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Menswear shop is all about the swag; new monogram spot

Ricc Rollins, lead stylist, left, and Daryl House, owner of Classic Gentlemen Boutique.

AMY SCHERZER (May 2013)

Ricc Rollins, lead stylist, left, and Daryl House, owner of Classic Gentlemen Boutique.

Menswear boutique opening new location

TAMPA — Classic Gentlemen Boutique began as a mobile menswear concierge, with owner Daryl House driving to homes and businesses, fitting "custom, off-the-rack and out-of-the-trunk" clothing, said lead stylist Ricc Rollins.

Just over two years ago, House opened a storefront in the east Tampa community business incubator on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. "A real haberdashery of the quality you'd find in International Plaza and South Tampa," Rollins said.

Having outgrown that space, the menswear boutique moves July 1 to Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights.

"We have a very diverse following, city officials to college students," Rollins said. "Men like coming here, like they like coming to the barbershop."

What makes them stand out?

"Swag," he said. "We're more colorful, more daring, on trend. But we also know how to clothe the conservative businessman, maybe two ties for one suit. One for the corporate boardroom and one for Sunday worship."

Classic Gentlemen Boutique, 5704 N Florida Ave., will be open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and Monday by appointment. Call (813) 495-4569 or (813) 391-6776.

Dixie Monogram personalizes you

TAMPA — You name it, Erinn Berkelhammer can probably monogram it.

"Phone cases, hair bows, scarves, tote bags, dog bowls, baby bloomers and bibs, pillows and cutting boards, sunglasses. We'll personalize just about anything," said the owner of Dixieland Monogram.

The Ocala native opens her doors June 29 in Hyde Park Village, behind the Wine Exchange, with a drawing to win a pair of monogrammed rain boots. With an undergrad degree from the University of Florida and a master's in sports management from Florida State, Berkelhammer says she's a sucker for "anything preppy, Southern, seersucker, nautical . . . and monogrammed."

"It's classy," said Berkelhammer, 24. "Like you're giving someone something really special."

The store also engraves jewelry, embroiders company logos and offers bulk discounts for sororities, bridal parties, birthday favors and reunions. Customers may bring in their own items to be monogrammed as well.

Dixieland Monogram, 1625 W Snow Circle, is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit dixielandmonogram.com or call (813) 253-0800.

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