Platinum 100

Sarasota's 100 Best Shops

Your guide to the region’s best luxury shopping, from fashion to furnishings to luxury cars and yachts.

Photography by Su Byron August 1, 2019 Published in the August 2019 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Cool bridal style from Hayley Paige, available at Calvet Couture



Calvet Couture Bridal

Enter a glittering world of stunning bridal designs from top fashion houses, including the elegantly whimsical Blush collection by Hayley Paige, sparkling creations from Pronovias Barcelona, timelessly classic gowns from Lazaro, and exquisite gowns by Anne Barge. Book as much time as you need with the helpful staff, who will help make your wedding dreams come true. 1409 First St., Suite A, Sarasota, (941) 316-1615.

Canned Ham Vintage

This curated collection of vintage couture boasts men’s and women’s clothing from the 1930s to the 1970s, men’s Hawaiian shirts, swanky women’s cocktail dresses (if you love beads and sequins, you’ll love this place), jewelry, midcentury furniture, barware and luggage. 1435 Seventh St., Sarasota, (941) 313-1280.

Captain’s Landing

Say aloha to luxury resort, nature and vacation wear for men, including a vast selection of the latest Hawaiian shirts by Kahala, Tommy Bahama, Hook & Tackle, Paradise Found and many more. Find the perfect garment for travel, golf, boating, leisure, island hopping, and nature exploring, from outerwear to belts and beyond. 243 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-2329.

Cravats’ Custom Clothiers & Haberdashery

Owner Hank Battie is known throughout the region for his artfully curated selection of menswear, including Dion Neckwear, Trafalgar Leather Goods, Mezlan shoes and Martin Dingman. Prefer bespoke? Enjoy creations designed just for you with fine fabrics from such world-renowned houses as Holland & Sherry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Scabal, Loro Piana, and Vitale Barberis. 1530 Dolphin St., Studio 5, Sarasota, (941) 366-7780.

Designing Women Boutique

While this upscale consignment shop constantly changes its inventory, you’re bound to find handbags, suits and jewelry by Gucci, Hermes and Manolo Blahnik and other top designers. You can look good and support a good cause; proceeds are directed to Sarasota’s arts and human services organizations. Downsizing? Concierge services are available. 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 366-5293.

Dream Weaver Collection

The Dream Weaver Collection of wearable art couture weaves a fantasy of fashion from North America's top fiber artists and designers, including Igor Dobranic, Sarah Pacini, and Kiss of the Wolf. If you’re not cut from the common cloth, you’ll love sifting through the inspired collection of hand-painted silk and velvet dresses, intricate hand-woven and knitted creations, one-of-a-kind jewelry and distinctive accessories. 364 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-1974.

Eileen Fisher

The talents behind Eileen Fisher believe that “clothes should be ethical, timeless, and well-made.” This iconic brand creates back-to-basics clothing that looks effortlessly elegant, regally refined and simply unforgettable. Even better? The styles look fantastic on bodies of all ages, sizes and shapes. 1501 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 365-2435.

Everything But Water

Ready to dive in or simply look stunning while sunning? Visit Everything But Water for its outstanding selection of designer swim and resort wear, including bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, separates, sundresses, cover-ups, hats, shoes, and accessories. Find sexy bikinis from Luli Fama, colorful Felipa shorts by Carolina K, sundresses from Muche et Muchette, comfy espadrilles from Sea Star Beachwear, and much more. 331 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-1205; The Mall at University Town Center, (941) 487-2765.

Foxy Lady

For more than four decades, Lorry Eible and Lori Ann Steiner have inspired area fashionistas with fabulous finds in clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Discover exciting ensembles by Joseph Ribkoff, exclusive footwear from Donald Pliner, French Kande jewelry, even luxe wigs from their exclusive Rachel Welch wig collection. 481 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-5239; 209 Beach Road, Siesta Key,
(941) 349-6644.

Hugo Boss

Chart a course to your sartorial style with one trip to the Boss store at UTC. Tap an in-store stylist to help you dress impeccably for every situation, from athleisure selections to the company’s original Black Label editions. Finish your look with Boss’ shoes and accessory offerings. The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, (941) 536-9000. 

INfluence Style

Influence your world with snazzy fashions from Young Fabulous & Broke, Wildfox, Nightcap, Faithfull, Cami NYC and many more top designers. Need some tips? The INfluence team will show you how to creatively mix and match—whether it’s a sharp nighttime outfit, silky loungewear, a swimsuit, or the perfect sundress for shopping and sipping. 474 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 343-2315; 8141 Lakewood Main St., N-102, Lakewood Ranch.


Distinctive eyewear is the ultimate fashion accessory, a dashing way to stand out from the crowd. Looking for cutting-edge design and visionary elegance? You’ll find it here with a host of carefully curated collections, including artful designs by Walter Wissing, Lindberg and Celine. While you’re there, check out the iconic lighting products by Seletti. 530 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-5133. 

