There are two Westfield Shopping Malls in Sarasota. Both are found on Tamiami Trail (or US-41), one of Sarasota major traffic arteries. The malls are within 10 minutes drive from each other. Because of their convenient location you can relax on one of the nearby Sarasota Beaches soon after you get tired of shopping.
Smaller one of Westfield Shopping Malls, located on intersection of Tamiami Trail (US 41) and Siesta Drive leading to Siesta Key and its fantastic beaches.
Westfield Southgate Shopping Center
3501 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34239
There are over 40 stores at Southgate Mall, including department stores: Dillard's, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Among other stores are:Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Freeman Luggage, Gap, Lenscrafters, Pottery Barn and Paradox Gallery (gifts, cards, etc), Talbots, Victoria's Secret, Williams-Sonoma (beautiful cookware, kitchen decor and gourmet foods), Restoration Hardware (home furnishings).
If you are looking for sunglasses, there are several places at Southgate Mall you can buy them from. Choice is excellent and fits every budget. Choose between brand imitations, you can get 2 pairs for $25 from one of the stalls or more exclusive styles ranging around $100 and up from Sunglass Hut or Lenscrafters.
During our previous visit to Sarasota I was after a pair of nice sunglasses. It didn't take long to find lots of choice. The hard part was to choose one. It took me ages! My family was endlessly happy when I finally made it.
I used to drag them from store to store not being able to decide between several pairs. It was at Lenscrafters, Westfield Southgate where I finally did it.
Now I am very happy indeed with my lovely Ralph Lauren sunglasses. Frankly speaking, it wouldn't come to my mind to get anything like this back in the UK. Would be so expensive!
Swim 'n Sport is your stop for swimware and related accessories. They stock beautiful designer pieces by: Calvin Klein, Vitamin A, Ann Cole, RL Blue by Ralph Lauren and more.
The second of two Westfield Shopping Malls is 10 minutes away from Southgate Mall and only 20 minutes away from Siesta Key.
There are over 140 stores at Sarasota Square Mall, among them: Dillard's, Hollister Co., JC Penney, Macy's, Forever 21, Sears, Victoria's Secret. There is also a 12-screen Multiplex cinema and a large food court to refuel you with so much needed energy.
Sarasota Square Shopping Center
8201 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34238
For Sarasota Square Mall map and a full list of stores click here to download a PDF file: http://westfield.com/sarasota/pdf/dir-sarasota.pdf