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AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST SHOPS & STOPS ALONG ST. PETERSBURG’S

FLORIDA CRAFT ART

501 CENTRAL AVE.
727-821-7391
MON-SAT 10A – 5:30P
SUN 12A – 5P

FLORIDACRAFTART.ORG

 

Art fans will love this shoppable collection of more than 250 Florida fine craft artists. Here you’ll find unique pieces in ceramics, jewelry, glass, fiber, metals, woods and mixed media. Sign up for a Saturday morning walking mural tour to view over 30 murals within 4 blocks. Be sure to check out the rotating exhibitions featuring innovative art from national and international artists. If you’re lucky enough to be around for the holidays, this is the place to shop for gifts and ornaments from their many decorated trees.

MITSY AND GINGER

645 CENTRAL AVE.
610-800-7161
TUE-SAT 10A – 6P

@MITSYANDGINGER

Tucked inside the Crisp Arcade, this newest boutique is winning over fans of vintage clothing and home goods. Assemblage artist, Joann, has a knack for finding unique odds and ends and reinventing them. As you wander through the shop, you may discover quirky doll head planters, covetable vintage clothing or lovely old hand embroidered linens. Succulents and small cacti have been tucked inside clever repurposed containers just waiting for you to take home!

BANYAN CAFE & CATERING

701 CENTRAL AVE.
727-896-6600
MON-FRI 7A – 2P
SAT-SUN (SERVING BRUNCH) 8A – 1P

BANYANCOFFEE.COM

This cozy urban restaurant serves up some legendary breakfast and lunch options. Fuel up here before your shopping marathon with a warm scone or a yogurt parfait topped with homemade granola. Their main lunch menu is full of great options but locals flock here daily to get the specials before they’re gone. Tip: Try their Signature Iced Coffee to cool down on a steamy day in the burg.

TEXTURE

1029 CENTRAL AVE.
727-258-8335
MON-FRI 9A – 5P
SAT 10P – 4P

TEXTUREDESIGNANDHOME.COM

Sunlight fills this bright and beautiful home design and accessories store that will inspire you to rethink your entire house. From gorgeous hand-loomed rugs to small earthenware bowls, no detail is missed when it comes to outfitting your home with impeccable style. The staff is warm and welcoming and browsing is encouraged.

MILAGROS (IN CENTRAL ARCADE)

1106 CENTRAL AVE.
727-821-7555
MON-FRI 10A – 6P
SAT 10A-5P
SUN 12P-4P

Milagros – which means “miracles” in Spanish – has been creating soaps, lotions, scrubs and candles in Downtown St. Pete for over 18 years. Each day the owner and her staff can be seen handcrafting unique soaps into one of a kind loaves sliced at your request. Locals swear by the miracle mud bars, charcoal complexion bars and heavenly moisturizer called “Dream Cream”. Stop by and say “hi” to Cali, the shop dog at Milagros…creating everyday miracles for body and soul.

ARTPOOL GALLERY

2030 CENTRAL AVE.
727-324-3878
TUE-SAT 11A – 6P

ARTPOOLRULES.COM

You’ve hit the vintage motherload when you walk into ARTpool Gallery and vintage clothing boutique. This massive store is loaded to the brim with clothes for guys and gals, jewelry, vinyl records and oddities. You’ll also find a plethora of super fun stuff, local art, recycled and upcycled treasures for everyone. Check ARTpool Gallery’s calendar for their famous monthly fashion shows and themed parties. Visit these over-the-top events showcasing crazy costumes (i.e. fashion made exclusively from trash, or painted ladies!) ARTpool Gallery is a must-see stop on Central.

HAWTHORNE BOTTLE SHOP

2927 CENTRAL AVE.
727-800-2810
SUN-THU 11A – 10P
FRI-SAT 11A – 11P

HBSFORLIFE.COM

With a neighborhood social vibe, funky rustic decor and Biggie Smalls shrine, this craft beer and wine bottle shop is a locals’ favorite. Their friendly and knowledgable staff is ready to educate you when it comes to their discerning beer menu, consisting of over 300 bottles of beer on the wall plus rotating unique drafts. 75 bottles of wine featuring unique varietals and a killer menu of deli offerings means there’s something for everyone here. Drink on site, there’s no corkage fee or take a 6-pack to go. This place is “curated cool”.

