Here at Jennifer's, women will find a wide range of clothing and accessories for all seasons. And though Florida does not have a 'traditional' winter per se, you can still find something for those rare cold days - or as it's more humid throughout the state during the rest of the year, something looser fitting in order to battle the stifling heat. On the racks, you'll find dresses, tops, skirts and even some shoes strewn about. Definitely a nice find while your in the suburb of Cypress Lake.
Miromar Outlets features over 100 brand name stores that offer products at a better retail price. The salmon-colored Mediterranean-style building is right off exit 123 (Corkscrew Road) on I-75, between Fort Myers and Naples. Stores include Adidas, Big & Tall Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Ellen Tracy, Farberware, Lenox Factory Store, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue and Polo Ralph Lauren. There are also open-air walkways, and restaurants such as the Blue Heron Tropical Café and Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant.
Located in the larger College Parkway Antique Mall, Gannon's Antiques is a purveyor of fine vintage items at a great price. On display, visitors will find furniture, silverware, cameras, jewelry and even some old-fashioned fishing lures. That is just the tip of the iceberg however, because there is so much stuff inside this 20,000-sq. ft. space, its hard to catalog it all. If you can't make it inside, Gannon's also provides a mail-order service on their website.
Covering 40,000 square feet (3,716 square meters), more than 900 vendors ply their wares at the Fleamasters Fleamarket every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9a to 5p, rain or shine (covered walkways help with adverse weather). At Fleamasters, one is sure to find the typical flea market fare, such as jewelry, books and antiques, but the place is also home to a barbershop, outlet stores, and there's delicious food at various eateries to satiate your well-worked appetite. Colored lines on the floor help you find your way through the many booths.
If you want to buy a shell lamp or any other item made from mollusks to remember your Florida travels, The Shell Factory is the place to go. There are over five-million shell-type articles from toothbrushes to mirrors, but that's a small detail in the larger complex. In addition to the shell shop, visitors can see the 'nature park', which includes both live animals as well as a taxidermy room and a mini-military museum. Guests can even feed alligators in the pen as well as see exotic birds in the aviary.
The downtown historic district runs along the Caloosahatchee River at Edwards Drive and is bordered by Monroe and Lee Streets to the north and south. Fort Myers was first established as a bulwark during the Seminole Wars which finally ended after three different campaigns in 1858. Thereafter, the city became incorporated in 1885. Although there are very few remnants of this era in the area, there is still plenty to see-and-do. From attractions like the historic Burroughs Home and Gardens or the First United Methodist Church to a plethora of bars and restaurants, there is something for all ages. Throughout the year, special events like art walks, musical acts and other happenings occur in this pedestrian-friendly district.
The Franklin Shops contain a varied array of stores, some of which include jewelery, fine art, gifts, novelties, books, music and fashion. Its location downtown allows for easy access to all hotels and other attractions in the River District. In addition to the aforementioned list, the shops also include housewares, art, photography, cosmetics and much, much more.
Tattoos are given their rightful place in the world of art at HOWL. This local tattoo shop is so much more than just a place to ink your skin; it is a gallery showcasing the work of various tattoo artists in a variety of mediums, an art book publisher and shop, and a live music venue that hosts some truly stellar acts. Helmed by the talented Andy Howl and his wife Alainna Zwiernik, HOWL is a top choice for custom tattoo art in Fort Myers.