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.