You can visit the same chain retailers at almost any mall in the country, but when you visit Sanibel and Captiva, you can shop at some truly unique local stores. These small islands off the southwestern coast of Florida preserve an old-time feel, from the narrow streets, low buildings and pristine nature preserves to the locally owned “mom-and-pop” type stores.
Many stores on the islands sell clothing, and from the elegant upscale women’s fashions at Why Knot & Why Knot Relax to the outdoor-ready gear at Adventures in Paradise, you can find any item of clothing you need without returning to the mainland. Visit the Tahitian Gardens, Olde Sanibel Shoppes and Village Shops to explore the local clothes shops.
If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind piece that you can wear both during your vacation and at home, visit one of the many local jewelry stores to find the perfect item. At Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, you can find treasure coins from ship wrecks alongside handcrafted pieces and estate jewelry. Watson MacRae and Shiny Objects also sell unique, artisan jewelry. William E. Wilson will assist you in creating a fabulous one-of-a-kind piece.