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10 Best Shopping Boutiques in Downtown St. Petersburg

After visiting the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area's vast selection of attractions and restaurants, it's time to do a little shopping. 

If you're searching for the perfect beach day outfit, then look no further than Cerulean Blu, offering a colorful section of swimsuits and floppy hats fit for a day spent in the Florida sunshine. For haute couture straight from Milan, Naracamichie features high-end clothing for both men and women. Fashionistas flock to Pippa Pelure, where you can find everything from a comfy pair of designer jeans to a cocktail dress designed for a night out. Or go super casual and opt for one of the inspirational t-shirts at In Search of Balance

For a unique selection of gifts and accessories, Agora has eclectic handmade items from all over the world. Just like its name suggests, The Gift Box features a wide variety of elegant gifts for nearly every occasion. If jewelry is high on your priority list, then Landing Company has a line of nautical-inspired pieces and Bernie’s & Son has a diamond ring collection that will make any girl swoon. 

Several arts and crafts shops offer an expansive array of works by local and international artists, including Native American paintings at Red Cloud Fine Art & Jewelry and unique handmade wall clocks at Shapiro’s Gallery of Contemporary American Crafts.

And after browsing through shop after shop, we've managed to narrow down our list of the 10 best boutiques in the area. Here's a closer look at each of our picks.



This elegant art gallery located on bustling Beach Drive once began in artist Sue Shapiro's garage in 1982. Decades later, Shapiro's Gallery of Contemporary American Crafts is still family owned and features a wide range of handmade works of art...  Read More



A mainstay fine jewelry store in downtown St. Petersburg, Bernie's & Son has been voted "Tampa Bay's Favorite Jeweler" by the St. Petersburg Times and recognized throughout the area as the best place to find an extraordinary gift for that...  Read More



Walk into an adorable boutique called In Search of Balance - The Store and the first display you'll see is a collection of cute t-shirts, each with their own unique and inspiring message. Designed by boutique owners Steve and Julie Meyer, the...  Read More



Featuring a wide variety of tasteful and elegant gifts, The Gift Box was the brainchild of interior designer Judy Bailey and custom framer Linda Albrecht. Born out of the dynamic duo's love for the evolving downtown St. Petersburg area, the...  Read More



Owned by local St. Pete entrepreneur and fashionista Megan Simons, Pippa Pelure and sister store Sethina Rae Styles are both located in downtown St. Petersburg on infamous Beach Drive. Featuring the best in women's fashion and design, both...  Read More



Located along Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg, Red Cloud Fine Art & Jewelry showcases American Indian jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculptures, bronzes, carvings and historic reproductions. Not only are the gallery owners experts in...  Read More



Featuring high-end fashion designs straight from Milan, Italy, Naracamicie of Florida (pronounced nar-ah-cah-mee-che), offers sophisticated styles for both men and women. Originally founded by Milan businessman Walter Annaratone, this location...  Read More



A local, nautical-inspired boutique filled to the brim with sea life designed jewelry and other gifts, the Landing Company has two locations: one on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg and one in historic John's Pass in Madeira Beach. The...  Read More



Agora is an eclectic home accessories and casual art boutique on Beach Drive owned by entrepreneur Marcus OBrikis. With locations in both downtown St. Pete and the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, this home and lifestyle shop offers unique gifts...  Read More



One of the best parts about visiting the St. Pete/Clearwater area is the access to gorgeous white-sand beaches year round. Find your perfect beach outfit at Cerulean Blu Swim & Resort Wear Boutique located on Beach Drive in downtown St....  Read More


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