Downtown Sarasota Shopping Guide

Situated just a few blocks from the Sarasota Bayfront, downtown Sarasota features a small, walkable shopping area filled with dozens of boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries and more.

For those who are interested in purchasing works of art, downtown Sarasota’s Palm Avenue and Main Street offer numerous art galleries to explore. Known by locals as “Gallery Row,” Palm Avenue offers opportunities to purchase everything from sculptures and handblown glass to jewelry and paintings created by local artisans. During the First Friday Artwalk, which takes place on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 PM, visitors can visit the many galleries beyond their regular hours.

While Main Street does feature its share of art galleries, it is also home to several clothing stores such as Brooks Brothers and those offering women’s fashions. Once per month, downtown Sarasota residents and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy these shops and boutiques beyond their regular hours. Known as the First Friday Walk, the event also offers shoppers opportunities for wine tasting.

Art lovers can also purchase works from local artists by visiting the State of the Arts Gallery on State Street. While here, shoppers also enjoy visiting European Focus, which is a colorful shop featuring unique gifts created by European artisans. Items found in this shop range from Bavarian “smokers” to French linens, ceramics and more. Sarasota Candle, which is a local manufacturer of candles, is located right next door.

The nearby Lemon Avenue also offers plenty of shopping opportunities for those who enjoy purchasing free foods, arts and crafts. From 7 AM to 1 PM every Saturday throughout the year, Lemon Avenue hosts the Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market. With more than 50 vendors available, the event features lots of organics, baked goods, cheeses, meats, fresh fruit, arts, crafts, flowers, plants and more. Additional fresh foods and produce can also be found at the Whole Foods Market located on First Street. The Whole Foods Market Centre also features upscale ground floor retail shops along with a parking garage and a café.

Antique lovers also have opportunities to search for hidden treasures when visiting the downtown Sarasota area, such as Jack Vinales Antiques in the Burns Square section of downtown. This area, which is located at the south end of Pineapple Avenue, also features a number of intriguing shops. Awesome Orchids offers plants, pots and more, while Malika’s Imports features Scandinavian furniture. Other shops found here include L-Boutique and Parkland Art Gallery.

From women’s fashion to art and intriguing imports, downtown Sarasota shopping is sure to pique the interest of just about anyone who gives it a closer look.

Downtown Sarasota Shopping Directory

Antiques

Burke Antiques (12 South Palm Avenue, 941-952-0042)
Coco Palm Gallery Art & Antiques (1255 North Palm Avenue, 941-955-1122)
Jack Vinales Antiques (500 Pineapple Ave. South, 941-957-0002)

Art Galleries

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art (1288 North Palm Avenue, 941-366-2454)
Art Uptown Cooperative Gallery (1367 Main Street, 941-955-5409)
Dabbert Gallery (76 South Palm Avenue, 941-955-1315)
DiFilippo Kent (79 South Palm Avenue, 941-321-0564)
Galleria Silecchia (20 South Palm Avenue, 888-366-7414)
Hodgell Gallery (46 South Palm Avenue, 941-366-1146)
Kennedy Studios (1472 Main Street, 941-952-0358)
Palm Avenue Fine Art (10 South Palm Avenue, 941-388-7526)
Stakenborg Fine Art (1545 Main Street, 941-487-8001)
William Hartman Gallery (48 South Palm Avenue, 941-955-4785)

Clothing & Accessories

Bohemian Bliss (1544 Main Street, 941-312-6983)
Brooks Brothers (1500 Main Street, 941-954-7545)
Eileen Fisher (1501 Main Street, 941-365-2435)
Eliett's on Palm (45 South Palm Avenue, 941-953-2999)
Encore! & More Consignment Shop (1439 Main Street, 941-953-4222)
Evelyn & Arthur (1480 Main Street, 941-365-2210)
i tesori (1405 First Street, 941-907-9296)
Jackie Z Style Co. (1464 Main Street, 941-554-8335)
J. McLaughlin (1503 Main Street, 941-706-3587)
Juno & Jove (1425 First Street, 941-957-0000)
Lotus Boutique (1451 Main Street, 941-906-7080)
Martin Freeman (75 South Palm Avenue, 941-953-2948)
Michaels on Main (1484 Main Street, 941-955-5900)
Patchington (1467 Main Street, 941-822-0844)
PJ's Boutique (1443 Main Street, 941-366-3900)

