TAMPA, Fla. — Inside the walls of the Far Forest, everything is vintage.
What You Need To Know
- The Far Forest is a meeting place for the community
- It was created by two friends with a love of all things vintage
Something two friends wouldn't have any other way.
“We definitely balance each other out!” Kelly Ann Garno, co-owner of the Far Forest, said.
Garno and Anna Giancola opened up this one of a kind shop vintage shop in Tampa last year.
“Our moms are into vintage and antiques too, so we got our start there,” Giancola said.
“Growing up, we always shopped at thrift stores and my mom made a lot of clothes for us so it was always natural to look for old stuff we could reuse,” Garno said.
Starting with just pop-ups here and there at local flea markets, they now own a brick-and-mortar location.
“We were like, ‘Let’s just have our own spot, and that way we could make it our own and build a community around it,’” Garno said.
Their shop containing vintage through the decades, from vinyl to books and some seriously wild fashion. But to each of them, it's even more than just the vintage.
It is a meeting place for the community and hosting live music events virtually and soon in person right here at the Far Forest.
“That was definitely a part of the vision from the start for all of our friends who are musicians to come out and join forces in that way,” Garno said.
The Far Forest is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekends.