By: Sally Baker

Living in Brandon, Florida is enjoyed my many families and young professionals. The area is a clean and upscale way of life just east of Tampa, FL. Many of the Brandon residents, however, feel they must travel miles away to downtown Tampa in order to have an enjoyable shopping experience that doesn't include the hussle and bussle of crowded and overpriced malls.

There is a popular and open-air shopping center just on the brink between Brandon and Riverview called Winthrop Town Centre. There are many locally owned and unique shops in Winthrop that range from floral to the arts. With a coffee shop and local dining in the same complex, it is easy to make a relaxing day out of shopping at Winthrop Town Centre.

Other fun areas to shop are down Causeway Blvd as well as SR-60, or Brandon Blvd. There are many unique and locally owned shops in Brandon, especially along these streets, that range from vintage stores to antique and music shops.

Support the local economy in Brandon, and start shopping at the affordable and locally owned shops in Brandon that can be found throughout the entire city.