About us

Our Story:

Bows and Arrows was started by husband and wife team, Chelsea and Matt, in 2013. 


The store owner, Chelsea, began her career in the fashion and retail industry in Tallahassee, Florida, where she and her husband, attended Florida State University. Chelsea graduated from FSU with degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising, and after several management positions, many visual merchandising projects and leading store remodels for Gap Inc's Old Navy, Chelsea took over as General Manager and the couple relocated to Sarasota, Florida.


Then came Florida State's championship season. Living in Sarasota, Chelsea, found it nearly impossible to find cute FSU gear for game day. There were plenty of options for cheap t-shirts or Nike gear from the usual retailers, but nothing else. Even searching for a unique garnet and gold colored dress in the mall was time consuming and the search came up empty. Bows and Arrows was born.


Bowsandarrowsco.com was launched during the summer of 2014. Chelsea and Matt's guest bedroom doubled as their online warehouse, focusing on providing great, unique fashion options for the Florida State fans for game day. After packing and shipping tons of orders every day for Florida State fans for 2 seasons, Florida Gators fans were catching on and asking "where's my cute game day gear, too?!" The Florida Gator collection was launched. By 2017, with closets collapsing and boxes of merchandise piling to the ceiling, Chelsea knew it was time for the next move.


The first Bows and Arrows, brick and mortar location officially opened in Sarasota, Florida, in July 2017. More than just game day, the brick and mortar location allowed Bows and Arrows to expand in every day fashion rooted in southern style.





Photo Credit: Roohi Photography - www.roohiphotography.com 



Who We Are:


Bows & Arrows Boutique is your Every Day and Game Day fashion headquarters. We specialize in providing unique, one-of-a-kind styles for the everyday Florida lifestyle, rooted in effortless, Southern style, with an emphasis on game day apparel for college students, alumni, and fans.


If you visit us in-store and follow us on social media - you'll see some familiar faces! Meet our store stylists: Emma, Marriana, Madison, Olivia, Sarah, and Carson. The girls not only help you find your favorite items in-store and pack all our online orders, but they also model a bunch of our new arrivals on the website!       



What we sell:


Looking for something better to wear to game day besides the same basic t-shirt the rest of the stadium is wearing? Our Bows & Arrows Game Day collections offer a wide range of women's collegiate fashion apparel- including game day dresses, licensed tees and tanks, licensed denim and fashion bottoms, as well as jewelry and accessories like Bourbon & Boweties. 



How we work:


Bows & Arrows orders the majority of our items in limited quantities so we can constantly bring you the newest items you love! So make sure to keep this in mind when you find a dress, top or piece of jewelry you can't live without because once it's gone, we might not get it back!





Bows & Arrows is located inTallahassee, Florida, and we ship anywhere in the US or Canada. Shipping in the US is FREE on all purchases $75+! Shipping to Canada is FREE on purchases over $100+! We ship USPS First Class, so depending on the time of day your order is placed, your merchandise should arrive within 3-4 days.





Items eligible for returns must be in original, unused condition with all original tags and must be returned within 14 days of the confirmed delivery day of the package. All jewelry and accessories purchases are final sale. All Sale styles are final sale.