No matter what your taste in fashion, Alabama and Florida's Gulf Coast has just what you're looking for. While the men in your life are taking a fishing trip out of Orange Beach or hitting the links for a father-son bonding experience in Fort Morgan, you and your little princess can spend the afternoon shopping at any number of boutique stores in Gulf Shores, Perdido Key or beyond. Whether you want a floppy hat to protect your face and shoulders from the sun or want to add a beautiful summer dress to your wardrobe, the shopping venues in the area have everything you need and more.

Contemporary fashion at Charm Boutique

Get fashionable during a Gulf Coast vacation getawayYou may want to take the blossoming fashionista in your life to the Charm Boutique in Gulf Shores, where she can try on super modern outfits fit for any personal style. From bright turquoise jeans - which are all the rage this year - to flowing patterned dresses, you and your daughter may have a hard time choosing just one item.

The Charm Boutique is known for having spectacular end-of-season sales, so if you're in town toward the end of spring or summer, you can stock up on your beach wardrobe and save it for next year's trip to the shore.

Take a drive to Foley for Maurice's

For something extra special for your daughter, take a short drive north to the city of Foley, where you can take advantage of outlet prices at Maurice's at Tanger Outlets. This trendy store features clothes in both petite and plus sizes (0-24), cut to flatter any body type. You can also shop for beach accessories and shoes if you didn't feel like packing them into your suitcase.

Once you find everything you're looking for, it's time to join up with the rest of your family and hit the waves!