We love our local boutique shops on Sanibel! So much so that Jim and I even volunteered to model clothing from our local shops at the recent Sanibel Community House Association Fashion Show.
Don’t worry, we’re not quitting our day jobs. But we did have fun supporting our local businesses, and we’re honored to be asked to participate in the fashion show that benefited our Sanibel Community Association.
Little did we know, Jim was the only male model in the fashion show. The room of ladies loved him, of course, and we had fun strutting around the room in stylish Sanibel get-up. We wore two outfits from local shops including this lovely combination from Island Pursuit.
Where To Shop on Sanibel?
So, where should you go for some retail therapy? There are a couple of great shopping plazas on island.
The fashion show featured 15 different stores in the Periwinkle Place Shops plaza just off Periwinkle Way. This is the largest shopping plaza on island, with a handful of great selections.
Shops in Periwinkle Place include:
- The original Chico’s store
- Fresh Produce
- Her Sports Closet
- Peach Republic
- Beach Daisy
- Sea Glass Lane
- Trader Rick’s
- Butterfly Beach
- Island Pursuit
- Paradise Boutique
- Everything But Water
- Tiki Jim’s
- Congress Jewelers
- Sanibel Sunglass Co.
- Classic Collections
- Island Style
- Naples Soap Company
- Sand Castle Gifts & Gourmet
- Sanibel Olive Oil
Plus, there are a handful of great restaurants in Periwinkle Place to fuel your shopping excursion.
Tahitian Gardens is the shopping center right next to Periwinkle Place, and another great plaza to stroll.
Shops in Tahitian Gardens include:
- Synergy Sportswear
- C. Turtles
- Adventures in Paradise
- Sanibel Resort Wear
- Pandora’s Box
- The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry
- Shiny Objects
- Wilford & Lee
- Sailor’s Toy Shoppe
And again, a few yummy restaurants to keep you going!
The Village Shops is a small shopping plaza on the other side of Periwinkle Way, just before Palm Ridge Road.
Stores in the Village Shops include:
Olde Sanibel Shoppes
Where Periwinkle Meets Tarpon Bay Road, you’ll find the Olde Sanibel Shoppes.
Stores in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes include:
These are some of the main shopping plazas on island. Of course, there are a few other stand-alone stores along Periwinkle and other parts of the island that are great to visit as well. But this ought to get you started and certainly fill your closet with some great island fashions. Happy Shopping! ?