When looking for back-to-school fashion, everyone wants their first week to be perfect. All of the places listed here are top notch in both fashion style and price. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for the very trendy or the hottest jeans, you are sure to find something you like. These boutiques all offer something unique that can’t be found elsewhere.
12219 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33626
The Simply Elegant Boutique is the best-kept secret in the Westchase area. This little boutique is very simply put, exactly what its name implies. Simply Elegant is simple yet elegant. This boutique offers style and unique items in the way of accessories. It is upscale and offers a bit of everything. The Simply Elegant boutique can dress you from head to toe in classy, trendy styles. This shop carries such styles as Vera Bradley, Brighton and Mud Pie.
The Poppy Boutique
704 S. Village Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
If you are one of those people who keeps up with the latest trends, then you will love the Poppy Boutique for a couple of reasons. Every Monday, The Poppy puts up an outfit of the week. If you go on Facebook and like the outfit, you will get 25-percent off each item in the outfit of the week, all week long. You will always be fashion forward if you are shopping at The Poppy.
10009 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Plato’s Closet is a dream come true for anyone with a pre-teen or teenager. This unique little boutique deals with gently used clothing and accessories. The big difference here though is that at Plato’s Closet, it can only deal in name brands from first-rate designers. At Plato’s Closet, you can send your teen back to school in great styles at about 70-percent less than most retail shops. This shop always keeps things updated and doesn’t accept anything that has been out over 18 months.
728 Douglas Ave.
Dunedin, FL 34698
For the latest and trendiest in back-to-school accessories, Raspberries can’t be beat. If you’re looking for the most up-to-date look in purses or jewelry for your new back-to-school look, Raspberries will have something to tempt you. Raspberries has a full range of the latest fashion designs in all accessories for the fashion-forward student.
Material Girl II
9945 Trinity Blvd., Suite 103
Trinity, FL 34655
Material Girl II is a very upscale boutique. This little local spot offers the best selection of women’s clothing and accessories. The employees at this shop will work with you to mix and match items so that you can create the perfect outfit for the first day of class or for an evening out with friends. This boutique also does some things on consignment. It is one of the best-kept secrets in Pasco County. Visit its Facebook page for photos of new looks coming in every day.
Sherrie Beth is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.