Yes. It’s true! Not only has shopping been proven to relieve stress and get you out of the house and moving around, it also creates sensory stimulation which produces the feel-good chemical, dopamine, in your brain, which in turn, enhances your mood. This explains why window shopping and bargain hunting can be so satisfying.
Shopping = Therapy.
Are you needing some serious therapy? (Don’t answer that…) Pensacola has oodles of retail therapy areas for you to choose from. I’ll make this easy for you and help categorize by neighborhoods:
Amidst two-dozen historic buildings dotted with chic stores, you’ll find a relaxed Southern style that sums up the unique shopping atmosphere of Downtown Pensacola. The downtown area is blossoming on all fronts, with an explosion of growth and quaint shops along a colorful Crepe Myrtle lined-streets.
Shoppers can easily spend a few hours or an entire day searching for gourmet foods and treats, trendy clothing, hand-made jewelry, fine art, and eclectic home furnishings. The streets of downtown are lined with unique shops and boutiques that appeal to many tastes.
Looking for the latest high-end fashions? On Palafox Street, visitors can find everything from a trendy denim bar to a posh baby boutique to sophisticated designer apparel shops for men and women.