Florida Keys for Families a to z guideD
While we have listed the large department stores at the bottom of this page, we chose to list a number of fun family shopping places in the Keys. Though considerably smaller than a K-Mart they offer lots to see and something worth buying for each person in the family.
Crazy Larry's and the Goofy Gecko plus Lazy Lizard - located in oceanside Marathon at Mile Marker 50.5 in the Publix Shopping Center - This grouping of stores is a real find.
Crazy Larry's - 305-289-4228 and the Goofy Gecko and just steps around the corner from the Lazy Lizard - 305-743-5001. These stores have an amazing assortment of unique and unusual merchandise. Merchandise items are arranged artistically. Some items are displayed in little rooms and in wall niches creating a variety of interesting focal points making it fun to shop and browse.
You'll find Florida Keys furniture, Kabana jewelry, tropical clothing and fine cigars, island music, handpainted oil drum furnishings, pottery, pillows, lamps, pictures, prints, paintings, console tables, hand-painted furniture, pocket books, glassware and kid's stuff. Every place you look is jam-packed with accessories with a Caribbean Island flavor.
Just a mile away down the road by the Marathon Post Office and across the street from Wendy's (Mile Marker 49.5) is located another fun store called B. P. Cargo with over 40 Caribbean Soul designed tee-shirts inspired by the lyrics of Jummy Buffet. Lots of Parrothead items stocked at B.P. Cargo You'll find books, tapes, posters, videos and the latest Jimmy Buffet CDs. 1-800-835-5397
Bayshore Clothing - Overseas Highway, Marathon - 305-743-8430 - clothing and swimwear for Mom, Dad and the Kids, tropical clothing and toys for infants and young children. tuk rentals for formal wear, http://www.bayshoreclothing.com
World Wide Sportsman - MM 81.5 - Bayside Islamorada
Visit the largest saltwater and fly fishing store in Florida . Children can climb aboard a replica of Hemingway's boat, or have a beverage on the verandah of the Zane Grey Lounge, They'll love the fish viewing the store's large Everglades aquarium. Don't miss it! This place is a Florida Keys attraction. (305) 664-4615
Island Silver and Spice - MM 82 - on US 1 Islamorada
A tropical department store with children's clothing, books and games, women's and men's clothing, shoes, bathing suits, dishes, tableware, giftware, some furniture and extensive jewelery department. 305-664-2715
Angelica - MM 81.9 - just a bit further south from Silver and Spice
A unique women's clothing store - "Boutique" - lines include Flax linens, Allywear, Nothing Matches, Sue Wong evening wear. jewelry, hats, handbags - 305-664-9008
Florida Keys Key Lime Products - MM 82 - Islamorada - 305-517-4090
Key Lime Pies, cakes, cookies, jellies, sauces, lotions and skin care products, hair products,and Key lime trees. tropical clothing and gifts. Florida Keys Key Lime Products has stores in the Upper Keys located Mile Marker 106 bayside and Mile Marker 95 oceanside
Treasure Village Court Yard Shops - MM 86.7 Plantation Key - 305-8520511 - A great photo opportunity ispossible at the "World's Largest Lobster" located outside the Treasure Village Court Yard Shops. Inside there are shops for the entire family. Of note are Rudy's Kids Club, the Treasure Harbor trading Company, several art shops. A small play area is inside and some exotic birds to keep the youngsters busy. Try the home made baked goods and specialty coffees at Kellian's Cafe and Bakery
Fast Buck Freddy's - Duvall Street - Key West - toys and books and novelties
Lily Pulitzer - 600 Front Street, key West - colorful Florida inspired clothing for the family. four collections each year - 2003 spring collection features geranium prints, also sport designs, cat print designs, Bermuda bags in coordinating and contrasting colors with reversible covers - clothing for men and children
Commotion - 800 Caroline Street - 305-292-3364 - boutique with unique clothing, hats and accessories
Scrubs - 720 Caroline Street, Key West - fun unique tropical print scrubs, - specialty cuut hospital and medical scrubs for leisure wear
The Chicken Store - 1229 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, Tel: 305 294-0070 - e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
A fun place to take the kids, all sorts of chickens for sale - ceramic chickens, plastic chickens, chicken art, bumper stickers, tee shirts and more - http://www.thechickenstore.com . Key West has so many wild gypsy chickens running loose that the owner, Katha Sheehan opened her store some years ago to nuture injured chicken and usually has dozens waiting for adoption.
A listing of the larger department stores in the Florida Keys with children's clothing, books and toys plus infant items is provided below:
K-Mart - 101499 Overseas Highway Tradewinds Plaza, Key Largo, 305-451-5017
K-Mart - 5561 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 305-743-9434
Sears Roebuck - 3202 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Searstown, Key West, 305-294-4621
J C Penny - Overseas Market Shopping Center - 2750 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, 305-293-3087
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YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),
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