The first shopping stop for most serious shoppers is usually Tanger Outlets in Foley, where many high quality outlet stores offer all your favorite brands in one location. More than 120 name brands, including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Michael Kors and Tommy Bahama, have outlets store there.

While Tanager Outlets gets its share of attention, there are several other shopping centers and local boutiques worth checking out.

Pelican Place

Pelican Place at Craft Farms houses, among other things, Pinnacle theater, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Books a Million and a variety of other specialty shops and restaurants.  Be sure to check out LifeBytes for all of the latest Apple products and stop by Mikato’s Japanese Steakhouse for great sushi and hibachi.


The Wharf

In Orange Beach, no shopping experience would be complete without a trip to The Wharf which offers a wonderful variety of specialty shops, a movie theater and numerous restaurants. Located within the Wharf complex, you will find Fusion Spa, Lucca, The Bag Lady, Build-A-Bear, Carmike Cinemas, and several restaurants including Villagio Grille, Ginny Lane and Compleat Angler.

The Boutiques

The local Gulf Shores and Orange Beach community has several unique boutiques that offer something different than you might find at home.Tallulah’s Treasures in Orange Beach sits right on the beach and holds a collection of clothing and upscale, trendy specialty items—many with an Alabama Gulf Coast twist.

Other favorite local boutiques are located in SanRoc Cay Marina. In particular, be sure to check out Too Hot Mama’s, which specializes in women’s clothing, jewelry and other accessories, and Blue Lagoon Swimwear, where you will find extensive swimwear collections year-round.

With so many options, you will be hard pressed not to find the perfect memento on your shopping excursion.

Do you have any other favorite places to shop in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach? If so, we’d love to hear about them.