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Enjoy an Afternoon of Shopping in St. Armands Circle

When it comes to Sarasota shopping, the best experience you can have is just minutes away at St. Armands Circle. You’ll have the ability to discover new treasures around every corner, all with stunning views of the water. If you’re searching for that perfect souvenir or simply want to take a relaxing stroll near our Sarasota vacation rentals, St. Armands Circle is the place to be!

History of St. Armands Circle

A couple shopping near our Sarasota rentals
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St. Armands Circle in Sarasota has been an area staple for almost 100 years now. Established in 1926, this facility still feels the influence of circus mogul John Ringling, who played a huge role in crafting Sarasota into the vibrant community we know it as today. This continental marketplace has grown into a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike, featuring more than 130 vendors and an incredible “Circus Ring of Fame” honoring numerous legends in the circus world. 


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When it comes to discovering the St. Armands Circle shops, you’ll want to start with a visit to Dream Weaver. This boutique has been offering luxurious women’s fashions for more than 20 years and carries everything from casual attire to gowns suitable for a black-tie affair. If you’ve got a special date night planned while you’re in town, Dream Weaver is a great place to get the perfect outfit!

Not quite sure what you’re looking for as far as a new outfit? Head over to Foxy Lady and chat with one of their personal stylists! The staff here is incredibly friendly and can recommend just the right pieces from their wide range of clothes, shoes, and accessories. All clothes here are made from the highest quality fabrics without costing an arm and a leg!

Searching for a special piece to take home with you and remember your travels by? Just/Because is sure to have exactly what you’re searching for. They are one of the newer shops to St. Armands Circle but have already made a huge impact! Just/Because holds wares from more than 60 American artists and offers everything from jewelry and paintings to pottery, sculptures, hand-blown glass, and more! 

More Stores You’ll Find in St. Armands

Of course, these three spots aren’t the only shops in St. Armands Circle! You’ll find everything from apparel to jewelry to home décor, gift shops, salons and spa, and more. In addition to the countless local shops, you can also discover your favorite national brands such as Chico’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Soma, Tervis, Tommy Bahama, and several others. When you get hungry you can grab some dinner and then head to Ben & Jerry’s or Settimi’s Gelato for a tasty treat! There’s truly no limit to the fun you can have or the incredible treasures you can discover while you’re shopping at St. Armands Circle. 

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Luckily, you don’t have to travel far from our monthly rentals in Sarasota, FL to experience St. Armands Circle. In fact, it’s less than 15 minutes away! Simply start by making your way to N. Washington Boulevard, then when you pass Chase Bank, turn left. Take a slight left turn at N. Tamiami Trail, then at the traffic circle, use the first exit onto N. Tamiami Trail. 

Turn right onto Gulf Stream, then continue onto John Ringling Causeway for 1.5 miles (this will take you over the waters of Sarasota Bay). Continue onto John Ringling Boulevard, then you’ll find yourself at St. Armands Circle!

Between indulging in fresh seafood, seeing the stunning nature, and relaxing on the best beaches in Sarasota, FL, take the time to relax and shop at St. Armands Circle. Ready to plan your trip? Contact us today to learn more about all of our available rentals, including our incredibly popular Sarasota house rentals with pools!