It’s Shoptember in Sarasota County


In Venice and the rest of Sarasota County, it is Shoptember. Throughout the month, you will find amazing deals that will help you get ready to go back to school or start planning the perfect holiday gift. No matter what you are looking for, retailers in Sarasota County participating in Shoptember can deliver it for a great deal. From fashion to home décor, check out some of the participants.

Specific Stores and Services

The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota County is participating in Shoptember, giving you a 15 percent discount on purchases in the “Signature Shop,” its retail boutique. For even better savings, if you get a spa treatment that is at least 50 minutes long on a weekday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., you will get $25 off coupon at the Ritz-Carlton Spa.

Or, visit Swim City, the specialty swim store with options for all ages and genders. It has swim fit specialists that can help you find the perfect swimsuit. And once you make a $50 purchase during Shoptember, you get a free gift. For some unique art, jewelry, or gifts, head to the Artful Giraffe where you can find as much as 75 percent off during this event.

Even hotels are participating in Shoptember, giving locals and tourists alike the chance to relax with some bonuses. Aloft Sarasota has a Stay and Play special for Shoptember that includes two specialty cocktails at its W XYZ bar every night you stay there. You can also take advantage of Aloft Sarasota’s Florida resident rate during Shoptember and get 15 percent off.

Deals for Shoptember by Location

Head to Downtown Sarasota for even more deals at a wide range of stores. Every store has its own deal, so you may find storewide sales, 25 percent off on framing, free shipping, or something else. St. Armands Circle retailers are also participating, making a drive to this Sarasota shopping center from Venice well worth it. Since the historic St. Armands Circle has more than 130 shops, restaurants, and more, you are bound to find some amazing deals mixed throughout the courtyards, patios, and statues.

If you head to the Mall at UTC (University Town Center, you’ll find more deals to enjoy there during Shoptember. This sale is actually one of the most straightforward of the Shoptember event.

Just go to the UTC Customer Service Booth and ask them for the Shoptember Passport to Shopping book. This booklet has savings at the UTC retailers worth more than $600! Go shopping at your favorite stores like Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lululemon. Then take the evening to dine at one of the many restaurants. Shoptember extends to Ellenton at the Ellenton Premium Outlets. During September, visitors get a special gift along with a savings passport with a $5 value. Then, you can get ready to shop the 130 outlet stores.

No matter how much you plan to buy during the September shopping event, Venice Honda can show you a vehicle that will fit your purchases and get you from Venice, Florida, to your Sarasota shopping destination in style.