Shopping on Sanibel Starts with Shop On Sanibel, Retail Centers
Your Sanibel-Captiva Island vacation starts with our world famous shopping, on Sanibel Island. Sanibel Island is home to wonderful retail centers that are made up of independently owned boutiques, restaurants and specialty services providers not found anywhere else in the world.
We took photographs of our close friends as they spent all day shopping at some of Sanibel’s best shops. We captured these fabulous people enjoying the experience of all of the wonderful things that these Retail Centers have to provide. We visited the Olde Sanibel Shoppes, Tahitian Gardens, The Village Shops and the Town Center, all in one day! These fine retail centers provided everything that Julie, Jenna, Ashley and Josh could want and more! We did our best to check out all of the wonderful clothes, accessories and services that Sanibel has to offer but ran out of time in our day!
Josh and Julie started their day relaxing by the pool and drinking coffee while wearing relaxing clothes from Adventures In Paradise. Then they got a phone call from Jenna , who wanted to meet up and go shopping! The decided the best shops to go were definitely the Shops on Sanibel. After they got off the phone with Jenna, Julie and Josh finished up their coffee and headed inside to decide what they wanted to wear for the day, and then head out. Julie decided to wear an outfit from Amy’s Something Special which is known for its great tropical island covers.
While Julie was waiting for her friend Jenna she decided to shop around at the Tahitian Gardens Shops. She saw a dress a black dress at C. Turtles which is known for its hip trendy clothing and accessories!
Julie then headed to The Village Shops right down the road to meet up with her friend Jenna who had already started shopping in her wonderfully flowing white and blue Sanibel Resort Wear shirt and skirt. Julie and Jenna then began their shopping duo. They stopped at the Watson MacRae Gallery to check out some wonderful art and art handmade necklace artwork by “Pastry by Penelope” made of vintage tart shells and knitted chenille braid, which Julie could not resist buying! After some serious shopping Josh surprised them with two dogs at the “Lee Humane Society” wearing Leashes & harnesses from Island Paws.
After, Josh picked up the dogs Julie Decided she would like to get her hair done while Jenna headed to Tahitian Gardens to check out what Julie was talking so highly of!
Meanwhile Ashley, a friend of Jenna and Julie, had already planned a day of reading and shopping at the peaceful yet upbeat Sanibel Shops. She decided for her relaxing day she would sport the clothing from Why Knot, where they specialize in elegant, comfortable clothing for the relaxed life style and a Czeck double drop Necklace from Suncatchers’ Dream and enjoy her day. She as well decided it might be nice to get her hair done for the dinner date that her, Jenna, and Julie had later that night. She walked in to Tribeca Salon and saw Julie already getting her hair done by Nicolas, hair coloring specialist. After their hair was finished they then they got their nails done at Head to Toes By Tina.
After Jenna and Ashley pampered themselves at The Village Shops Jenna had finished up her shopping spree and could not wait to put on her new orchid necklace from Shiny Objects at Tahitian Gardens they all decided to meet up there. But then they got there and Ashley saw Cedar Chest, a Jewelry store that specializes in original designs made of 14k and 18k Jewelry and is the area’s largest collection of authentic Spanish and ancient coin jewelry.
They then were off to the Odle Sanibel Shoppes! Were J.B Designs and their incredible bags and Amy’s Something Special with their wide variety of colorful “jelly” watches are located. They could not resist neither the bags nor the jelly watches, buying them as soon as they saw them, and just in time!
They hurried up knowing that they were going to want to catch dinner at the incredibly delectable Over Easy Café! The girls got a chance to relax and enjoy their delicious food while talking about their exciting day at the Shops on Sanibel.
After an amazing time of eating and enjoying their drinks and they decided to head back to Julie’s house to try on some of their new clothes to check them all out and then head down to the beach for the sunset with a fruity bottle of wine from Tropical Wines
What a full and yet relaxed day at the retail shops at ShopOnSanibel.com.
Photography Credit: Cameron Michael / Publishing Credit: Cameron Micheal & Max Soto
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A special thanks to our friends who helped us with this shoot. Thank you to all participants who made this happen, keep posted for the video later this week and more pictures.