There’s nothing like a spot of shopping, souvenier or otherwise, to round off your holiday. You can buy anything you want in Florida, from exclusive products to real bargains. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is having enough room in your suitcase to bring it all home!
Whether you want to live life on the cutting edge of fashion, revive and rehome vintage treasures or window shop until you drop, the Sunshine State’s diverse retail scene is guaranteed to offer the perfect fit.
Shopping Malls and Outlets
Florida’s upscale malls and outlet shopping centres give holidaymakers the opportunity to get everything they could wish for, with both indoor and outdoor settings to choose from. Malls which offer a premium shopping experience include Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Manatee County, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Sarasota, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Tampa, and Winter Park. Each spans around 2 million sq ft, and comes complete with elegant interiors, glass ceilings and even the occasional giant slide, so you can rest assured they’ll cater to a range of tastes.
Florida is an antiques and art lover’s paradise. For a remarkable collection of preloved goods and treasures, be sure to head to Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Alfred, Plant City and Lake Wales. You may even find a literal diamond in the rough.
If you’re hoping to find a unique gift or something that’s been on your wishlist for a fraction of the retail price, Florida’s many flea markets are the best place to start. The diverse range of vendors, including itinerant traders, working farmers and professional merchants, mean that you’ll be able find just about anything. Prices don’t really exist at flea markets to haggle your way to victory by researching the cost of the items you’re hoping to find, going in low initially, and paying in cash. Don’t feel too deflated if you can’t negotiate as good a bargain as you hoped as it’s all part of the fun.