-4200. This center was originally a 1920s clam-shelling and oyster-processing plant. Shops like Annalise, Caribongo, The Osprey and Jungle Fever offer clothing and collectibles.



The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., (239) 261-6100. Resembling the Mediterranean architecture of Venice, this center includes Tommy Bahama, Southern Tide, Lux Boutique and Patchington. Restaurants include M Waterfront Grille, MiraMare Ristorante and T-Michaels Steak & Lobster.



Waterside Shops

5415 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 598-1605. This upscale shopping center is set among artistically tiled fountains, anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue. It’s home to Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Hermès, Zimmerman and Yamron Jewelers. Dining includes BrickTop’s and Brio.





Bonita Springs


The Promenade at Bonita Bay

26795 S. Bay Drive, (239) 949-1573. The Mediterranean-style center features open-air walkways, greenery and waterfalls. Shops include Evelyn & Arthur, Coastal Outfitters and Tara Grinna Swimwear. Dining includes Roy’s Restaurant, DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant and Molino’s Ristorante.





Coconut Point

23106 Fashion Dr., (239) 992-4259. Part of a 500-acre, master-planned community, the center’s 110 stores include J.Crew, Chico’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Southern Tide and Apple. Dining includes Ruth’s Chris Steak House, South Fork Grille and Amfora Mediterranean Restaurant.



Miromar Design Center

10800 Corkscrew Road, (239) 390-5111. There are more than three floors of furnishings, flooring, lighting, kitchen and bath products, art and wall coverings. Design referral services, free delivery and office spaces are available.



Miromar Outlets

10801 Corkscrew Road, (239) 948-3766. This Mediterranean-style shopping mall has covered, open-air walkways,  fountains and cafes and restaurants, including chocolatier Norman Love Confections. Visit for Saks OFF 5TH, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store and Cole Haan Outlet.



Fort Myers


Bell Tower

13499 S. Cleveland Ave., (239) 489-1221. This open-air, upscale retail center includes more than a dozen specialty stores, dining, a 20-screen movie theater and hotels. Enjoy events during the week. Center includes Congress Jewelers, Fleet Feet, and Ocean View & 7th.



Gulf Coast Town Center

9903 Gulf Coast Main St., (239) 267-5107. Recently underwent a $10 million upgrade; features the area’s only Bass Pro Shops. Shops and restaurants include Apricot Lane Boutique, St. John Outlet, Burntwood Tavern and Connors Steak & Seafood. Stop by Regal Cinemas 16 or GameTime arcade.



Park Shops at Andrea Lane

14261 S. Tamiami Trail. The shopping plaza features restaurants and service shops like Bradley’s Jewelers and Board & Brush Creative Studio.


River District

In historic Downtown Fort Myers; shops include Hanging Gardens of Fort Myers, Naples Soap Company and Quartz & Clover. Dining includes Downtown House of Pizza, Ford’s Garage and Izzy’s Fish & Oyster.



Sanibel/Captive Islands

Note: Many shops on Sanibel and Captiva were affected by Hurricane Ian. Call for the latest info.


Chadwick’s Square

5400 Plantation Road, at the entrance to South Seas Island Resort, Captiva, (239) 472-5111. This Old Florida cottage-style shopping plaza features a selection of specialty shops with beachwear, clothing shops and a gourmet convenience store.


Tahitian Gardens

1975-2019 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 472-2792. Features specialty boutiques, like Adventures in Paradise, jewelry stores and restaurants. Temporarily Closed.





Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda


Fishermen’s Village

1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, (800) 639-0020. Semi-open-air esplanade offers clothing, jewelry, gifts;  stores include Island Fever, Naples Soap Company and Salty Paws. Resort accommodations and a marina for launching fishing expeditions are also on-site.



Port Charlotte Town Center

1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, (941) 624-4833. Indoor shopping mall; anchored by Dillard’s and Regal 16 Cinemas.


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