Find your treasures at Time Zone
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Marianne and Tom Ferrara offer jewelry, purses,
luggage , wallets, clothing and more at Time Zone
What inspires you? Some people are inspired by beautiful sunsets, beautiful words or beautiful art. But if you're inspiration comes from owning beautiful things, I know exactly where you can go.
Marianne and Tom Ferrara have been selling designer inspired purses, luggage, wallets, jewelry and a host of other apparel for over 20 years. They were formerly at The Red Barn, but in October of last year they moved into their own shop, Time Zone & Silver Touch, in the Jennings Arcade on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.
Originally from Massachusetts, the Ferraras relocated to Florida 25 years ago when Tom retired from teaching. His interest in all types of watches led him to a new career, and when Marianne retired from managing a doctor's office she joined him and expanded their inventory.
Tom is the expert in watches carrying all styles from bling to vintage and collectibles. He has a collection of pocket watches, an inventory of watch bands, and he can change the battery in your existing timepiece.
Marianne has taken the shop to a whole new level by adding designer inspired shoes, handbags, silver and gemstone jewelry, sunglasses, wallets, scarves and T-shirts. She says her inventory consists of high grade artesian inspired or manufactured pieces.
She personally hand chooses her designer inspired purses, wallets and luggage to determine they are the highest quality available. The purses range from $40 to $90, and Marianne likes to point out that everything in their shop "only looks expensive."
You'll also find handcrafted silver jewelry and jewelry featuring semi-precious stones, some of it containing quartz, larimar and rhodochroisice. They also carry the new line of Charles Albert jewelry called Alchemia. Inspired by the ancient mythical craft of transforming lesser metals into gold, Alchemia blends base metals to simulate the look and feel of 18K gold. The resulting handcrafted jewelry has the look of expensive pieces at affordable prices.
It's hard to believe that the Ferraras can offer the wide variety of items they do in this petite shop. Once you get inside, you'll be amazed at how much there is to choose from and how many of your favorite designers' names you will recognize.
Inspiration is in the eye of the beholder. Visit Time Zone & Silver Touch for your dose of inspiration and take away a beautiful thing at an inspirational price.
TIME ZONE & SILVER TOUCH
417 12th St. W. (Old Main Street), Bradenton
Tuesday and Wednesday:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. till
Saturday: 10 a.m. till
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