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Listen up ladies! Gainesville may not be found on a fashion map anytime soon, but that is no excuse to look any less than perfect.

Every diva knows, you have to look your best on every occassion, no exceptions. Don't worry, you are in good hands, the Dainty Diva is well aware of what it means to shop fashionably on a budget.

I have spotted the best places to discount shop around Gainesville. It is time to clear out that out-of-date closet and make room for a new wardrobe.

URBAN THREAD

University Avenue Location:

1117 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

(352) 384-1134

13th Street Location:

Urban Thread Urban Thread

If you prefer trendy to classic this may become your new go-to place for the every occasion outfit. Urban Thread carry's everything from accessories to home goods at discounted rates, you will never find anything "full-price" within these walls. You can wear designers such as J Crew, Free People, Silence Noise, dolce vita and others for a fraction of the price. I prefer going to their 13th Street location because it carry's a wider variety of brands. Shop here when looking for almost anything.

HENRI GIRL

Butler Plaza:

3224 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL

(352)375-1198

Henry Girl Henry Girl

Located in busy Butler Plaza, Henry Girl is one of Gainesville's fastest growing boutiques. The atmosphere is high-end, while the prices are fantastic. You can find everything from simple tee shirts to formal attire all under one roof. Not to mention the shoes are fantastic, never over $50 and always fashionable. Shop here when you are simply looking for a new outfit to impress the entourage.

LOOP De LOOP

205 Northeast 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL

(352)222-3196

Loop De Loop

Loop De Loop is tucked away on 16th Avenue off of Main Street, and one of the few family-owned vintage boutiques here in Gainesville. It is full of re-sale vintage clothes, clutches, shoes, homemade accessories and nick-knacks. This is not your ordinary boutique by any means, but you can find one-of-a-kind vintage garments hidden within the racks. I have personally shopped here on a few occasions and couldn't find anything over $20. Shop here when looking for gently used antique pieces to spice up your wardrobe.

AMERICAN APPAREL

Downtown:

15 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL

(352)372-2262

American Apperal American Apperal American Apperal

Located in Downtown Gainesville and well known amongst the college girls, American Apparel cannot be beat for consistency, they seem to know what their doing. AA is always the first to carry new trends, yet they still stick to their classic looks as well. You can find everything from lace leotards and pink leggings to oxford polo's and long skirts here. Shop here for everything; girls will envy your trendy look.