ZAZOO’D

531 CENTRAL AVE.
727-344-9663
MON-SAT 11A – 6P
SUN 12P – 4P

ZAZOOD.COM

If naughty nautical were a style, you’d find plenty of pieces that fit the bill here at ZaZoo’d. This interior design shop is chock full of home furnishings and zany pieces that make perfect gifts or unique self indulgences. And their creatively inspired window displays are always over the top. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay awarded them “Best Place to Shop for a Gay Wedding or Beach House”. Check them out and you too, can get ZaZoo’d.

SALT-LIGHT ART

645 CENTRAL AVE.
727-800-5060
MON-SAT 10A – 6P
SUN 12P – 5P

SALTLIGHTARTBOUTIQUE.COM

As you’re strolling along the 600 block of Central Ave, duck into the Crislip Arcade where you will find Salt-Light ART. This stylish boutique is a mix of clothing and gifts along with original art and jewelry designed by the store’s owner. Paintings and prints range from modern abstracts to pet portraits to sea life. You can feel good about your purchase from Salt-Light, knowing that they give back a portion of each sale by helping the homeless community.

GRAY SPACE

189 DR MLK JR. ST. N.
(CLOSED MONDAY)
TUE-FRI 11A – 6P
SAT 10P – 5P
SUN 12P – 4P

GRAYSPACEFL.COM

 

Gray Space is a post 9 to 5 lifestyle boutique for men. Owned and operated by an active St.Pete husband and wife duo, their clothing options will dress your guy in comfort and style for all his city and beach adventures. From the funky socks and unique swimwear to their handsomely scented soaps—this place is a couple of blocks off Central but definitely worth the detour.

SUMMER (A CONCEPT STORE)

1101 CENTRAL AVE.
TUE-SAT 11A – 4P

SUMMERSTPETE.COM

A coastal mediterranean lifestyle store, Summer offers a curated selection of shoes, bags and art books in a petite boutique. You may not be able to pop over to Greece—
but no worries, the owner has brought a collection of artisanal gladiator sandals, wood base clogs, platforms and espadrilles from some of the best indie designers in Europe. Summer also offers versatile statement bags and hard to find art and design books that make a thoughtful gift.

GREEN BENCH BREWING CO.

1133 BAUM AVE.
727-800-9836
TUE-THU 12P – 10P
FRI-SAT 12P-12P
SUN 12P-10P

GREENBENCHBREWING.COM

In the early 1900’s, St. Petersburg was know as the “city of green benches”. These benches were a gathering place for many, a tradition carried on today by Green Bench Brewing — St. Pete’s first micro-brewery, and the gathering spot in St. Pete. Bring together friends over a pint or two (all are welcome) and enjoy one of the new releases always coming down the pike, or local favorites such as Sunshine City and Surrealist Sour IPA. Green Bench has set the bar high for craft brewing by winning numerous awards and by pushing the beer envelope with creativity. So, sit back and relax in their outdoor beer garden and enjoy the brew. Cheers! Tip: brewery tours are offered Saturdays from noon-4.

LOVE FOOD CENTRAL

2057 CENTRAL AVE.
727-317-2034
TUE-FRI 11A – 7P
SAT 11A – 8P
SUN 11A – 4P

LOVEFOODCENTRAL.COM

Just when you thought St. Pete couldn’t get any cooler, along comes Love Food Central, the hot new dining spot for all those seeking comfort food that’s vegan and gluten free. Healthy never tasted so good, as their scrumptious recipes are all created in-house and made from scratch. Soups, salad dressings, veggie burger… yep, all made in-house and all taste fantastic! Hint: save room for a yummy dessert such as their carmelita bar or some soft serve ice cream!

CRAFTSMAN HOUSE

2955 CENTRAL AVE.
727-323-2787
MON-FRI 10A – 6P
SOME SATURDAYS

CRAFTSMANHOUSEGALLERY.COM

Housed in an historic 1918 Arts and Crafts bungalow, this award winning gallery showcases an array of unique and inspiring pieces of fine American craft artwork—in clay, blown glass, jewelry and wood. The gallery’s extensive collection of hand thrown pottery features many of the top potters in the country—along with some from their pottery studio in the renovated carriage house, just past the garden art courtyard. Architecture lovers will appreciate the charm and details of Craftsman House. Also tucked inside is a cafe offering handmade food, beverages and treats to enjoy on their large covered terrace or indoor sunroom.