Island Pursuit

Island hopping? Since 1983, this boutique has offered the best of the island lifestyle with an inspired collection of coastal chic fashions for women, men and boys.  Choose a Draper James dress for her, a Bonobos short-sleeve shirt for him, or an adorable Southern Tide ensemble for the wee man in your life. 355 and 357 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-4515. 

L. Boutique and L. Spa

Beauty meets fashion at this luxe clothing boutique and spa. Fashion guru LeeAnne Swor’s creative mix of styles ranges from glamorous to beachy, with such notable brands as Chiara Boni, Badgley Mischka, Camilla, and Alice & Trixie. After shopping, leave the hustle-bustle of life behind and luxuriate in the tranquil spa, which offers signature services for skin, body and nails. 556 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 906-1350.

Lilly Pulitzer

Delight in the details of the cheerful fabrics and designs of Lilly Pulitzer’s world. Find the perfect day dresses for mother and daughter match-ups or what’s new in the Destination Collection. Lilly’s more than clothing, swim and activewear—think tech cases, drinkware, flip-flops and beyond for your Florida lifestyle. 443A John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-3091. Also at The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, (941) 702-9660.

Louis Vuitton

Shop Louis Vuitton and possess your very own Neverfull tote, seen on the most notable celebs. Capture your piece of fashion history in footwear, jewelry, timepieces, home décor, fragrance and leather goods. Ask for personalization and make it unique. The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, (941) 554-5475.

Lotus Boutiques

Desperately seeking trendsetting clothing, shoes and accessories? At the flagship shop, find creations by Proenza Schuler, Veronica Beard, Saloni, shoes and handbags by Adam Lippes, and more. Across the street, Lotus Active Travel Leisure offers collections by designers you already love or will love to discover. And their newest shop, The Shoe Edit by Lotus, features lines from Pedro Garcia, Golden Goose, Coclico and more. 1451, 1462 and 1464 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 906-7080.

Marcello Sport

Marcello Sport offers an extensive collection of men’s fashions, outerwear, shoes and accessories from top designers, including Visconti, Justin Harvey, Baroni and their house brand, Marcello Sport. Choose a Baroni French blue blazer, flamingo bathing trunks—even denim motorcycle socks, embossed crocodile belts, and Justin Harvey fragrance. 18 S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 706-1357.

Mercantile Home & Apparel

With a focus on fabric and fit, Mercantile Home & Apparel offers stylish and casually elegant clothing of quality. Women will find current trends in European apparel and accessories, made from natural fibers, including cotton, linen and silk. The boutique also offers a beautiful selection of handcrafted home accessories, decor and hostess gifts. 1463 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-2457, and 28B S. Boulevard of presidents, St. Armands Circle, (941) 388-0059..

Michael Kors

Globally known and coveted by the luxury lifestyle jet set, this brand is your go-to for timeless, ready-to-wear pieces with a sophisticated bent. But don’t limit yourself; peruse the must-have jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrance and shoes to round out a flawless and enviable wardrobe. The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, (941) 527-4200. 

Moon & Co. Eyewear

A full-service optical shop with an emphasis on custom exotic prescription eyewear that utilizes the finest organic materials, including heirloom buffalo horn, woods, and other precious materials and metals. Featuring such upscale lifestyle brand names as Cartier, Bentley Eyewear, Kawasaki, Persol, and Gold & Wood. 1500 State St., #105, Sarasota, (941) 260-8523.

The Perfect Dress

Is perfection attainable? Yes, indeed, and you’ll find it at The Perfect Dress. Here, you’ll delight in discovering the perfect dress and fit for brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride with fashions from Calla Blanche, Kitty Chen Couture, Justin Alexander and Lillian West. For the men in the party, the boutique offers a selection of tuxes. 3750 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota,
(941) 925-5888.

Philosophy & Vines

Known for sourcing eco-thoughtful items by top brands for men and women, this gem of a boutique serves up snazzy street style fashions, including handmade clothing from River and Sky, women’s and men’s clothing from French Connection, and organic essential oils. 606 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 544-8171. 

Robert Graham

Playful, powerful and tailored to perfection, the Robert Graham collection of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories is the true embodiment of luxury. With eye-catching colors, fabrics and one-of-a-kind trims, each piece is an instant American classic. The Mall
at University Town Center, Sarasota, (941) 256-0207.

Saks Fifth Avenue

The brainchild of Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, this fashion giant was once called a “palace of hushed elegance.” And sheer elegance is exactly what you’ll find. Hunt for the perfect heel in the famed 10022 shoe emporium, find fabulous fashions for men and women, be bedazzled by designer jewelry and miles of handbags and so much more. Then refresh with a bite and sip at Sophie’s restaurant. The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, (941) 364-5300. 

Sandy’s Designer Clothing

Pop into Sandy’s for comfortable clothing in all sizes, and for unique brands like IC Collection, Match Point, Mosaic, Pacific Cotton, Kent Stetson handbags and more. Sandy’s exclusively offers Sympli, a fabulous Canadian knit line. Make sure to visit Sandy’s Closet in the back for special sales. 128 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 484-9911. 

