I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little worn out from all this shopping in Naples! Just in case you missed my previous posts, we've visited Sara Campbell, St.-Tropez Home, and Spruce, all located next door to each other on Third Street in the heart of Old Naples. I think we should head to a mall next, so we can hit several shops in quick succession like we did downtown.
Waterside Shops is an exclusive open air mall located at 5415 Tamiami Trail North. It's definitely a high-end mall with shops like Coach, Burberry, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton. You won't be finding a Chick-fil-A here, no siree! You have to go to the other mall for that.....
I like their unusual holiday decorations:
A relative newcomer to Waterside shops is the Apple products store. Every Apple lover will recognize the familiar logo, which needs no additional signage:
Here's the crowd at Apple. It was by far the busiest store at Waterside Shops, and according to my mom, it's always the busiest store every time she visits:
One of my favorite shops at Waterside is Anthropologie. I've blogged about their fabulous shop before, and they have generously allowed me to take pictures in the store over the years. I always get ideas for displays, decor, and projects. Oh, and I bought a wonderful sweater and a couple gifts on our visit, too!
This mannequin in the window at Anthropologie sported a fabric flower pin similar to ones I've been making. I also admired the multicolor rhinestone necklace:
Branches covered with colorful yarn:
My mom and I simultaneously fell in love with this crocheted throw:
Just a bit of lace dresses up a hooded jacket:
I've been experimenting with spray painting vintage metal and glass items. I like the way this flatware looks, very new and fresh yet retro at the same time:
Cut logs make a cool multi-level table display:
Charming plates with a praying mantis:
Tory Burch is a new store at Waterside Shops. I like their bold orange and pine green signature colors:
The interior of Tory Burch:
The beautiful Swarovski storefront. When you think about it, is there any other name in crystal? I know there is, but Swarovski clearly dominates.
Another beautiful clothing display at Waterside Shops. I failed to write down the store name. I had my arms full of packages!
Moving on, we'll be going back to Third Street briefly to the Third Street Farmer's Market. Held every Saturday, it's the place to be! Sometimes it's behind the stores, and sometimes Third Street is blocked off.
Speaking of dogs, the Farmer's Market has a parade of dogs shopping with their owners. Thoughtful vendors put out bowls of water and give out treats to the passing pooches.
These beautiful young ladies are representing Pierre & Harry, a freshwater pearl and gemstone jewelry company with a permanent showroom on Third Street. You can shop their catalog online right away and read about the mother-daughter duo that started the business.
The natural beauty of pearls never goes out of style:
Bracelets to try on:
There are many wonderful food vendors at the Farmer's Market. I bought some delicious macaroons from a French bakery:
Besides viewing dogs, buying baked goods and shopping for jewelry, you can acquire some wonderful native tropical plants for your garden. If you're just visiting, you can photograph them, like I did:
Isn't Mother Nature amazing?
South Florida is in the sub-tropics, a great environment to grow orchids:
These were all for sale at the Farmer's Market!
Of course, we did some antique shopping around Naples too! In fact, I bought quite a few things this time. Here is a picture of my mom and me taking a break in front of Treasure Island, a Naples antique shop. You can read more about Treasure Island here.
I spotted these ivory figures at Treasure Island. You might recognize them if you watch Storage Wars on A&E. Barry brought one to an antique shop for appraisal. They were used by Chinese women to point to body parts that were ailing them, because of modesty, when they went to a doctor. Note the tiny feet, the result of binding:
I loved this chair. Actually, there was a pair of them. If only I had driven my van to Florida....
Eye candy at Treasure Island:
One of the dealers at Treasure Island always has some of the "early and rare" Clarice Cliff pottery, including the coveted "Bizarre Ware." This is stuff you just don't see every day:
I hope you enjoyed our four days of shopping in Naples. There's so much more to see and do there, we just scratched the surface. But never fear, I'll be returning in March!