Stellar swimsuits? Check. One-of-a-kind towels and handbags? Check and check. We curate the top 5 shopping spots for the best in summer swag in Miami.
The Upper East Side just got a serious dose of Turkish flair. The freshly minted boutique is brimming with a barrage of Turkish towels, throws, blankets and cover-ups along with a variety of hidden treasures. Right now, the boutique is open by appointment only but is launching an e-commerce site soon. Also in store? Think baby blankets, Italian craftsmen jewelers and cushions perfect for one’s home or yacht. Ahoy, Bask! Bask, 301 NE 79 Street, Upper East Side; (786) 708-5757; baskmiami.com
For punchy, where-did-you-get-that? handbags, look no further than Larettamia. This Miami Beach showroom is overflowing with head-turning handbags large enough to stow away all your summer essentials. The fact they’re made in Italy and handbeaded in Morrocco, gives these accessories a truly unique feel. Larettamia, 1235 Alton Road, Miami Beach; (305) 853-6731; larettamia.com
Touted as “Miami’s Best Start-Up,” iShine365 brings beach babes a cool array of the latest and greatest when it comes to all things swim for both women and kiddos. Up for keeps are labels such as Indah, Kai Lani, Mara Hoffman and more. Located in an unassuming warehouse in Little Haiti, be sure to sign up for iShine’s email list, as they frequently have crazy flash sales where you can score every bikini you need at rock-bottom prices. iShine, 7292 NW 1st Court, Miami; (305) 756-2005; ishine365.com
4) Tierra Santa Spa Boutique at Faena Hotel
Allow us to parlay yet another reason to visit the over-the-top Faena Hotel: Tierra Santa Spa Boutique. Emulating its South American ethos, the boutique offers a meticulous edit of ethnic-inspired summer goodies such as flowy frocks, hats, bathing suits, scarfs, caftans, jewelry and more by artisans. The easy-on-the-eyes shop is curated by Argentine Designer Carolina K. — best known for her BoHo aesthetic. And if that shopper’s high isn’t enough to life your spirits, book an appointment with the spa’s resident shaman to get those chakras aligned. Tierra Santa Spa Boutique, 3315 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; (305) 534-8800; faena.com
Beach boys, be sure to scoop up a swimsuit from made-in-Saint-Tropez Vilebrequin. Swathed in playful prints (think paisleys, turtles, elephants, flowers and more), this boutique is chockfull of men’s swim suits, resort wear, hats, bags, shoes and towels. Ooh la la! Vilebrequin, 9600 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; vilebrequin.com