The lowdown: “Lady Lux is where fashion meets luxury and you don’t have to break the bank to look and feel like the luxurious lady you are!” 32-year-old owner Melissa Garcia says. Open since December 2009, Lady Lux Boutique prides itself on stylish women’s clothing and accessories at attainable prices. What’s that mean for you? More luxe for your hard-earned bucks.
The ‘hood: Situated one block east of Miracle Mile, Lady Lux is located in the heart of Coral Gables on zippy Coral Way. Sandwiched between a barbershop and salon, the shop stays true to its quaint neighborhood.
The ambience: Think Champs-Elysées-Meets-Coral-Way. Damask wallpaper, sweeping crystal chandelier and wall of roses ooze a whimsical vibe. “I was inspired by the chic, romantic style of Paris with a vintage-y feel,” Garcia says.
Highlights: “We offer the latest trends in women’s clothing and accessories, from casual chic to sexy all at affordable prices from $20 to $120. Most items are in the $30 to $60 range,” Garcia says. Scoop up contemporary labels like Collective Concepts, Rubber Ducky, Peppe Peluso, Piko 1988, Ramona La Rue and Moon Collection. Nab a J.J. Winters cross-body purse ($88), Linea Pelle stackable cuff ($20), Ark & Co. frock ($89), Solemio romper ($45) and Cecilia Gonzalez necklace ($70).
The owner says: “Customers can expect to be immediately greeted with a warm smile, ‘hello’ and friendly conversation. We like to get to know our customers, their style and what they’re looking for, so we can offer the best styling advice and assistance,” Garcia adds.