Whether you want to hop on the latest fashion trend or discover unique items at a quaint antique store, Greater Gainesville hosts a wide variety of shops, boutiques, malls and galleries that will fulfill all your shopping needs.

Take a scenic stroll through downtown Gainesville and explore one of the many shops that offer a personalized shopping experience. Reconnect with the origins of your food at the Union Street Farmers Market, where you can purchase locally grown produce every Wednesday.

Head over to The Oaks Mall, your one-stop shop for anything you need. Featuring over 140 of your favorite stores, the mall houses department stores like Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Sears as well as retail stores that appeal to individuals of all ages including Banana Republic, Forever 21, GNC, francesca’s, Gap, H&M, LOFT, American Eagle and Express.

Conveniently located along Archer Road in the booming southwest area of Gainesville, Butler Plaza is the largest retail center in North Central Florida and is still expanding. You will find leading retail stores like Target, Walmart, Publix Super Markets, Lowe’s, OfficeMax, Best Buy and CVS at the current plaza. Construction is already underway for its extension, Butler North, which will include Sam’s Club and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Enjoy the fresh Florida weather while you shop at the Tioga Town Center in Newberry. The open-air shopping center offers quality merchandise, excellent customer service and an inviting community atmosphere.

For artisanal products and a picturesque shopping experience, stop by Thornebrook Village. Its beautiful landscaping and covered breezeways make the shopping plaza a pleasant place to idle and window-shop. Savor the handmade confections of Thornebrook Chocolates, or treat your eyes to some original stained glass art at McIntyre Stained Glass Studio and Art Gallery.

For antiques and collectibles, explore Smiley’s Antique Mall in Micanopy. Open since 1994, the 25,000-square-foot mall is packed with hidden treasures. The Antique Center of High Springs and the Waldo Antique Village also offer antiquing experiences that are second to none. Dig your way through time, take your findings with you and add a bold accent to your new home.

Located next to the Waldo Antique Village is North Central Florida’s largest flea market, the Waldo Farmers and Flea Market, where you can find everything from fresh local produce to unique arts and crafts.

When it comes to shopping in Greater Gainesville, there’s always something new to discover.

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