10 Best Fort Myers Shopping Spots: From Unique Boutiques to Market Meccas



No matter what your shopping preference, the Fort Myers area has the perfect spot just for you. From one-of-a-kind artwork and novelty gifts, to iconic and world-renowned luxury brands at retail and outlet prices. Pretty much anything and everything is up for grabs.

Wandering the streets of the River District in downtown Fort Myers, you'll find numerous spots like the Arts for ACT Gallery, where your purchases benefit the families and survivors of domestic abuse.

On Sanibel Island, life - and shopping - move at a different pace. Visitors will be delighted by the service and the selection of stores located along the wooden boardwalks of Periwinkle Place with local shops like Island Style, Wilford & Lee, Congress Jewelers and more.

Of course, those looking to really shop 'til they drop won't be disappointed by the varied options of the mega shopping centers around the area. Sniff out an unbeatable bargains on your favorite high-end designer brands at the sprawling Miromar Outlets; then head over to Coconut Point for a sublimely picturesque and atmospheric luxury shopping experience that also includes lots of delectable dining choices. 




Family-run Bailey's General Store is a Sanibel Island institution. The homey, friendly atmosphere makes it a memorable part of any trip to the island. Part grocery store, part hardware store, Bailey's is the place to "stock up" for your...  Read More




The Bass Pro shop is worth a stop even if you don't need any outdoor travel gear. It's more of an attraction than a store, with a 12,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, a 19,000-gallon freshwater aquarium, a 22-acre lake, wildlife displays, an...  Read More


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The Bell Tower Shops is an outdoor shopping complex that is home to numerous upscale national shops like Brodeur Carvell and WIlliams-Sonoma. Also enjoy shopping at unique local boutiques and galleries. The center's open-air design is sprinkled...  Read More




Wilford & Lee is nestled in the corner of a strip mall off of the well traveled US41 in Fort Myers and is the company's flagship store; there are a total of four in Southwest Florida including Sanibel Island and Bonita Springs. Enjoy more...  Read More


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He, She & Me


Located a WWII officers bungalow downtown, this global gift shop partners with the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) to carry only fair trade items, handcrafted by artisans in developing countries. This means you won't only be getting a unique...  Read More




Arts for ACT, is not your typical art establishment. The non-profit gallery is owned and operated by Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center, an organization that provides shelter and support for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence....  Read More


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Sanibel Island
Periwinkle Place

Boasting more than 35 retail shops, Periwinkle Place looks as much like a well-manicured public space as it does a shopping center. Situated along and named after Sanibel's main road, it's the largest shopping plaza on the island. This is the...  Read More




The Franklin Shops is a two-story building in the heart of the River District in downtown Fort Myers, that resembles a mini indoor mall or market. The many shops inside include boutiques, art exhibitions and ever changing pop-up retailers. In...  Read More


Coconut Point


This open-air, Main Street-style mall just south of Fort Myers in Estero, is the center of a 500-acre master-planned community, giving it a uniquely relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by glistening lakes and fountains, shoppers stroll the lovely...  Read More


Miromar Outlets
Photo courtesy of Miromar Outlets


Only 18 miles south of Fort Myers proper, this open-air Mediterranean-style outlet mall's bright covered sidewalks are lined with more than 140 designer and brand-name stores. Bargain hunters will delight at the prices, up to 70% off regular...  Read More


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