If you are a shopping enthusiast visiting Naples, visiting the Waterside Shops is a must-visit.
Located along Oaks Fifth Avenue amidst a breathtaking landscape of flowering shrubs, tropical plants, and dramatic water features, the stunning Forbes Company-owned open-air shopping plus dining destination hosts over 60 shops and restaurants, giving it an excellent environment for good shop therapy and relaxation.
It operates between 10 am and 6 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. If you have been there before or are planning a future trip, this is the perfect time to do so because more designer clothing stores are relocating or being introduced at the Waterside Shops, Napel, this year.
Anne Fleming, the Waterside Shops, 5415 Tamiami Trail N general manager, said the place has evolved, continually meeting new client needs in the community. She also announced the new Tory Burch store opening, plus renovations and relocation of several of their retail partners.
She added that even with the new changes, they are dedicated to serving Southwest Florida's residents and guests with the finest shopping and dining experiences.
Tory Burch has operated their only Southwest Florida Waterside Shops store for many years. The designer brand, however, reopened in May at a bigger boutique space at the open-air luxury market between Evereve and Chico’s.
The namesake chain has a new 3,207-square-foot store that displays the designer's upscale female clothing, accessories, and shoes. The store is in Lululemon's original space, made available when Lululemon relocated around mid-2022 to a bigger area previously used by Banana Republic.
A few more designer name-brand clothing stores with ongoing construction projects are set to open this fall. One of them is Veronica Beard, which sells cool, chic, and classic women's clothes, home accessories, and shoes. It will occupy the 2,500-square-foot space previously occupied by Tory Burch next to Chico's.
Jenni Kayne will also appear, occupying the 1,563-square-foot suite previously hosting Tina Stephens, a women's boutique. Jenni Kayne focuses on California-inspired designs and sells clothes for children, men, and women, inducing shoes, accessories, plus swim and beach wear. It also carries the famous Oak Essentials lines.
Frances Valentine will also grace the location, occupying the 1,100-square-foot space formerly occupied by Orlebar Brown. The brand will bring accessories and apparel designed to feature the founders' Kate Spade and Elyce Arons vintage style.
In addition to the new stores, some existing ones will be relocating to other stores within the Waterside Shops.
Soma, an intimate women's apparel store, will move to the space Peloton previously occupied between True Food Kitchen and Lilly Pulitzer. The store is located on the premises' eastern edge, making it more visible than Soma's previous location.
John Craig's menswear store will also relocate to Soma's current space from its store neighboring California Pizza Kitchen.
There will also be store renovations, starting with the Kendra Scott store. The space started operations in May 2021, but the renovations will temporarily close before people can buy their designer jewelry, watches, and personalized gifts. Meanwhile, they will operate from a temporary store in the heart of the mall close to Omega.
These openings and relocations came after a few significant changes at Waterside Shops earlier this year.
Hemes, a Paris-based brand, relocated to open their freestanding store, where Ralph Lauren previously operated for years. The brand had been at Waterside Shops for nine years, so the move makes a huge difference.
Swarovski also completed a modern renovation in January, and Tourneau, a luxury watch brand, re-branded to Bucherer.