Sea Cup and Up/Under the Sea

If it’s an underpinning, nursing bra or bra-sized swimwear you’re looking for, visit this upscale Southside Village boutique. Owner Cheryl Burke is an expert fitter, and she finds exquisite brands from around the world. Locals flock here for PrimaDonna, Andres Sarda, Lise Charmel, Simone Perele, Conturelle, Empreinte and Saxx for men. Carrying cup sizes A through K. 1810 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 951-2727.

Sunglass Express Optical

This is the place to find eyewear for every occasion, from wild and wacky to elegant and timeless. Designers include Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Tom Ford, Lindbergh, Oliver Peoples and Tiffany. Bring in your prescription and get the perfect fit for all your glasses, including readers. 343 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-5115.

Treat A Fashion Boutique

Nicole Pepe-Dorn fills her cool boutique with a mindfully curated selection of refined, classy and cool women’s clothing, jewelry, handbags and scarves. Discover offbeat brands like Velvet Heart, Vintage Havana, Surf Gypsy and Project Social T. From fun tees to delicious date night dresses, you’ll find it here. 1849-A Hillview St., Sarasota, (941) 366-6369.


530 Burns Gallery

Run by jewelry designer Nikki Sedacca and her daughter Montana Taplinger, this fine art, gift and jewelry boutique is nestled beneath the canopy of a majestic banyan tree in historic Burns Court. Sedacca showcases unique works by regional and national jewelry designers as well as artwork by contemporary artists from around the nation. Get on her list for exhibits and trunk shows. 530 Burns Lane, Sarasota, (941) 951-0620. 

Alexander Fine Jewelers

In the heart of St. Armands Circle, Alexander Fine Jewelers is known for quality creations and a staff offering exceptional service. It’s stocked with options designed and created in-house from start to finish. You’re sure to find that one-of-a-kind piece as unique as your special someone. 339 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-2300.

Armel Jewelers

This trusted name in fine jewelry excellence for more than five decades offers stunning Mikimoto pearls, luxury Swiss watches by Carl F. Bucherer, elegant jewelry by Breuning and gorgeous Vibhor gems. There’s also a collection of art glass from around the world and an estate department where you can consign pieces you’re ready to part with. 22 N. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-3711.

Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches

This sophisticated modern jeweler offers emerging and storied brand names, including bridal jewelry, premium diamonds and top-quality pearls. It also features timepieces, including certified, like-new Rolex, and pre-owned jewelry. Ask for the covetable Carats brand collection, which includes handpicked diamond and color gem pieces from around the globe. Other services include jewelry and Rolex watch service, custom design and estate jewelry private purchasing. 1922 Bay Road, Sarasota, (941) 926-3335.

Coffrin Jewelers

Operated by Belinda Coffrin and her son, Jason, this time-honored Southside Village boutique showcases the gamut of the jeweler’s art. Creations include treasures from emerging jewelry houses and such top brands as Dana Rebecca, Raymond Weil watches, and Jye diamond earrings. Coffrin Jewelers’ masterful custom work includes one-of-a-kind diamond engagement rings. Also offering jewelry, watch and eyeglass repair and estate appraisals. 1829 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-6871.

Golden Image

For those in the know, Golden Image is the place to go for extraordinary engagement diamonds and stunning, one-of-a-kind estate pieces. Need to redesign your inherited heirloom pieces? Master jeweler Peter Woodruff will custom design your dream into gorgeous reality. They offer repairs of all kinds and accept consignments. There’s even art by area artists on the walls. 30 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 364-8439. 

June Simmons Jewelry

Whether shopping in the flagship Palm Avenue space or the boutique within The Met, you’ll find creations by exclusive designers at all price points and styles. Peruse exclusive couture jewelry such as Victor Velyan, Pamela Huizenga, Jemma Wynne, Buddha Mama, Retrouvai and Sorellina, and fashion lines like Ariana Boussard-Reifel and House of Lavande Vintage. 68 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 388-4535;
35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 321-1737.

McCarver & Moser

Explore exquisite jewelry and upscale gift collections for women and men, from bridal collections to fine gems, estate jewelry, new and vintage, peppered with names like Gucci, Mizuki, Simon G., Lauren K and Robert Procop.
1301 Main St., Suite 101, Sarasota, (941) 387-8000.

Optional Art 2

Experience a new dimension in fine jewelry for discerning collectors of wearable art. Be dazzled by the latest designs from Tom McGurrin, Christine Mackellar, Officina Bernardi and Belle Étoile. Also featuring cultured pearls, gemstones, and unique creations. Want more? Consult with a designer to customize your dream piece. 1500 State St., #104, Sarasota, (941) 955-4400.

