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8 Great Sarasota Shopping Finds

Style editor Carol Tisch rounds up fresh new finds.

By Carol Tisch March 30, 2015 Published in the April 2015 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Sandy beaches, rolling waves and open seas set the theme for some of fashion’s most elegant new collections for apparel and home. These are far from kitschy souvenirs; instead, local stores have reeled in couture-quality adornments, from chi-chi striped Breton marinière shirts and seafaring blazers at The Met to of-the-moment shagreen accessories at Sarasota Collection.

 

Home décor tastemaker Annie Selke (of Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert fame) just launched a new brand called Fresh American that’s brimming with nautical-themed cotton canvas indoor-outdoor pillows for yacht or family room ($75). Main Street Traders, 1468 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 373-0475.

 

Inspired by Art Deco furnishings covered in shagreen or stingray skin, Regina Andrews now does lamps, sculpted tables and decorative boxes in this once-again chic and coveted texture ($325). The Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-8313.

 

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Sarasota artist Chris Bales designs one-of-a-kind sea-inspired jewelry with handpicked colored gems, pearls, fossils, shells and beads to create playful Eiligators Silvery Jewelry like this rose-cut mother-of-pearl sea turtle pendant hand made in sterling silver. ($117). 530 Burns Gallery by Nikki Sedacca, 530 Burns Lane, Sarasota, (941) 951-0620.

 

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From fine art originals by Kevin LePrince to decoupage plates from John Derian and marine life illustrations like this fish in the ancient art of Gyotaku ($2,500), innovative wall art for sea lovers abounds at Pecky, 100 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 957-0300.

 

Though new at The Met, spring and summer designs by Germany-based Marc Cain (above) capture the essence of Sarasota with a sportswear collection called Circus and couture with coastal themes. The Met Fashion House Day Spa & Salon, 35 S. Boulevard of the Presidents, (941) 388-3991.

 

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Silkscreened on antique mercury glass, these mirrors featuring your choice of a sea horse, turtle, nautilus or sea urchin are sold individually ($495) or as a group of four ($450 each) for maximum impact and a touch of Old World glamour. Order at Indigo West, 134 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 487-7160.

 

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The treasure chest of sea-inspired gifts waiting to be uncovered at Envie runs from the red coral magnifying glass from L’Objet ($115) to half-moon clutch bags by Marjorie Bloom, customizable with your choice of lizard, turtle, sea horse and more ($187). Envie, 1411 First St., Sarasota, (941) 366-7027.

 

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The ocean floor moves indoors with two new coastal- themed wool rugs from Company C: Barefoot on the Beach ($680 for 5 by 8 feet) with sand dollars and shells and To-Bay-Go ($995 for 5 by 8 feet) with sea flora on an ocean blue ground. Rugs as Art, 6650 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-1900.

 

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