A Guide to Shopping in Lee County

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Bell Tower

Whether you’re a resident looking for a little retail therapy or a visitor in search of a memorable find, there are plenty shopping opportunities in Southwest Florida. From classic malls and outlets to open-air lifestyle centers and specialty boutiques, the area has it all.

Lee County

Estero

Coconut Point
23106 Fashion Dr., Estero | 239-992-4259

Coconut Point is a picturesque outdoor mall featuring more than 140 stores including Dillard’s, Apple, Michael Kors, Banana Republic, J. Jill, Lily Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama, and Barnes & Noble, as well as restaurants surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. You’ll also discover little gems like Artanis Belgian Chocolatier, ACSWF Co-Op Art Gallery, and Naples Soap Company. Before a show at the 16-creen Hollywood Theaters, indulge at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, South Fork Grille, or Marlin Bar, or grab a bite at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928 USA | 239-948-3766

Miromar Outlets’ store directory is like music to discount shoppers’ ears: Neiman’s Last Call, Columbia Sportswear, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. There are more than 140 designer and brand-name outlets for the home and everyone in the family. Sweets-lovers also make regular treks to patronize Norman Love Confections and Le Macaron French Pastries.

Miromar Design Center
10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero | (239) 895-9172

Just across the street from the outlets is the fabulous Miromar Design Center, a one-stop design destination for solutions and inspiration at 45 home furnishing and design stores representing hundreds of brands. Fabrics, flooring, furnishings, lighting, accessories, wallpaper, window treatments, and closet organization systems can all be perused with your licensed design professional or sign up for a professional consultation at the center.

Cape Coral

Cape Harbour Marina
5828 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral

Cape Harbour Marina, at the southern tip of Cape Coral, holds nice shopping opportunities, including Harbor View Gallery, Islands Gift Shop, and Scentiments Handbags & Apparel, featuring a large selection of upscale resort wear, including Peruvian cottons, linens, and silks.

Coralwood Center
2301 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral

This conveniently located center is home to more than 23 retailers, restaurants and services, including HomeGoods, Ulta, Bealls Outlet, and JC Penney. Shoppers can grab a bite at a restaurant or cafe, take in a movie at Marquee Cinemas, or work out at LA Fitness. The budget grocer ALDI’s is its newest tenant.

Downtown Cape Coral: South Cape
Southeast 47th Terrace

The historic commercial hub of Cape Coral, this “downtown” pedestrian-friendly walkable district is home to a range of shops, 60 eateries, pubs, and cafes, and year-round community events. South Cape is easily reached from Fort Myers via the Cape Coral Bridge and Cape Coral Parkway—it’s the area after passing through the first light at Del Prado Boulevard. South Cape is generally bounded by Southeast 46th Lane and Coronado Parkway, and Miramar Street and Bimini Basin, and Tudor Canal and Palm Tree Boulevard. Shopper’s delights include Zak’s Jewelry and Noe’s Jewelry, Su Casa Coastal Furniture and Décor, locally crafted Noela Chocolate & Confections, and Revolution Records, in addition to a Saturday farmer’s market from October to April.

Northpoint Shopping Center
1811-1847 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral

Cape Coral’s massive Northpoint Shopping Center on Pine Island Road is where you’ll find any number of big brands you know, from Abercrombie & Fitch, Crate & Barrel, Ethan Allen, Dillard’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s and Saks to Home Depot, Sears, Total Wine, and Target. But in this north Lee County shopping hub, you’ll also find surprises, including L’Occitane en Provence, Sur La Table, Swarovski, Tory Burch, and Teavana.

The Shops at Surfside
2354 Surfside Blvd., Cape Coral

Featured shops here include Belk Department Store, HomeGoods, Dollar Tree, Starbucks and Woody’s Waterside Grill.

Pine Island

Matlacha
Pine Island Road, Between Cape Coral and Pine Island

This small island (pronounced Mat-luh-SHAY) is located due west of Cape Coral across a small bridge spanning from the mainland to Pine Island. Matlacha is an artist’s paradise dotted by whimsical shops and galleries, seafood markets, waterside restaurants, and a waterfront community park. Find bohemian beach threads, art for your home, and special gifts at funky discoveries such as Wild Child Art Gallery, featuring the work of more than 120 Florida artists, the funky, optic green, blue, and pink Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, or Traders Hitching Post.

