The Village is Hyde Park’s one-stop shop for upscale mall chains — West Elm, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, Brooks Brothers — minus the drive to the mall. It’s also home to several kid-oriented spots, including AlliSongs for Tots, KidzArt, and Learning Express. But its most distinctive retailers at the moment are small boutiques — mostly indies, with some national brand names mixed in. With free parking garages, several restaurants and two of the city’s prettiest parks in close proximity, it’s a very nice place to shop.
Handcrafted jewelry made with love by Albisia Pojani is perfect for adorning yourself or your loved ones. Read more in this week’s High On Style column. 1623 W. Snow Circle, 813-505-2611, albisiasjewelry.com.
Named for the owner’s beloved grandmother, Betty is all about coastal living and a breezy lifestyle complete with anchors and seahorses. New merchandise arrives weekly with many brands made in the U.S. 1619 W. Snow Ave., 813-254-1240, whosbetty.com.
Don Me Now Styling and Clothing
Lounge Fun, flirty, frugal fashion for day and night, with a denim bar and styling staples every girl adores. Check out “the locals” rack and book a personal styling appointment for VIP service. 1627 W. Snow Circle, 813-253-8880, donmenow.com.
Ten years in business, this is a shop that clearly cares about canines, its inventory ranging from washable designer dog beds to organic treats like duck feet and bison bites. The shop co-hosts adoption events with E.A.R.S. Rescue during the Hyde Park Village Fresh Market. Say hello to Mikey the dalmatian while you’re there. 1631 W. Snow Circle, 813-250-3647, shopdowntowndogs.com.
Running shoes and athletic clothing for men and women. Get a custom gait analysis to find your perfect pair and then sprint over for the Wine & Chocolate 5K runs they host every Thursday at 6:30. 722 S. Village Circle, 813-304-2162, fitniche.com.
Fans of Project Runway
have no doubt seen the “Francesca’s Accessory Wall” this season on Under the Gunn. Find trendy clothing and accessories at affordable prices. 712 S. Village Circle, 813-251-3203, francescas.com.
jux•ta•pose apparel & studio
Contemporary clothing and accessories co-exist with home decor (much with a nautical flavor) in this intriguing shop. Proprietors Kallie and Lindsay Wesley also juxtapose shop-owning with interior design and portraiture; ask to see samples of their work. 718 S. Village Circle, 813-251-0099, shopjuxtapose.com.
Women’s and men’s apparel for active pursuits, from yoga to surfing. 727 S. Dakota Ave., 813-251-2640, lululemon.com.
Shoes fit for a princess — Princess Kate Middleton, that is. Find her favorite shoes (by designer L.K. Bennett) and more to love at an intimate shoe parlor featuring original brands you won’t likely find at department stores. 1607 W. Snow Circle, 813-336-2010, navyhydepark.com.
The Pink Petticoat
A romantic selection of intimates, thongs in every color, a few naughty things, fragrances and a surprising jewelry selection. 714 S. Village Circle, 813-253-2244, thepinkpetticoat.com.
The Poppy Boutique
Popping with personality (and poppies scattered about), this aptly named boutique is a great place to shop for a hot date or lunch with the girls. Moderate pricing adds to the thrill of the hunt. 704 S. Village Circle, 813-374-9270, poppyboutiquetampa.com.
Southern prep for gentlemen and outdoorsmen. Find head-to-toe menswear including local bowties by Ella Bing and Salt Pines private label hats and t-shirts, plus local art by Rick Reeves, vintage-doorknob bottle-stoppers and fine leather luggage. 1619 W. Snow Circle, 813-644-5991, saltpines.com.
Relaxed, silky resortwear and accessories for discriminating travelers with deep pockets who aim to achieve effortless style. 1623 Snow Ave., 813-258-8688, tommybahama.com.
The White Magnolia Bridal Collection
It’s quite possible that the wedding dress of your dreams is hanging in The White Magnolia. Enjoy private shopping appointments and find inspired designs for brides with a flair for fashion. 1603 W. Snow Circle, 813-787-8812, whitemagnoliabridal.com.