Shop ‘Till You Drop: Retail Therapy at the Villages of Seloy

The lifestyle and amenities you’ll find at The Villages of Seloy in St. Augustine, FL are so nice you may never want to leave home. A spacious clubhouse, luxurious heated pool, fitness center, and regular social gatherings with friends all beckon. But sooner or later, you’ll probably want to get out and see all of the things that the beautiful city of St. Augustine and its surrounding environs has to offer. Besides fascinating historical sites, cultural attractions, dining, entertainment and nightlife, you’ll find the area also has plenty of places where you can get down to some serious shopping!

Whether you’re looking for upscale boutiques, more affordable options, or something just a little offbeat and quirky, you’ll find stores and prices for every taste and pocketbook. Here are some of the best places to shop in St. Augustine and the surrounding area; a brief, local shopping guide for residents of The Villages of Seloy.

The Villages of Seloy Shopping Adventures Guide

St. Augustine Premium Outlets entrance

St. Augustine Premium Outlets

Who doesn’t love an outlet mall? This large outdoor shopping center is arguably the most popular shopping destination in St. Augustine and also serves the communities of Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. The mall features covered and shaded sidewalk areas, a food court, and numerous electric vehicle charging stations. It’s located just off of I-95, not far from the World Golf Hall of Fame. Here, you’ll find name brand goods from 88 different stores at factory outlet prices. Featured stores include:

  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Banana Republic Factory Store
  • Gap Factory Store
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Nike Factory Store
  • Adidas
  • Coach
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Robert Graham
  • Vans
  • Under Armour
  • Ann Taylor Factory Store
  • Aeropostale
  • American Eagle
St. Augustine Outlets entrance

St. Augustine Outlets

Located just across I-95 from the St. Augustine Premium Outlets mall, this shopping center serves as more of an extension of the other, rather than a competitor, with over 75 premium factory outlets as well as a nice mix of locally owned and operated independent merchants. The mall offers free Wi-Fi and plenty of parking, along with wheelchairs and stroller rental. Browse everything from fine designer names and brands to everyday items at stores such as:

  • Old Navy Factory Outlet
  • Talbots Outlet
  • Michael Kors
  • Famous Footwear
  • Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th
  • Francesca’s
  • New York & Co. Outlet
  • Dooney & Burke
  • Cole Haan
  • Lucky Brand Jeans
  • H & M
  • Loft Outlet
  • Fossil
  • Bath & Body Works Outlet
Old St Augustine shopping

’Old City’ Downtown St. Augustine Historic District Shops

The story of St. Augustine goes all the way back to its founding by Spanish explorers in 1565. It’s the oldest continuously lived-in European city in the continental U.S. As a result, there are plenty of historical sites, tours and attractions to enjoy– even a few ghost tours if that strikes your fancy! Downtown St. Augustine’s historic district is also a natural mecca for shopping. St. George Street and the surrounding area is known around the world for its wonderful antique stores and eclectic mix of specialty shops offering unique handmade art, jewelry, gifts and souvenirs, music, books, clothing, and accessories. There are lots of places to visit, as well as many small cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues. Some of the shops you’ll find include:

  • The Panama Hat Company
  • Earthbound Trading Co.
  • A Step Back in Time
  • Vintage Clothing Co.
  • The Golden Gypsy
  • Around the World Marketplace
  • Simple Gestures
  • Artsy Abode
  • Shell Shop – Sunburst Trading Company
  • Red Pineapple
  • Amistad
  • Materialistic
St. Johns Town Center entrance sign

St. Johns Town Center

When you feel the urge to combine a pleasant drive with your shopping, you can’t do much better than heading down I-95 to Jacksonville for a visit to St. Johns Town Center, the number one shopping center in the region. Here you’ll have your pick of 150 stores and factory outlets as well as a variety of dining and entertainment options. Billed as an ‘outdoor lifestyle mall’, it offers such amenities and conveniences as palm-shaded sidewalks, a cool turtle pond and park, a dog park, a life-sized chess and checkers board, a shuttle service, and valet parking. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. Featured stores include:

  • Nordstrom
  • Dillard’s
  • Warby Parker
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Ann Taylor
  • Anthropologie
  • Apple
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Lululemon
  • DSW
  • J Crew
  • Gap
  • Banana Republic
  • Express
  • Disney

So, when you feel the urge to splurge, and if you can drag yourself away from The Villages of Seloy, you’ll find plenty of places to spend your money and come home with an armload of neat finds and treasures.