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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in Tampa

El Sol Cigars

Dating to 1929, Tampa’s oldest cigar shop is still family run. Purchase cigars in various shapes and sizes as well as humidors and ashtrays.

1728 E. 7th Ave., FL, 813-248-5905, www.elsolcigars.com
Tags: shopping | moderate | things to do

Gas Plant Antique Arcade

About 150 vendors ply their period wares on four floors in this hub of Central Avenue's 13-block antiques district.

1246 Central Ave., FL, 727-894-8611
Tags: shopping | moderate | things to do | antiques


This funky artistic enclave on Boca Ciega Bay unites multiple galleries within a few blocks; art walks are held on the first Friday and third Saturday of the month.

5720 Gulfport Blvd. S., FL, www.floridasbeach.com
Tags: shopping | moderate | art | things to do

Historic Hand Painted Tiles

Hand-rolled cigars get major fanfare in Ybor, but beautiful, locally crafted porcelain house numbers or wall hangings make long-lasting keepsakes.

2104 E. Seventh Ave., FL, 813-247-6817
Tags: shopping | moderate | smart splurge | art

Hyde Park Village

A mixture of chain offerings like Anthropologie and Talbots cozy up with specialty boutiques in this charming open-air shopping district dotted with London-style red telephone boxes.

1509 W. Swann Ave., FL, 813-251-3500, www.oldhydepark.com
Tags: shopping | expensive | editor pick | boutique | things to do

International Plaza and Bay Street

The mall is packed with designer stores from Louis Vuitton to Neiman Marcus, while adjacent, open-air Bay Street is all about restaurants like Capital Grille.

Tampa airport, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., FL, 813-342-3790, www.shopinternationalplaza.com
Tags: shopping | expensive | shopping mall | designer

The Pier

Retailers selling tropical attire, hats, handmade candles, and kids' wear share residence in a trippy, five-story inverted pyramid perched on a man-made walkway that extends 2,400-feet into Tampa Bay.

800 Second Ave. NE, FL, 727-821-6443, www.stpete-pier.com
Tags: family | shopping | moderate

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