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The Best Shopping Stops in St. Augustine

Just because St. Augustine is old, doesn't mean that all the shopping is all about dusty antique shops and pirate T-shirt shops. Locally-owned boutiques with fashion forward clothing, design studios and galleries give a visitor plenty of options. Shopping in the old city is a must, but be sure to explore uptown, too for more cool boutiques.

Of course, if you want a fake gold pirate doubloon or a replica of the Castillo San Marcos, well, you can get that too...there are tons of fun souvenir stops on Aviles and St. George Streets, which make great gifts for the folks back home. Even the attractions themselves have great gift shops. One of our favorites is at the Fountain of Youth where you can fill up glass bottles with authentic spring water straight from the source and are labeled so friends back home know they are drinking water that might turn back the clock. 

Outside of the old city are more shopping options including a huge outlet with lots of bargains on designer merchandise and shopping malls where you can find  favorite local brands. 

Here are some places to go if you want to get the perfect gift, something for yourself, or something that will always remind you of your visit to the Ancient City. 

Historic Downtown


Owner Laurel Baker makes jewelry worthy of any hip, urban dweller's closet. Her metal working mixes contemporary style with a vintage sensibility. One of her hallmarks is using the "sunshine stone," also known as the Florida State Stone, which...  Read More

Whetstone Chocolates


You can't experience St. Augustine without visiting Whetstone Chocolates, the city's signature chocolate manufacturer for nearly 40 years. In fact, Whetstone is known throughout the state for their famous chocolates shaped like seashells wrapped...  Read More

Old City Farmers Market


Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on A1A South, this fun market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday and is a popular weekend destination for many St. Augustine residents. The marketplace offers fresh produce including both...  Read More

Historic Downtown
Red Pineapple
Photo courtesy of Cuna Street News


The Red Pineapple is a swoon-worthy boutique with a Parisian vibe. Besides floaty skirts and lady-like dresses there are cute housewares, cards, jewelry, soaps and perfumes. Browsing here is a pleasure since the merchandize is always artfully...  Read More

St. Augustine Premium Outlet Mall


For those who need a vacation retail session or have extra room in your luggage, St. Augustine Premium Outlet will happily fix both. Over 80 stores have an extensive selection of designer and brand name retailers offering everything from...  Read More

Cobblestone Village


The large Cobblestone Village Shopping Mall is a modern shopping mall and a fairly recent addition to the St. Augustine shopping scene. Come here if you are looking for standard retail. Eight anchor stores and more specialty store provide a...  Read More

Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
Photo courtesy of D.J. Henson


Near downtown St. Augustine, the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery is an artist-run gallery that takes creativity and the artist-patron relationship to the next level. A re-purposed parking garage, the space showcases the traditional and...  Read More

Airport - Ust


St. George Street, St. Augustine's most popular shopping district, wends its way through several brick-lined blocks of the city's center. Along this car-free thoroughfare you'll discover independent retailers offering home accents, jewelry,...  Read More

Historic Downtown
Photo courtesy of Kelsey Heinze


This edgy design boutique, started by a couple from San Francisco, is a shrine to minimalism. You won't find their wares crammed into the space but things such as 3D-printed/gold cast rings, coffee presses, copper light fixtures and gorgeous...  Read More

Historic Downtown


Located in the heart of St. Augustine's historic pedestrian-only district and apart from noisy traffic and neon lights, brick-lined Aviles Street offers a splendid mix of shopping by way of interesting stores, boutiques, art galleries and...  Read More