Shopping in Ft. Lauderdale
Greater Fort Lauderdale is rapidly becoming "the" place for value shopping for consumers from around the globe.
The world's largest discount and entertainment mall and the South's largest flea market
are two of many other reasons why shopping has become very big business in Florida's Broward County.
Arriving by plane, car, bus, even boat, bargain hunters of every taste and budget are discovering the convenience and
the value of shopping in everything from boutiques to department stores in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
There are special shopping tours for groups and local shuttle buses from the beach. And, most hotels provide easy access to major shopping centers for car-less travelers.
You can even shop by Water Taxi.
The following are Greater Fort Lauderdale's major shopping attractions:
Sawgrass Mills, the world's largest discount and entertainment mall, with more than 300 brand-name and designer outlets,
discount stores, specialty shops and restaurants.
Among the best known names represented: Ann Taylor, Benetton, Kenneth Cole, J. Crew, Nine West and Off Saks Fifth Avenue and many more.
Since its opening, the mall has expanded and become not only a place for shopping, but an entertainment complex offering something for everyone.
The Oasis features a 300,000 sq. ft. entertainment area with more than 30 specialty stores including Ron Jon Surf Shop, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and theme restaurants including Legal Sea Foods and Cheesecake Factory.
Wannado City, an interactive entertainment experience for kids where boys and girls can real-play opened summer 2004 and just recently the new Colonnade Outlets, a $38 million high-end luxury fashion district featuring dozens of new outlets and several new restaurants, including Barney's New York, Burberry, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Kate Spade, Max Mara and much more.
The 1.4 million-square-foot The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale offers another opportunity for sophisticated shopping.
Featuring Neiman-Marcus, Saks, Macy's and Ann Taylor, the Galleria has undergone a multi-million redevelopment including the addition of an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille.
Located on Sunrise Boulevard, just a short walk from Fort Lauderdale beach.