Awarded the "2016 Retail Business of the Year" by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, The Exchange is a favorite haunt for Sarasota residents and a "must visit" destination site for visitors from around the world. In her recent book, I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara Spencer, of ABC's "Good Morning America" and PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," lists this 15,000 sq. foot cache of affordably priced treasures as one of her favorite places to shop.
Dedicated to the support of Sarasota and Manatee counties' local arts community since its inception in 1962, over 260 dedicated volunteers work to ensure that the ever changing inventory is filled to the brim with such amazing finds as Baccarat crystal, Tiffany silver, Gucci handbags, fine jewelry, men's/women's clothing, high-end furniture and oriental rugs. Awarding more than $8 million dollars in grants and scholarships, we invite you to come see how "Together We Can Make a Difference."
The idea was to provide a business way of supporting the arts. Elizabeth Lindsay, Co-founder