The retail opportunities in Sarasota range from collections of local artisans and shop owners to corporately sponsored shopping malls. Downtown Sarasota residents can find a wide array of merchants in and around Main Street Sarasota, while a short drive over the Ringling Causeway results in the many boutiques and specialty shops of St. Armands Circle.
UNIVERSITY TOWN CENTER
Referred to as “The Mall at UTC,” this impressive establishment is home to several large-scale retailers and major restaurants, including Saks Fifth Avenue and The Capital Grille. Flanked by two “district” shopping centers, the entire University Town Center area is a large area hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE
Just a short trip over the bridge from downtown Sarasota is St. Armands Circle. A circular island shopping experience, St. Armands Circle is home to a collection of fine shops and restaurants, and a favorite of residents and visitors alike.
HISTORIC PALM AVENUE
On historic South Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, shoppers can find upscale retailers, art galleries, restaurants, home decor, and special events throughout the year.
WESTFIELD SARASOTA SQUARE
The Westfield shopping mall at Sarasota Square warrants a visit. With more than 140 stores and services, and a state-of-the-art AMC movie theater, this mall serves as a more accessible option for those overwhelmed by the size and scope of University Town Center area.