Thayer Jewelers

Since 1982, this celebrated boutique has earned a reputation for the finest in classic, heirloom-quality jewelry. Thayer Jewelers prides itself on curated fine gems and timeless jewelry that never goes out of fashion. Their selection draws on dazzling jewelry from contemporary creators and prized estate collections. Expert gemologists, appraisers and buyers on staff. 1433 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 955-8820.

Tilden Ross Jewelers

The extraordinary jewelry collections you’ll find here are a reflection of 72 years of experience and dedication to the jeweler’s art. Whether it’s the latest in fashion trends or an elegant forever piece, you’ll uncover a world of options, with such leading brands as Sakamoto, SYNA, Alex Sepkus, Marco Bicego, and Crivelli. This full-service boutique also offers expert appraisals and repairs. 410 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-3338.

Alicia’s Dream

Dreaming of the perfect gift? You’ll find treasures from such top brand names as Pandora, Swarovski, Simply Southern, Citizen Watches, 4ocean, Alex and Ani and Bulova. Ask the friendly staff to help you make your dream come true. 16 S. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota,
(941) 388-2727.

Artisan Cheese Company

Say “cheese” and smile. This wondrous emporium of good taste boasts artisanal and farmstead cheeses from across the region, country and Europe. Stay for lunch and enjoy soups, bowls o’ goodness (the mac n’ cheese is positively scrumptious), cheese toasties, tacos, and cheese and charcuterie boards. You’re bound to be tempted by the select reserve wines and small-batch jams, oils, honeys and chutneys. 550
Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 951-7860.

Art Ovation Gift Shop

This terrific gift boutique inside downtown Sarasota’s Art Ovation Hotel deserves a standing ovation for its art-inspired treasures. Discover Audace by Caroline Dechamby purses and clutches, Jeff Koons-inspired piggy banks, Sea Lily jewelry made from piano wire, Jellycat stuffed animals, Eight & Bob cologne from Spain and arty Chatty Feet socks with funny names, like “Sole-adore Dali” and “Vincent van Toe.” 1255 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 316-0808.

Banyan Tree Chocolate & Café

Chocolate, anyone? This kingdom of chocolate features house-made chocolates and a full-service café serving breakfast and lunch. The gourmet goodies are created from locally sourced ingredients when possible and feature high-quality cocoa sourced from small plantations in top cocoa-producing countries such as Peru, Madagascar, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Belize. 5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd., Sarasota (941) 923-2462.  

Elysian Fields

This tranquil oasis is the perfect antidote to stress. Rejoice in a diverse range of soulfully inspired gifts, including candles, bath and body products, aromatherapy oils and essences, Japanese stoneware, Himalayan salt lamps, yoga mats, gems and crystals, and much more. There’s also a vast book collection with a focus on astrology, tarot, self-help and nutrition. Check for ongoing intuitive readings, seminars and classes. 1273 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 361-3006. 


Why? Because you seek original, handcrafted works of art from more than 70 artists from around the region and nation. Owners Barbara Bria Pugliese and Marie Bria Cohen have assembled a diverse showcase of hand-blown glass, metal sculptures, pottery, jewelry, wood and more. You’re sure to find the perfect original gift for friends, family or yourself. 7 S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-1939.

Noela Chocolate & Confections

This award-winning boutique puts the “art into artisan chocolates.” Noela’s artisanal chocolates and confections, handcrafted in small batches from natural spices, juices and organic nuts and carefully selected fair trade-certified chocolate suppliers, are perfect for the very best gifts. In fact, these chocolatiers were selected to stock the Academy Awards’ gift bags. Or just pop one in your mouth for instant gratification. 1405 First St., Sarasota (941) 284-2671.

Pelindaba Lavender

It’s sweet bliss from the moment you walk into this aromatic boutique filled with products made with organic lavender flowers and essential oils from San Juan Island in the state of Washington. Browse gorgeously arranged displays of skincare products, essential oils, candles, teas, gourmet chocolates, home fragrance and more. 45 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 554-8785.

Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique

Find mystical metaphysical treasures, including sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, angels, pocket saints, hand-blown glass pieces, pottery, Woodstock chimes, singing bowls, and Buddha statues carved from precious stone. Also offering psychic readings, healing services and courses in Reiki and how to read Tarot cards. 1476 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-6325.

Salon Posh

Salon Posh offers statement-making beach bags, trendy stackable charm and wrap bracelets, cross-body bags, giftable candles and make-your-outfit totes. There’s also a wealth of wondrous jewelry selections that will please your wallet. 1851 Hillview St., Sarasota, (941) 955-1907.

The Signature Shop at The Ritz-Carlton

The Signature Shop at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota embraces coastal and city culture with gift selections created by Sarasota artists, extensive clothing for both women and men, home décor, jewelry, shoes and, of course, Ritz-Carlton logo items, all among brands like Sail to Sable, Gretchen Scott, Olipant, Bugatchi and Robert Graham. 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, (941) 309-2000.

