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Paradise Island

Best Couture Boutique

Known for the personal service and designer fashions by Helmut Lang, Alice + Olivia, Milly, Escada, Elizabeth and James and Trina Turk. The shop is also pet friendly. Call 813.805.2060; www.paradiseislandboutique.com.


Tresca Italia

Best Jeweled Sandals

Shop owner, Lori Gibson, has traveled extensively to Italy, and discovered the beautiful jeweled Capri sandal that is the cornerstone of this boutique. Unique color combinations and heel height are custom fitted on site by cobbler, Francesco. 813.251.6617; www.trescaitalia.com.


Penelope T

Best On Trend Shop

Since 2005, this women’s boutique offers modern, stylish dresses, jeans and accessories for those seeking the latest trends. 813.254.5740; www.penelopetboutique.com.


Meredith Haws

Best Local Jewelry Designer

Inspired by her travels, Meredith Haws creates unique, one-of-a-kind fashionable necklaces, bracelets and earrings using colorful and exotic stones and rare found items. Available at Deborah Kent’s or online. 813.992.5395; www.meredithhawsjewelry.com.


Urban Body

Best Contemporary Boutique

Owner, Scott Moore, dresses some of Tampa’s most stylish men, including many Buccaneer and Lightning players with club wear, t-shirts and a selection of jeans, shorts and beach wear. Located on Howard Avenue in Tampa. 813.251.5522; www.urbanbody.com.


 The Pink Palm

Best Shop For All Things Lilly

Discover the cool, chic, colorful designs of Lilly Pulitzer at The Pink Palm. They are ideal throughout the year in Tampa to dress classic and preppy. 877.242.9718; www.pinkpalmflorida.com.


Love That!

Best Famous Accessories

Statement pieces are sure to get you noticed with the glitz and glam jewelry designs from Otazu, Virgin Saints and Angels and Gypsy. The perfect shop to find trendy dresses and accessories. 813.902.0500; www.lovethatonline.com.


Reeves Import Motorcars

Best Place To Pick Up Your Dream Ride

Whether dreaming of a new Porsche, Audi or BMW, the family owned and operated dealership, provides exceptional sales and service for the most desired luxury brands in the market. Automotive lines include Maserati, Porsche, Subaru, Audi, BMW, Land Rover and Volkswagen. 813.933.281; www.reevesimportmotorcars.com.


La France

Best Vintage Clothing

Step back in time at one of Tampa’s original vintage shops located on 7th Avenue in Ybor. Open for 40 years, La France features a wide selection of vintage clothes, accessories and hats to create a look from the past, and ideal for the next costume or themed party. 813.248.1381; follow on Facebook.


Mosh Posh

Best Designer Consignment

For all things luxury, Mosh Posh carries a large selection of consigned handbags, jewelry, clothing and shoes, both in-store and online from your favorite luxury stores. Designers include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and more, and all items are guaranteed 100 percent authentic. 813.258.8800; www.mymoshposh.com.


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Best Contemporary Fashions

Outstanding customer service and the most stylish trends of the season, will be found inside this gem of a boutique in South Tampa. Find fashionable styles of women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts. 813.207.0400; www.facebook.com/ahaleyboutique.


Lululemon

Best Workout Wear

For exercise enthusiasts, the cult-like followers of Lululemon enjoy the well designed, well styled athletic wear designed with function, comfort and style in mind. Enjoy complimentary yoga every Sunday morning in the Tampa Hyde Park Village store. 813.251.2640; www.lululemon.com/tampa/hydeparkvillage .


Lending Luxury

Best Place to Rent a Designer Dress

Look like a million bucks without spending a fortune on a designer gown by renting, rather than buying, your next special occasion dress. Lending Luxury will ship the dress directly to your door, and then you simply return it within five days. 1.800.403.9848; www.lendingluxury.com.