Saturday’s Gasparilla Parade of Pirates is a uniquely Tampa event, created by city leaders more than 100 years ago as a way to lure visitors. It worked. Some 300,000 people are expected to line Bayshore Boulevard as more than 150 floats, bands and various krewes toss beads and trinkets into the crowd.

It all started with a fictional pirate, Jose Gaspar. The festival was founded in 1904 by Ye Mystic Krewe of …….

Here’s a breakdown of things you might need for the Gasparilla Pirate Festival and where to find them.

TAMPA, Fla. — For all everyone planning on taking over the streets of downtown Tampa for Gasparilla 2023, there is still time to pick up your pirate costumes and outfits before Jan. 28.

Whether you want to pick out a pirate shirt, an eye patch, or go fully…….

MILAN — It is nearly 72 years since Giovanni Battista Giorgini, a descendant of an old Florentine family, telephoned a group of American buyers attending the spring haute couture shows in Paris and invited them to attend a fashion show in his home.

Five accepted. They were the Seventh Avenue designer Hannah Troy and the buyers for B. Altman and Bergdorf Goodman of New Yo…….

Is it just me, or are slouchy boots suddenly everywhere? Whether flat or heeled, mid-calf or knee-high, leather or denim, the options appear to be boundless—and omnipresent. The accessory’s sheer versatility renders it an infinitely wearable accessory for pretty much any occasion, complementing nearly every aesthetic, from indie sleaze to coastal grandmother. While scrunc…….