Shopping isn’t just a tradition in Naples, Florida, it’s an institution. With a wide range of options from which to choose, Naples offers everything from the well-known, upscale shops of 3rd Street South and Naples 5th Avenue to newer additions such as the Waterside Shops, and Village on Venetian Bay. For those looking for a more traditional setting, the Coastland Center mall provides indoor parking, air conditioning, and a number of anchor stores.
Third Street South is one of the most picturesque settings for a leisurely shopping expedition, nestled among historic courtyards against a backdrop of flowers and lush greenery. The district includes a number of art galleries featuring sculptures, ceramics, and paintings by internationally renowned as well as emerging artists. Antique stores are another popular destination brimming with porcelains, silver and fine furniture. The many high-end boutiques provide a mix of designer clothes and resort fashions for men, women, and children.
Fifth Avenue South boasts avenues that stretch all the way to the Gulf as well as cooling shade from the prized banyan trees lining the promenades. The many boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops provide opportunities to purchase the perfect accessory or timeless gift you won’t find in another store. The shops alternate with a number of bistros and sidewalk cafes so you can indulge in a glass of wine or fresh seafood dish during your shopping expedition. The bustling commerce has led many to characterize Fifth Avenue South as Naples’ “café society.” At night, the district comes alive with theater, musical performances, art shows, and a number of themed festivals scheduled as part of an annual calendar of events.
Reminiscent of a European community, the Village on Venetian Bay has carefully selected 60 specialty shops and designed them to take advantage of its prized waterfront setting. Known for its distinctive shops and personalized service, shoppers can choose from couture styling to resort-wear as well as whimsical fashions for children. The Village also offers boutiques specializing in European home items as well as an assortment of dazzling jewels.
The Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay combine Spanish architecture, lush greenery and cascading waterfalls for the ultimate in serene shopping experiences. The 45 specialty stores are anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Jacobson’s as well as other upscale designers, such as Burberry and Coach. The area offers a number of spots to sit down and enjoy the ambience while contemplating your next purchase.
Located in the heart of town, the Coastland Center Mall offers a more traditional mall experience with favorites such as the Gap, Limited Too, and Old Navy. With over 150 retailers and a large food court, Coastland Center provides a convenient alternative to the outdoor shopping mix in Naples.