Boho Hunter, a boutique based in Miami's Wynwood District, will expand into Tampa with its very first franchise.
The partners behind bringing the concept to Hyde Park Village are Tampa native Katie Morales and Blanca Sanchez-Marcos who was born in Madrid and majored in fashion marketing and design.
"The Miami shop opened about four years ago and it started with four friends, all from different countries in Latin America," Morales said. "They had a passion for brands they couldn't get in the states — the design and the craftsmanship."
Though the Hyde Park Village location won't carry all the same brands as its Miami partner, there are flagship brands like the bathing suit line Verde Limon and Palma Canaria, a brand known for its bags.
"You'll find something new and different that you won't find in Miami," Morales said. "But like in Miami, everything is handmade from these artists in Latin America. It's giving local artists from poor countries jobs."
The upscale women's shop carries clothing, swim wear, accessories, bags and hats.
"These artists are making these products by hand so they are all different. There's a special story with each piece you buy," Morales said.
Boho Hunter is tentatively opening in October at 1625 W Snow Ave. A grand opening will follow in November. For more information, visit bohohunter.com.
Better Byrd and Social Status will also open in the fall in Hyde Park Village.
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