Greater Fort Myers Area

Bell Tower
Daniels Parkway and U.S. 41, Fort Myers

A long-time favorite go-to for fashion, beauty, and meeting up with friends for dinner or a movie, the Bell Tower recently completed a comprehensive redevelopment to modernize the 343,000-square-foot destination with updated architecture, redesigned storefronts, and contemporary lighting. New tenants include Dave & Buster’s, Ocean View & 7th, Ice Spot, G’s Bridal & Haute Couture, and Burntwood Tavern. Longtime staples at Bell Tower include Trader Rick’s “for the artful woman,” Victoria’s Secret, Talbot’s, Ulta, Soma, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Fort Myers River District

Put on your walking shoes to explore the shopping opportunities that await in downtown Fort Myers. Downtown is home to art and eye candy galore, beginning with Arts for ACT Gallery & Boutique and The Franklin Shops. Hunting for great finds at: The Goodwill Boutique on First Street, Joe’s Record Exchange, Belle Fille, Market Earth, and Naples Soap Company. For antique pickers, there are many places to seek new finds in the River District and surrounding neighborhoods: Remedies Parlor, The Open Door Shoppes, Paris Market Antique Mall, and Ivy Cottage Antiques & Treasures, and Wildwood Antique Mall.

Edison Mall
4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers

A Fort Myers landmark, Edison Mall holds well-known anchors Macy’s, Dillard’s, and JC Penney, and a few surprising retailers, including Spencer’s Gifts with its unexpected tees and gifts, and The Disney Store, as well as specialty stores, hair salons, and a food court.

Gannon’s Antiques and Art
16521 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers

If you like to go on treasure hunts, you’ll feel right at home at Gannon’s Antiques and Art. This upscale collection of 100 vendors’ fine art, collectibles, décor, and furnishings is top-notch.

Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers

Located south of Alico Road between Interstate 75 and Ben Hill Griffin Road, this miniature town center near the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University has more than 100 shops, a movie complex, spacious courtyards, and restaurants and nightlife. It is a magnet for anglers and outdoorsmen, with its sprawling Bass Pro Shop as anchor. Teens like Ron Jon Surf Shop and Marshall’s and while big-box favorites like Ross Dress for Less, PetCo, and JOANN Fabrics and Crafts maintain loyal shoppers. It recently underwent a $10 million upgrade that includes a streamlined drop-off/pick-up location and valet parking.

Sanibel Outlets
20350 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers

This outlet mall on the mainland east of the Sanibel Causeway attracts savvy shoppers to its 40 leading designer and name-brand stores. Find staples at Maidenform, Jockey, Levi’s, Bali/Playtex, and Vitamin World, or browse for shoes (Bass, Rack Room Shoes, Famous Footwear, Crocs), sports apparel (Nike, Under Armour, The Gap, Banana Republic), and vacation-related goods (Sunglass Hut, Swim Mart and Samsonite). Fuel up at eateries such as Dante’s Coal Fired Kitchen and Cheeburger Cheeburger.

Sanibel Island

Periwinkle Place Shopping Center
2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

Longtime favorite Pandora’s Box anchors one corner of subtropical Periwinkle Place Shopping Center, which invites exploration. This artful gift store is bursting with tempting affordable jewelry, art in many mediums, fun gifts, dolls, home decor and things you won’t see elsewhere.

Periwinkle Place’s 26 shops include the Original Chico’s, the award-winning Blue Giraffe Restaurant, and the Sanibel Day Spa.

Olde Sanibel Shoppes
630 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel

There’s something here for everyone in the family, including the four-legged baby. This pet-friendly shopping center with old Florida charm draws locals and visitors to

Suncatchers’ Dream and Art & Frame for home décor, Island Paws for pet needs and pampering, and apparel and accessories at Amy’s Something Special and JB Designs.

Tahitian Gardens
1975 – 2019 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

Designer labels, unique collections, toys, jewelry, and more are in store at Tahitian Gardens. The selection of shops includes Synergy Sportswear for “Life is Good” gear, Sanibel Resort Wear, Adventures in Paradise, C. Turtles, Wilford & Lee, Pandora’s Box Too, the Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, and Shiny Objects. Get a made-to-order meal at Paper Fig Kitchen.

Fort Myers Beach

Times Square
Fort Myers Beach Pier/Estero Boulevard

Times Square is the heart of downtown Estero Island, full of small shops and restaurants, street performers, and plenty of spots to sit down and relax.

Santini Marina Plaza
7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach

At the southern end of Estero Island, the Santini Marina Plaza is home to one of the widest variety of shops in one location on the island. Shoppers can find clothing, swimwear, shoes, jewelry, books, liquor and libations, hardware, and even a pack-and-ship facility for sending it all home instead of having to pack your finds.

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