The List: Summer Shopping Haunts
Itty-bitty bikinis? Check. Chic one-pieces and breezy tunics? Yes and yes. Kids swimsuits? Absolutely. For 15 years, locals flock to this South Miami-based boutique for its well curated mix of designer swimwear (think Acacia, Kai Lani ad Miko) and accessories for the sun goddess set.
7328 SW 57 Avenue, South Miami; 305-662-8621.
This laidback men’s boutique on Miami Beach (pictured above) is brimming with classic menswear wrapped in a delightfully vintage ambience. Customers will find a carefully curated selection of menswear synonymous with high-quality craftsmanship, minimalist ethos and classic style. Button down shirts, T-shirts, jeans, chinos, sneakers, shoes, travel bags, wallets, bracelets, shorts and men’s grooming goodies from brands such as APC, Band of Outsiders, Baxter of California, Michael Bastian, Mollusk, Saturdays Surf NYC and Sunspel are up for keeps.
1784 West Avenue, Bay 5, Miami Beach; 305-534-9917.
Locals love the flirty dresses, on-trend sunnies and fashion-forward sandals here. This Miami Beach-based shop is also brimming with flirty rompers, chic handbags and comfy tees. Our favorite items? The mélange of classic straw fedoras available in every color under the sun.
1891 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-479-4898.
4. Gee Beauty
A few tabloids and last year’s sunscreen? Come on, people. Your beach bag (not to mention your hair and skin) deserves better. Scoop up summer’s beauty essentials such as sunscreen, self-tanner, bronzer, moisturizers and serums at Gee Beauty. The modern makeup and skincare studio nestled on the first floor of swanky Bal Harbour Shops is chockfull of world-renowned skincare products (think Tata Harper, Hampton Sun and GlamGlow) and results-driven treatments such as their oxygen facial — leaving skin kissably smooth.
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-3533.
5. Nic del Mar
Stock up on high-end-to-cheap-and-chic beachwear at this Coral Gables gem. Bikinis, maillots, pareos aside, the BoHo accessories here are a perfect compliment to any glowy summer tan.
475 Biltmore Way, #105, Coral Gables; 305-442-8080.
Throw those plastic Crocs to the wayside, fellas. Swims are the “IT” waterproof shoe for dudes. Comprised of rubber, they’re a classic and practical option for hot summer days or boat trips. Available at Nordstrom stores.
One Piece Bathing Suit
Bikinis will always be tops, but stand apart from the masses in a figure-flattering one piece maillot such as this Mara Hoffman style. Available at Intermix stores.
Protect your peepers from the sun’s harmful UV rays with the shades all the cool kids are wearing — Westward Leaning. Available in mens and womens styles, their aviator “Concorde” style is loved by editors, celebrities and influencers alike. Available at Saks stores.