Boasting 1.26 million square feet on two levels, over 200 specialty shops, 15 full service restaurants, and a luxurious four diamond hotel, this mall has something for even the most refined tastes. Its anchor's include such landmarks as Nordstrom's, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, and Robb & Stucky Interiors. If all this shopping starts to overload your feet, and your purse, they offer a sunny, 125,000 square foot outdoor plaza to relax in before venturing back into the fray. In addition they offer excellent packages, that include hotel accommodations, relaxing amenities, and special savings.
As the name suggests, this shopping Mecca sprawls over some major acreage in the WestShore section of Tampa, not far from downtown and close to the airport. Alluring Mediterranean architecture beckons here, but dedicated shoppers are far more tempted by the presence of Saks Fifth Avenue, the only full-line Saks in the region. Plus four other department stores, and 100 specialty shops, including Banana Republic and Gap. A food court feeds you, and there's covered parking in case it rains.
Westfield Citrus Park is a two-floor, 1 million square foot shopping mall with anchor stores such as Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. It also includes a Regal Cinemas multiplex theater and Dick's Sporting Goods, open as of 2007. After shopping if you feel hungry, you can fulfill your gastronomical delights at the plentiful food court.
The charming Hyde Park Village is the place to go for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. The village features a variety of shopping venues for designer apparel, handmade jewelry, and home décor as well as restaurants, bakeries, and a movie and dinner theater. Located near SoHo and downtown Tampa, Hyde Park Village offers the ultimate in quality services in a relaxing park-like atmosphere. Hours may vary for specific venues.
A mainstay of the Busch Gardens-University of South Florida area, University Mall is anchored by Dillard's, Wards, Sears, Burdines, and JC Penney. Those are intermingled with more than 150 specialty shops. If not everyone in the group is an Olympic shopper, there's a 16-screen Regal Theater for the non-shopper to spend a couple of hours in the land of celluloid. A food court is abetted by a cluster of specialty foods purveyors and restaurants. Carts and kiosks add intriguing items to the shopping cart, from beads to herbs.
When you need to visit the 'mall', this is the one where most locals go. Located along Colonial Boulevard at the intersection of US-41, this mega-mall has Dillard's, Macy's, Sears and JCPenny as its anchors. There are plenty of other stores however, some of which include The Disney Store, The Gap and Victoria's Secret. The building is handicapped accessible and the food court features all types of different food, from Chinese to Caribbean and everything in-between.
The French Bee Antiques Shop, named as south Tampa's best when it comes to selecting beautiful, quality, and vintage antiques, is filled with ornately painted screens, oil paintings, estate jewelry, antique armoires, and secretary's and beautifully upholstered Italian chairs. The perfect accessory accompanies carefully selected pieces depicting English, Italian, Swedish and French styles using a variety of woods, including bamboo and mahogany. Quality in crafting, attention to detail, rich fabrics and interesting pieces have made the shop a local favorite. For shopper's convenience, local delivery is free of charge. - Vickie Ferguson
A customer-friendly shop with a wide variety of apparels, thats what American Eagle Outfitters is all about. Providing the largest range and the best quality in both mens and womens wear, this store is like the 'mixing pot of clothes'. This store literally clothes you from head to toe, whether you have to pick from accessories or lingerie or casuals or shoes. The clothing style is highly American styled and the sales people are extremely friendly and well-informed.
Arthur Yates and Sons, in business since 1947, provides an extensive selection of jewelry made from gold, platinum, and silver. Settings are mounted with colored stones, precious gemstones or diamonds. The store also buys gold, silver, coins, and precious gems. Choose from an array of appraised and documented necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, pearls, diamond tennis bracelets, designer pieces, earrings, and pre-owned Rolex watches. The store also provides cleaning and repair services. Visit the store during business hours or call for an appointment. -Vickie Ferguson
Penelope T easily reels in well-heeled Tampa gals that are looking for hip new pieces for their wardrobes. The charming boutique carries a mix of established brands and lesser-known designers, making for a well-chosen selection of ladies merchandise. Whether it's Velvet tees, J Brand jeans, Hanky Panky lingerie, or Dolce Vita shoes that's on your shopping list, Penelope T doesn't disappoint.
Keep Me In Stitches has everything needed for sewing projects, including sewing cabinets designed to customer specifications, state-of-the art sewing and embroidery machines, sergers, and an impressive selection of quality metallic, silk, print, and hand painted fabrics. For sewing enthusiasts, the shop offers classes and club memberships to keep customers up-to-date on specific sewing and embroidery machines. Gift cards are also available. For customer convenience, visit their second store located at 4237 West Kennedy Boulevard in South Tampa. -Vickie Ferguson