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Where to shop this weekend: African Fashions returns, the Chiselers Market and a marine yard sale

Find a regal dress fit for a prom queen at the African Fashions Pop Up at the Embassy Suites in Tampa on March 16. (Courtesy of Yemisi Olorunsola)
Find a regal dress fit for a prom queen at the African Fashions Pop Up at the Embassy Suites in Tampa on March 16. (Courtesy of Yemisi Olorunsola)
Published Mar. 14, 2019

Times Staff Writer

Popping Up: African Fashions

Michigan-based company African Fashions by Classic Expressions has been popping up in Tampa for the past couple of years. They'll bring a selection of gorgeous African fabrics and chic fashions to the Embassy Suites on Saturday. They have clothes for men and women, and size ranges from extra small to plus. Prom season is upon us, so consider finding your dress there. Imagine the entrance you'd make. It's free, but you can register on Facebook. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.

Swanky Flea: Chiselers Market

The Chiselers are the restoration group for the University of Tampa's Henry B. Plant Hall, the quintessential Tampa landmark. One of their fundraising efforts is an annual sale of donated items. This is no ordinary garage sale; they cull antiques, home decor, furniture, silver, jewelry and, in past years, entire collections of things. And once again, the Kondo effect will likely make for a robust selection. Proceeds go back to the preservation of the building. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Plant Hall, 374 UT University Drive. thechiselersinc.com.

Ahoy: Marine Yard Sale

Another upscale twist on a thrift concept is Eckerd College's Marine Yard Sale. Things will probably sell out, so get there early. The college's Waterfront program recently got new sailboats, so there are eight 1999 420 sailboats available this year. In addition to boats, engines and kayaks, cool vintage nautical items are for sale, including a wind meter from the early 1900s. Proceeds benefit the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Eckerd College Waterfront Complex, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

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