Archive for the ‘Shop Local’ Category

Shop Local: Urban Thread

Before the game yesterday, I decided to stop in & check out the grand opening of Urban Thread. At Tuesday’s Collegiate Merchandising Association meeting, one of our members told us a little bit about the store & asked if she could put out flyers on the table. Immediately after she told us about the store, I knew I had to check this place out!

Urban Thread is a store filled with name brands such as Free People, Urban Outfitters & Wildfox Couture but at majorly discounted prices. She explained that all of the items in the store are either off-season items or catalog returns. I found a lot of great items & ended up walking away with a striped BDG crop top & a cozy pullover sweatshirt from Wildfox Couture in navy. Total price? Just under $40. Both of the items I picked were priced at $18.50. Although I am not sure how much the BDG crop top was originally, I found the same Wildfox Couture sweatshirt in a different color for $125 at

The store, at least at the moment, was a plain open space that was very well organized. They were not only organized by size but also by brand. You could also find shoes, handbag, bed spreads, & accessories. The staff was super friendly & helpful. Please keep in mind that all sales are final so make sure that you try everything on & really love it before buying it!

Interested in checking this place out for yourself? Urban Thread is located at 1318 N. Monroe St., just above Sakura Japanese Restaurant.

Shop Local: Quarter Moon Imports

“A Locally Owned Shop with a World of Style”

This weekend, I went into Quarter Moon Imports at The Cottages on Lake Ella and fell in love. I bought the most gorgeous scarf and, better yet, it was fair trade which made me feel even better about my purchase.


You can find everything here from clothing and jewelry to chopstick sets and home decor Anytime I want a unique gift, I will definitely be going to Quarter Moon first.


Price really varies depending on what item you are seeking and what kind of item it is. Quarter Moon Imports carries fair trade, cooperatively made, small cottage industry, USA made, union made and eco-friendly products.


I loved the atmosphere of this store. It was a mix between vintage and boutique and the layout of the store made it easy to look at anything and everything.

If you are ever visiting Lake Ella or just simply driving by, they are definitely worth checking out! You can also browse through some of the items they carry here.

Shop Local: Cole Couture

Cole Couture is one of my favorite boutiques in Tallahassee!¬† Last year, they were voted Best of Tallahassee for Woman’s Clothing.

Cole Couture claims to cater to the “professional and the professional party girl” and I agree! They have everything any fashionista could want all under one roof. They carry top brands including J Brand, Free People, French Connection, TOMS Shoes, Michael Kors, 7 For All Mankind & more!

The prices vary. From what I have seen, you can spend anywhere from $20-$200.


My favorite part of this store is the atmosphere. When you walk in, you immediately notice how unique the look of this store truly is. It is similar to walking into a cozy cabin full of everything you could ever want/need in your closet! On the end of the rack, they will put together a sample outfit and/or an accessory such as a scarf or a necklace that they recommend wearing. Whether I end up purchasing anything or not, I always leave the store feeling inspired.

Cole Couture is located at 1240 Thomasville Road.