Why the buddy system? Because you’ll get lost if you don’t. And be sure to bring your phone, not just to stay in contact but to take pictures. Because even though Deja Vu doesn’t look all that big from 34th St., where it’s located in central St. Pete, it’s actually 27,000 square feet of warehouse space chock full of good deals on armoires, sofas, shelving, mirrors, you name it. But do keep track of what you’re looking at or pretty soon you’ll be back where you started, with that feeling of, um, whaddya call it — oh, yeah. 1601 34th St N, St. Petersburg, dejavuconsignmentfurniture.com 727-328-8630. —David Warner
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Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell
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