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Best Boutique Filled with European Fashions
For over 27 years, owner Deborah Skyrms has searched the world over to find the best designs from New York, Los Angeles, Milan, London and Paris for the latest trends and classics in women’s apparel, shoes and accessories. 813.259.1150; www.deborahkents.com.
Best Couture Boutique
Known for the personal service and designer fashions by Helmut Lang, Alice + Olivia, Milly, Escada, Elizabeth and James and Trina Turk.
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 hand-made resort fashions. 727.498.8984; www.ceruleanblu.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. 813.902.0500; www.lovethatonline.com.
Best Contemporary Men’s Boutique
Whether your man needs a shirt for on the town or a casual weekend look, Urban Body 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. 813.251.5522; www.urbanbody.com.
Best Modern Haberdashery
This menswear boutique in South Tampa provides guys with a stylish option for fashion. With brands like Scotch and Soda, Billy Reid, Jack Spade, any guy can create a
fashionable look for both day and night. 813.699.4423; www.londonphilips.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. 813.258.8800; www.mymoshposh.com.
The Pink Palm
Best Shop For All Things Lilly
The colorful designs and creations of Lilly Pulitzer are cool any time of year. From the signatures pinks, and greens for dresses, tops, skirts and shorts, find the perfect style of classic and preppy. 877.242.9718; www.pinkpalmflorida.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 Volkswagen. 813.933.281; www.reevesimportmotorcars.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. 813.251.6617; www.trescaitalia.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. 813.248.1381; www.facebook.com/lafranceybor/.
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.
The Pink Petticoat
Best Place For All Things Girly
Look feminine with the latest in lingerie and lounge wear from The Pink Petticoat. 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.
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. 813.251.2640; www.lululemon.com.
Best Chic Home Designs
From furniture to lighting and accessories, being offers a wide selection of casual designs for easy living created by Owner, Amy Bromley. Design services are offered and there is a large selection of candles, jewelry and home fragrances for the perfect gifts. 727.822.6252; www.shopbeing.com.
Best Place Setting
The search for the perfect wedding, baby shower or birthday gift is as 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.
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. Hosts First Fridays each month to benefit a local charity. 813.250.3662; www.claytongrayhome.com.
Best Unique Home Fashions
A home boutique store offering home interiors, artwork, lighting, rugs, mirrors, gifts and accessories with eclectic, one-of-a-kind home decor. Design services are available. 813.837.8282;
The Blue Moon Trading Company
Best Unique Vintage Furniture Finds
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.
Doxa Design Lab & Gallery
Best Downtown Design Gallery
DOXA is a boutique design firm that is redefining luxury by creating inspired, unpretentious interiors that speak to one’s passions while setting the stage for a life well lived. Owner and Designer, Jaime Rogers, specializes in art driven, timeless interiors injected with just enough edge and sparkle to keep the spaces fresh and confident. 813-334-7509; www.doxahome.com.
Robyn Story Designs & Boutique
Best Trendy Home and Fashion Décor
Located in North Tampa, this hidden boutique offers a wide array of home decor and gift items for the fashion conscious. 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 decor 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 Gallery of Contemporary American Crafts
This family owned gallery has two locations: S. Tampa and Beach Drive. Celebrating 17 years in the business; owner Mike Shapiro offers everything from glass, jewelry, clay and metal art, wood, clocks, lamps and more. 727-894-2111; www.shapirosgallery.com.
Rare Hues Modern Vintage Market
Best Vignette Shopping Center
If you are looking for one-of-a-kind antiques, vintage jewelry and art, Rare Hues offers art from a variety of periods. Located in Carrollwood, this 10,000 square foot market features various vignette shopping areas. 813-313-6540; www.rarehues.com.
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. 813.254.1141; www.georgettesfashions.com.
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