Bows and Arrows Moves into New UTC Location in Sarasota
After four successful years at the Market at UTC in Sarasota, husband and wife team Matt and Chelsea Sluizer have moved their popular Bows and Arrows Boutique across University Blvd to the District at UTC. Located on the southeast corner of University Town Center, in the heart of the Lakewood Ranch business district, the boutique now neighbors Jeni’s Ice Cream, Shake Shack, and Bento Asian Kitchen.
The Evolution of Bows and Arrows
The Sluizers began Bows and Arrows Boutique as an online business in 2013. But after four years of steadily increasing sales, the venture had grown so popular that they decided to open a retail store in order to service their large base of local customers.
While shoppers can still order online, being able to come in and see the products in-person has proven a popular option among locals. And while 2020 was a difficult year for all brick-and-mortar retail stores, Chelsea says they are looking forward to the new spot in the bustling, east-county business district.
“After a long year, we’re really excited to be open in the District at UTC,” said Chelsea, who holds a B.S in Fashion Design and Merchandising from FSU. “Our customers can come shop, dine in the area, and just have a great experience. The new store is bright, vibrant, full of amazing new fashion, and in a prime location. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Bows and Arrows Boutique.”
The new location is full of new arrivals, and new styles are added on a weekly basis. Bows and Arrows offers a wide array of unique dresses and rompers, in fun prints and patterns, great everyday basics, affordable and quality athleisure and workout apparel, including licensed college team products, which are often hard to find in female designs. Specializing in affordable women’s fashion from popular boutique brands, it’s the perfect place for those drawn to an effortless Southern style for the everyday Florida lifestyle.
Hours: Bows and Arrows is open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 12-5:00 p.m.
Location: 190 N Cattlemen Rd Unit 4A, Sarasota, FL 34243
Photos from Sully Maley