What’s in Store

A roundup of retail happenings throughout Tallahassee

Any fashionista knows that Cole Couture is a staple to Tallahassee closets. Owner Carrie McNeill announced the opening of elle | market {a curated boutique}, which will embody sophisticated, staple styles for both women and men that are lasting and on-trend. You’ll find only the best lines of tees, tops, dresses, blazers, indulgences (silk pajamas and scented candles) and jewelry box temptations all while sipping on a glass of wine or champagne.

McNeill is especially ecstatic about the denim bar, which will offer an extensive menu of jeans. The buying team is currently shopping to perfect the spring collection while counting down the days until their grand opening on April 1 in Market Plaza.


Now located on Thomasville Road, Ponderosa Junction, a home-furnishing and décor store, specializes in letting the customer completely visualize their decorating space. The hands-on technology allows you to browse thousands of furniture and home décor options via tablet. Select the styles that fit your space and place them in a virtual model that resembles your home. From there you can buy the items in-store.

This experience is simply unique and unparalleled in the area. Owner Alicia Cartwright points to four different styles that are trending right now: boho haven, Hollywood glitz, urban foundry and pastoral charm.

Cartwright selected four distinct pieces that represent each style.
The Clayco Bay Table is the epitome of boho haven, with two-tone black and brown finishes and a farmhouse top. Hollywood glitz is characterized through Ponderosa Junction’s Coralayne cocktail table, which embraces metallic finishes and a tempered glass top. The merging textiles on the Ralene Panel Bed creates the perfect
urban foundry atmosphere. And, pastoral charm is present in the Bolanburg display cabinets and Alazne Rug.

Suit Up 
The spring-weather suits at Nic’s Toggery showcase two major trends: a new shade of blue and the continuation of the modern, slim fit. “The younger the customer, the trimmer the fit,” says co-owner Victor Gavalas. “For those not as young or trim, you want the same look, but with more comfort.” Under the jacket, dress shirts are seeing some slight changes. “White always dominates in solids,” Gavalas says, but other soft shades of blue, fuchsia, light green and gray are coming into the spotlight. Check dominates the pattern trend, but stripes are making their comeback.

Local Style
Southern Compass Outfitters is carrying a new local line which is proving to be a top seller in large part because of those regional roots. The beauty of the Red Hills region inspired Red Hills Clothing Co, which is right here in Tallahassee’s backyard. Their mission is to promote and preserve this beautiful region for many years to come. With every item they sell, a portion of the sale is donated to Tall Timbers Research Station, which supports ecosystem research and habitat preservation. The T-shirts and hats portray images of the region, such as quails, hunting scenes and local trees.

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