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Who's in the house

By Times staff

© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 13, 2001


A prep for mall trippers
Sore feet and sensory overload may occur at the new International Plaza, but that's a small price for a shopping spree that offers something for every budget.

Eating international
Swooning from all that power shopping? Darling, sit down, take a bite of Saigon lobster with lemongrass, a nibble of BLT pizza, a sip of noveltini. They'll give you the strength to shop on.

Who's in the house
Here is a list of the specialty shops you'll find at International Plaza. We've divided them into groups according to their primary merchandise, and whether they're new to Tampa Bay or already have outlets in the area.

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Here is a list of the specialty shops you'll find at International Plaza. We've divided them into groups according to their primary merchandise, and whether they're new to Tampa Bay or already have outlets in the area.

DEPARTMENT STORES

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Lord & Taylor
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Dillard's

WOMENSWEAR

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Arden B. -- Women's apparel.
  • BCBG Max Azria -- Women's clothing, footwear, accessories.
  • Betsey Johnson -- Fashions from the famed designer.
  • Diesel -- Italian-made jeans, casual clothing.
  • El Daws -- Cashmere; first store in Florida.
  • Everything But Water -- Swimwear, accessories in sizes 4 to 24; maternity, mastectomy.
  • Fossil -- Casual apparel, plus the label's famed watches, accessories; first store in Florida.
  • Gadzooks -- Casual clothes, accessories.
  • Gia & Co. -- Italian-made women's suits, dresses, cruise wear in sizes 00 to 14; shoes, accessories; first store in Florida.
  • Hollister Co. -- Abercrombie & Fitch's budget-friendly clothing, accessories for teens; first store in Florida.
  • J. Crew -- Classic sportswear for men and women; shoes and accessories
  • Jessica McClintock -- Bridal, special-occasion wear for women and girls; jewelry, accessories.
  • Lucky Brand Dungarees -- Italian denim, sportswear, underwear, accessories.
  • MAXSTUDIO.com -- Contemporary clothing and accessories including shoes and jewelry for women 19 to 55.
  • Nicole Miller -- Private-label evening apparel, sportswear, accessories.
  • Oilily -- Playful clothes from the Netherlands.
  • A Pea in the Pod -- High-fashion maternity clothes.
  • Sisley -- Italian-made apparel, accessories. First store in Florida.
  • Talbots & Talbots Woman/Talbots Shoes and Accessories -- Classic women's sportswear, career separates and dresses in sizes 4 to 24W; shoes, accessories. First Talbots Woman, first "trio" store in Florida.
  • Tommy Hilfiger -- Sportswear, intimates, leather goods, shoes, jewelry.
  • United Colors of Benetton -- Italian-made sweaters, coats and suits.
  • Wolford -- Luxury legwear, bodywear and swimwear.
  • XXI Forever -- Trendy fashions, including lingerie, cosmetics, accessories.
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[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Wolford.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch -- Casual clothing, accessories.
  • American Eagle Outfitters -- Affordable relaxed clothing.
  • bebe -- Suits, dresses, separates, active wear, accessories.
  • Cache -- Dresses, evening separates, sweaters, tops and leather.
  • Express -- Sportswear, dresses, outer wear, accessories and underwear for women.
  • Gadzooks -- Casual clothes, accessories.
  • Guess? -- Fashion, accessories.
  • Lillie Rubin -- Evening attire, including mother-of-the-bride dresses, ball gowns; accessories.
  • Motherhood Maternity -- Affordable maternity apparel.
  • On the Edge -- Trendy club wear, sportswear.
  • Victoria's Secret -- Intimate apparel, personal care products and makeup.

MENSWEAR

New to Tampa Bay: (many are described in womenswear category)

  • BOSS Hugo Boss -- Modern men's apparel from business to sports attire.
  • Diesel
  • El Daws
  • Fossil
  • Hollister Co.
  • J. Crew
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers -- First "lifestyle" store in Florida, offering casual wear, golf attire and tuxedos; plus traditional styles.
  • Lucky Brand Dungarees
  • Sisley
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • United Colors of Benetton
  • Wolford

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • After Hours by Mitchell's -- Formalwear and accessories for men, boys, for rent or purchase.
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Gadzooks
  • Guess?
  • On the Edge
  • Surreys Menswear -- European clothing; on-site tailor, wardrobe consultants.