The White Egret

Discover three White Egret boutiques on Anna Maria Island: The Egret’s Landing and The White Egret offer a delightful assortment of coastal home décor accessories and furnishings, including cotton and bamboo linen collections, tableware, window treatments, candles and gifts. The Egret’s Nest offers seasonal coastal apparel, baby boutique, skincare products, and fabulous gifts. Brands include Crabtree & Evelyn, Thymes, Color Me Cotton, Oh My Gauze and Habitat. The Egret’s Landing, 5602 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, (941) 778-2878; The White Egret, 10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, (941) 778-3782; The Egret’s Nest, 10010 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, (941) 778-8406.


Art To Walk On

This exceptional gallery in downtown’s historic Palm Avenue district boasts an exquisite collection of unique carpets hung like fine art. The selection includes rare antiques and traditional, transitional and contemporary carpets from around the world. Proprietor Eileen Hampshire showcases pieces for the connoisseur and the beginning collector alike. 16 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 951–5454.

Bee Ridge Lighting

For more than a decade, this family-owned lighting showroom has offered stylish, on-trend lighting, ceiling fans, accent furniture and wall art. The experienced staff will offer expert insights on scale, style and light output for any residential project. There’s something for every budget and taste. 3909 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 922-2626.

Blu Home

This showroom caters to the modern sophisticate with an eye for décor with a multitude of stylish home designs. Take your time and pore over the variety of options for lighting, art, furniture, wall coverings and accessories. With names like RC Furniture, Cisco Brothers, Norwalk, Nuevo Living and Arteriors, you’ll be happy to linger. 1830 S. Osprey Ave., Suite 101, Sarasota, (941) 364-2900.

Charlotte’s Grace

Make no mistake, this petite Palm Avenue boutique makes a big impression with those who appreciate fine design. Names like Yves Delorme, Sferra, Matouk, Designers Guild, Juliska, Arte Italica and Michael Aram are always elegantly displayed, along with a host of emerging brands.
64 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 444-7969. 

Copenhagen Imports

For more than three decades, this contemporary Scandinavian furniture boutique has imported the finest in home furnishings and lighting. With a flawless eye for form and function, the proprietors curate exceptional offerings for living room, dining room, and home office. Their stunning selection includes handmade Pinnacle sofas, sectionals and seating, the original Stressless chairs from Norway, media consoles by BDI, and many other top-quality brands. 7211 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 923-2569.


Interior designer Sally Trout is known for creating unique and beautiful spaces. Current resonates this; it’s filled with furniture, lighting, accessories, and original artworks from names like Bianca Pratorius, McGuire, John-Richard, Christopher Guy, Swaim and Roberta Schilling Collection. Shop Sally's sought-after style in the retail showroom next to her design studio in downtown Sarasota. 83 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, (941) 953-4418.

European Traditions

You’ll find everything you need for your home in this dazzling 20,000-square-feet emporium. Stylish selections include indoor and outdoor furnishings, lighting, accessories, bookcases, servers, buffets, seating, tables, TV consoles and beyond. Stop by frequently, as the inventory is ever-changing. They also offer single room and complete home packages for turnkey move-ins and investment properties. 6030 Clark Center Ave., sarasota, (941) 921-5616.

Florida Leather Gallery

Browse traditional, contemporary and transitional collections by Natuzzi Editions, Stressless, American Leather, Palliser and W. Schillig. Along with recliners, sofas, sectionals and loveseats, they also offer sleepers and home theater seating with innovative technology and design. 7766 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 924-1404.

Home Resource

Home Resource represents the world’s design industry leaders. Its sleek, 7,000-square-foot showroom brilliantly displays a host of sophisticated, stylish and timeless furniture and lighting designs from Poltrona Frau, Cassina, COR, Rolf Benz, Herman Miller, Knoll, Fritz Hansen, Dedon, Kettlal and more. The staff’s imaginative design experts have created stunning solutions for both interior and outdoor spaces. If you’re in love with modern and contemporary design, you’re going to love it here. 741 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-6690.

Light Up Your Life

Good lighting can brighten, enliven and even enhance a space’s size. Light Up Your Life specializes in the latest contemporary lighting systems with European flair. This well-curated emporium boasts Swarovski, Modern Fan Co., Legrand, Hudson Valley, Feiss and Eglo. 1620 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 330-0422.

Luxurious Interiors

The "go to" store for unique home items, including pieces from such brands as Murano, Alessi, Bugatti, Riedel, Leonardo, Nambe and Cangshan, to name a few. Whether you’re looking to update your home with beautiful home decor or find that special gift, this is the place. 205 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-0319. 


Building or remodeling? Or just ready for a lighting update? Stop by this extensive showroom of brands that reads like a sourcebook. Rustic, industrial, classic—it’s all here for ceiling, walls, picture lighting, chandeliers, multisystem lights and décor. In-house design services, too. 816 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, (941) 745-2900. 

