The lowdown: For a taste of swanky St. Tropez, one need only visit freshly minted La Piaggia Boutique by AleXx. Located at the ritzy South of Fifth beach club, the petite boutique boasts a smattering of French imports — from colorful silk scarves to necklaces to breezy dresses.
Owner and St. Tropez native Alexx Kann says, “The Boutique satisfies the desires of the most demanding international clientele, seduced by the comfort, elegance and the many different styles available.”
The ‘hood: Nestled inside member’s only La Piagga — the boutique is open to the pubic and not just for La Piaggia members. The shop is wedged between the Murano at Portofino and Apogee high-rises.
The ambience: Kann remodeled the space to whisk guests to the French Riviera. Natural woods and white walls pop with the boutique’s vibrant inventory awash in coral, blue and green hues.
Highlights: Scoop up floor-length cotton caftans, Ipanema bracelets, beaded earrings, statement necklaces, straw totes and even paintings — all priced $30 and up. The owner says: “I’m selling things you can’t find anywhere else in Miami because I import everything from France and receive new items every month,” Kann adds.