I just returned from an 11-day trip to Naples, Florida, where I spent some relaxing time with my family. By relaxing, I mean minimal time on the computer, no schlepping boxes full of antiques around, and fun excursions with my mom to local shops that I hadn't seen before.
I'll be taking you shopping with me in Naples throughout the next four days. Our first stop is Sara Campbell, a ladies' boutique located at 1300 Third Street South #103B. You can't miss Sara Campbell because of the signature black and white striped awning:
The black and white stripes are carried throughout the store. I've always loved this bold look! I think it's classy and fun at the same time:
Colorful purses look great against the black and white backdrop:
Cuff bracelets with charming bee and sea life motifs, and a dazzling beaded clutch:
The dressing rooms are beautiful. A bold black and white fabric with a gold lining is introduced, and a dramatic drum shade ceiling fixture hangs above. I also admired the black and white ziggurat rug:
Some of the clothing on display:
I should mention that the ladies working in the store were so gracious and welcoming, even before I asked about taking pictures for my blog!
I love this red clutch with the honeybee motif:
Even the wreath and other holiday decor was out of the ordinary at Sara Campbell:
Sara Campbell has stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Illinois, and Connecticut. There might be one close to you! You can find out more at www.saracampbell.com
On another day, we were waiting for a table at a cafe. I wanted to share this picture of my mom holding her "alligator purse." She bought this several years ago at the Paper Merchant in Naples. I swear, if we had a trunk full of these purses, we could sell them all every time my mom takes her purse with her out on the town!
I hope you can visit Sara Campbell while you are in Naples. And if you need a nice card, wrapping paper, or charming gift, stop at the Paper Merchant right down the street!