Are the scorching temps making you melt? Relax — we’ve got you covered with our list of the best spots to score swimwear and beach accessories in Miami. From itty-bitty bikinis to gauzy tunics to swim trunks, we’ve rounded up our favorite South Florida beach-y keen boutiques.
NIC DEL MAR: If the mix of swimwear and accessories don’t whisk you away to an exotic island (Saint Barths, anyone?), then the oversized driftwood mirror and modern hand-blown blue glass chandelier will do the trick. Offering a mix of high-end-to-cheap-and-chic beach couture, the Coral Gables-boutique also boasts a curated mix of hot weatherproof accessories to really pull your outfit together. Co-owner Jeannette Roger says, “Panama hats help keep your head cool on a sunny day or save you from a bad hair day when it rains. We love a mochila bag in the summer because their bright one-of-a-kind prints make any outfit feel like a sunny day. They’re lightweight and fold up, making them easy to travel with. Plus, they’re cotton so they won’t tarnish like leather does in the rain.” 475 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables
THE ORCHID BOUTIQUE: Beach bunnies can make a splash by visiting Orchid Boutique’s Downtown-based showroom. Walk-ins are welcome to peruse a spate of designers such as Agua Bendita, PilyQ, Tori Praver and more. The showroom’s top sellers? Bikinis by Maaji and L*Space — respectively loved for their prints and fringe details. 1444 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 313, Miami
EBERJEY: Best known for their sweetly irresistible lingerie and loungewear, this Miami-based label also creates flirty and flattering swimwear and tunics. And with two South Florida locations — in South Miami and Miami Beach — locals everywhere are within reach. 1905 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach and 7209 SW 57th Ct.
SPLASH MIAMI: We first unearthed this gem in Bimini, Bahamas and were thrilled to discover its sister store in South Miami. While we love the swimsuit assortment here, the notion Splash carries everything from resort wear to black tie gowns make it a one-stop shop. Also of note? The boutique is brimming with the chic made-in-Miami women’s line, Alexis. 7297 SW 57th Ave., Miami
COTTAGE MIAMI: Gentlemen, we haven’t forgotten you. For a jumble of swim trunk lengths and styles, swing by this cozy Nantucket beach shack-esque boutique. The shops carries labels Saturdays Surf NYC and Onia and Owner Ariel Burman says, “Our board shorts are perfect for wake boarding and other outdoor sports while our trunk shorts offer a more laidback and beach club vibe.” 1784 West Ave., Bay 5, Miami Beach