THE CIDER PRESS CAFE

601 CENTRAL AVE.
727-914-7222
MON-THUR 11A – 9P
FRI-SAT 11A – 10P
SUN 11A – 8P

CIDERPRESSCAFE.COM

You won’t miss the meat on this plant based menu. Cider Press offers many award winning vegan, vegetarian, raw and gluten free selections. Not to mention, their top notch plating of the dishes will have everyone in your party snapping pics. The bar serves up some creative drinks made with wine based spirits like their kombucha cocktail but they also have healthful offerings such as smoothies and cider. Opt to sit in their well appointed dining room or take in the scenes of Central Ave from their outdoor seating.

BREW D LICIOUS

667 CENTRAL AVE.
727-741-2249
MON-FRI 7A – 4P
SAT 9A – 4P
SUN 9A – 1P

BREWDLICIOUS.COM

Coffee connoisseurs, take note! These sassy baristas are serving up attitude with their 14 varieties of coffee beans roasted to perfection. They also have tea and juices for non-coffee drinkers plus some of the best locally made muffins, quiche and cake. On epic weather days, catch some fresh air when their garage doors are flung open. Their no wi-fi policy encourages conversation at the bar or hanging out on one of their cozy couches. Don’t be surprised to see Fido in the shop, as Brew D Licious is dog-friendly.

VERVE. BOUTIQUE

915 CENTRAL AVE.
727-800-5873
TUE-SAT 11A – 6P

VERVE-BOUTIQUE.COM

 

If you’re looking for more unique and undiscovered brands, then be sure and pop into Verve. Boutique. Here you’ll discover elevated streetwear for men and women, plus ready-to-wear basics that transition easily from day to night. If you’re in the market for a pair of jeans, Verve. has one of the best selections of on-trend, premium denim in town. Plus, they offer complementary in store alterations with any purchase.

PLAIN JANE

1104 CENTRAL AVE.
727-600-7741
MON-FRI 11A – 6P
SAT 10A – 5P
SUN 12A – 4P

PLAINJANESTPETE.COM

This small, light-filled space houses a quaint little clothing and accessories boutique with a beachy, west coast vibe. Specializing in quality apparel that is more tomboy than girlie, this shop is a favorite for genuine, authentic brands that work well for the Florida lifestyle. They also stock small leather goods from Europe and hand crafted jewelry from artisans around the U.S. Whether you splurge on an outfit for yourself or pick up a trinket for your bestie…It’s almost impossible to walk out of this place empty handed!

BROOKLYN SOUTH

1437 CENTRAL AVE.
727-914-4967
MON-WED 10A – 6P
THU-FRI 10A – 9P
SAT 10A – 4P
CLOSED SUNDAY

BROOKLYNSOUTHCHEESE.COM

Brooklyn transplant and cheese monger Matt Bonano’s teensy little deli has quickly become a St. Pete favorite. Foodies flock in daily for his delicious sandwiches made with, you guessed it, CHEESE! Whether you get sheep, cow, or goat, you will marvel at the freshness and exceptional flavors. Let Matt curate a charcuterie board from his collection of specialty cheeses and meats from quality small farms around the US. Grab a seat facing the sidewalk, your favorite cold beverage from the cooler and enjoy St. Pete’s favorite sandwich shop. Tip: They also have locally brewed cans of beer and a small selection of wines by the glass.

CRAFTSMAN HOUSE

2955 CENTRAL AVE.
727-323-2787
MON-FRI 10A – 6P
SOME SATURDAYS

CRAFTSMANHOUSEGALLERY.COM

Housed in an historic 1918 Arts and Crafts bungalow, this award winning gallery showcases an array of unique and inspiring pieces of fine American craft artwork—in clay, blown glass, jewelry and wood. The gallery’s extensive collection of hand thrown pottery features many of the top potters in the country—along with some from their pottery studio in the renovated carriage house, just past the garden art courtyard. Architecture lovers will appreciate the charm and details of Craftsman House. Also tucked inside is a cafe offering handmade food, beverages and treats to enjoy on their large covered terrace or indoor sunroom.

