Fort Lauderdale is synonymous with relaxation and fun in the sun. It also happens to be a great place to do some serious shopping. Whether you prefer a shabby chic aesthetic or crave the latest fashions, the Fort Lauderdale shopping scene is sure to please. Here are five not-to-miss shopping areas in Fort Lauderdale.
Las Olas Boulevard
Las Olas Blvd. P.O. Box 30013 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303
The premier shopping street in Fort Lauderdale, this is where you can find high-end international brands and quality independent boutiques and galleries. The ambience of the boulevard makes it a welcoming and energizing place to hang out all day. After you’ve shopped ‘til you drop, settle into a table at one of the charming sidewalk cafés or beat the heat in a high-end restaurant.
3291 W. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-5603
Got some young shoppers with you? This 180,000 square foot air-conditioned shopping and entertainment complex is the perfect place to spend the afternoon as a family. Kids of all ages will love the brand-name merchandise, fun restaurants and 14-screen drive-in theater.
2414 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Serious shoppers should head to The Galleria, a popular shopping destination featuring chain restaurants such as The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s and Blue Martini. Interspersed between three major department stores (Neiman Marcus, Macy’s & Dillard’s) are shops featuring all of your favorite brands, including Apple, Coach, Williams-Sonoma, Cole Haan, J. Crew and Pottery Barn.
Festival Flea Market
2900 W Sample Rd Pompano Beach, FL 33073
For an eclectic shopping experience, make sure to visit Festival Flea Market. This indoor open-air, old-world-style market contains over 500 shops, including cosmetic stores, shoe stores, clothing shops, jewelry stores, home furnishing stores and boutiques. For some fresh fare, stop by the Going Bananas Farmer’s Market, which features seasonal produce, cheeses, cured meats, and a variety of specialty products.
12801 W Sunrise Blvd Sunrise, FL 33323
Bargain hunters, Sawgrass Mills was made for you. North America’s largest outlet mall, Sawgrass Mills boasts over 400 retailers (including scads of brand-name stores and luxury outlets), a good selection of restaurants and entertainment venues. It’s a great place to find bargains for the entire family.
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