The best shopping in Seaside Florida can be found within a 1 block radius of the Town Square just off Scenic Highway 30A. They have everything from books and records to maternity, fashion, and art, to (my favorite) kitchen novelty and gadgets.
And don’t forget the Seaside Style Store. You simply must buy one of their iconic Seaside sweatshirts.
Seaside is not your typical tourist town with souvenir stores filled with cheaply made novelty items. Each store in SEASIDE is unique in its own way, offering something of value to its customers at all price points.
Be sure to check out the end of the post for the hours of each shop.
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This post is all about the Best Shopping in Seaside, Florida. I have broken it down into categories to help you find what you’re looking for.
- Clothing Stores
- Seaside Central Square Shops
- Art Shops
- Toy Stores
- Food Markets
- Coffee Shops
- Map of Seaside Shops
- What Time Do Seaside Shops Open
Clothing Stores – Shopping in Seaside Florida
Whitewash – 201 Ruskin Place
I am definitely not saving the best for last. I’m starting with it! This store is curated with the latest fashion and the most elegant and unique beachwear you can find.
If I only had time to shop at one boutique while visiting Seaside, this would be it. I absolutely love their style – very coastal with a lot of class.
It’s not just a clothing boutique. They have everything from loungewear, footwear, handbags, and accessories.
The quality of their clothing and jewelry is exceptional and their prices are very fair.
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Cabana by The SEASIDE Style – 45 Central Square, Ste CC-2
Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 PM
Cabana by The SEASIDE Style is the sister store to the town flagship store, SEASIDE Style, and has a completely new look.
They used to be an open-air market between Pickles World Famous Burgers and Bud and Alley’s. But they recently moved to a new location, just a short walk to an indoor store in the heart of Seaside Central Square.
Not only did they change their location, but they also elevated their brand with a completely different style. It’s more of a beach glam style with brighter colors and many prints. This is where you will find gorgeous boutique clothing and perfect pieces of jewelry.
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Mercantile – 35 Central Square
This a super fun and trendy clothing boutique specializing in American-made clothing, shoes, jewelry, and gifts.
One of my favorite things about this store is that they have a very extensive collection of Barefoot Dreams. A lot of the items you only see online, they actually carry in stock, giving you a chance to try them on before you realize that you can’t live without them.
And if you are looking for game day outfits, they have vintage shirts and hats for all the favorite teams.
Do Not miss their sale rack. It always has some great finds. On more than a few occasions, I have found some great outfits for an incredible price.
Mercantile is where you will find all of your “kind finds.” They are very committed to giving back to their community. They donate a percentage of their sales to local organizations, local schools, and first responders.
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The Seaside Style – 121 Central Square
The History of the T-shirt That Built the Town
Seaside Style is where you will find the iconic Seaside Shirt. Everything about this store exudes style. From their apparel to their pet products, their standard for quality is second to none.
When we first visited Seaside years ago, this was the first store we went to. And the first thing I bought was a navy blue Seaside sweatshirt.
I still have that sweatshirt today. And though it may be a little faded, it still looks amazing.
It doesn’t really matter how often we visit Seaside, we always check this store out. It never disappoints.
Who Owns Seaside Style?
The Seaside Style was founded and is owned by Daryl Davis who is also a co-founder of the town of SEASIDE.
This bright and cheery store is the kid version of Seaside Style. This is where you find iconic Seaside apparel for the little ones.
And they aren’t just limited to clothing. You can find all your favorite novelty items with the Seaside logo, making it a great place to grab souvenirs for everyone on your list.
They have thick luxurious towels with the seaside logo, FUNBOY pool floats, and colorful BrüMates in all styles with the seaside logo. You won’t find these fun items at any of the other stores.
Seaside Central Square Shops in Seaside Florida
- The Art of Simple
- Seaside Style
- Modica Market
- Artful Eye
- Seaside Yacht Club
- Sundog Books and Central Square Records
- Town Square Shoes
- Duckies Shop of Fun
- Bump + Baby
- Fusion – Art Glass – Fine Jewelry
- Modica Market
- Amavida Coffee
The Art of Simple – 25 Central Square
This is where I get all of my unique home decor finds. Its sort of a blend of Anthropology meets coastal.
Everything from sassy kitchen towels to ceramic fruit strainers, to high-end barware, they have it all.
