Coconut Grove’s many independent boutiques capture the area’s eclectic mix of bohemian chic and casual sophistication. Here are some of our favorites:
1. The Bookstore in the Grove & Organic Kitchen
Celebrate the printed page at this community-focused independently owned bookstore. Browse its extensive selection of art, photography and architecture books and enjoy its large children’s section. Its café features locally roasted coffee, homemade baked goods and its very popular empanadas.
3390 Mary Street, 305-443-2855; thebookstoreinthegrove.com
2. Celestial Treasures
Here is the place for everything needed for a spiritual quest – books, crystals, oils, herbs, tarot cards and incense. The store also offers classes, tarot card readings, and energetic healing. For $11 spend 11 minutes meditating in the store’s meditation pyramid.
3444 Main Highway, 305-461-2341, celestial-treasures.com
3. Edite Mode
Carrying contemporary fashion labels and limited quantities, Edite Mode offers a well-edited head-to-toe selection of the latest trends. The casual wear of such small brands as OVI, Banjul, Maniju, and Renjo will only be found here. Across from the clothing store is Edite Mode’s second location exclusively offering shoes and accessories.
3015 Grand Avenue, 305-442-1674, Editemode.com
4. First Flight Out/Pan Am by Palm Produce
Satisfy your wanderlust with all things travel at this boutique. Housed just blocks from the site of Pan Am’s first air terminal at Dinner Key, First Flight Out offers everything for your next getaway from comfortable easy to pack clothing to the iconic Pan Am carryon bag. Amongst the travel goodies are souvenirs from Pan Am’s glory days including actual airline seats (which are available for purchase).
3015 Grand Avenue, 305-774-7220
5. Kit and Ace
Kit and Ace is what you get when you blend the performance of athleticwear with the styling of streetwear. The offering of high-functioning basics in grey, black and white will become wardrobe staples of both men and women. The T-shirts, dresses, shorts, and pants are made of a specially created technical fabric that is perfect for all seasons.
3401 Main Highway, kitandace.com
6. Maya Hatcha
Coconut Grove is known as a bayside boating village and Maya Hatcha offers the feeling of the area’s younger self. Located in the Grove for 44 years, the store’s offering is a mix of ethnic clothing in natural fabrics, Indian tapestries, essential oils, and jewelry.
3058 Grand Avenue, 305-443-9040, mayahatcha.com
7. Pineda Covalin
Wanting to share the richness of Mexican and Latin American culture, Cristina Pineda and Ricardo Covalin founded the boutique in 1996. Inspired by Mexican and Latin American art their unique collection of textiles includes scarves, ties, shawls, ponchos and silk handbags.
3460 Main Highway, 305-332-1161, pinedacovalinmiami.com
8. TKS Coconut Grove
Sharing a passion for the ocean, Morgan Blittner and Juan Pavan opened TKS Coconut Grove to offer all things you can do on a board – surf, kite, skate and paddle. There is a large selection of the very popular Penny Skateboards from Australia. The apparel offerings include such lifestyle brands as Wellen, Katin, and Our Caste. The full-service store offers boards, board accessories, and demos to try.
2990 McFarlane, 305-646-1681, tksmiami.com
Situated in the heart of Coconut Grove, CocoWalk is a fun collection of retail, dining and entertainment options. As an outdoor mall CocoWalk offers a mix of retailers from chain stores like the Gap and Victoria’s Secret to specialty retailers Edward Beiner optical wear and Maui Nix Surf Shop. It is also home to The Cheesecake Factory, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Starbucks, Bice Bistro and the 15-screen luxury movie theater Cinepolis.
The mall has an attached parking garage. Parking is free on Mondays with a $25+ purchase at participating stores and restaurants. Mondays – Fridays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. parking is $2 with validation from a CocoWalk restaurant.
3015 Grand Avenue, 305-444-0777, cocowalk.net