Shopping and Outlet Malls

We spent an afternoon at this outlet mall, and bought shoes, kitchen accessories and even a watch.  They have just about every designer name you can think of, and lots of great deals on fashion, sporting items, designer wear, shoes and more.  Pick up a flyer at customer service which tells you what the "deals" are, and many of the stores offer an additional 10% to Seniors (over 55) on Tuesdays. Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm 5461 Factory Shops Boulevard Ellenton Florida
There are multiple locations for this store which is a division of the TJX Companies - the same people who own Winners and HomeSense.  Walking into this store was eerily similar to a HomeSense, and excellent prices on a wide variety of home goods, home furniture, bedding and accessories.  We bought a dozen white plates for the cottage for $19.99 - as well as a few other items.  Worth a visit. Hours: vary by location Village Plaza Shopping Center, 3750 Bee Ridge Rd. & Beneva Rd. Sarasota Florida
Tervis tumblers have been manufactured in Florida for decades.  They now have factory stores throught the US, but we dropped in to the original factory store in Osprey just south of Sarasota.  Their claim to fame is a huge variety of tumblers with just about every logo, picture, design or colour you can imagine.  They are double walled, so don't "sweat" and leave condensation rings.  For the cottage, the deck, the pool, or anywhere - they're great.  They usually have a 15% coupon available but if you don't have one - just ask for the discount and you will usually receive. 928 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey Ontario
This spacious store offers a host of items, including furniture, lamps, kitchen equipment and accessories, seasonal decorations, clothing, home furnishings, and more.  Lots of closeouts and ends of lines - no seconds.  Worth a visit if you are in the area, and lots of other locations throughout Florida.


6050 North Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota Florida