Thursday, November 08, 2018

Tax-free weekend is here, and so is a sneaker convention

Tax-free weekend is here, and so is a sneaker convention

BACK TO SCHOOL:  TAX-FREE WEEKENDBefore the first bell rings, Florida residents have a chance to do their back-to-school shopping during the annual tax-free weekend Friday to Sunday.And corporate retailers in the Tampa Bay area are gearing up fo...
Updated: 3 months ago
Christmas in July in Seminole Heights and the Prego Expo returns

Christmas in July in Seminole Heights and the Prego Expo returns

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS: CHRISTMAS IN JULYNotice all the Christmas in July events the online retailers and big box stores are having this month? Well, what's good for them is great for small businesses, so a bunch of shops in Seminole Heights are having the...
Updated: 4 months ago
The Sunrise Sale returns July 19, Amazon Prime Day and a back to school bash

The Sunrise Sale returns July 19, Amazon Prime Day and a back to school bash

UP AND AT 'EM: SUNRISE SALEThere have been many changes to the downtown St. Petersburg landscape, but there has been one constant for the past 45 years: the Sunrise Sale. Nearly 40 downtown merchants and businesses will open their doors at sunrise &#...
Updated: 4 months ago
Creatives converge for an Etsy Craft Party and markets abound

Creatives converge for an Etsy Craft Party and markets abound

CREATIVE CONVERGENCE: ETSY CRAFT PARTYEtsy, the online marketplace for makers, artists and vintage sellers, is still going strong after being around for 13 years. It's especially cool that so many Etsy sellers are from the bay area, enough to warrant...
Updated: 4 months ago
Go boho at Gypsy Junque’s reveal party, dig the Plant Pop Up Festival and rummage through costumes in Tarpon Springs

Go boho at Gypsy Junque’s reveal party, dig the Plant Pop Up Festival and rummage through costumes in Tarpon Springs

MAGIC BUS: GYPSY JUNQUE REVEAL PARTYGypsy Junque, the bohemian boutique housed in a handicap-accessible school bus, has been rolling around the bay area for a few years now. The colorful bus full of hippie-chic clothing and accessories, mostly made b...
Updated: 4 months ago
Shop with Pride this weekend

Shop with Pride this weekend

WEAR THE RAINBOW: SHOP WITH PRIDEHaven't got a stitch to wear to St. Pete Pride this weekend? Local artist and designer Chad Mize has you covered, literally. Each year, he makes new T-shirt designs for Pride, and he's back at it again with four new o...
Updated: 5 months ago
Father’s Day events for every Dad

Father’s Day events for every Dad

FATHER'S DAY: TAKE DAD OUTSo maybe shopping isn't high on the list of things you'd think to do with Dad for Father's Day, but I'm not suggesting dragging him around the mall. There are quite a few cool events this weekend that Dad can enjoy, and you ...
Updated: 5 months ago
Fila collaborates with Burn Rubber sneaker boutique and shop Safety Harbor this weekend

Fila collaborates with Burn Rubber sneaker boutique and shop Safety Harbor this weekend

YBOR'S GOT SOLE: BURN RUBBER X FILABurn Rubber is a sneaker boutique in Ybor City that opened last October. The shop is the second location for the decade-old Detroit-based brand. Tampa resident Omar Ghanem, originally from Detroit, had been a suppor...
Updated: 5 months ago
Hot new designs from Sunshine State and St. Pete Beach gets crafty

Hot new designs from Sunshine State and St. Pete Beach gets crafty

HOT ITEM: SUNSHINE STATE'S NEW DESIGNSIt's not hard to tell that the creator of apparel company Sunshine State is a Florida native. A couple of years ago, Chelsea McMillan, who hails from Clearwater, set out to design a line of apparel that reflects ...
Updated: 5 months ago
Memorial Day on fleek and indie market news

Memorial Day on fleek and indie market news

SUMMER'S COMING:  LOOKS FOR MEMORIAL DAYIt's Memorial Day Weekend, which usually means barbecues, the beach and maybe boats. Or a combination of any or all of those if you're lucky. Memorial Day also unofficially marks the beginning of summer, w...
Updated: 6 months ago