BROCANTE VINTAGE MARKET

2200 2ND AVE. S.
OPEN THE FIRST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.
SAT 9A – 7P
SUN 9A – 5P

BROCANTEMARKET.COM

15,000 square feet of vintage bliss! Located just two blocks off of Central Ave. and housed in a former piano factory, Brocante Market offers a diverse selection of vintage and antique items hand-selected by 50+ vendors. From large furniture to small household accessories, you’ll find items from several different eras and a variety of styles- rustic, industrial, mid-century, primitive, retro, cottage, and more. They’re only open the first Saturday and Sunday of every month though, so plan accordingly! The good news is that they re-stock all weekend long, so whenever you visit there’s always something new to see.

MISRED OUTFITTERS

615 CENTRAL AVE.
727-827-8310
MON-SAT 10:30A – 6:30P
SUN 12A – 4P

BEMISRED.COM

Make a fashion statement at this boutique with all the latest trends that won’t break the bank, as most pieces are under $50. MISRED’s expert staff will style you from head to toe, including shoes, bag and jewelry so you walk out the door feeling oh so chic! Wardrobe staples like basic tees, tanks and leggings are always well stocked for each season. Don’t be shy about asking for styling tips from on-staff fashion aficionado, Skye, who is sought out by their regular customers for his expertise.

WHITE OWL MARKET

683 CENTRAL AVE.
727-235-4706
MON-SAT 11A – 6P
SUN 12P – 4P

WHITEOWLMARKET.COM

Keep your eyes peeled for a teal blue facade where you’ll find a charming shop called White Owl Market. Rande, the owner, can often be seen with paint brush in hand, customizing a find for a customer. They have lots of furniture and décor in all different design styles from French County to Bohemian to Coastal. Pieces move in and out quickly proving to be “never the same place twice”.

ASHE COUTURE

1027 CENTRAL AVE.
727-828-9925
MON-SAT 11A – 6P
SUN 12P – 5P

ASHECOUTURE.COM

Bikinis, sunnies and sandals are cleverly arranged in vintage crates and suitcases in this rustic space filled with fun and flirty clothes and trendy accessories. You’ll find tons of floral dresses, cute rompers, tops and tunics that will make you want to throw out your old boring clothes and stock up here with all new items! Boho babes love their “Ashe” as it’s called by the locals who stop in to pick up their favorite arm candy or scented candle. Hint: They also have men’s wear through their online store.

INTERMEZZO COFFEE & COCKTAILS

1111 CENTRAL AVE.
727-342-0156
COFFEE HOURS: 8A – 5P
COCKTAIL HOURS: 5A-LATE

INTERMEZZO.CO

This refreshing, hip space houses two identities – serving specialty coffee by day and slinging cocktails by night. For a morning pick me up, sit inside where the daylight floods the space and sip on a matcha latte. At 5pm, this relaxed coffee bar transitions from a low key vibe to a vibrant scene where the craft cocktail enthusiasts gather. If the sun has dipped below the horizon, head outside to the patio and order their signature Paloma made with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

ARTICLES

1445 CENTRAL AVE.
727-898-6061
MON-FRI 10A – 6P
SAT 10A – 5P

ARTICLESSTPETE.COM

A destination for the area’s art connoisseurs, Articles is an advocate for many talented local artists and a venue for those artists to exhibit and sell their original works. A new artist is highlighted each month in conjunction with St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. Exquisite jewelry and original custom framing solutions round out this charming gallery.

SALTY ROOTS SALON & BOUTIQUE

2646 CENTRAL AVE.
727-954-4786
MON 11A – 6P
TUE-FRI 10A – 6P
SAT 10A – 5P
SUN 12P – 4P

SALTYROOTSCO.COM

What happens when two friends who share a love of all things hair and fashion get together and open a space…you get Salty Roots Salon and Boutique. One part hair salon, one part boutique, this laid back shop is a lovely little place to snag some beachy, boho clothes, Hudson denim, swimwear and accessories while refreshing your hair style. Take a break from your shopping and check out the skin studio where you can book an express lunch facial that will leave your skin feeling energized and rejuvenated.

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