Matter Brothers Furniture

When it comes to home décor, Matter Brothers supplies a plethora of options in brands, styles and fabrics across a range of furniture and mattress categories. Whatever you seek, you’re sure to find it among such brands as Hooker Furniture, Universal, Braxton Culler, Natuzzi, Four Seasons, Sealy and Tempur-Pedic. Ask for a complimentary design assist to help narrow the search. 4675 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 960-4410.

Norris Furniture & Interiors

Tommy Bahama Home, Lexington, Canadel, Jaipur, Surya and Ekornes are among the brands you’ll discover at this family-owned furniture store. For more than 35 years, the team has offered quality selections in furniture, custom upholstery, window treatments, blinds, shutters, custom wall finishes and bed linens. Not to mention the weekly shipments of accessories, lighting, art and heirloom rugs. 8001
S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 556-0501.

Pecky Interiors

This expansive downtown shop has become a must-shop stop for the discerning client. Selections from around the globe include such high-style brands as Verellen, Simon Pearce, Maison Levy and Kevin Le Prince. There’s always something cool, eclectic, inventive and unusual, so be sure to look around every corner. 100 Central Ave., Suites 1024-1026, Sarasota, (941) 957-0300.

Robb & Stucky

Within this vast, two-story emporium you’ll find more than 70,000 square feet of designer resources, including fabrics, window treatments, wallcoverings, handmade rugs, tile and flooring. And then there’s the furniture: hundreds of top brands and designers such as Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, Bernhardt Interiors, Century, Vanguard, Palecek, American Leather, Baker and Milling Road. The experienced staff offers complimentary design services to help you pull one room, or your entire home, together. 7557 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 702-8400. 

Rugs As Art

With more than 4,000 rugs in stock, Rugs As Art has one of the largest area rug collections in the nation. Hand-selected unique furniture, art, décor and more make this a true shopping destination. You’ll find more than 100 manufacturers representing more than 40 countries, with brands such as Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, Stanton, Stark Studio, Loloi, Fabrica and more. Stop by the custom design studio for custom made-to-order rugs, too. 6650 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-1900.

The Sarasota Collection Home Store

Whether redesigning a special nook, outdoor living or the entire home, you’ll want to pop into this lofty showroom housing a sophisticated collection of upscale furniture and accessories for the home and patio. Choose from Sarasota lifestyle-suited brands like Bellino Fine Linens, Kannoa, Tuuci and Urban Oasis. 622 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-8313.

Soft Square

This contemporary and modern furniture showroom and design center houses brands from Ligne Roset, Cattelan Italia and Gamma & Vitra to Bocci lighting. The owners travel frequently to international furniture fairs to bring back the best in luxury, also visiting factories in France and Italy. 1506 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, (941) 554-4068.

Studio G Home

This innovative furnishings and interior design studio evokes a sense of artful simplicity with a tranquil color palette. See the curated collection of furniture, linens, leather, polished metals, glass and exotic wood accents. Interior design services are personalized from conception to delivery. Stop in for a look or book an appointment for a consultation. 1530 State St., Sarasota, (941) 504-5235.

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This cosmopolitan design studio boasts a range of European contemporary kitchen and closet cabinetry, along with transitional/coastal cabinetry, by such top-tier brands as Hans Krug, Miralis, and Bernier. Feeling overwhelmed? The expert staff offers free consultation on all custom cabinetry and complementary materials. 1188 N. Tamiami Trail, Unit 108, Sarasota, (941) 447-4401. 

Cook’s Custom Cabinetry

Ron and Margaret Cook have been Sarasota industry leaders in the field of high-end kitchen and bath design for more than 49 years. These remodeling specialists have attracted legions of loyal customers with their inspired creations at annual design showhouses. Come see what the fuss is all about. 1191 Palmer Wood Court, Sarasota, (941) 366-6112.

Creative Kitchen and Baths

Bob Elmes is a trusted home and condo remodeling expert who has been designing and installing uniquely creative kitchens and baths since 1997. A state-licensed general contractor, he’s earned a reputation for on-time and on-budget completion. His team of 10 experts will make your renovation dreams come true. 5900 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite K, Sarasota, (941) 925-3723.

Distinctive Surfaces of Florida

From new construction to remodeling, this company boasts a stellar 26-year track record. It’s earned a place of distinction throughout the region for expertise in the design, fabrication and installation of custom countertops for kitchens, baths, outdoor entertainment and cooking spaces. 8272 Vico Court, Sarasota, (941) 377-7747.

European Marble

With an extensive inventory of granite, marble and quartz, this is the destination for interior designers and Sarasota’s discerning consumers. Owner Joseph Lubrano’s experienced staff completes all work in-house, with a bespoke approach from start to finish. 1820 N. Lime Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-9536.

Eurotech Cabinetry

For 35 years, this family-owned business has crafted exceptional cabinetry for every conceivable taste. Winner of 29 design awards, including the 2012 People’s Pick for Best Kitchen from HGTV, Eurotech’s work has been published 85 times in national and local publications. Cabinetry supplier for The Pearl and The Beacon luxury condominiums in Sarasota. 1609 Desoto Road, Sarasota, (941) 351-6557.

