9 Places to Shop Where You’ll Find More Than What You Came For
When it comes to your holiday gift list, is no challenge too big? No gift too personal? No deal out of reach? If so, the Bradenton Area is your kind of place. If you said no, then you’re REALLY going to love it here.Great shopping is in our DNA. Actually, it’s everywhere—from downtown to Pine Avenue, across Cortez and over to Palmetto. Everywhere are delightful, mom-and-pop boutique shops, stores and more, featuring charming, one-of-a-kind gifts with an Old Florida twist from local artists and craftspeople. Below are 9 of our favorite places to nab that perfect find, steal that deal or just pass some time.
PINK AND NAVY BOUTIQUE
A hip and trendy casual clothing and accessories Pink and Navy Boutique (aka P&N) focuses on the hip, trendy, casual clothing for women and men. Their goal is to bring a new level of sophistication to surf life with fashion produced through fair-trade practices and using environmentally friendly materials.
RUSTY CRICKETT’S COASTAL COTTAGE
Find a little bit of everything for everyone. Located in historic Downtown Bradenton, Rusty Crickett’s is as distinctive for its bright turquoise paint outside as the eclectic offering of unusual gifts, fashions, jewelry and more on the inside.
RED BARN FLEA MARKET
This is not your average flea market. Embark on a treasure hunt through more than 600 flea market booths and shops. Located inside the footprint of an old lumber yard, Red Barn combines a traditional flea market with a whole lot more
BACK ALLEY TREASURES & BAR
Full of funky art, handmade gifts and great coffee, as well as an expansive wine and craft beer selection, Back Alley Treasures & bar is home to dozens of local artists’ unique jewelry, stained glass, paintings, handbags, clothing, pottery, art, recycled and repurposed pieces of art and furniture and more.
ELLENTON PREMIUM OUTLETS
This outdoor mall features covered walkways, lush, tropical landscaping, flowing water fountains and deals galore. Ellenton Premium Outlets stores everything from women’s apparel and accessories to home furnishings and includes high-end brands such as Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and many other luxury brands.
THE HIVE CREATIONS
The Hive is a feel-good place where we are always happy to welcome you back or welcome you for the first time. It is an eclectic shop that draws from both local and international corners of the world to find handmade jewelry, unique art and décor, and accessories.
Located in the heart of Anna Maria Island on Pine Avenue is a little shop that captures the colorful, resort lifestyle we all love about the Bradenton Area. Come here for designer and fashion apparel, home decor and island souvenirs to fit any occasion.
THREE ISLAND MONKEYS
We love Three Island Monkeys for its fun and funky attitude, and its hand painted furniture and accessories! Located on Gulf Drive, this cozy shop gives new life to old décor with bright tropical colors, whimsical designs and beachy themes. Transform your home into a little corner of paradise.
BY THE SEA BOUTIQUE
Just look for the blue door. By the Sea Boutique, located in lush Palmetto, featuring woman’s apparel, gifts and beach treasures. Upgrade your experience by booking a craft party or private party with your closest group of friends. And remember: If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed.