Holiday Gift Guide: Ideas for the Fashionista
Check out Gumballs and Overalls, Agape Chic Boutique, Top of the Boot and Coyote's Western Wear for some great deals on clothing and accessories.
- Gumballs and Overalls, 3239 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd., Valrico.
For the little princess or prince in your life, Gumballs and Overalls offers fairy princess dresses and tutus, holiday outfits for boys up to size 8, crocheted hats, custom bows and headbands along with custom-made and monogrammed outfits available within six to 10 days in a range of prices.
Owner Tammy Hicks supports more than 140 local vendors who create everything from handmade fairy wings to crocheted hats and monogrammed T-shirts.
Holiday deals include:
Dr. Suess Thing 1 and Thing 2 crocheted hats on sale for $28.80
An infant batman cape and mask for $32.40
The infant organic frog hat for $23.40
The handmade crocheted tootball hat and diaper cover for $35.10
- Coyote's Western Wear, 7815 Commerce St., Riverview
Owner Sheree Damico offers everything a cowgirl could want except the horse, of course. Her shop is filled with Western-style boots including Tony Lama, Laredo and Corral.
Damico offers the popular jean brands Miss Me and Rock and Roll Cowgirl as well as Bucked Up apparel and Carhartt camo jackets.
A hat is a must for any cowgirl. Coyote's carries Stetson, George Strait Resistol and Bullhide hats.
Cowgirls can accessorize their wardrobe with Coyote's blingy purses and belts or Montana Silversmiths' jewelry and belt buckles.
Now through Christmas Eve, Coyote's will offer a free $10 gift certificate when you guy a $50 certificate. Coyote's also is hosting a shirt sale -- buy one, get a second for half off.
- Agape Chic Boutique, 151 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon
You never know what bargains you'll find when you shop at Agape Chic Boutique.
Friends Dena Ham and Stacy Ulrey Regan opened this upscale consignment boutique in 2010 and it has proven wildly popular with customers seeking designer fashions at discount prices.
The stock is always changing as new consignors bring in barely worn clothing, purses and shoes. At any given time, you can find Coach purses, Prada shoes and Chanel dresses at Agape Chic at a range of prices.
- Top of the Boot in Riverview
These clever faux fur boot toppers are the invention of Riverview resident and interior design consultant Laurel Barnhart.
"I loved the fur-topped boots in the fashion magazines so I decided to find a way to add faux fur to the top of my boots," said Barnhart. She came up with her patent-pending "boot socks." Simply slip them on over your jeans or leggings, add your boots and then fold over the cuff.
"It changed the look of the boots I already had without going through the expense of buying a new pair of fur-topped boots," said Barnhart, adding that the boot socks can be worn with either ankle or knee-high boots and can be handwashed and line dried.
The fur boot cuffs sell on Barnhart's website for $39.99 and come in a variety of furs including black and white mink, gray foxtail, tan and gray chinchilla, black feather fur, artic fox, foxtail and zebra.
Barnhart also sells pom-pom boot socks in favorite team colors for $19.99.
Boot lovers can accent their boots with Barnhart's boot chains and charms for $11.99. The boot socks have a special feature hidden under the cuff where boot bling can be added.