In the city known as home to the University of Florida and the Gators football team; we couldn't help but wonder where do men, women, and college students go to do a little shopping in Gainesville, FL?  We toured the city, discovered some cool places and put together this list of Top Places we Love to Shop. 

Only 5 miles west of the University of Florida you'll find Haile Village Center, based within the center of a community of homes, townhomes, and condos. Haile Village houses quaint boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops.   For many years it has been home to Village Jewelers, a go-to for residents. The old fashion charm of the village welcomes residents and visitors alike. British pubs, restaurants and a Farmer's Market are also available for your enjoyment at the Haile Village.  

Grab the latest fashion trends while focusing on timeless style when you visit etc... boutique in the West Hills area. Here, stylists provide a fun shopping experience as you may try on high-end brands such as Hudson Jeans, dresses by Susana Monaco or Suzi Chin, even tees from Lila P.  As a one-stop fashion retailer, Etc also carries contemporary accessories to complete your looks for a date night or anything in between.  

Wear your comfortable shoes to walk the one million square foot destination, The Oaks Mall.  The most extensive shopping destination in the Gainesville area with its joint shopping plaza offers more than 160 shops, plus eateries.  Famous department stores Dillard's and Macy's anchor the mall alongside top fashion brands like the Banana Republic and Loft. You'll also want to explore new brand stores, Alter'd State and Jimmy Jazz. Don't let the vast amount of shops overwhelm you; the Oaks Ambassador Center now offers complimentary personal shopping as well as gift selection assistance.

While researching Top Places to Shop in Gainesville, we drove a little further north to modern Thornebrook Village. Hosting a variety of fine shops for men and women with everything from local handmade chocolate to fabulous dining we enjoyed our destination. Looking to enhance your home? Inside the Village, the Lighting Gallery, Crevasse's Florist and the Thornebrooke Gallery will quickly become your shopping favorites.   

Never really thought of Gainesville as a shopping destination?  Be sure to schedule a time next trip up and visit one of these Top Places to Shop in Gainesville. 

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