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Former teacher opens South Tampa boutique

The women's boutique, Fab'rik South Tampa, celebrates its grand opening on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Fab'rik South Tampa.

The women's boutique, Fab'rik South Tampa, celebrates its grand opening on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Fab'rik South Tampa.

Everything inside the women's boutique, Fab'rik, (except high-end denim) is priced under $100 and soon South Tampa shoppers can get in on the deals.

Former teacher turned Fab'rik franchise owner Andrea Tuggle officially opens her first store at 1902-A S Dale Mabry Highway on Thursday.

"If you could do whatever you want, owning a boutique has always been my answer," Tuggle said. "My husband and I started researching about Fab'rik and found we didn't have one anywhere around us."

Tuggle, who grew up in Tampa, spent nine years teaching and through it all she never stopped shopping.

"I am the type of shopper, I like to shop a lot, weekly and it's hard to shop price-wise because most boutiques have very high price points," Tuggle said. "Fab'rik has a high turnaround in clothing. Two to three times a week we are getting new clothes."

The boutique features more than 300 vendors and carries clothing, handbags, jewelry and all kinds of accessories.

"It was all about taking that leap of faith when you don't have experience," Tuggle said.

Tuggle takes that leap on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an official grand opening celebration featuring giveaways, music and specialty cocktails. She is partnering with Fit Life Foods, who will provide the food, and Orange Theory Fitness.

Tuggle plans on carrying the grand opening festivities throughout the weekend.

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