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Sanibel Shopping
March 30, 2016

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Periwinkle Way is the heart and soul of shopping on Sanibel. The island's largest centers - Periwinkle Place, Tahitian Gardens, Village Shops, Olde Sanibel Shops - are conveniently located in close proximity.

Periwinkle Place, the largest complex on the island, sits on seven acres of lush landscape. This oasis consists of more than 41,000 square feet of stores and parking. There are 25 shops running the gamut of clothing, jewelry, art, restaurant and even a relaxing day spa. Tropical fountains, a butterfly garden and a children's play area offer a charming and tranquil atmosphere.

Nearby, encounter 11 shops at Tahitian Gardens where you can find elegant women's wear or jewelry and even create your own burger at Cheeburger Cheeburger. Breakfast or lunch is available at Sanibel Cafe, which also offers homemade jam, crab cakes and quesadillas.

Tucked away at Periwinkle and Palm Ridge Road are the Village Shops. Pamper yourself while looking for clothing, handcrafted exquisite jewelry, a new piece of art or a tropical wine by visiting Tribeca Salon.

Olde Sanibel Shoppes at Tarpon Bay Road is pet-friendly with an old Florida charm. Over Easy Cafe, an award-winning establishment with outside seating, anchors the center that has become a favorite with locals and visitors. Island Paws serves your four-legged family members near other stores offering art, jewelry by noted designers.

For shoppers, Bailey's General Store in the plaza at 2477 Periwinkle Way, is a must-visit. Founded in 1899, it has been family owned and operated ever since. Bailey's is a full-service grocery with bakery, deli and coffee bar, as well as a full-service hardware store.

Meanwhile, Captiva Island shops are clustered at the north end of Captiva Drive and on Andy Rosse Lane. Stroll along the village paths from shop to shop taking in the antiques, casual fashions, pottery, furniture and many unique gifts for that special someone in you life.

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