Poppin’ and Shoppin’

Photo courtesy of Theresa NeSmith Photography

Raise your hand if you hate to go shopping. I know, I know, it’s not for everyone. Have you seen these cute, little shops as you drive by and you wonder what they’re like, but aren’t able to go in? Maybe you dislike shopping by yourself; maybe you’re intimidated; maybe styling is not your forte; or maybe you have a hard time finding pieces that fit both you and your budget.

What if you could change all of that? What if you could make shopping a fun and social experience? What if you could go shopping with your own personal fashion stylist, who guides you through the process and helps you make good choices? Here’s the kicker – what if you could drink champagne while you shop? Well guess what, you can! Enter Style Finder Boutique Bus Tours with Michelle Bremer of Runway Translator.

If you’re looking for something unique and fun to do, this is a memorable, fashion-forward experience; climb aboard the luxurious Mercedes limo bus and enjoy being led by your professional fashion stylist to three boutiques on a customized route based on the guests’ budget preferences and personal style.

Style Finder Boutique Bus is your solution and bottom line, it’s fun!


We visited three select boutiques based on guest preferences. We started out at the Runway Translator studio for a champagne toast and group photo by Theresa NeSmith.

Stop 1 was fabrik South Tampa, owned by Andrea Tuggle where we learned about how she’s been open for a few years and she’s a franchise owner. Then we hopped back on the bus, where I taught some spring fashion trend info.

Stop 2 was LMB Boutique on S Howard. This spot is owned by Liz Murtag, an interior designer who also understands the art of fashion. She has a second location in Dunedin. Her aesthetic is very bohemian-luxe.

Our final shopping destination was Poppy Boutique on S Dale Mabry. Here we learned more about the classic spring fashions trends.

Written by FLocal Fashion Editor Michelle Bremer

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