Thank You Kahwa Coffee!


Photo by Todd Bates
Photo by Todd Bates

Owners of Kahwa Coffee, Sarah and Raphael Perrier, were interviewed recently for Creative Loafing’s Ask The Locals. When asked where to find the ‘Best Wallet-Friendly Finds’, Sarah replied, “The Shop.” “They always have cute stuff like dresses, and its affordable.”

Thank you for your support, Sarah! We love Kahwa Coffee and wish you continued success.

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The Shop Dresses Elyse Myers from The Bachelor


Elyse Myers, from the last season of the Bachelor, visited us at The Shop a few days ago to find an outfit for this season’s taping of the Bachelor Pad. We are excited she will be wearing our clothes, and doesn’t she just look amazing! Check out her fabulous outfit at the  premier on July 23, 2012 on ABC.


Retailers Docking on Both Sides of the Bay – Tampa Bay Times


By Katherine Snow Smith, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

….The Shop

After four successful years running the Shop clothing store next to El Cap Restaurant on Fourth Street, owner Vicky Blair wasn’t so sure when her husband urged her to open a second location in South Tampa.

“I didn’t know if I’d be able to split myself and have that same kind of connection I have here in two separate stores,” she said. “But like everything else in life, you have to take a chance.”

It paid off. The store at 2507 S MacDill Ave. was profitable from the start. Blair credits customer service and her constantly changing inventory that’s different from anything at chain stores. She and her husband go on buying trips once or twice a month, work with small designers and are very conscious of pricing.

Blair has also found a way to almost be in two places at once. Her employees at the Tampa store text her once an hour to report how many customers have come in, how many have purchased and what has sold. She constantly compares activity at the two stores.

“If sales are off one hour, okay. Two hours, okay. At three hours I start asking: ‘What’s going on. Is it raining? Is somebody not feeling well? We’re selling a lot of this or that (in St. Petersburg), do you have it out on the floor?’ We talk back and forth all day, almost every hour,” she said. “We boost each other up.”

You can view the entire article by clicking here: Tampa Bay Times

Indie Style: Creative Loafing guide to independent fashion retailers


Buy local and look fabulous at these Tampa Bay stores.

by Julie Garisto | August 11, 2011

….The Shop This simply named shop in Northeast St. Pete gets kudos for “unbelievable prices” (actual quote) and stylish West Coast-inspired looks. Balancing timeless classics and trendy sass, shop owner Vickey Blair helped pioneer St. Pete’s prolific local-friendly shopping movement. 3440 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-821-6905, Mon.-Weds., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sun., Noon-4 p.m. –JG

Source: Creative Loafing