Shopping along the Strände of Fort Myers and Sanibel sparkles with gussied up old favorites, plus new choices in galleries, boutiques, malls, outlets, and flea markets.
offers convenience for swimwear to everyday necessities at Bealls Outlet and specialty shops. In North Fort Myers, the 189-acre
– named for the inventor whose winter home is a Fort Myers attraction -- ranks as Southwest Florida’s largest indoor mall, with Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Sears, plus 180 specialty shops. Magnets at the city’s open-air
include Saks Fifth Avenue, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Williams-Sonoma, restaurants, and a 20-screen movie multiplex.
Just over the bridge from Fort Myers, Cape Coral’s
loaded with yesteryear kitsch, boasts more than five million seashells and shell applications, from jewelry to shell inlaid toilet seats.
features renovated shops for books, jewelry, and antiques along with theater, clubs, bistros, coffee shops, cigar/martini bars, and sidewalk cafes. On
serves as a pedestrian shopping hub for bare feet to high heels. Seafarer’s Village sells distinctive decorative.
Periwinkle Place beckons with shops for art and fashions amid a park-like atmosphere with covered walkways and cafes shaded by banyans. Olde Sanibel Shoppes feature custom jewelry and clothing.
galleries display antiques from when Lee County hosted inventors like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. In
has 20 upscale shops and a dining palazzo. Cape Coral streets are filled with furniture, jewelry, and specialty stores. On
known for blending funk with fashion, the shops of
feature galleries and fun spots for hand-painted coconut postcards and other one-of-a-kinds.
For quality at lower prices, both
Await with shops for apparel, houseware and gifts from leading manufacturers and designers.
As for flea markets, Fort Myers’ Fleamaster’s Flea Market may be the granddaddy of all, with more than 900 booths, plus eateries. Ortiz Flea Market sells goods plus locally grown strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, and melons. In Bonita Springs, Flamingo Island Flea Market features merchants by the hundred, and the Northside Drive-in Flea Market hawks everything from citrus grown along banks of the Caloosahatchee to country albums, silks, and linens.
Features more than 120 top designer and great brand name manufacturers" outlets. By buying directly from the manufacturers, shoppers will find savings of up to 70% off retail prices! In addition to great savings and great selection, Miromar Outlets also offers great dining.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gulf Coast Town Center is like its own little town—that"s how extensive it is!
With over 120 shops, anchored by Bass Pro Shop, Belk, JCPenney, Super Target, Regal Cinemas, Best Buy, Costco, and Borders, you"ll have to make sure you come in a car big enough for all your full shopping bags! You"ll also love the beautiful atmosphere at this open mall with beautiful palm trees and fountains throughout the mall area with clean and pretty landscaping all around—it"s truly gorgeous and will set the tone for a fantastic day of shopping.
This is not just a mall.
Coconut Point is a beautifully designed 500 acre community with a tremendous variety of stores, restaurants, office condominiums and residential units. There is also a movie theater.
Hours: Mon to Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm Sun 12:00am - 6:00pm
Has over 45 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores offering merchandise including apparel, footwear, house wares and gifts.
With names like Polo Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Reebok, GAP, Greg Norman, Coach, and Izod you"ll be sure to find top-quality brand name merchandise at unbeatable prices. Tanger Outlets is conveniently located 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway in Ft. Myers, or five miles from Ft. Myers Beach.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Located at the intersection of US41 and Daniels Parkway, this newly renovated plaza has over 50 boutiques, specialty shops and restaurants.
Among these are major retailers such as Banana Republic, Chico"s, Gap, and Saks Fifth Avenue. To add to your shopping experience this outdoor mall has been elegantly designed with numerous fountains, exotic plants and seating areas.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Is located at the intersection of US 41 and Colonial Boulevard is the largest mall in Southwest Florida.
The mall is anchored by favorites like Dillard"s, Macy"s, JC Penney and Sears. There are more than 150 specialty shops as well.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm Sunday 11.30pm - 5.30pm
This 400,000 square foot market has more than 900 shops and restaurants.
It is the ideal shopping venue for tourists, with its plethora of souvenirs, collectibles, and arts and crafts. Visitors and residents alike will find bargains amongst the hundreds of booths. Whether looking for apparel, house wares, or fresh produce, there"s something here for everyone! Fleamaster"s is located on SR 82, 1-1/4 miles west of I-75. Free parking and free admissions. Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm