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Tampa Bay Style & Décor
Best Couture Boutique
A pet friendly shop, known for the personal service and designer fashions by Helmut Lang, Alice + Olivia, Milly, Escada, Elizabeth and James and Trina Turk. 813.805.2060; www.paradiseislandboutique.com.
Best SoHo Style Center
Now located on Howard Avenue, LMB Boutique combines the latest in fashion and home décor. Find a fashionable outfit for on the town, or the perfect piece to accent your home. 813.570.7895.
Best Local Jewelry Designer
Meredith Haws creates unique, one-of-a-kind fashionable necklaces, bracelets and earrings, using colorful and exotic stones and rare found items that are inspired by her extensive travels. Available at Deborah Kent’s, The Oxford Exchange or online. 813.992.5395; www.meredithhawsjewelry.com.
Best Resort Wear Boutique
Located on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg, Cerulean Blu provides a wide selection of bathing suits, dresses, tops and accessories. It’s time to get your beach on at this shop that has created its own line of locally designed and made resort fashions. 727.498.8984; www.ceruleanblu.com.
Reeves Import Motorcars
Best Place To Pick Up Your Dream Ride
The family owned and operated dealership, provides exceptional sales and service for the most desired luxury brands in the market, including Maserati, Porsche, Subaru, Audi, BMW, Land Rover and Volkswagon. 813.933.2811; www.reevesimportmotorcars.com.
Best Famous Accessories
Oversized statement pieces are still on trend and with the glitz and glam jewelry designs from Otazu, Virgin Saints and Angels and Gypsy, you’ll be perfectly styled. From a casual dress to the trendiest of accessories, stop in at Love That! 813.902.0500; www.lovethatonline.com.
Best Shop for Trendy Fashionistas
Named for her two sons, owner Rachel Mazucco, brings the latest designers and fashionable pieces of dresses, tops, shorts, pants and shoes to the South Tampa scene. 813.873.1700; www.hadenreidboutique.com.
Best Modern Haberdashery
A new menswear boutique opened in late June in South Tampa to provide guys with a stylish option for fashion. With brands like Scotch and Soda, Billy Reid, Jack Spade, every man can create a fashionable look for both day and night. 813.699.4423; www.londonphilips.com.
Best Vintage Clothing
Open for over 40 years, La France features a wide selection of vintage clothes, accessories and hats to create a look from the past, and ideal for the next costume or themed party. Located on 7th Avenue in Ybor. 813.248.1381; check us out on Facebook.
The Pink Palm
Best Shop For All Things Lilly
The colorful designs and creations of Lilly Pulitzer are cool anytime of year. From the signature pinks, and greens for dresses, tops, skirts and shorts, find the perfect style of classic and preppy. 877.242.9718; www.pinkpalmflorida.com.
Best Jeweled Sandals
No need to travel to Italy for a beautiful pair of jeweled sandals as owner, Lori Gibson, has brought these dazzling Capri sandals to the Tampa Bay area. Unique color combinations and heel height are custom fitted. Find the latest accessories to compliment any outfit. 813.251.6617; www.trescaitalia.com.
Best Unique Finds for the Home
Located in a restored former grocery and pharmacy in historic Hyde Park, Magnolia offers an eclectic one-of-a-kind, always evolving collection of home furnishings, lighting, pillows and accessories and gift items. 813.254.3337; www.magnoliainspiringinteriors.com.
Best Designer Consignment
If you are searching for consigned, designer handbags, women’s apparel, jewelry including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and more, check out the retail location on Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa or shop online. All items are guaranteed 100 percent authentic. 813.258.8800; www.mymoshposh.com.
The Pink Petticoat
Best Place For All Things Girly
Look feminine with the latest in lingerie and lounge wear from The Pink Petticoat, with a new location on South Dale Mabry. Great for bridal gifts and looking stylish everyday. Host a private, in-store party with friends. 813.253.2244; www.thepinkpetticoat.com.
a Haley Boutique
Best Contemporary Fashions
Discover the latest trends of the season inside this gem of a boutique in South Tampa. Without breaking the bank, find fashionable styles of women’s clothing, accessories and shoes. 813.207.0400; www.facebook.com/ahaleyboutique.
Clayton Gray Home
Best Inspired Home Décor
Owner Wendy Garraty expanded her online business with a brick and mortar storefront to showcase unique and creative designs with accessories, mirrors, furniture, lighting, jewelry and gifts. Wendy hosts First Fridays each month to benefit a local charity. 813.250.3662; www.claytongrayhome.com.
Best Place Setting
The search for the perfect wedding, baby shower or birthday gift, is easy as visiting the expansive showroom of Silver Queen, where you will find a wide selection of silver, china and crystal. 800.262.3134; www.silverqueen.com.
Georgette’s Boutique & Shoe Salon
Best Special Occasion Dress Salon
When searching for the latest prom, homecoming or special occasion dress, you’ll be sure to find it at Georgette’s. A register keeps track of the dresses, so they won’t sell the same gown, to girls going to prom or homecoming from the same school. Casual wear and accessories are also stocked. 813.254.1141; www.georgettesfashions.com.
Best Boutique for the Sole
The shoes complete the outfit and at Heavenly Heels there is a wide selection of fashionable, unique and designer styles from designers including Diana Kelly, Sasha London and Badly Mischka. 727.498.8871; www.heavenlyheels.com.
Best Workout Wear
The cult-like followers of Lululemon enjoy the well designed, well styled athletic wear designed with function, comfort and style. In addition to the store in Old Hyde Park, a second Lululemon has opened in Sundial in St. Petersburg. Enjoy complimentary yoga every Sunday morning. 813.251.2640 – Tampa; www.lululemon.com.
The Blue Moon Trading Company
Best Unique Vintage Furniture
Things are always changing, as owner Katie Gagnon seeks the unexpected and unique found pieces from chairs, to tables, and distinctive furniture, lighting and accessories to make a house a home. 813.839.2056; www.thebluemoontradingcompany.com.
Robyn Story Designs & Boutique
Best Trendy Home and Fashion Décor
Located in North Tampa, this hidden boutique offers a wide array of home décor and gift items for the fashion conscious. Enjoy a fresh cup of complimentary coffee, while searching the rooms for custom silk florals, lighting, artwork, mirrors and jewelry, bling and accessories. 813.931.9307; www.robynstorydesigns.com.
Seaside Home Accents & Gifts
Best Shop for Beach Charm
The coastal décor from pillows, to rugs and furniture inside this charming cottage on MacDill Avenue, is the ideal shop to find interior furnishings in soothing colors and wispy scents, reminiscent of relaxation and carefree beach days. 813.839.4544; www.seasideinteriors.com.
Best Mod Home Décor
The one-stop shop for all things contemporary, from lighting to furniture and accessories. Stop in to see the fresh lines at the showroom on Kennedy Blvd. in the Channel District. 813.314.0800; www.boconcept.com.
Best On Trend Shop
For the latest fashions in stylish tops, jeans, dresses and accessories, check out Penelope t on Bay to Bay in Tampa. 813.254.5740; www.penelopetboutique.com.
Best Contemporary Men’s Boutique
Whether your man needs a shirt for on the town or a casual weekend look, Owner Scott Moore, dresses some of Tampa’s most stylish men, including many Buccaneer and Lightning players, with club wear, t-shirts and a selection of jeans, shorts and beach wear. Located on Howard Avenue in Tampa. 813.251.5522; www.urbanbody.com.