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Galleries

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen or bath, this upscale showroom is a one-stop shop for 37 brands of faucets, tubs, sinks and commodes, as well as hardware, fittings, lighting and kitchen appliances. Its expert sales team will steer you to the perfect products that fit your scope and budget. 2451 17th St., Sarasota, (941) 951-0110.

Gorman’s Gallery Kitchen & Bath Studio

Serving Sarasota homeowners since 1977, Gorman’s Gallery has nearly doubled in size to 5,300 square feet of the finest kitchen and bath fittings and accessories. Gorman’s helps clients discover their own style with such world-renowned  product lines as Kohler, Hansgrohe, Moen, Rohl, MTI and more. Appointment recommended. 5355 McIntosh Road, Suite B, Sarasota, (941) 927-8511, (941) 328-8315.

Hill’s Kitchen & Bath Creations

This award-winning firm offers floor-to-ceiling remodeling and design services. Along with 67 years of experience in the finest fashion brands, Hill’s also carries and installs a wide range of ADA-approved products, from grab bars to walk-in bathtubs. Check out their full custom line of Elmwood and Marsh Furniture kitchen and bath cabinetry and contemporary Vanico bathroom cabinetry. 249 Grove St. S., Venice, (941) 488-2665, (941) 484-8934. 

Metro Cabinet Company

Form meets function and style honors substance in this cutting-edge, bespoke cabinet design firm. The exceptional artistry reflects the vision of founder Billue Guignard, who holds a B.F.A. in space planning and design from Ringling College of Art and Design. 2095 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, (941) 377-8777.

Mullet’s Appliances

From concept design to sales, installation, maintenance and repair, this family-owned company has been the source for the best international appliance brands for more than 40 years. Browse its innovative indoor and outdoor kitchen vignettes to see the latest options from such luxury names as Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, Miele and more. 4233 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 921-5531. 

The Plumbing Place

This upscale showroom offers innovative, high-fashion products, from touch faucets and push-button shower controls to creative lighting products and the latest high-tech bathtub options. The experienced and knowledgeable designer showroom staff assists home remodelers with every step of their projects. 5678 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, (941) 378-5678.

Tile Market of Sarasota

Working closely with American luxury tile manufacturers like Ann Sacks, New Ravenna, Pratt & Larson and Island Stone, Tile Market of Sarasota can help you create one-of-a-kind custom tiles, mosaics and murals for beautiful surfaces that are uniquely yours. Look to Tile Market of Sarasota to create luxurious and timeless surfaces for your home. 1962 Main St., Suite 120, Sarasota, (941) 365-2356.


Braden River Antiques

Located in Bradenton’s historic Old Manatee district, this little shop of wonders takes antiquing to the next level. Plan an afternoon to meander through the always interesting collection of art, midcentury modern design, furniture, lighting and, well, the unusual. 426 Ninth St. E., Bradenton, (941) 750-0707.

Crissy Galleries

Owner, curator and dealer Bruce Crissy is a tastemaker with an eye for pedigreed treasures from around the world: American and European art glass, bronzes, paintings, objets de vertu and an extensive estate jewelry department. The serious collector will find a fine assemblage of Tiffany, Pairpoint, and Handel lamps. 640 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 957-1110.

McCormack & Company

Aficionados of modern design flock from miles around to get first dibs on this ever-changing assortment of 20th-century classics. Co-owners John Farr and Tony McCormack specialize in quality midcentury modern creations. Iconic pieces by Herman Miller, Bertoia, Knoll and Ettore Sottsass are among the treasures you’ll find here. 500 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 350-2785.

Sarasota Trading Company

Based in historic Burns Court, Sarasota Trading Company boasts a plethora of furniture, antiques, fine art, lighting, sculptures and objets d’art culled from private and public collections from around the country and the globe. Owner Andrew Ford has a passion for finding unforgettable artworks and antiques. 522 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 953-7776.

St. Armands Antiques and Gifts

Since 1994, this has been a go-to destination for discriminating lovers of classic beauty. Inside, you’ll find a rich variety of carefully selected treasures, both current and timeless. Gift possibilities include one-of-a-kind jewelry, antique and vintage designer pieces, and stunning home decor. They’re always in the market to buy the unusual and decorative. 19 Fillmore Drive, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-1300.

Steven Postans Antiques

These direct importers of English antiques have created a mecca for collectors, dealers, designers and decorators alike. The 28,000 square feet of warehouse space is replete with more than 2,500 fascinating pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Professional craftsmen certified in the art of French polishing are available for in-house restoration.
7881 15th St. E., Sarasota, (941) 359-9898, (941) 755-6063.


Audi Sarasota

Audi Sarasota offers new and pre-owned luxury vehicles and skilled technicians who ensure that your Audi is well-maintained while you relax in a beautifully appointed waiting area. 4900 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 922-0000.