The Art of Simple is my go-to place for gift buying. They have great gifts in all price ranges. And I know I can always get a unique gift that my friends are sure to love.
I never leave Seaside without a little nugget from The Art of Simple.
Artful Eye – 25 Central Square, Ste. C-1
Artful Eye is your one-stop shop for both prescription and nonprescription eyewear.
Offering carefully curated frames from around the world they have stylish and functional options.
Seaside Style – 121 Central Square
This is the Flagship store for SEASIDE Beach. This is where you will find all the merchandise with the SEASIDE logo.
SEASIDE style is a vibe. A mixture of class, style, and coastal chic. It’s perfect in its simplicity.
Every time we visit, they always have new merchandise along with the old favorites.
See the above video about the T-shirt that built the town. It’s such a neat story.
Seaside Yacht Club
An ode to life on the water, Seaside Yacht Club is the newest store in the Seaside Style collection of merchants, offering the same iconic clothing in nautical colors.
I was told by the employees that this store will focus more on the clothing side of the Seaside Style and the Flagship store is going to become more of a home interior store.
Sundog Books and Central Square Records – 89 Central Square
Finding a traditional bookstore is a rarity these days but finding one that is attached to a vinyl record store is even rarer. That is exactly what you will find in downtown Seaside, Florida.
Sundog Books is locally owned and has an incredible selection of books. You will definitely be able to find a book you will love here.
My suggestion would be for you to make this your first stop on the first day of your trip to find a book to read for the week.
Central Square Records has a large selection of records and books specializing in hard-to-find titles. They also offer novelty gifts in case you are looking for a unique souvenir.
Town Square Shoes – 105 Central Square
This is a happening store. They have all your shoe needs taken care of, offering top brands like Hoka, On, Birkenstock, and Ugg.
Their staff is super friendly and very helpful. Yet they don’t linger and allow you to browse leisurely.
They also offer the super popular Bogg Bag which is perfect for those beach days on the white sands of Seaside.
Toy Stores – Shopping in Seaside Florida
Duckies Shop of Fun – 45 Central Sq
This is just a FUN store. If you are traveling with kiddos, a trip to Duckies Shop of Fun is a must.
Duckies is a brightly decorated, whimsical store located in the heart of downtown Seaside. They offer toys and kids’ clothing.
You can’t miss their store. It’s the one with the huge rubber ducky out front.
Duckies Shop of Fun is sure to bring out the kid in everyone.
Boutiques- Shopping in Seaside Florida
- An Apartment in Paris
- Quincy Ave. Art and Things
- Bump and Baby
- Focus Lifestyle Boutique
An Apartment in Paris – 210 Ruskin Place
Walking in the door of An Apartment in Paris, you immediately feel like you have been transported to Paris. From the smell of flowers to the music they play, they really hit all the senses.
An Apartment in Paris is full of beautiful, imported, and unique items. They have a large selection of faux flowers to compliment their Parisian wares. They also have some of my favorite coffee table books., including Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Ophelia Swimwear Boutique – 123 Quincy Circle
Ophelia is a swimwear boutique that carries high-end bathing suits and cover-ups that you won’t find anywhere else.
If you forgot your bathing suit or are just looking to update your suit collection, this is where you will want to go. I’m sure you will find just what you are looking for.
They have another location at Grand Boulevard in Destin.
Bump + Baby – 63 Central Square
Mommies visiting 30A rejoice! Bump + Baby is where you will find all the top brands of baby clothing such as The Beaufort Bonnet, Lou Lou Lollipop, Magnetic Me, and Kissy Kissy, as well as the iconic Seaside t-shirt up to size 4t.
Bump + Baby is a super chic one-stop shop for all your baby and toddler clothing needs. They offer a year-round curated collection of adorable seasonal children’s clothing.
Focus Lifestyle Boutique – 119 Quincy Cir
Art Shops in Seaside Florida
- Fusion Art Glass
- Quincy Ave. Art and Things
Fusion – Art Glass – Fine Jewelry – 55 Central Square
Fusion is an incredibly beautiful art gallery/store, offering its customers visual delights and one-of-a-kind pieces of art glass from light fixtures to jewelry.
Each piece of their hand-crafted jewelry collection is created with excellence in mind. Offering stunning jewelry at a variety of price points, they have the perfect piece for everyone.
