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Shop Downtown, Midtown and beyond

Whether you’re a fashionista or a collector of sorts, Tallahassee can suit your shopping needs.

The fashion scene is driven with offerings from dozens of local boutiques and shops. From Downtown to Midtown to Killearn, you can have your choice of vintage or couture.

Downtown, there’s Sick Boy Vintage, Avant Garb, Olde Fields Clothing Co. and a variety of shops in Railroad Square Art Park.

In Midtown, there’s Cole Couture, Divas and Devils House of Style, Narcissus Mix, Vocelles and other unique, locally owned stores. Over at Lake Ella, there are The Cottages, with fashion finds at Quarter Moon Imports and more great finds at several speciality shops.

In Northeast Tallahassee, shops offer a mix of apparel, home decor, gifts and jewelry at places like Ten Thousand Villages and Pink Narcissus. And don’t forget about Lofty Pursuits, where you can find lots games and toys, and get a tasty frozen treat as well.

If it’s not fashion but functionality you seek, Tallahassee offers up several sports shops such as Capital City Runners on Thomasville Road and Shaw’s Athletics in Market Square.

There is also a hefty assortment of outdoor markets such as the Downtown MarketPlace, Southside Farmers Market, Killearn Farmers Market and the Tallahassee Farmers Market — offering fresh produce and arts and crafts items.

Not to mention the two malls, Governor’s Square Mall and the Tallahassee Mall.

Here are a few shopping centers you can try:

– Betton Place, 1950 Thomasville Road

– Carriage Gate Center, 3425 Thomasville Road

– The Cottages at Lake Ella, 1621 N. Monroe St.

– The Festival, 2765 Capital Circle N.E.

– Gallery at Market Street, 1460 Market St.

– Governor’s Marketplace, 1514 Governor’s Square Blvd.

– Manor@Midtown, 1122 Thomasville Road

– Market Square, 1514 Timberlane Road

– The Pavilions at Market Street, 1410 Market St.

– Railroad Square Art Park, 567 Industrial Drive

– The Verandas, 1355 Market St.

– Village Commons, 1400 Village Square Blvd.

And, of course, we can’t forget the two big malls:

n Governor’s Square, 1500 Apalachee Parkway

n Tallahassee Mall, 2415 N. Monroe St.

Elizabeth Mack is the Tallahassee Democrat’s business and downtown reporter and writes two columns in the Local Section. She also hosts a weekly entertainment show on Tallahassee.com called Limelight Live.

Tallahasseeans likes to shop, and it shows

Whether it is clothes, shoes or that perfect gift or piece for the home, Tallahassee has it.

You can find vintage at places such as Sick Boy Vintage (439-B W. Gaines St., 222-7425) and Avant-Garb (522 W. Gaines St., 514-4272).

If international items are your flair, try Bali Hi, now with two locations: Railroad Square (565 Industrial Drive, 766-7175) and Midtown (1123 Thomasville Road, 222-0029); or Suz-Annz Down Under (2810 Capital Circle N.E., 385-8033).

If boutiques are your style, we have plenty of those, too. Try Spriggs – Laid Back Luxe (6800 Thomasville Road, 894-2630) or Cole Couture (1240 Thomasville Road, 553-3327).

We also have several well-known speciality shops. Consider Shaw’s Athletics (1415 Timberlane Road, 893-5597), where Tallahasseeans have been buying running shoes, clothing and tennis gear for years.

And if shopping malls are your thing, you’re in luck. Between our two malls, you can find Macy’s, Dillards, Sears, Belk JCPenney and more.

Be sure to shop all around town, too. We have malls, shopping centers with a great mix of retail stores and restaurants, and the geographic destinations of Midtown, Betton, Market Street, the Shops at Lake Ella and Railroad Square, to name a few.

Drive along Apalachee Parkway, Tennessee Street and Thomasville Road to see even more opportunities to indulge that shopping urge.

The stores and destinations mentioned here are just to get you started — there are dozens of places to discover. If you need more information and ideas, go to Tallahassee.com and click on Shopping or pick up the latest edition of Home & Design magazine.

Still looking for the perfect item? Try one of these shopping centers:

 

Betton Place, 1950 Thomasville Road

Carriage Gate Center, 3425 Thomasville Road

The Cottages at Lake Ella, 1621 N. Monroe St.

The Festival, 2765 Capital Circle N.E.

Gallery at Market Street, 1460 Market St.

Governor’s Marketplace, 1514 Governor’s Square Blvd.

Manor@Midtown, 1122 Thomasville Road

Market Square, 1514 Timberlane Road

The Pavilions at Market Street, 1410 Market St.

Railroad Square Art Park, 567 Industrial Drive

The Verandas, 1355 Market St.

Village Commons, 1400 Village Square Blvd.

And, of course, we can’t forget the two big malls:

Governor’s Square, 1500 Apalachee Parkway

Tallahassee Mall, 2415 N. Monroe St.