Where to shop: Dress for Success and Daddy Kool Records have sales

Enhance your wardrobe for a good cause. Find records and music-related items in St. Pete and celebrate shells.
Published February 20

Times Staff Writer

Shop for Good: Inventory Sale

Temperatures are fluctuating, but we are on the threshold of spring, which means it’s time for a wardrobe update. Get one at the Dress for Success Inventory Sale Friday and Saturday. The nonprofit accepts donations of professional women’s attire for those returning to the workplace. They receive so much that they allow the public to shop the donations. There could be even more this year thanks to Marie Kondo inspiring people to clean out their closets. The proceeds help Dress for Success purchase items including plus-size clothing and larger sized shoes. There are no individual fitting rooms at the Bayshore Baptist Church, so if you’re modest, consider wearing leggings and a camisole. Cash is preferred, but they’ll accept credit cards for purchases $25 and up. All sales are final and children aren’t allowed. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3111 W Morrison Ave., Tampa. dressforsuccess.org.

Rock Out: Record time

Surely you’ve heard the news that Daddy Kool Records is moving off downtown St. Pete’s 600 block, so why not help lighten their load at their sidewalk sale on Saturday? You’ll find tons of used LPs, CDs, old concert posters, books, magazines and other music-related stuff. They’ll have another sale on March 23, just ahead of their closing on March 31. The store reopens in the new location in the Warehouse Arts District (2430 Terminal Drive S) on April 13, which is Record Store Day. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 666 Central Ave. daddykool.com.

Make a day of it and head over to Planet Retro Records’ St. Pete Punk Rock Flea Market. The curated indie flea will feature instruments, posters, books, ‘zines, collectibles, vintage clothing, decor and toys and art. It’s a family- and pet-friendly party with live music and DJs, food (vegan, too!) and drinks. Noon to 5 p.m. at 226 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. planetretrorecords.com.

Tongue Twister: Seashell Show

A seashell show in Florida sounds like bringing sand to the beach. But unless you get there early, you won’t really find many shells on the beach. Find them instead at this exhibit of shells from all over the world, with shell arts and crafts, jewelry and books. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. Suggested donation of $4, children free. (727) 796-4117.

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