Florida Shopping Guide: Fort Myers and Sanibel

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The Fort Myers and Sanibel area offers excellent shopping experiences, just like their beaches. From great local artists, beach souvenirs, or beautiful clothing, there is something for everyone to find at one of the area's many shops and malls.

Bell Tower Shops
Whether you're visiting Bell Tower Shops for the first time, or you have made them part of your daily shopping experiences, you'll discover an entertaining new world there. Bell Tower Shops is much more than an ordinary shopping trip. It is a world of inviting open-air spaces, with lush landscaping, fountains and waterfalls. It is a place where you feel both comfortable and stimulated. Stores include Saks Fifth Avenue, Williams-Sonoma and even a Fresh Market.

Daniels Parkway & US 41, Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-489-1221, www.thebelltowershops.com

Boca Grande Shopping
Shopping on Boca Grande may be small but it is wonderful. With iconic local island retailers like Fugates and Boca Grande Outfitters, there is something for everyone--whether you're staying on the island or just visiting for the day. Stop by for lunch, a look at the local iguanas or for some great shopping. For more information on Boca Grande's shopping visit bocagrandechamber.net/things-to-do/shopping/.

Captiva Island Shopping
Although it may be smaller than Sanibel, Captiva Island offers some good shopping options, from fishing gear to Captiva souvenirs. For more information on Captiva Island's stores visit www.captivaisland.com/shopping.html.

Coconut Point Mall
Coconut Point is the center of focus for a 500-acre, master planned community that is more than a shopping center. The property has 1.2 million-square-feet of retail space, office condos and residential housing. They have 110 stores and 27 restaurants--all surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. Coconut Point is the place for people to gather,shop, dine, work, play, see a new film. Shopping is for everyone from stores like Brookstone to Tommy Bahama.

23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928
239-992-9966, www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1202

Edison Mall
Delight in visiting your favorite stores, including Macy's, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears. Find exactly what you're looking for when you explore the 160 specialty shops located throughout the mall. Some of the stores and restaurants include Coach, Victoria's Secret, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor Loft, Silverspoon Cafe, Elephant Bar Restaurant, and Bijou Brigitte.

4125 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-939-5464, www.simon.com/mall/?id=129

Fleamasters Flea Market
Spend the day or spend the weekend at Giant Fleamasters Fleamarket. With over 900 stores, there's plenty to see and do. From paintings to pets to electric bikes, Fleamasters has a million items you won't find in ordinary, mart stores. The best place for Florida souvenirs, home decor, antiques and collectibles, hair salon, jewelry, more.