BMW of Sarasota

If you demand extreme safety, technology and vehicle performance with a premium ownership experience, then look no further. BMW of Sarasota provides the ultimate ownership experience seven days a week at its state-of-the-art facility while offering a full line of award-winning vehicles. Experience the pinnacle of premium at BMW of Sarasota. 5151 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 214-4155. 

Ed Howard Lincoln

With a newly remodeled showroom and a vast online inventory, this Lincoln dealership offers a complete line-up of new “Best in Class” vehicles, including the Navigator, the Nautilus, and the all-new Aviator. Experienced specialists are available to deliver the “Lincoln Luxury Experience.”  7110 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-4402.

Ferrari of Tampa Bay

The superstar line-up here includes the gorgeous GTC4 Lusso (a sporty four-seater), the magnificent 812 Superfast, and the exhilarating 488 Pista, the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history, available in coupe and spider configuration. Cross your fingers that you’ll be driving one of these beauties home. 2420 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, (727) 217-5399.

Lamborghini Sarasota

Lamborghini Sarasota offers a top-ranked selection of ultra-luxury models, from the Huracan to the Urus. VIP invitation-only client events enable customers to meet like-minded enthusiasts. 5141 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 556-2980. 

Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota

Whether you’re looking for sporty performance, sophisticated design or trailblazing technology, Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota boasts a sterling selection of luxury vehicles in an expansive showroom. 4754 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 275-1293.

Suncoast Porsche

Find your on-the-road thrill with a Porsche Boxster, Cayman, Carrera, Macan or Cayenne at a state-of-the-art dealership that offers a wealth of online information and tools to help guide you. 5005 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 923-1700.

Sunset Cadillac of Sarasota

Sunset Cadillac of Sarasota combines premier amenities, cutting-edge luxury, and sleek automobile design. From sales, service, collision and parts, Sunset Cadillac puts you on the road to luxury and high-tech style. The company sets itself apart with such exclusive client benefits as courtesy airport shuttle, Cadillac loaner vehicles, and more. 2200 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 328-8686.

The Sarasota Studio

The Sarasota Studio is an ultra-luxury automotive sales center and a division of Dimmitt Automotive Group. The showroom is the premier destination for Aston Martin, Bentley, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, and other high-end brands. 1518 State St., Sarasota, (941) 256-2825.

Sunset Maserati and Sunset Alfa Romeo of Sarasota

Love the speed and style of Italian cars? These two iconic Italian premium brands are both available in this single full-service luxury dealership. 7641 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 924-8822.

Tesla Sarasota

Tesla manufactures some of the safest, most stylish and technologically advanced vehicles on the road today. Tesla’s newest car, Model 3, was designed and built as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle. Its design maximizes interior space to comfortably fit five adults and all their gear. See for yourself! 140 University Town Center Drive, Suite 138, Sarasota, (941) 866-6597.

Vintage Motors of Sarasota

Looking for a classic American or European car? Vintage Motors offers knowledgeable collectors a rare selection of vintage vehicles from around the world, with names like Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo and Jaguar, and cars dating back to 1930. 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite B, Sarasota, (941) 355-6500.

Wilde Jaguar Land Rover and Wilde Lexus Sarasota

With more than 70 years of automotive experience and four Florida-based brands, the Wilde Automotive Family is a name recognized by car buyers who appreciate performance and award-winning service. Wilde Jaguar Land Rover and Wilde Lexus specialize in new and pre-owned luxury vehicles, including hybrids, and now, electric. Wilde Jaguar Land Rover Sarasota, 4821 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 924-3019; Wilde Lexus Sarasota, 4883 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 924-3040.


Cannons Marina

For more than six decades, this family-owned, 5-star Yamaha service center and boat dealer has offered top-quality boats, including Grady-White boats, Yamaha outboard motors, boat/brokerage services and rental options available by half-day, full-day, week, month and long-term. 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, (941) 383-1311, ICW Marker 33.


Founded in 1884 and now headquartered in Sarasota, Chris-Craft has defined stylish boat-making for generations of enthusiasts. The Catalina 30 is the company’s newest center console model. It can reach speeds up to 56 miles per hour and can go from zero to 30 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds. 8161 15th St. E., Sarasota, (941) 351-4900.

Galati Yacht Sales

With locations in Sarasota, Anna Maria, Naples and Tampa, plus outposts in Mexico, Costa Rica and more, Galati supplies top-flight luxury fishing and cruising vessels manufactured by Viking, Princess, Cruisers, Maritimo and Prestige. 2 Marina Plaza, Suite 8, Sarasota, (941) 315-5033; 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, (941) 778-0755.

Hidden Harbor Marina

This south Sarasota marina provides dry storage, concierge services and fuel, with innovative technology that allows you to get your boat out on the water with a single click in an app. 7700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 927-4800.


This Clearwater-based company boasts a huge range of top-of-the-line brands in leisure boating, fishing, yachting and watersports, along with charters and more, with two locations in Sarasota County. 1601 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, (941) 388-4411; 1485 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, (941) 485-3388.

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