BOOKS & STATIONERY

New to Tampa Bay:

  • American Greetings -- Gifts, cards, collectibles.
  • Crane & Co. Paper Makers -- Fine stationery and writing products.
  • Franklin Covey -- Personal planners, organizers. Mont Blanc -- Fine writing instruments and paper, leather goods, watches, jewelry, eyewear.
  • Rand McNally -- Travel gear, guidebooks, maps, electronics, travel games, globes.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Waldenbooks -- Hardcover and paperback books, audio books, magazines, gifts and accessories.
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[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Aveda Environmental Lifestyle Store.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Aveda Environmental Lifestyle Store -- Naturally derived products for hair, skin, body, environment.
  • Caswell-Massey -- Classic fragrances, personal care items.
  • L'Occitane -- Luxury bath and home products made in Provence, France.
  • Nail Fever -- Nail salon.
  • Nail Pro Beaute Spa -- Manicures, pedicures, body wraps, facials.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Bath & Body Works -- Products for body and home.
  • The Body Shop -- Personal-care products, cosmetics.
  • GNC Live Well -- Vitamins, nutritional supplements.
  • Lee Nails -- Nail salon.
  • MasterCuts -- Budget hair styling and products.
  • Origins -- Botanically based personal care and lifestyle products.
  • Regis Signature Salon -- Hair styling and beauty products.
  • Trade Secret -- Hair and nail salon; retail beauty products.
  • Vitamin World -- Nutritional and personal-care products; books.

ELECTRONICS, MUSIC

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Apple -- Apple hardware, towers, iMacs, hand-held devices, digital cameras, accessories; Mac software. First store in Florida.
  • Bang & Olufsen -- High-end audio and video equipment.
  • Bose -- Home theater systems, speaker systems, accessories.
  • EBX -- Software, video game systems; trading cards, accessories.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Beepers 'N Phones Inc. -- Cell phones, pagers, accessories; on-site activation.
  • Bobby Allison Wireless -- Cell phones, pagers, accessories; on-site activation.
  • Brookstone -- Practical products for home, office, health and travel.
  • RadioShack -- Telecommunications products, electronics parts, accessories.
  • Ritz Camera Big Print One Hour -- Cameras, film, photo processing.
  • Sam Goody -- Music, videos, software, video games, electronics, sheet music.
  • The Sharper Image -- Innovative products for home, auto, office, travel and personal care.
  • Verizon Wireless -- Cell phones, pagers, accessories; on-site activation.
  • VoiceStream Wireless -- Wireless phones, devices and accessories, services.

HOME & GIFTS

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Brighton Collectibles -- Accessories, gifts, home. First store in Florida.
  • Discovery Channel Store -- Products include fighter plane models and rare fossils, in interactive environment.
  • Lladro -- Collectible porcelain from Spain. First store in Florida.
  • Swarovski -- Crystal products: jewelry, figurines, plus binoculars, range finders, chandeliers.
  • Stogies & Bogeys -- Hard-to-find golf items, gifts and clothing plus more than 50 brands of cigars.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • The Bombay Company -- Furniture, home accessories, decor.
  • Collection Privee de Peinture et de Sculpture -- Gallery of investment-level 20th and 21st century artists including Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Dali.
  • Galerie du Soleil -- Limited-edition prints and gifts by artist Thomas Kinkade.
  • The Museum Company -- Reproductions from more than 200 museums; educational and art-related toys and games. Features items developed with National Geographic Society.
  • Select Comfort -- Sleep system based on air cushioning rather than metal coils.
  • Spencer Gifts -- Gifts and novelties including licensed merchandise from movies, TV and music.
  • Things Remembered -- Personalized gifts and engraving.
  • Williams-Sonoma -- Cookware, appliances, furnishings, cookbooks and specialty foods. With full demonstration kitchen.
  • Yankee Candle Co. -- Scented candles.

