Singing Stone Gallery Singing Stone deserves props for promoting the arts in Ybor. Owner/artisan Daniel Balk incorporates the natural world, anatomy, psychology, philosophy and anthropology into his designs. 1903 N. 19th St., Tampa, 813-247-2787, singingstoneart.com
Star Booty Salon It’s a wicked-cool rock ‘n’ roll boutique and hair salon all in one — a St. Pete favorite. 681 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-895-STAR (7827), starbootysalon.com.
Skatepark of Tampa/The Bricks of Ybor Browse a slew of quality brands online or at the SPoT’s two locations: The SPoT Bricks of Ybor Skate Shop, 1327 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa, and the main skatepark location at 4215 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa 813-621-6793, skateparkoftampa.com.
Strands of Sunshine So much personality is packed into this itsy-bitsy shop on The 600 Block. Find colorful, handcrafted, dainty jewelry and local soy candles to brighten up your life. #4 6th St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-823-2878, strandsofsunshine.com
Squaresville A goldmine of retro fashions for both men and women, plus funky mid-century home furnishings. 3224 W. Bay-to-Bay Blvd., Tampa, 813-259-9944, squaresvilletampa.com.
Urban Body A mainstay for men since opening in SoHo 12 years ago, the boutique is now making women happy, too, with a carefully edited selection of separates and dresses that share the same body-conscious, casual flair of the men’s collection. 711 S. Howard Ave. #100, Tampa, 813-251-5522, urbanbody.com.
432 Westside Boutique The small eclectic boutique offers personal service, product knowledge and creativity. 100 Indian Rocks Road N, Belleair Bluffs. 432westside.com.