Unlike secondhand clothes, secondhand fruit is useless thanks to an overabundance of juggle wounds. Enjoy secondhand products untainted by clowns with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of new, used, or vintage clothing at Revolve Clothing Exchange, with locations on East Seventh Avenue in Ybor City and on Fourth Street North in St. Petersburg.
The eclectic outfitter outfits fashionistas and dapper dudes with a plethora of dashing duds and alluring accessories—some never worn, others formerly occupied by mod maidens and misters. The affordable apparel emporium boasts an ever-rotating, dizzying bounty of brands including BCBG, Citizens of Humanity, Free People, Marc Jacobs, and more, plus inimitable vintage items perfect for 1920s cocktail parties or 1960s Cold War barbecues. While merchandise shifts on a regular basis, recent examples of glitzy garb and attractive accouterments have included high-waisted jeans ($14), blue cowgirl boots ($24), a red leather clutch ($5), and a duo of ceramic owls ($14). Shop with a single piece in mind or ask the stylish staff for ensemble suggestions, pairing the new and recycled like a baby telling knock-knock jokes.
- What's old is new again. In this economy, vintage isn't just trendy, it's smart. Revolve Clothing Exchange sits in the heart of Ybor City. It's a small shop with an interesting concept. – Alcides Segui, Fox9
- Revolve has clothing for both men and women with an eye toward customers from teens through early 40’s. At Revolve, moms and daughters can shop together for name brand clothing at bargain prices. – Karen Wilber, Examiner.com
Revolve Clothing Exchange
Revolve Clothing Exchange recognizes the cyclical influence of fashion. To carve out its niche and impede the constant flow of textile waste, the boutique buys, sells, and swaps new and vintage apparel from celebrated brands such as Diesel, American Apparel, and Anthropologie. This has earned it the loyal patronage of local fashion mavens and Creative Loafing Tampa's Best of the Bay Awards for Best Consignment and Best Women's Clothing Boutique in 2012. Its ever-changing arsenal of skirts, hats, shoes, and tops spans all styles and eras, from the floral prints and mini dresses inspired by the 1960s to the 8-foot-tall wigs from the 1760s. Skilled clothing appraisers maintain a curated collection of high-end boots, jeans, jewelry, and dresses, buying strictly from a list of brands and styles that focus on seasonality.