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Boutique sale: Super Bowl XLIII = 43 percent off



LaurelbakernecklaceThe biggest sporting event of the year happens Sunday in Tampa. Which means you need a new top. And jeans. Maybe some shoes, too.

And –- why not? -– jewelry.

Suitcase Boutique wants to help you get ready for some football. Today through Saturday, the Tampa store is offering 43 percent off (get it?) one item. Some exclusions apply, including accessories. But here’s still plenty of loot on sale to ensure you have maximum swagger at all those Super Bowl parties. And bonus: Stop by Thursday or Friday to catch a trunk show by Gainesville-area jewelry designer Laurel Baker.

Owner Lori DeGroot is a Chicago native with a fashion-forward sense of style. She says her store carries "definitely wearable clothing, just a little ahead of the curve." Suitcase specializes in T-shirts and cocktail wear, mostly by under the-radar designers: Life with Bird, Eskell, Brynn Isom, Kaylee Tankus. Hurry and snatch ‘em up before they start sending all their good stuff to Michelle Obama. About a third of Suitcase is mainstream stuff: James Perse, Huntor Dixon, Blank.

The store is in south Tampa, across from Plant High School. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Call (813) 333-5098 or check out

~ Guest Deal Diva Dalia Colon

(Photo: Laurel Baker necklace)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:13pm]


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