You don’t need to go too far to find great shopping in Gainesville, Florida. Many major outlets and shopping centers bring brand names to this college town, making sure you have the opportunity to dress to impress. But many others include local gems and small businesses wholly unique to Gainesville, and all about that UF Gator pride. Take a look at the shopping opportunities near you — and don’t skip out on the opportunity to get your UF Gator gear!
The Oaks Mall
The Oaks Mall is Gainesville’s premium shopping destination. It’s home to brand names in apparel like H&M, Forever 21, PINK by Victoria’s Secret, and American Eagle, as well as more local Florida shops. Stop by Flip Flop Shops to fit your feet for the weather, and Gator Mania to stock up on home team pride. Head to the Oaks Mall Plaza adjacent to the mall for even more shopping options
Perusing the shops at Thornebrook Village will keep you occupied all afternoon. You won’t find your big brand names here, so don’t arrive hoping to indulge in a Barnes & Noble fix. Instead, check out the unique, local flair of the village. Visit Malgorzatas, a boutique and gallery, for hand-dyed fashion and jewelry, and stop by Ilene’s For Fashion to shop fashion lines exclusive to Gainesville and Gator fans.
Shops at Butler
Located in southwest Gainesville, the Shops at Butler is part of a massive community of premium shopping, dining, and entertainment. You can support local, small businesses like Gainesville Running and Walking and Gator Mania, or get your brand fix at any of the major outlets. Shops at Butler is home to favorites like Kirkland’s, JOANN Fabric and Craft, Old Navy, and Pier 1 Imports. Follow their Facebook page for the inside scoop on giveaway prizes.
Located in Newberry Crossing, Bealls Outlet is your one-stop shop. This department store outlet frequently has amazing prices on anything you need to spice up your closet and your home. Go here for cool, Florida beachwear at half the price, or look for home goods deals. They typically have big sales on comforters, quilts, pillows, and bath towels — perfect for stocking up your apartment. Newberry Crossing is also home to T.J. Maxx, Red Wing Shoes, and Earth Origins Market.
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St. Augustine Premium Outlets
About 1.5 hours east of Gainesville, you’ll find St. Augustine Premium Outlets — and it’s well worth the day trip. Go here to shop great deals at Converse, Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, Coach, Le Creuset, and many more.
Please join us in welcoming The Nail Spa to Celebration Pointe! As Gainesville’s premier nail spa, The Nail Spa was created to fill the void between discount nail salons and the pretentious luxury nail spas. We can’t wait for this relaxing experience, coming in 2018! pic.twitter.com/yhe7V0d9Jv
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Celebration Pointe is a rising star on the Gainesville shopping scene. There is a plan for an extensive outlet mall in the works to include Bass Pro Shops, Kilwins Chocolates, and Regal Cinemas, among many more. Keep them on your radar!