Shop like a Miami Supermodel

 

If you want to dress like a star, shop where they shop -- and go Kate Moss vintage or J-Lo luxe.

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The Fly Boutique is boho heaven. Photo: Barbara P. Hernandez/For the Miami Herald.
 

By Madeleine Marr

Not all celebrities have a bottomless supply of glam stuff sent to them by publicity seeking designers. Some have to actually hit the pavement for their fashion finds. Here's a few places where they grab some retail therapy when in town:

Bal Harbour Shops: South Florida's temple to luxury, this outdoor mall -- anchored by Neiman Marcus and Saks -- caters to the R&F. Every luxury brand you can think of has representation here -- Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and more. Spotted: J.Lo, Oprah, Gloria Estefan, Christina Aguilera. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-866-0311; www.balharbourshops.com

Base: It's been a Beach fixture for like, eons, with good reason. The well-edited selection of street clothes -- tanks, cargo pants, layered jewelry -- is hard to resist. There's also a CD bar for bored shopmates. Spotted: Usher, Lauren Hutton, Anna Kournikova. 939 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-6470; www.baseworld.com

C. Madeleine's: Where gorgeous vintage goes to get reincarnated. Any given day you'll see oodles of celebs (or their stylists) hunting through this giant wonderland for styles through the ages. Spotted: Marisa Tomei, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Paulina Rubio, Michael Kors, Chloe Sevigny. 13705 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-945-7770; www.cmadeleines.com

Fly Boutique: Vintage fanatics get their fill at this boho heaven packed to the rafters with '70s disco dresses, faux wraps and distressed jean jackets. Spotted: Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss, Lenny Kravitz. 650 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-604-8508.

Intermix: Whenever hipsters come to our neck of the beach they make a beeline to this girly trove, which sells lust-after dresses, shoes and jewelry by it designers like Michael Kors, LaRok, Stella McCartney. 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950 and Bal Harbour Shops, 305-993-1232; www.intermixonline.com

Leo: Co-owned by Christina Minasian, former head buyer at L.A.'s Kitson, this hotspot stocks established labels for both sexes -- from Heatherette and Hanky Panky to Citrine by the Stones and Rolland Berry. Spotted: Usher, R & B star Kelis Rogers-Jones, Danish air-rage model May Anderson. 640 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-6550; www.leomiami.com

Poltrona Frau: Founded in 1912, this chic Italian firm is just now becoming an, em, household name. The showroom wows with superbly made, high-end leather furniture. Spotted: Janet Jackson, Beyoncé. 10 NE 39th St., Miami's Design District, 305-576-3636; www.frauatlantica.net

The Scarlet Letter: A stationery standby known for its sassy invitations, sleek holiday cards and elegant personalized paper. Spotted: Miami chef Michelle Bernstein, Lisa Pliner, Mike Piazza, Ricky Martin. 1691 Michigan Ave., suite 10, Miami Beach, 305-535-8880.

Steam on Sunset: Locals and A-listers salivate over the ultra trendy duds revved up with rhinestones, beads and chains. Look out for InStyle names like Matthew Williamson, Just Cavalli and Y3. Spotted: Jada Pinkett Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones. 5828 Sunset Dr., South Miami, 305-669-9991.

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