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shopping in Sarasota?

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Kansas City MO
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shopping in Sarasota?

I'll be in the area soon.... wanting to find a few good places to shop, clothes and accessories mostly.... not out of the world expensive but not cheap either. Where's the GOOD places??? (and online so I can peek is good too!)

Thanks!

Palm Harbor, FL
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1. Re: shopping in Sarasota?

Just a few minutes north of Sarasota on the interstate is the largest outlet mall in the Tampa Bay/Sarasota area. It is in Ellenton. Their website is www.primeoutlets.com -You will then click on store locations and then click on the Ellenton, Fl location. They have a ton of stores w/ lots of designers represented. St. Armands Circle on St. Armands Key is a very fun shopping experience - but designed (and priced) for tourists and local wealthy residents.

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2. Re: shopping in Sarasota?

Sarasota offers plenty of different shopping experiences. St. Armand's is nifty...but becoming more generic...Chico's, The Gap...etc...but does have some nice independent shops. Downtown Sarasota has a few different options...Main St. has some nice shops...and the Burns Ct. area does as well.

Southgate (a Westfield Shopping Town--oh well) is a pleasant little mall just off the north end of Siesta Key....with a Burdines....Siesta Village has a few nice locally run shops...