Shopping in Sarasota

It seems we recently celebrated it all in the world of shopping. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday – which seems to have morphed into Cyber Week or even Cyber Month. There have been plenty of opportunities to take advantage of sales of all sorts.

No matter the reason (excuse or justification!) for your next shopping spree, Sarasota has plenty of retail meccas and local boutiques to explore during your next vacation.

UTC ~ The Mall at University Town Center (4 miles)

• University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL

• Phone 941-552-7000

• mallatutc.com

• A world-class fashion and dining destination that features approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and more than 100 stores and restaurants in addition to many distinctive retailers not found anywhere else in the local area, offering a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers, popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children’s play area.

• Mon-Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 6pm.

Westfield Siesta Key (7.3 miles)

• 3501 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

• Phone 941-955-0900

• westfield.com/siestakey

• This upscale Sarasota shopping destination is a wonderful combination of national brands, boutiques, dining and entertainment.

• Mon-Sat 10am – 8pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm.

St. Armands Circle Shops (8.5 miles)

• 431 St Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL

• Phone 941-388-1554

• starmandscircleassoc.com

• St Armands Key Circle is an island shopping center separated from the mainland by Sarasota Bay. This enchanting circle of fine shops and restaurants is set in a tropical paradise. Renowned for its continental flavor, the circle is a graceful blend of past and present.

• Shop hours vary, please call individual stores for details.

Shoppes at University Center (5.2 miles)

• 8473 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, FL

• Phone 941-360-9620

• benderson.com/property.aspx?id=2400

• Whether you’re looking for the entire family at Old Navy, need some essentials from Target and Ulta or want to snag a steal at Marshall’s or Ross, you’ll have plenty to choose from without the hustle and bustle of mall shopping.

• Mon-Sun 9am – 10pm.

Ellenton Premium Outlets (16.3 miles)

• 5461 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton, FL

• Phone 941-723-1150

• premiumoutlets.com/outlet/ellenton

• Ellenton Premium Outlets is home to 130 designer and name brand outlet stores for the whole family.

Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25% to 65% off every day.

• Mon-Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 7pm.