4 Hidden Clothing Boutique Treasures Of South Tampa

4 Hidden Clothing Boutique Treasures Of South Tampa

Tired of the mall? Me Too.

Looking for unique clothes can be difficult while shopping at major chains at the International Mall. However, in South Tampa there are a variety of small boutiques that celebrate one of a kind designs. From West-shore to Hyde Park, there is something for everyone!

1. Ashle Gryre Boutique

Located in the strip mall on Howard and Estrella, Ashle Gryre brings a beachy vibe to South Tampa. Filled with pieces ranging from graphic tees saying "rather be at the beach" to maxi dresses in bright colors, there is something for every poolside gathering. They also have deals frequently, so become a member of their email list to have access to these discounts.

2. Haden Reid Boutique

A hidden treasure of Kennedy Blvd. is Haden Reid Boutique. Owned and operated by a native South Tampa resident this store has unique items that encompass the lifestyle of everyone. The wide shoe collection and statement jewelry is reason enough to step into Haden Reid, but the LBD clothing rack is enough to keep coming back.

3. Penelope T Boutique

Bay to Bay Blvd. is filled with little shops, but none are as famous as Penelope T Boutique. Opened as a second location, this store keeps their customers satisfied with new inventory almost every week. This inventory can include blouses, pantsuits, sunglasses, belts, and everything under the sun that is in style. Follow them on Instagram to make sure you don't miss out on new pieces.

4. The Look Boutique

Surrounded by vibrant colored items in modern designs, The Look Boutique is located on MacDill Ave. The large store format is filled with hats, jewelry, and other pieces that make perfect gifts. The medium price point is ideal for high schoolers looking for unique homecoming dresses to stand out amongst their friends as well as trendy school dress code approved items.

While these are just a few popular clothing boutiques, there are still others that have unique and celebrated pieces. However, it is important to shop for one's own style and support the small businesses of South Tampa.

Cover Image Credit: Calypso Boutique

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You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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