The 2013 Indie Retail Guide

Where to shop for locally made, repurposed and fashionable vintage wear.

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MISRED Outfitters Unlike what many “vintage” clothing stores have to offer, MISRED’s racks hold more than the regurgitated remains of your granny’s closet. With options to buy, sell or trade in-store, you have plenty of opportunities to snag some slammin’, one-of-a-kind duds without compromising your wallet. Owner Sara Stonecipher is an expert at reconstructing threads from thrift finds into new fashionable items. 615 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-827-8310,

Monstruosite by Dolly Donshey Designer/creative director Dolly Donshey designs four collections, including seasonal designer ready-to-wear items, corsets and custom-made couture millinery (hats and headpieces). Donshey works with clients on custom-made orders by appointment only. A standout is her stunning corsets, which can also be made to order. Limited edition luxury T-shirts are available through the online shop and through select boutiques. Monstruosite’s new by-appointment showroom is at 540 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, and Donshey will host an open house every third Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting in January. Contact [email protected], visit or call 212-470-6954.

Nook’s Apparel Browse, buy and trade some badass hand-crafted goods, boots, outerwear, vintage-inspired clothing, jewelry and novelites. 347 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 727-331-4640.

1 of 1 Customs Need an extra something-something on your apparel? This unique shop specializes in hand-painted footwear, shirts, hats, purses, belts and more. 1701 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Peaches and Pearls Boutique and Gallery This consignment shop is in love with local love. They want to carry as much local fashion and art as they can fit! Besides that, Peaches and Pearls features a color-coded mix of contemporary clothing with a touch of vintage fashion. Much of the merch comes in from Cory’s customers dating back to her 12-year stint at Neiman Marcus. Open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m. 5897 Memorial Hwy., Tampa, 813-886-7029.

Penelope T The SoHo spot combines urban sensibility and bohemian aesthetics. With one-of-a-kind finds in clothing, jewelry, shoes, swimwear, handbags and lingerie. 3310 S. Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, 813-254-5740,,

Pink Petticoat The place to shop for pretty underthings in Hyde Park Village. 714 S. Village Circle, Tampa. 813-253-2244.

Pippa Pelure Contemporary and sophisticated women’s apparel. 50 Beach Drive N.E., St. Petersburg,, 727-623-0926.

Poppy Boutique A smart little Hyde Park Village boutique, Poppy’s has women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry, as well as furniture and home accessories. 704 S. Village Circle, Tampa, 813-374-9270.

Ramblin’ Rose The local merchandisers’ and artists’ co-op known for funky events and enviro-friendly repurpose-ification has set up shop in Star Booty. Once you’re there, you might just fall in love with the conscious retailers for their “great clothes, knickknacks and energy.” 681 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-557-5812,

Ravens and Rockers Going to the Castle for industrial night? Shop here. The shop has a wide variety of gothic, cyber, metal, punk, vampire, industrial, rockabilly, hardcore, steampunk, fetish, pin-up and rocker styles. Name brands include Lip Service, Hell Bunny/Spin Dr, Tripp NYC, Demonia and Shrine. 14815 N. Florida Ave., Tampa. 813-443-0826.

Rehab and Rehab Exchange Say you want to go to Rehab and I say, “yea, yea, yea.” Feed your fashion addiction with an inspired selection of buy/sell/trade merchandise on both sides of the Bay. The South Tampa location tends more towards trendy and luxury brands while St. Pete offers more original, indie-style with a refreshing splash of vintage. 4525 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, 813-830-1811 and 951 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-512-5190,

Revolve Clothing Exchange A funky treasure trove of vintage threads, new fashions and accessories, with locations on both sides of the bay. Three locations: Ybor, 1620 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City, 813-242-5970; South Tampa, 4023 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-406-7788; 2000 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 727-399-7788;

Roadside Attraction Curiosity Shop and Gypsy Craft Lounge Buy cute fashion accessories and handmade jewelry and occasionally make items of your own at this cute, funky-fun new outpost owned by writer/former library maven Carol Cortright. 596 Indian Rocks Road. N, Suite 1, Belleair Bluffs,

Sherry’s YesterDaze For the past 14 years, YesterDaze has been serving up a wide variety of vintage clothing and accessories for ladies and gents alike. Can’t seem to find that perfect pair of 1960s tapestry hot pants? Look no further than YesterDaze. 5207 N. Florida Ave., 813-231-2020,

Saturday Downtown Indie Market Designers, artists, horticulturists, crafters and nonprofit groups take over the sidewalks of the 600 block in a younger, cooler DIY outdoor bazaar than what’s typically offered in the Bay area. Noon-6 p.m., first Saturday of every month. Between Sixth and Seventh avenues Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.

The Shop This simply named shop in Northeast St. Pete gets kudos for “unbelievable prices” (actual quote) and stylish West Coast-inspired looks. Balancing timeless classics and trendy sass. 3440 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-821-6905,

Simple Graces Artisan Jewelry Boutique If your dresser is an island of broken misfits, bring them in for repair or a new custom design. Owner Daphne McDowell is très helpful and creative. At McDowell’s shop you’ll find handmade pieces made with semi-precious gem stones, Swarovski crystals, and more. 3642 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, 813-503-9863,

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