June 23, 2017


Boutiques from Miami, Pittsburgh to open in Hyde Park Village

Two boutiques will open their first Tampa locations in Hyde Park Village this fall.

Boho Hunter, which has locations in Miami’s Wynwood district and Miami Beach, will open on West Snow Circle between Better Byrd and Vineyard Vines.

Social Status, which launched in downtown Pittsburgh and has locations in Houston, Atlanta and throughout North Carolina, will open between Salt Pines and The Shade Store on West Swann Avenue.

WS Development, the owner of the South Tampa shopping district, announced the new shops Friday morning. The boutiques are the latest in a series of new tenants in Hyde Park, which recently landed Better Byrd, a fast-casual fried-chicken concept from Ciccio Restaurant Group. Since 2014, WS has spent millions redeveloping Hyde Park, overhauling the infrastructure and storefront facades.

“Our No. 1 goal is to create a truly unique experience at the village,” Gabby Soriano, a spokeswoman for WS, said in a statement. The addition of Social Status and Boho Hunter does exactly that. Social Status provides luxury global street brands and culture in a sleek, modern environment. Boho Hunter offers high-end cult brands from Latin America that is new to our market. Both concepts are examples of fantastic new and diverse retail options for our guests.”

Boho Hunter sells “handpicked, luxury brands from Latin American talent and across the region,” according to WS. Some of its featured brands include Palma Canaria, Stella & Amelia, VerdeLimon and ILKA Bags.

“We felt that Hyde Park Village, with its unique and vibrant atmosphere, was the perfect fit for the eclectic and fashion forward vibe of the Boho Hunter brand,” Katie Morales, co-owner and operator, said in a statement.

Social Status “caters to the stylish consumer who is quality driven and fashion focused.” Their brands include Just Don, A Bathing Ape and Off-White.

“After scouting different locations within the Tampa area, Social Status decided on Hyde Park Village as it best represents the direction of new culture for Tampa,” said James Whitner, owner of The Whitaker Group, Social Status’ parent company. “With Hyde Park developing into the go-to destination for shopping, entertainment and nightlife, the decision to open our newest Social Status location in Hyde Park Village was an easy one. We look forward to bringing a new energy into the already vibrant streets of Hyde Park.”

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