This week, Mary Osiason, owner of The Pink Palm in Tampa, shares her pride of being one of the first Signature Stores to open in Florida almost 10 years ago!
Come find us!
Store address: 1532 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida
Store hours: Monday-Saturday 10-6
Check us out online and on Facebook!
A Little Bit about us – Opening The Pink Palm in Spring of 2002 was a dream come true! I love all the ladies who work with me; Johanna, Dee, Cindy, Brianna and Darby! Of course I may play favorites to my daughter, Rachel (pictured in some of the store photos) who also works at the store. My wonderful husband oversees the financial end of the business and Teddy, our Wheaten Terrier, is a customer (and our!) favorite. Since opening, we have brightened the lives of many Tampa Bay Ladies and Girls.
My Lilly Story- As a child I loved to wear pink and green and was lucky to have a custom made Lilly sleeping bag and matching nightgown. Both were made from fabric purchased from the Palm Beach store that Lilly herself started! With 2 young girls and a son, I felt that opening the store would give me the opportunity to work mornings and then pick up the girls from school in the afternoon. Now, my oldest daughter Rachel works at the store and my younger daughter Ashley looks forward to helping more when she is older.
Our favorite product from the Summer ’11 delivery… The Callahan and Walsh shorts. We also love the Blossom dress!
About your town/shopping center –
The Pink Palm is located right in the heart of the Tampa Bay area. Many of our customers drive over from St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach/Belleair Bluffs area. We have easy parking in the front (and in our back lot, we have a secret entrance for locals!)
Upcoming events: We have our end of Summer sale in August. We are also known for our annual “Widows Revenge” sale on Superbowl Sunday every year- think warehouse sale on steroids!
A favorite customer story is… when a beautiful customer named Jennifer got her foot stuck in our Lilly riding boot when she was trying them on. She wanted the boots so badly she bought them anyhow and wore them home with her summer shorts!! Soooo funny- love her dearly!
Our store is unique because…we know all our regular customers and their children. We also do not charge shipping for special orders and have been known to drive to customers homes to deliver purchases!
Did you know… that Derek Jeter is building a 25,000 sq foot home in Tampa less than 2 miles from our store! (fyi- he is the Yankee’s shortstop that just got his 3K hit!) And, I once shared a drink out of the same glass with Lilly Pulitzer herself!