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Favorite Places for Shopping in Naples, FL

by Arelys Alexander

Whether you’re visiting in season or you spend the whole year in this sunny paradise, Naples, FL never disappoints when it comes to shopping destinations that will make you smile with each swipe of your debit card.  

From outlet malls to exclusive boutiques, designer fashions and exquisite jewelry to hand-crafted baubles and beachwear, Naples knows just what you’re looking for when you want to spend the day procuring necessities for your luxury living Naples lifestyle.  Here are some of our favorite shopping destinations:

Fifth Avenue South in Downtown Naples FL


Other cities have Main Street, we have Fifth Avenue South, the hub of Downtown Naples where you can stroll along the sidewalk and visit fashion boutique shops, antique stores, art galleries, home furnishing and design showrooms, gift stores, and so much more.  When it’s time to take a break, you can find a cozy spot to dine in one of the gourmet restaurants, cafés, delicatessens, or coffee and ice cream shops.  Let the Wind In The Willows mascot, Frank D. Frog, show you around the eye-catching boutique where you’ll find the best clothing lines, accessories, and gifts, or stop by the 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner for a coffee and a freshly baked pastry, or a glass of wine and a smoked salmon.

Third Street South in Old Naples

Hop a few streets over and you’ll find yourself on Third Street South, the birthplace of Naples located just two blocks from the historic Naples Pier.  Spend the day perusing the unique shops and admiring the colorful original beach cottages and homes in the Old Naples area and then take a short walk to dip your toes in the Gulf of Mexico and take in a picturesque sunset over the water.  Third Street is just as lovely to see with its beautiful courtyards, antique fountains, lush colorful flowers, and green landscaping spanning down the street and the many shops and tucked away in alcoves along the way.  The stores on Third Street boast chic high fashion for day and night, relaxed casual and attractive sports clothes, flattering bathing suits, shoes for style or comfort, handbags and purses, lush shawls of taffeta or fine silks and cashmeres, glamorous sunglasses, hats, perfumes and cosmetics, and other alluring accessories of every description and style.

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Venetian Village in Naples Florida

Venetian Village is a shopping destination with more than 45 waterfront shops and waterside restaurants to tickle your fancy and your appetite.  They are known for personalized customer service and the best shopping in Naples, Florida for ladies, men, and children.  The Village Shops on Venetian Bay carry casual and elegant stylings, children’s apparel, dazzling jewels, exquisite art galleries, and gifts for the home.  When you visit, check out the vibrant stylings of Lux Boutique or the relaxed sophistication found in the coast living wear in Tommy Bahama.  

Waterside Shops in Naples Florida

Waterside Shops is the place where the finest names in luxury retail and fashionable lifestyle stores are set amid a lush landscape of 30,000 tropical plants and flowering shrubs.  Walk through the passageways and breathe in the fresh air and take in the beauty of your surroundings, while discovering goods in Anthropologie, Brooks Brothers, Free People, and much, much more.  Whatever you end up buying, make sure you stop in at True Food Kitchen, a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly.  If True Food Kitchen isn’t your style, try the delicious pizzas at California Pizza Kitchen or the tuscan-inspired fare at BRIO.

Mercato in North Naples

Mercato offers 12 notable restaurants and more than 20 upscale retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack, and Silverspot Cinema.  There is something for everyone in Mercato, and you’ll love visiting this shopping center any day they host an event.  They are know for their vibrant year-round event calendar with most events free and open to the public.  When in Mercato, you don’t want to miss having a fresh, tasty, and classic Italian dish at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, or a juicy steak at The Capital Grille.  But first, buy some supplies at Sur La Table for cooking your own feast or just catch one of their cooking classes if you are just a beginner in the kitchen.  Mercato also has the aforementioned Nordstrom Rack, as well as Design West, Z Gallerie, Tommy Bahama, Simply Natural, Paper Source, and so much more.

Shopping in Naples, FL is always easy when you have so many wonderful places to find what you are looking for, and we’ve only just listed our top five locales.  If you just so happen to be shopping for something specific, maybe something that will let you call Naples, FL your home, stop by Mediterra Naples to find luxury custom homes by America’s Best Builder, London Bay Homes.

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