Naples' Best Shopping Centers for the Serious Buy-Hard

Downtown Naples shopping has a character all its own. Several distinct neighborhoods range from historic upscale to salty and spicy. To experience the spectrum, don't miss Fifth Avenue South, with its sophisticated, youthful vibe, or nearby Tin City, a throwback to Naples' commercial fishing days. 

Away from downtown - also known as Old Naples - you will find plenty to tempt your credit card. Fashion-forward shopping centers in North Naples, such as Waterside Shops and the newest, Mercato, are pure meccas of shopping for the die-hard buy-hard. Like most of the shopping arenas in and around Naples, dining experiences from ultra-casual to sit-down fine with water views complete the "shop 'til you dine" equation.

You'll also find opportunity for entertainment to enhance your shopping experience - everything from live bands and movies to theater and the beach. 

If your travels take you to Marco Island, you will want to browse the many strip malls and shopping centers for souvenirs, jewelry, beachwear and gifts, plus there's a nearby factory outlet center.

North of Naples, Coconut Point has 140 stores that range from big-box outlets such as Best Buys and Target to specialty boutiques such as Brighton and Coach. In a lush boardwalk setting, it makes for a day trip complete with dining, movies and live entertainment at night.

Coastland Center
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With more than 150 stores - including anchor stores Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears and Macy's - the indoor, air-conditioned mall is a good place to shop on hot summer Naples days – if you are looking for chain stores. You will find...  Read More

Promenade at Bonita Bay
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Promenade took a hit with the recession and opening of two mega-malls nearby. The good news: It's back on the rise as storefronts fill and the lush, water gushing gardens have returned. A major infusion of vitality came with the opening of...  Read More

Coconut Point
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This mega-complex north of Naples combines residential condos, big-box stores, diverse dining, movie theaters and name boutiques. Its 140 stores include Dillard's department store, Target, Barnes & Noble, Apple Store, Best Buy, Yankee...  Read More

Village Shops on Venetian Bay
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Lining the waterfront on two sides of the road (a tunnel allows you to drive or walk under the bridge instead of having to cross the busy road), it effects European style architecture. Another well traveled district for shopping and dining,...  Read More

Waterside Shops
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Burburry, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Hermes: Yes, that sound you are hearing is cha-ching. Expect to find the most luxe brands in a setting of pure architectural magnificence. It wasn't built on the waterfront, but its many water features...  Read More

Old Naples
Crayton Cove
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Small and tucked away from the downtown limelight, cozy and compact Crayton Cove has both nautical and historical charm. Known as Back Bay in the early 1900s, it was later renamed for early developer E.W. "Ed" Crayton and attracted a lively mix...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton


Naples' newest shopping arena, Mercato builds on the Waterside Shops model of chain stores, but with less sticker shock and more restaurants, a vibrant night scene and residential real estate. Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack and Sur La...  Read More

Third Street South
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It intersects with the more vital Fifth Avenue South, but the shopping and dining district is five blocks off Fifth, so a bit of a walk. Near the Naples Fishing Pier and beaches, it's popular with the apres-beach crowd. Known for its Gallery...  Read More

Old Naples
Tin City
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Once a tin-roofed dockage facility for the downtown Naples area, Tin City retains its rustic, salty charm and its dockage. What's changed is its reinvention into a casual shopping and dining complex. Most of the shops and eateries carry...  Read More

Fifth Avenue South
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Old Naples' comeback story is one of the most successful in the annals of downtown redevelopment. Reinvented in 1996 with careful planning, Fifth Avenue South was at the heart of the renaissance. What has resulted is a tony street lined with...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle