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They don’t rate with any of the great tourist shopping meccas, but the shopping centers and boutiques of Sanibel and Captiva have their own personality.

One of the scene’s most iconic fixtures are the shell shops that reaffirm Sanibel’s reputation as a shelling capital. Try the twin complex of Sanibel Seashell Industries for the best selection and prices.

Next in line, the roll call of local art galleries promise special, authentic, take-home souvenirs inspired by island beauty.

Clothing shops, you’ll find, are geared mostly to resort wear and often a mature clientele.

Even if you’re only window-shopping, you couldn’t ask for prettier settings than the al fresco shopping centers of Periwinkle Place and others along Periwinkle Way, Palm Ridge Road, and Captiva Drive.


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