JEWELRY, EYEWEAR, ACCESSORIES

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Absolutely Optical -- Prescription eyewear, on-site eye exams. Agatha Paris -- French-designed costume jewelry, accessories. First store in Florida.
  • Brighton Collectibles -- Accessories, gifts, home. First store in Florida.
  • Gianni's Fine Jewelry -- Diamonds, gemstones, platinum, gold. First store in Florida.
  • Landau -- Costume jewelry, hand-jeweled pillboxes and Kathrine Baumann minaudieres (small jeweled bags), accessories.
  • SEE -- Affordable European eyewear. On-site eye exams.
  • Swarovski -- Crystal products: jewelry, figurines, plus binoculars, range finders, chandeliers.
  • Swatch -- Swiss-made collectible watches.
  • Tiffany & Co. -- Jewelry, watches and clocks, china, crystal, sterling, holloware, fragrances, stationery, writing instruments.
  • Times Square International -- Watches, clocks, jewelry repair, engraving, engraveable merchandise.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Bailey, Banks & Biddle -- Classic, traditional jewelry; designer jewelry; Swiss watches; giftware.
  • Designing Eyes Tampa -- High-end eyewear, including sunglasses. Eye exams.
  • Gordon's Jewelers -- Diamonds, gold, watches.
  • King Jewelers -- Fine jewelry, Swiss watches. Custom-made jewelry.
  • Mayors -- Jewelry, watches, gifts, custom jewelry design, repairs, appraisals.
  • Sunglass Hut International -- Specialty sunglasses, cords, cases.
  • Zales -- Swiss watches, diamond engagement rings, platinum and tanzanite.
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[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Build-a-Bear Workshop is among new stores coming to the Tampa Bay area with the opening of International Plaza.

KIDS:

New to Tampa Bay:

  • abercrombie -- Clothing and accessories for boys and girls ages 7 to 14.
  • Betsey Johnson -- designer clothes for kids and adults.
  • Build-a-Bear Workshop -- Customers make their own stuffed animals.
  • Oilily -- Playful clothes from the Netherlands for kids and adults.
  • Sanrio -- Character-branded stationery, school supplies, gifts and accessories, including Hello Kitty line. First store in west-central Florida.
  • Strasburg Children -- High-end special-occasion apparel and accessories for boys and girls.
  • Tommy Hilfiger -- designer sportswear for all ages.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Claire's -- Hair accessories, jewelry, bags, decor, makeup for teens; on-site ear-piercing and starter kits.
  • Gymboree -- Colorful clothes, accessories and toys for newborns to age 7.
  • K-B Toys -- Toys, video games, collectibles, scooters, computer software.
  • Limited Too -- Apparel, shoes and accessories for girls 7 to 14, plus toiletries, cosmetics, room decor.
  • Stride Rite -- Shoes for children; fit specialists on site.
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[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Aldo.

SHOES, LEATHER GOODS

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Aldo -- Imported men's and women's shoes, scarves, hats, jewelry.
  • Charles Jourdan Paris -- Elegant women's footwear, accessories.
  • Coach -- Handbags, briefcases, luggage, belts, gifts.
  • Cole Haan -- Fine footwear for men and women, accessories, outerwear.
  • Louis Vuitton -- Handbags, accessories, luggage.
  • Stuart Weitzman -- Women's shoes from designer sneakers to studded stilettos. First store in Florida.
  • Stride Rite -- Children's shoes .
  • TUMI -- Luggage, business accessories, handbags, personal leather goods.
  • Unisa -- Shoes, handbags; prototype store.
  • Via Spiga -- Via Spiga shoes, handbags, belts; Paloma footwear for men and women.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Johnston & Murphy -- Men's shoes from premium handmades to casual, plus accessories.
  • Journeys -- Hip footwear, accessories for teens.
  • Wilson's Leather -- Outerwear, sportswear, accessories for men and women.

SPORTS

New to Tampa Bay:

  • Everything But Water. Women's swimsuits.
  • Just Hats -- Licensed logo hats from the NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA, plus key chains, glasses and other sports-related items. First store in Florida.
  • Just Sports -- Licensed sports apparel featuring NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball team logos, plus merchandise from more than 150 NCAA teams. First store in Florida.
  • Pac Sun -- Surf-, skate- and snowboarding-inspired apparel, shoes and accessories.
  • Quiet Flight Surf Shop -- Surfboards, surfing accessories, skateboards.
  • The Quiksilver Boardriders Club -- Clothing, beachwear.

Familiar to Tampa Bay:

  • Foot Locker -- Shoes for sports and fitness; apparel.

COMING SOON:

  • Ann Taylor -- Updated classics for women.
  • Christian Dior -- Haute couture for women, includes day and evening wear, accessories, jewelry, shoes.
  • The Franklin Mint -- Collectibles, games, doll houses, throws and jewelry.
  • News at the Plaza -- Domestic and foreign newspapers and magazines, lottery tickets, cigarettes, candy, etc. Nicholson House -- Contemporary American crafts gallery featuring gifts, housewares, jewelry.
  • St. John -- Classic women's casual and evening attire, shoes, accessories.

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