Shopping options abound in Saint Augustine.  Travelers can pick up everything from quasi-tacky souvenirs for family and friends to upscale specialty items handcrafted by artisans in the area.  Shopping options which travelers might want to consider include:

  • Historic District – Many travelers enjoy browsing through the stores in the historic district of Saint Augustine.  While some of these items may be pricey, it is possible to get local crafts not made elsewhere in these shops.  Additionally, window shopping is fun in this area, as visitors get to combine shopping with experience a bit of the history and culture of the area. To find locally-made and locally-owned shops, be sure to shop on Cordova ( High Tide Gallery, Sphere, Second Read Books, The Closet, Paradise Poochie), Hypolita (The Spice and Tea Exchange, Bath Junkie, Gifted Cork) and Cuna Streets off of St. George.  And don't forget Spanish Dutch Convoy, a great purse (Hobo Bags), gift, accessory shop owned by a Dutchman and his lovely wife...this shop has been family owned for over 25 years!  Great prices, and great items!   Artsy Abode Gift Boutique is located on the corner of King Street and St George Street in the historic Lyon Building. Another jewel located on the opposite end of St George Street is Kind Walking , the only vegan friendly shoe store in Florida.

  • Anastasia Island--Just over the Bridge of Lions (a much beloved landmark) are numerous boutique shops, restaurants and local     hang outs!  Rochelles for up to the minute stylish clothing and accessories, Zahnra's Tapas Restaurant, Whetstones Chocolates, O'Steens Restaurant (famous for Fried Shrimp...go early there can be up to a one hour wait to eat there), and new to the area is a shop named Tre' Sebastian , Fine Gifts, Fabulous Furnishings.  Recently relocated from Uptown St. Augustine, THIS shop is a beautiful shop, just fun to go look and see what are the latest trends in tabletop and gifts!  As a bonus Tre' is a Gold 'Premier' Dealer of Trollbeads...the Original Bead!  Don't forget a newcomber to the scene is Gas Full Service Restaurant.  Very yummy

  • Outlet Malls – Visitors who need to pick up items for themselves and don’t want to spend a lot of money can go U.S. 1 No. to State Road 16 towards  Interestate 95 to reach the two outlet malls either side of the Highway.  Name brand items can be obtained at discounted rates.  There are two complexes:  the St Augustine Outlets and the Premium Outlets.  Stores included:  BCBG, Samsonite, Le Gourmet Chef, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Guess, etc.

  • Cobblestone Village – This is the newest of Saint Augustine’s larger shopping centers and offers many of the stores that travelers enjoy in their own hometowns as well as a few local favorites (Publix, Michael's Crafts, Pier 1, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross, Payless, Bealls and a liquor store).

  • Specialty shops – There are a range of specialty shops in Saint Augustine such as New Age and healing materials, antiques and fine arts (Cordova Street, King Street, Aviles Street and Charlotte Street).

  • San Sebastian Winery.  Unfortunately, as in any major touristic area, there are some tourist traps in St Augustine.  San Sebastian wine tasting may be one of them. Once you get in the premises, and a sales person undertakes to teach you wine tasting...you are done. They will tell you a lot about flavors, aromas. And you may believe them as most of people do, and ..order. The order form is always ready, but the wine is not. Consider trying the Gifted Cork on Hypolita instead. 

  • Uptown St. Augustine, just north of the old city gate, is a wonderful area with antique shops, art galleries, restaurants and more.  Don't miss Wendy Tatter's awesome batik art at W.B. Tatter Gallery!  And new to Uptown:  St. Augustine Paper for all your invitation needs.
  • St. George Street-This historic street in the heart of downtown is a shopper's paradise.  If you are tired of all the same stores that every mall across the U.S. has to offer, you must be sure to hit this spot.  A few shops to hit: Spanish Dutch Convoy...a family business founded in 1969, this store has an amazing selection of leather goods and bags at unbelievable prizes.  The selection is great, always fashionable, and the shop is full of great energy.  If you smell the scent of leather waifing on the street, you've found it!  Panama Hats...locally owned for over 20 years, if you can't find your hat here...then you just don't need one! Also, The Clog Shop.

  • One can also find the usual stores such as Target, Home Depot, K-Mart, Marshalls with its Super Shoe Department, Walmart, Staples, Dollar Stores, CVS, Walgreen's, etc. on U.S. 1 going South from the Old City.

  • Shopping in St. Augustine historic district