Shoe Lovers Excited about New Boutique

27-year-old Anthony Castro, owner of Pink Shoe Bag.

Tallahassee’s newest Gaines Street District addition is now ready for its grand opening.

Pink Shoe Bag, located at 439 W. Gaines St. next to Savannah’s Country Buffet is a charming new shoe boutique with a flavorful Miami style.

Owner, 27-year-old Anthony Castro, came to Tallahassee from Miami in early March with a vision to bring his distinctive fashion quality to the city.

“I wanted to bring something to Tallahassee that I saw was missing,” Castro said. “I just wanted to bring some life to Tally with styles and colors along with affordable prices, keeping the students in mind.”

FAMU physical therapy graduate student and Miami native, Dwanquece Deal, said that she immediately got a “Miami vibe” when first entering the store.

“From the colors to the style of the shoes in the store, I could definitely tell that Anthony was a Miami native or has spent time down there at least,” Deal said. “It’s probably why he will get a lot of my money. There is a large selection of cute shoes that can complete an outfit perfectly.”

There are more than 40 styles to choose from in the store ranging from flats, high heels, wedges and boots.

First-year music and nursing student at FAMU, Symone Smith from Sanford, Fla., said that she did not expect the store to be any different from the others, but was highly pleased when she saw the selections to choose from.

“I really came into the store to waste time because my friend was getting a haircut,” Smith said. “I didn’t expect the shoes to be so different in style because Tallahassee is not known for its fashion. I’m kind of disappointed that I didn’t come prepared to shop here.”

Customers will leave with their purchased items in a pink bag, ergo the store’s name.

“It’s like when you leave the store, you’re taking a piece of it with you. That’s the whole purpose of the name and the store,” Castro stated.

The store opened July 17, but the grand opening is set for Friday, Aug. 28, headlined by Florida A&M University’s DJ, Loosekid. 

For more Information about Pink Shoe Bag call 850-320-5800, or visit the website at