10 Best Shopping Destinations in and near Malabar, Florida

Malabar, Fla., is no Rodeo Drive for shopping. But this small beachy community near Palm Bay, on the Space Coast in Florida, has its own kind of charm. 

If you're visiting Malabar and you want to make a shopping excursion, you're going to need to widen your bubble to include the Palm Bay area and surrounding communities. 

Within a short drive of Malabar, you can get stunning floral arrangements (at multiple florists: Beautiful Bouquets and Baskets and The Enchanted Florist), edible gift baskets, model radio-controlled airplanes, vintage clothing (also at multiple stores: Molly Mutt Thrift Shop and Pickin-N-Grinnin). Your shopping contributes to a charitable cause at the area thrift stores, which raise money for homeless animals in Brevard County and homeless veterans in the county, respectively. 

Arts and crafts stores also thrive here, with a fully stocked bead shop and a yarn and crochet store. 

Just a short drive from Malabar and Palm Bay is The Flop Shop in Melbourne, a great place to get new sandals or Toms. The Executive Cigar Lounge in Melbourne is a unique place to go, sit in the air conditioning and smoke a stogie with other cigar-lovers. 

Here are our favorite 10 places to shop near Malabar. 

Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge
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The Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge is where cigar-lovers can go to relax with a stogie in the air conditioning, sip a cold beer and unwind. Some fans call this lounge, in historic downtown Melbourne, Fla., the ultimate "mancave" (although, of...  Read More



The Flop Shop is the best place to go in Melbourne, Fla., to get your feet covered. This locally owned shop opened in 2005, mainly as a place to find a wide variety of flip-flops, but you can find other kinds of beachy shoes here, too, such as...  Read More



The Enchanted Florist is a Palm Bay-based gift and floral business that can deliver same-day in the Palm Bay area. The Enchanted Florist also can deliver nationwide, and products can be ordered online. Floral arrangements arrive already...  Read More



The Knitting Closet is a longstanding Palm Bay business. It's been providing knit and crochet goodies for more than 20 years. Here, shoppers can find a wide range of products for their crafty projects. The inventory is expansive and includes...  Read More



Island Bead Co. is a locally owned bead shop in Palm Bay, Fla., not far from Malabar. Although this shop looks small form the outside, it has a massive selection of beads inside, as well as other supplies you need for putting the beads to use....  Read More

Esprit Model
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This unique Palm Bay store is run by radio-controlled pilots for radio-controlled pilots. It's where you go to get all things for your mini airplanes and helicopters. Esprit Model imports and sells flying model airplanes, from the simple to...  Read More

Molly Mutt Thrift Shop
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The Molly Mutt Thrift Shops in Florida are one of the fundraising branches for the Central Brevard Humane Society. The Space Coast region has four different Molly Mutt stores, including one in Palm Bay. At these stores, you can find...  Read More



Pickin-N-Grinnin claims to be the Palm Bay area's most unique thrift store, and its selection is wide. Find used and discounted furniture, tools, jewelry, shoes, clothing, antiques, appliances and art here. Search high and low and you might...  Read More

Beautiful Bouquets and Baskets
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For flowers, edible arrangements, gift baskets and other thoughtful gifts and goodies, Palm Bay's florist, Beautiful Bouquets and Baskets, can deliver, or you can browse the store Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m....  Read More


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