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Clothing for the Marco Island LifestyleMARCO ISLAND CLOTHING COMPANY - One of Marco Island's longest serving clothing stores, Marco Island Clothing Co has been in business on the island since 1986. Owned and operated by long time Marco residents Joyce and Bob McFarland, the well stocked and beautifully merchandised store showcases the latest in ladies' brand named casual and island chic clothing as well as offering a huge selection of quality swimwear. Their wide range of acces-sories, including shoes, purses, jewelry and hats, ensures that the store offers everything needed to put together a well coordinated outfit, be it for a day at the beach or a fine dining evening out.In recent years, seeing a need on the island, they have also introduced a range of men's re-sort wear with well known brands like Tori Richard, Tommy Bahama and Bill's Khaki's as well as Brighton men's accessories and Merrell and Ecco men's sandals. Service with a SmileKEEP IN TOUCH - There's a little bit of everything at Keep in Touch... First there's the United States Postal Service Contract Postal Unit, which is open whenever the store is and offers a great alternative to the shorter busi-ness hours and the longer lines often encountered at the main post office. Then there's the great selection of greeting cards (some personalized Full Service NailsMARCO NAIL SPA - One of Marco's biggest nail salons, with six whirlpool pedicure stations, Marco Nail Spa can accommodate large Continuing our series of features on Marco Island shopping, we're taking an in depth look at some of the stores which make up the Shops of Marco Shopping Center. Unlike in the "big town" malls, the stores we feature are all one-of-a-kind mom and pop type businesses where personal service and a good knowledge of the area allows them to offer everything island residents and visitors could desire - from swimsuits to evening gowns and from gifts and make-up to fine jewelry.by the artist and sold exclusively at Keep in Touch), all kinds of home accessories (like candles and photo frames), gifts (including Byers' Choice and Britto) and babies' Gund toys and puzzles. Maybe you want to turn your old unwanted gold, silver or platinum into some ready cash or you need to ship some fruit to friends or relatives. Or perhaps you'd like to use their high speed internet access and computer stations to print out boarding cards etc. or take advantage of their notary, fax and shipping service? Whether your needs are business or personal the guys at Keep in Touch are there to help.And we mustn't forget to mention Lucy... the owner's friendly little dog, who is always there to greet customers and make sure everyone is smiling and all is running smoothly. www.keepintouchstore.com. 239.393.6300groups. They offer hospital grade sterilization, only FDA approved products and an experi-enced, well trained staff so you can pamper yourself with complete confidence. This full service nail salon offers top named products like OPI, Shellac and Gelac mani-cures, nail art and waxing. Walk-ins are always welcome. www.marconailspa.com. 239.389.5259One of Marco's largest clothing stores, Marco Island Clothing Co is well staffed with a friendly and highly experienced sales team and because Joyce and Bob have been in retail all their working lives, they know their clientele well and can bring in merchandise which is just per-fect for the Marco Island climate and lifestyle. 239.642.727742

Beauty in Harmony with NatureSALON AND SPA BOTANICA - As casual as Marco Island has become, we all like to look and feel our best and what better place to ensure that we do than this popular salon and spa which offers "beauty in harmony with nature"? You may be surprised that the full service hair salon doesn't have that familiar chemical smell you've become used to in most salons. Well that's because they use only Custom DesignSCHILLING FINE JEWELERS - With a beautiful custom-designed showroom, complete with showcases hand carved to their design, Schilling Fine Jewelers offer a shopping experience which is entirely different from what you'd get at your usual high street jeweler.They have a great selection of gold and sterling jewelry, featuring gemstone and diamonds from fine designers such as Cherie Dori and Charles Krypell. They also have a great selection of sealife jewelry, so appropriate for Marco Island, and a wide range of beautiful watches. And they offer Marco's only collection of PandoraT, as well as Marco Island beads which will fit your favorite bead bracelet.But the thing that really sets them apart is the fact that the owner, Eric Schilling, is a third generation jeweler and a gradu-ate of the Gemological Institute of America. He opened his store on Marco Island over 18 years ago and has continued to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and training since then. So, with Schilling's wide range of loose diamonds, offered at New York wholesale prices, he can design reasonably priced, yet totally unique, custom jewelry just for you.Now, although you may not be in the market for a custom designed engagement ring just now, buying any kind of fine jewelry is an investment which requires complete confidence in your jeweler. With Schilling Fine Jewelers' strong local repu-Custom FitTONGA'S DESIGNS Marco is blessed with several great ladies' stores but very few of them have the range of clothing and styles to be found at Tonga's Designs... from easy to wear beach and cruise attire to mother-of-the-bride and formal gowns, there's something to suit every age, style and occasion. And it all comes with the added bonus of an in-house expert seamstress who can customize any outfit to achieve the perfect fit. There's no denying that life on Marco Island has become a lot less formal over the years - most of us don't usually "dress for dinner" and casual clothing is accepted in even the most elegant of restaurants. But some times for a special occasion or perhaps a cruise, it's fun to splash out and really get dressed up. With its huge array of glittering cocktail and evening gowns, Tonga's is a great place to find that perfect outfit. And with formal gowns, precise tailoring and perfect fit is even more important than usual and that's where Tonga's really comes into its own. Their seamstress has many years of experience and can make your dress fit like a glove - turning a great looking outfit into something quite spectacular that looks and feels as if it were made just for you.And with their wide selection of accessories and costume jewelry it's a breeze to accentuate any outfit, be it casual or formal. So stop by Tonga's where their motto is... "No matter what your age, our shop is a fit for you!" 239.642.8750top quality natural products that contain no harsh chemicals - it makes the whole envi-ronment much more pleasant for both customers and staff. The salon specializes in Dimensional Organic color systems (which contains no am-monia, parabens or plastics), Bare Escentuals mineral makeup and natural manicures and pedicures, while the spa side offers a wide range of massage therapy, facials and waxing. Salon and Spa Botanica also incorporates a Bare Escentuals Make-up Boutique, which fits the bill whether you're looking for a complete make-over, a little advice from an experienced professional, or you know exactly what you want and are happy to find somewhere to source it locally. Bare Escentuals started the revolution towards mineral make-ups some years ago and all of their products are 100% mineral and free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other harmful chemicals. www.salonandspabotanica.com 239.394.6633tation you can rest assured, whether you're buying, repairing or having your jewelry appraised, the confidence you place in them has been earned over many years of service to our community. www.schillingjewelers.com 239.642.3001The Shops of Marco are located at the intersection of San Marco and Bald Eagle Drive. Map 1 (6F) 43