Boutique of the week: TAJ by Sabrina

 

Summer's around the corner, time to break out the flowy cotton goodness.

 Taj by Sabrina
 Taj by Sabrina.
 

By Maria Arguello

Some locales, like St. Tropez, Mallorca and Ibiza, are known for being summer destinations, others, such as Miami, St. Barths and Cabo are known for their endless summers. But what they all have in common are beautiful beaches, all-night-long parties, chic attitude, international entourages and steaming hot style. And many of those jet-setters are spending their days - and nights -- in colorful, bright dresses designed by Miami's own Sabrina Crippa.

Crippa is an Italian transplant and the owner of TAJ by Sabrina, a boutique on South Beach that carries the owner's signature line (which is also carried by boutiques in hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and Harvey Nichols) as well other high-end, super-feminine lines like Milly, Tibi and Aspara. Racks are stocked with everything from white, gauzy cotton dresses and cover-ups to glitzy multicolored tops. Some of the shop's most popular dresses have intricately detailed beading, bold graphics and lacy kimono-esque sleeves. What doesn't vary is the day-to-night, quietly glamorous feel of the shop and everything in it.

A staple on Ocean Drive for eight years, the boutique has a strong international following, as TAJ by Sabrina is known for evoking the refreshingly light sensibility of a sophisticated summer. These are the clothes summer loves are made of.

TAJ by Sabrina, 760 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-761-6883

Published: 7/08

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