Out with the old, in with the new? Maybe. Tampa Bay fashionistas have lots of options when it comes to staying in style, including new, vintage, upcycled and repurposed. Here are LocalShops1-member businesses that can help keep you snappy and snazzy year-round! And keep reading to the end for a bonus list of even more locally owned and independent shops!
A Closet Connection Consignment Boutique
29172 Us Highway 19 N., Clearwater
From unique tops to trendy casuals and designer fashions to formal gowns. Look for brand names including Ann Taylor, BCBG, bebe, Burberry, Coach, Chico's, Roberto Cavali, INC, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Trina Turk, Talbots, Harley Davidson and more. Call and ask about the VIP private parties, in which you can get free clothes!
Ashe Couture Boutique
953 Central Ave, St. Petesrburg
Yes, you CAN be trendy and comfy, too. Ashe Couture, an online boutique opening a storefront in St. Pete early next year, describes itself as the perfect shopping spot "for the boho babe who loves comfort, textures and unique pieces!" And with fabulous sales, too. A recent find: an oatmeal drape cardigan for only $14!
3015 Beach Blvd S., Gulfport
"Keeping the selection fresh and fabulous is our mission," says Bo-tiki owner Maddy Guenther. It's a mission well-accomplished. You'll be greeted with a glass of wine to enjoy as you browse through the eclectic selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. Sign up for their newsletter to get the scoop on Girls Night Out events.
Cerulean Blu Swim & Resort Wear Boutique
400 Beach Dr NE Suite 161, St Petersburg
Cerulean Blue offers swimwear, women's apparel, jewelry, footwear and accessories. With cup sizes A- F and sizes 0-18, Cerulean Blu fit specialists make shopping a breeze. "We believe you deserve to experience moments of paradise every day," they write on their website. "Our products are designed to be go-to companions on your journey."
FAB Fiber Gulfport
5401 Gulfport Blvd, Gulfport
One-of-a-kind knitted, crocheted, woven clothing & accessories. And if you're the crafty kind, or even the wanna-be-crafty, you're in luck. Fab Fiber offers beautiful yarns and supplies as well as group and private classes.
Fancy Pants Recycled Fashions
Brand-name, gently used clothing and accessories at a fraction of the cost!
Fashion Scrub Depot
2710 Central Ave., St.Petersburg
Owned by a healthcare professional, this shop has been at the forefront of scrub fashion since 2005. The store offers the most popular and comfortable brands in the scrub industry, including Barco, Greys Anatomy, Cherokee and Dickies. Recent additions include specialty lines for chefs and restaurants staffs, so they, too, can look spiffy.
Funky Town Boutique
5114 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport
The newly expanded resale consignment boutique offers endless selections of fashions from casual to glamorous. Plan to spend some time here, digging through treasures of jewelry and accessories, too.
1301 4th Street N, St. Petersburg
A St. Petersburg favorite since its opening in 1987, Marion has top brands including Vera Bradley and Brighton handbags, David Kahn jeans, Hazel tops and dresses, Susanna Monaco dresses, Massari art pendants, Scripture Bangles and a ton more. It's "girlfriend shopping at its best."
In addition to art, jewelry and home decor, this global women’s artisan shop in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District features women’s and men’s apparel designed and created by women from around the world.
111 2nd Ave NE, Suite 101, St. Petersburg
"Uniquely Yours is an unpretentious and happy place," says owner Elena Minton. "We want our customers to feel like they are in their girlfriend’s dressing room, playing dress up." The women's boutique features fashion, jewelry, handbags, accessories and the best collection of floppy hats in town.
Wide Sky T-shirts, designed for both locals and tourists, are fun and truly unique to our area. "We wanted to define who we are as a community and what we're about," the owners say. "From dreaming up and designing our quirky ideas to deciding what kinds of shirts we would print on. We are so grateful to be doing something that we enjoy and we're so thrilled to be a part of the community."
And here are three to keep the kids looking snazzy, too!
689B Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N, St. Petersburg
Growing Up features items personally selected by the owners. "They are products that we ourselves love and believe in." Melane and Doung Nelson say. "You won't find anything here that we can't easily say works great and that we don't trust 100 percent." Among our favorites? The "Produced Locally" line of onesies and shirts.
Hyde & Seek Baby Boutique
6932 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Trendy, but on a budget? This resale boutique in the Tyrone area of St. Petersburg offers high-class clothing for mommy and baby. The shop buys, sells and trades, so bring in your kids' gently used clothes and swap them for new threads!
Custom handmade clothing for women and girls, specializing in birthday, costume, and bridal fashions. The online shop is named after designer-owner Natali Vazquez's parents shop in the 1990s. "Being exposed to fashion at a young age helped to grow a passion for all things fashion in me," Natali says.
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And below, check out our roundup of the rest of the best! Did we miss any favorites? Please add in the comments section and we'll get them listed here, too!
Agora, 232 Beach Drive, shopagora.com
All Sewn Up, 621 Central Ave., allsewnupboutique.com
ArtPool, 2030 Central Ave., artpoolrules.com
Bijou’s Boutique, 645 Central Ave., facebook.com/bijousboutique
Classy Closet, 540 Central Ave., classyclosetconsign.com
Cozette’s Boutique, 645 Central Ave., cozettesboutique.com
Heavenly Heels, 300 Beach Drive NE, heavenlyheels.com
McB’s, 1045 Central Ave., mcbmen.com
Plain Jane, 1104 Central Ave., facebook.com/PlainJaneStPete
Revolve, 2000 4th St N., revolve.cx
MISRED Outfitters, 615 Central Ave., bemisred.com
The Shop, 3440 Fourth St. N., theshopstpete.com
Suzette’s on Central, 649 Central Ave., facebook.com/suzettesoncentral
The Trunk Stylists, 651 Central Ave., thetrunkonline.com
Tampa & Ybor City
Black & Denim, 1901 E. Seventh Ave., blackanddenim.com
Don Me Now, 1627 W. Snow Ave, donmenow.com
La France, 1612 E. Seventh Ave.
Poppy Boutique, 3415 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., facebook.com/ThePoppyBoutique
Rehab and Rehab Exchange, 4525 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., checkoutrehab.com
Revolve, 4023 W Kennedy Blvd & 1620 E Seventh Ave., revolve.cx
Sherry’s YesterDaze, 5207 N. Florida Ave., clevelandstreetdistrict.com
Singing Stone Gallery, 1903 N. 19th St., singingstoneart.com
Georgette’s , 141 S. Dale Mabry, georgettesfashions.com
Urban Body, 711 S. Howard Ave., urbanbody.com
St. Pete Beach
Florida Jean Company, 401 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, fljean.com
Haus of Style, 10360 US Hwy 19 N., facebook.com/shophausofstyle
Fresh Threads Warehouse, 615 Pinellas St., shopfreshthreads.com
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