Quincy Ave. Art &Things – 122 Quincy Cir
Quincy Avenue Art & Things is filled with unique, intriguing, and edgy art from well-known local and regional artists combined with art supplies and retro toys.
One of my husband’s favorite things to do when we travel is to shop for a unique art piece to take home with us.
If you also enjoy collecting art from your travels, this is a great store to start your search. They have many art pieces in multiple styles by local and regional artists.
Food Market Shopping in Seaside Florida
Modica Market – 109 Central Sq
Modica Market is a family business established in 1988. It’s the perfect blend of casual meets gourmet.
This gourmet market doesn’t just offer groceries. They also serve sandwiches, lattes, cappuccinos, cake by the slice, and wine by the glass.
Their collection of ready-made foods is great for those days you’re on the go.
This is where everyone gets their huge Mimosa during the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market. You don’t want to miss out on one of these.
Modica Market really is a Foodie’s Paradise.
Coffee Shops in Seaside Florida
- Black Bear Bread Co
- Amavida Coffee Roasters
Black Bear Bread Co. – 2311 E County Hwy 30A
Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Black Bear Bread Co. in Grayton Beach has been a staple on 30A. And now they have a location open in Seaside.
Though they have a wide range of coffee, Black Bear Bread Co. is so much more than just a coffee shop. Their menu includes breakfast, lunch, pastry, and breads so, you will definitely want to bring your appetite.
This is a great stop for breakfast after an early morning walk or brunch with friends and family. They have a relatively large dining area as well as two different outdoor seating areas.
Amavida Coffee Roaster Seaside Coffee Shop – 25 Central Square, B1
Amavida has been serving Seaside for over a decade. They offer local coffee, and tea as well as small pastries.
If you enjoy their local coffees, you can buy some to take home with you. They also ship and offer free shipping on orders over $50.
FAQ Shopping in Seaside Florida
Where can I buy a Seaside T-Shirt or Sweatshirt?
You can buy the iconic Seaside T-shirt and Sweatshirt at The SEASIDE Style. Their address is 2236 E County Highway 30A Unit 46.
Who are the founders of Seaside, Florida?
Rober Davis inherited the land that is now SEASIDE from his grandfather in 1978. He and his wife Daryl quickly began planning the community that we all know and love today. And to them, we all say a HUGE THANK YOU!!!
What are the Best Shops in Seaside, Florida?
- Seaside Style
- The Art of Simple
- An Apartment in Paris
Map of the Best Shopping in Seaside, Florida
What Time Do Seaside Shops Open?
|The SEASIDE Style||clothing, home, pet||10:00 – 7:00|
|Art of Simple||kitchen, home, beauty||10:00 – 7:00|
|Yacht Club||nautical style clothing||10:00 – 7:00|
|Cabana||high-end beachwear||10:00 – 7:00|
|Whitewash||chic, elegant beachwear||10:00 – 7:00|
|Kids SEASIDE||SEASIDE clothing for kids||10:00 – 7:00|
|Sundog Books||books||9:00 – 8:00|
|Town Square Records||records and books||9:00 – 8:00|
|Town Square Shoes||shoes and Bogg Bags||10:00 – 7:00|
|Duckies Shop of Fun||toys and clothes for kids||10:00 – 6:00|
|Bump+Baby||high-end children’s clothing||9:00 – 6:00|
|Mercantile||casual clothing/gameday||10:00 – 6:00|
|Artful Eye||eyewear||10:00 – 7:00|
|Fusion Art and Glass||glass jewelry and lighting||10:00 – 6:00|
|Quincy Ave. Art and Things||edgy art||10:00 – 6:00|
|Modica Market||gourmet groceries||10:00 – 6:00|
|Apartment in Paris||Parisian wares||11:00 – 5:00|
|Black Bear Bread Co.||coffee, breakfast, light lunch||7:00 – 5:00|
|Amavida||coffee, pastries||6:30 – 7:00|
|Ophelia||swimwear||9:00 – 8:00|
|Focus Lifestyle Boutique||casual clothing||10:00 – 9:00|
Seaside is not lacking in shopping options and can be a little intimidating for someone who isn’t a seasoned visitor.
I have personally shopped in all of these shops and I can tell without hesitation that they all have something special to offer. If you are looking for something special for yourself or maybe a friend, you will definitely find it in SEASIDE, Florida.