Discovering Naples — The Ultimate Shopping Guide
While Naples may be most well-known for the stunning beaches and phenomenal dining, it is also a shopper’s paradise like no other. From upscale clothing boutiques to beautiful home decor stores, there are plenty of options that cater to every taste and preference. Whether you end up strolling the upscale boutiques lining the charming streets of 5th Avenue South or browsing the high-end designer stores at Waterside Shops, Naples beckons you with an array of retail indulgences. Beyond the conventional shopping lies some of Naples true gems…the thrift stores. Hidden treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces await those with a keen eye for adventure. Join us as we uncover the best of Naples’ shopping scene.
Five main shopping areas come to mind immediately when thinking of the Naples shopping scene, not including the Coastland Center which is a typical indoor mall. If you are a long time resident, you are bound to have spent many marvelous hours at each of these fabulous districts.
- In the heart of Old Naples lies Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South. These two historic streets offer high-end boutiques, art galleries, home decor stores, and cafes perfect for an afternoon latte when you are in need of a caffeine boost. However, these two streets get quite busy in the evening so if you are looking for a laid back shopping experience, plan to go early in the day.
- If you are in search of ultra-luxury, look no further than Waterside Shops. Hermes recently opened a store here which tells you everything you need to know about this stunning open-air shopping center. While you won’t find any local small businesses here, it is definitely worth a visit, even if it is just for window shopping!
- People flock to Mercato on weekends thanks to their incredible public event offerings and lively nightlife. However, there is no shortage of shopping at Mercato either. From baby boutiques to a J.Crew outlet to a soap company, there is a little bit of everything at Mercato. Be sure to stop by Kilwins for a scoop of ice cream to cool off after a long day of shopping in the Florida sun.
- Situated on the water, Venetian Village offers more than 45 boutiques and restaurants. With so many shops, you will want to set aside a full morning and afternoon to get to each store. When you are ready for lunch, there are several incredible waterfront dining options. If you are lucky, you may just see some dolphins or manatees playing in the bay.
There is no shortage of unique shopping experiences in Naples. However, we would be remiss to not mention Tin City, the local art fairs, and the Clive Daniel Outlet. Dating back to the 1970’s, Tin City is an adorable shopping and dining spot located directly on the Naples Bay. The small, vibrant colored boutiques are inspired by an old fishing village. If you’re looking for Naples souvenirs or beach-themed gifts, Tin City is the spot for you. For those in search of the perfect piece of art, look no further than Naples art fairs. The National Art Fair is the largest in the area and takes place at the end of February. However, if you cannot attend that weekend, there is a small art fair nearly every weekend in season throughout Southwest Florida. New residents will love the Clive Daniel Outlet store, tucked away in the Naples industrial park. This hidden gem is worth a trip, assuming you can find it! Be sure to call ahead to confirm their operational hours since they change frequently.
Speaking of furniture, there is no shortage of excellent home goods stores in the area. A great place to start is the Miromar Design Center. While this technically is not in Naples, it’s worth the twenty minute drive. The center features 45 showrooms so you can find everything you need in one convenient spot. If that sounds a bit overwhelming, there is no shortage of smaller furniture studios in town. A few popular local shops include Peach Tree Designs, Alison Craig Home Furnishings, Wilford and Lee, Traditions, and Feel at Home.
Naples is not just about luxury boutiques and high-end furnishings. Get ready to delve into some of the best thrift stores in the South. Leading the pack is True Fashionista, which has been voted Florida’s #1 consignment and resale shop. You can find everything from clothing to shoes to home decor at True Fashionista, all at varying price points. Shopping while supporting a great cause is the perfect combo! You can do just that at The Shelter Options Shoppe, Avow Treasures Resale Shop, and St. Matthew’s House Thrift Store. Not to be missed is Audrey’s of Naples which is the largest luxury consignment shop in the area. Step back in time with the phenomenal vintage section at Audrey’s which has items dating back to the 1920’s. Other notable mentions are Twice as Nice, Designer Divas, The Find, and Posh Plum Consignment.
As our shopping journey through Naples, Florida comes to an end, we hope you’ve been inspired to explore the diverse retail landscape. Whether you’re strolling down the chic streets of 3rd Street South, indulging in luxury brands at Waterside Shops, or embarking on a thrilling treasure hunt at the top thrift stores, Naples has something special for every shopping enthusiast.
If you are more interested in shopping for homes, we can help with that! Taber Tagliasacchi was born and raised in Naples and is a local expert. She has extensive knowledge when it comes to the market and the various communities within Naples. When you are ready to shop for a home, there is no better agent to assist you than Taber. Get in touch today by filling out the contact form below.
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