Once you have observed the crazy tiled floor and the cozy decor, you'll discover the treasures of this old-fashioned store. Word lovers have the chance to access a very rich selection of books here, with various subjects such as fiction, travel, science and medicine, cuisine, history, business or biography. The goal? To increase customer's passion for reading! If you like enjoying a cup of local tea or artisanal coffee while reading, you'll find what you need: the Oxford Exchange also carries an amazing selection of those, to be enjoyed perched on a bar stool or comfortably reclined in a deep armchair.
Boasting 1.26 million square feet on two levels, over 200 specialty shops, 15 full service restaurants, and a luxurious four diamond hotel, this mall has something for even the most refined tastes. Its anchor's include such landmarks as Nordstrom's, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, and Robb & Stucky Interiors. If all this shopping starts to overload your feet, and your purse, they offer a sunny, 125,000 square foot outdoor plaza to relax in before venturing back into the fray. In addition they offer excellent packages, that include hotel accommodations, relaxing amenities, and special savings.
As the name suggests, this shopping Mecca sprawls over some major acreage in the WestShore section of Tampa, not far from downtown and close to the airport. Alluring Mediterranean architecture beckons here, but dedicated shoppers are far more tempted by the presence of Saks Fifth Avenue, the only full-line Saks in the region. Plus four other department stores, and 100 specialty shops, including Banana Republic and Gap. A food court feeds you, and there's covered parking in case it rains.
Tate & Tilly, conveniently located in north Tamp, has a variety of fun and trendy novelty items and assorted gifts to fit most any occasion. From colorful wristlets perfect for carrying important items to university themed wine goblets, there is something fun and unique about shopping at Tate & Tilly. The store also carries handbags, backpacks, lunch totes, travel bags, and monogrammed water bottles in a variety of colorful and fun designs. For your office or den, themed notepads, calendars, scented candles, and even decorative matches are a few of the intriguing items you will find in the store. - Vickie Ferguson
Windworks, located at Johns Pass Village, specializes in anything and everything to do with wind-related items for individuals and to enhance front or backyard landscaping. The store features a wide selection of fun items for the yard including colorful spinners, flags, and windsocks. Decorative backyard items from Windworks include bird feeders, comfortable hammocks, and garden sculptures. The shop also carries more than 100 selections of natural wind chimes. For fun outdoors at the park or on the beach, Windworks carries a large assortment of kites designed for children and adults. - Vickie Ferguson
When the sun is shining and the surf is up, a visit to the Surf Shack is the place to go for all of the necessary accessories. When choosing the appropriate board for your choice of water activity, Surf Shack carries a fine selection of surfboards, skateboards, paddleboards, and skimboards. Outfit yourself with the latest in beach and water apparel, including wet suits, waterproof watches, swimwear, shorts, flip flops, t-shirts, and sunglasses. The family-owned and operated shop is a local favorite and the team provides a wealth of experience and knowledge to novice and veteran boarders. - Vickie Ferguson
The French Bee Antiques Shop, named as south Tampa's best when it comes to selecting beautiful, quality, and vintage antiques, is filled with ornately painted screens, oil paintings, estate jewelry, antique armoires, and secretary's and beautifully upholstered Italian chairs. The perfect accessory accompanies carefully selected pieces depicting English, Italian, Swedish and French styles using a variety of woods, including bamboo and mahogany. Quality in crafting, attention to detail, rich fabrics and interesting pieces have made the shop a local favorite. For shopper's convenience, local delivery is free of charge. - Vickie Ferguson
A customer-friendly shop with a wide variety of apparels, thats what American Eagle Outfitters is all about. Providing the largest range and the best quality in both mens and womens wear, this store is like the 'mixing pot of clothes'. This store literally clothes you from head to toe, whether you have to pick from accessories or lingerie or casuals or shoes. The clothing style is highly American styled and the sales people are extremely friendly and well-informed.
Penelope T easily reels in well-heeled Tampa gals that are looking for hip new pieces for their wardrobes. The charming boutique carries a mix of established brands and lesser-known designers, making for a well-chosen selection of ladies merchandise. Whether it's Velvet tees, J Brand jeans, Hanky Panky lingerie, or Dolce Vita shoes that's on your shopping list, Penelope T doesn't disappoint.
Finding just the right accessory to add to the overall look of a casual yet sophisticated outfit is an important part of creating a finished look—and at DKM Accessories, that's just what the friendly staff can help to do. Light and airy tees, colorful canvas totes, metallic flip flops, seasonal sandals, crystals and beads along with bangles, rings and cuff bracelets are just what you'll find at this south Tampa boutique. Multi-colored and patterned items for traveling such as duffel bags, cosmetic and jewelry cases, and pink or green crystal studded dominoes will add zest to your vacation planning. - Vickie Ferguson
When looking for just the right piece of antique furniture or accessory for your home, or a special gift for an anniversary or special event, visit Wisteria. Their selection of items ranges from French buffets and Italian dressers to Asian tables and American vanities. Choose antique furniture pieces for the home as well as decorative items for the patio and garden. Serving the Tampa area since 2004, Wisteria has an impressive selection that includes items dating from the late 1800s to more modern, eclectic, one-of-a-kind original oil paintings, cloisonné ornaments, jewelry and decorative ceramic pieces. -Vickie Ferguson