Books

A. Parker's Books and Book Bazaar (1488 Main Street, 941-366-2898)
Bookstore 1 Sarasota (1359 Main Street, 941-365-7900)

Bridal

La Mariee Haute Couture Bridal Boutique (80 South Palm Avenue, 941-955-1600)

Children's

Picobello Children's Clothing (1462 Main Street, 941-373-0495)

Coffee and Dessert

Coffee Carrousel (1644 Main Street, 941-365-2826)
Pastry Art (1512 Main Street, 941-955-7545)
Starbucks (1401 First Street, 941-955-0273)
Whiteberry (1473 Main Street, 941-365-5050)

Coins

A World Coin & Jewelry Exchange (1509 Main Street, 941-365-5415)

Electronics

Encore Home Entertainment Systems (1477 Main Street, 941-906-8474)

Eyewear

Soto Optical Boutique (1383 Main Street, 941-953-3788)

Footwear

Brooks Brothers (1500 Main Street, 941-954-7545)
Juno & Jove (1425 First Street, 941-957-0000)
Happy Feet Plus (1453 Main Street, 941-924-2536)
Patchington (1467 Main Street, 941-822-0844)
Reasons (20 North Lemon Avenue, 941-388-1602)
T.Georgiano's Shoe Salon (1409-B First Street, 941-870-3727)

Framing

Dabbert Gallery (76 South Palm Avenue, 941-955-1315)
Kennedy Studios (1472 Main Street, 941-952-0358)
William Hartman Gallery (48 South Palm Avenue, 941-955-4785)

Gift Shops

ENVIE Home Decor (1411 1st Street, 941-366-7027)
I Tesori (1405 First Street, 941-907-9296)
Southeastern Guide Dogs Gift Shop (1618 Main Street, 941-953-2892)
Write-On Sarasota (1423 First Street, 941-953-2800)

Gourmet

Penzeys Spices (1516 Main Street, 941-388-7704)
Sur La Table (22 North Lemon Avenue, 941-365-0380)

Guns and Knives

The Bullet Hole Gun Shop (1576 Main Street, 941-957-1996)

Health and Beauty

Simply Spoiled Boutique (1471 Main Street, 941-364-3337)

Home Furnishings

Art To Walk On Fine Oriental Carpets (16 South Palm Avenue, 941-951-5454)
Black Bird Lifestyle (1540 Main Street, 941-366-0941)
Burke Antiques (12 South Palm Avenue, 941-952-0042)
Campbell Cabinetry Designs, Inc. (1531 Main Street, 941-378-3922)
Coco Palm Gallery Art & Antiques (1255 North Palm Avenue, 941-955-1122)
Coquillage (1515 Main Street, 941-487-7160)
DiFilippo Kent (79 South Palm Avenue, 941-321-0564)
ENVIE Home Decor (1411 First Street, 941-366-7027)
i tesori (1405 First Street, 941-907-9296)
Main Street Traders (1468 Main Street, 941-373-0475)
Mariposa Designs (51 South Palm Avenue, 941-366-9510)
Parker Robinson (1521 Main Street, 941-366-3343)
Posh on Palm (33 South Palm Avenue, 941-954-7674)

Jewelry

Eliett's on Palm (45 South Palm Avenue, 941-953-2999)
ENVIE Home Decor (1411 1st Street, 941-366-7027)
Jackie Z Style Co. (1464 Main Street, 941-554-8335)
June Simmons Jewelry (68 South Palm Avenue, 941-388-4535)
Mariposa Designs (51 South Palm Avenue, 941-366-9510)
Milan's Jewelry (1666 Main Street, 941-953-5871)
Shrode Jewelers (1433 Main Street, 941-365-4234)
A World Coin & Jewelry Exchange(1509 Main Street, 941-365-5415)

Markets

Artisan Cheese Company (1310 Main Street, 941-951-7860)
As Good As It Gets (49 South Palm Avenue, 941-373-1839)
Whole Foods (1451 First Street, 941-955-8500)

New Age

Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique (1547 Main Street, 941-366-6325)

Pets

Southeastern Guide Dogs Gift Shop (1618 Main Street, 941-953-2892)
Wet Noses (1465 Main Street, 941-388-3647)

Stationary

Write-On Sarasota (1423 First Street, 941-953-2800)

Toys and Games

Toy Lab (1529 Main Street, 941-363-0064)

Wine & Spirits

Vom Fass (1469 Main Street, 941-365-2137)