Several new stores are headed to International Plaza this spring. • Lilly Pulitzer, Spanx, Boston Proper and Camicissima are opening in the next few months. Life Time Athletic, an upscale fitness center, is opening in April, and Mexican restaurant Chipotle is opening by spring. • "It's exciting to introduce so many fashionable and fun firsts to the bay area," said Nina Mahoney, International Plaza's marketing and sponsorship director.
Lilly Pulitzer sells colorful, Palm Beach-inspired dresses, tunics, swimwear and accessories for women and children.
Spanx, which was founded by Clearwater native Sara Blakely, offers slimming apparel, swimsuits, bras, active wear and men's undershirts. The collection is available at department and specialty stores, but this will be the first standalone store in the Tampa Bay area.
Also new to the market will be Boston Proper, a Boca Raton retailer of high-end women's apparel and accessories, and Camicissima, an Italian store known for its European-styled men's dress shirts, casual shirts and handmade silk ties.