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Shopping Planner: Fit2Run's tent sale, macrame makes a comeback and the Indie Market stays cool

Learn to make a macrame hoop at Makeme studio in St. Petersburg on July 2.

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Learn to make a macrame hoop at Makeme studio in St. Petersburg on July 2.

Walk a Mile: Fit2Run Tent Sale
It feels like more and more people are getting into fitness. If it’s true, that’s a good thing. But it could just be that athleisure is such a big trend now, so it looks like everyone has just come from the gym. Either way, wearing good shoes is key, but that usually comes with a hefty price tag. Enter Fit2Run’s tent sale this weekend. The St. Petersburg location of “the runner’s superstore” will have great deals on all the running essentials outside their store Friday through Tuesday. Jog on over there and check it out. 256 Second St. N. fit2run.com. …

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Shopping Planner: Shop for summer at Suitsupply, get steampunk at the Alchemist's Bazaar and more

Suitsupply brand ambassador Kristian Krempel will be in attendance at the shop's Toast to Summer shopping event at Hyde Park Village on June 22.

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Suitsupply brand ambassador Kristian Krempel will be in attendance at the shop's Toast to Summer shopping event at Hyde Park Village on June 22.

Summer Stylin’: Suitsupply Shopping Event
As of this week, it’s officially summer, though it’s felt like it for some time now. Men’s retailer Suitsupply is ready and will host a VIP shopping event tonight at Hyde Park Village. Come shop the new summer collection while you rub elbows with Kristian Krempel, right, the label’s new brand ambassador. Enjoy music, light refreshments and get yourself a fresh new fit for a new season. It happens from 6-8 p.m. at 1525 W Swann Ave. RSVP to events@suitsupply.com.

It’s Crafty: Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
Downtown Dunedin is so charming to stroll through, with all its shops, galleries and restaurants. Why not make a day of it Saturday or Sunday, when the Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival returns to Main Street? More than 150 crafters will be selling their handmade wares, including ceramics, jewelry and an expansive Green Market. It happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. artfestival.com. …

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Shopping Planner: Gray Space fills the men's goods void, shop with Dad at Hyde Park Village and celebrate Urban Arts

Gray Space is a new men's boutique in downtown St. Petersburg.

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Gray Space is a new men's boutique in downtown St. Petersburg.

Filling the Void: Gray Space
For all the locally owned specialty shops and boutiques downtown St. Pete has to offer, there has been a serious lack of men’s goods. Until now. Gray Space is a new men’s boutique in the up-and-coming Fringe District, offering “post 9-5” and athleisure wear for men. Husband and wife owners Jamie and Gordon Hall started the business because they recognized the need for a place for men could shop and be shopped for. They started out as a pop-up and at indie markets, gained a following, found their space at 189 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N and opened in April.
The clothing is very casual, yet stylish enough to blend in at a swanky brunch spot. The carry brands from Florida, including Winter Park’s Duvin, and West Coast brands Alo Yoga and Kinetix. They also have caps, fun socks and men’s skin care, including Organic Beard Supply, a local brand. The Halls plan to expand their gift and novelty items, like a breath spray I found that supposedly enables you to “understand your mother completely.”
Gray Space is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. grayspacefl.com.
Gray Space also continues to pop up at indie markets, including Saturday at Mastry’s Brewing Co. on St. Pete Beach (7701 Blind Pass Road). There’s a day market from noon to 3 p.m., an evening market from 6-10 p.m. and a fashion show at 7 p.m., which Gray Space is showing in. …

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Shopping Planner: Ink Mania tattoo expo, a moving sale at CC's Boutique and more

A tattoo by Edward Best, one of the featured artists at the Ink Mania tattoo convention at the Coliseum June 9-11.

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A tattoo by Edward Best, one of the featured artists at the Ink Mania tattoo convention at the Coliseum June 9-11.

Art on Your Sleeve: Ink Mania
I’m of an age where I can remember a time when tattoos were rare, or least less common, and edgy. Now, of course, it seems more rare not to have at least one tattoo. And why not? They’re artistic, often beautiful forms of self expression and personal adornment. And there will be a whole lot of them at the Ink Mania tattoo convention this weekend at St. Petersburg’s Coliseum. You can get inked by a number of award-winning tattoo artists from around the world, get a body piercing, attend seminars and enter a tattoo contest. Enter your motorcycle in their Ink and Pistons Bike Show, or just admire them. There’s an art fusion wall and a graffiti contest, as well as a pin-up pageant. The family-friendly expo features specialty vendors, live entertainment and a DJ battle. There’s also an online art auction. Of course, there will be beer and food trucks. Proceeds help benefit children with autism. Admission is $25 for a single-day ticket, $48 for two days or $60 for three. It runs from 2-11 p.m. Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. 535 Fourth Ave. N. inkmaniaexpo.com. …

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Shopping Planner: St. Pete goes retro, stylish kids and a search for fierceness

The St. Pete Vintage Bash returns to the Hollander Hotel on June 4.

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The St. Pete Vintage Bash returns to the Hollander Hotel on June 4.

Time Travel: St. Pete Vintage Bash
What’s old is what’s up at this retro-centric event at St. Petersburg’s Hollander Hotel on Sunday. The poolside St. Pete Vintage Bash celebrates cars, bikes and swimwear. Enter your bike in the motorcycle contest, or don your 1950s bathing suit for a Guys and Gals Swimwear contest. Check out vintage cars by Burghounds Car Club and new motorcycles from St. Pete Powersports and Euro Cycles of St. Petersburg. Feathers, Fate & Steel Boutique will be there in its vintage airstream. Throwback jams from DJ Sugarbear and rockabilly tunes from the Hot Rod Hornets set the vibe. It’s free to attend and runs from 2-6 p.m. 421 Fourth Ave. N. …

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