Affinity Boutique at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach is a Top 30A Women’s Clothing Shop
Affinity Boutique recently moved from Baytowne Wharf to Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. It has long been a favorite shop among 30A locals and they have been the base that has kept Theresa Barrett’s boutique growing throughout the years.
Theresa is the owner of Affinity Boutique and is somewhat of a local legend. You’ll see what I mean when you watch our interview videos with her at the store this past summer. In addition to local ladies, Theresa is committed to serving South Walton tourists in search of unique Florida Gulf Coast items.
The Origins of Affinity Boutique
Twenty years ago, Theresa was working in the restaurant business. After doing that for a while, Theresa decided it wasn’t for her and that she needed a change of pace. Around that time, she noticed a vacant retail space available for rent near The Red Bar in Grayton Beach. Theresa jumped on the opportunity and opened a unique furniture store that took off faster than she could have ever dreamed!
One day, a local artist brought some rings in and asked if she would showcase them in her store. She agreed to put the artists’ jewelry on display in her Grayton Beach furniture store and it sparked an idea that eventually became Affinity Boutique. Theresa said, “I had more fun with the rings…” So she decided to order more jewelry and accessories and things evolved from that point on.
Shop Affinity Boutique at Gulf Place Today
Now let’s fast-forward to 2018… Theresa has sold her other stores to focus exclusively on growing Affinity which is a brand new beautifully decorated, beachy, boho styled shop in Gulf Place. Theresa told us that people often spend hours browsing through all the different items she has for sale. At Affinity, you’ll find things such as local 30A jewelry, art, rugs, furniture, clothing, decor and much more. There is always something new and totally unique at Affinity Boutique.
Some of the local 30A artist’s Affinity features include Craig Terry, Kris Meigs and Adriana.
Craig Terry is a former cartoonist and he worked for the North West Florida Daily News. Kris Meigs (Craig’s girlfriend) is known for her amazingly adorable sculptures of mermaids, women at the beach and much more.
Adriana specializes in sea glass charms and leather jewelry that is unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
Theresa only carries merchandise made by local SoWal artists and all the clothing items in her store are 100% unique. Next time you’re in Santa Rosa Beach, stop by Affinity Boutique at Gulf Place and say hello to Theresa for us. She’s extremely friendly and passionate about her unique 30A boutique.
Interview with Theresa Barrett owner of Affinity Boutique in Santa Rosa Beach…
Theresa explains “Shawl Dolls”…
You can learn more about Affinity Boutiques via their Facebook page… Facebook.com/AffinityBoutiques
Address: Affinity Boutique 56 Spires Lane unit 17a Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459