Miami

We found jaw-dropping gowns, our new favorite sunglasses and some of the country's best vintage — plus, of course, a lifetime's worth of sequins.

Alchemist

The price tags on the Rodarte and Givenchy gowns are nearly as—gulp—spectacular as the setting at this glass-walled boutique-cum-gallery space, perched on the fifth floor of a Herzog & de Meuron–designed parking garage. On the ground floor, you'll find the new (and equally well-stocked) concept store.

1111 Lincoln Rd., 305-531-4815, shopalchemist.com

All Saints Spitalfields

With a design philosophy rooted in vintage workwear, this chainlet is packed with shrunken leather jackets and charcoal-hued strapless dresses.

910 Lincoln Rd., plus other locations, Miami, 786-517-8180, allsaints.com

Bal Harbour Shops

All the big names (Alexander McQueen, Prada, Chanel—you get the idea) are here at Miami’s ritziest shopping center, where you can do your window shopping amidst lush gardens and babbling koi ponds. If you have any cash left post-spree, pick up something to read at Books & Books, the city’s best independent bookseller, then treat yourself to a sushi lunch at Makoto.

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, balharbourshops.com

Base

Everything at this gallery-like shop is exquisitely hip, from the coffee-table books to the gauzy embellished tops and limited-edition Nikes.

939 Lincoln Rd., plus other locations, 305-531-4982, baseworld.com

Bohème

The SoBe branch of this local chainlet stocks everything we need for our just-back-from-Bali fantasy lifestyle: Melissa Odabash swimsuits, Karma Living textiles, silk scarves from India and hand-embroidered beach bags.

959 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-9595, bohemeboutiques​.com

C. Madeleine's

This 10,000-square-foot space on a nondescript stretch 
of Biscayne Boulevard is the improbable home of the best vintage collection in the U.S.—we’re talking Edwardian slips, Thierry Mugler power suits, pristine-condition design pieces and one boutique dedicated entirely to Chanel. Don’t go looking for bargains—the staff maintains an incredibly high level of curation, with the price tags to match.

13702 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-945-7770, cmadeleines.com

Curve Soleil

The newest addition to Nevena Borissova’s ever-growing empire, super-chic Curve Soleil mixes relaxed, beachy picks from Raquel Allegra and Genetic Denim with the big names (Alexander McQueen, Balmain) we know from her stores in New York and L.A.

2381 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-6722, shopcurve.com

En Avance

The Design District’s best clothing store, En Avance stocks innovative European items, like By Malene Birger tops, Camilla Skovgaard sandals and unbelievably soft suede flats from Italian shoemaker Anna Baiguera.

161 NE 40th St., 305-576-0056, enavance.net

Flirt

Up-and-coming Sunny Isles, just north of Bal Harbour, is home to one of the best-kept-secret boutiques in South Florida. The chic, modern store offers flowy T-Bags dresses, soft jumpsuits by Juicy Couture, denim by True Religion Brand Jeans, elegant tops by Sass & Bide, and more.

17100 Collins Ave., #104, Sunny Isles Beach
, 305-944-3533, boutiqueflirt.com

Fly Boutique

The original, jam-packed vintage shop rewards the scavenger; we found ’70s beaded clutches, Marc Jacobs ballet flats and too many Louis Vuitton handbags to count. And for those who can't make it to South Beach, the new location across the bay has more goodies to offer—plus killer vintage furniture.

1634 Euclid Ave., 305-604-8508; 7235 Biscayne Blvd., 786-332-4156 flyboutiquevintage.com

I On the District

Befitting its Design District location, this eyewear store with the punny name—
the exclusive Miami retailer for famed U.K. brand Cutler & Gross as well as the handmade-in-Paris specs from Thierry Lasry—favors sunglasses with an architectural, hipster bent.

120 NE 40th St., 305-573-9400, ionthedistrict.com

ISA

Once a buyer for Therapy, Isa owner Isabel Aguiar has the best mix of swimwear and beachy accessories in town. We especially love the Kai Lani bikinis and the chunky, beaded jewelry from hometown line Myka 68 for Isa.

34 Giralda Ave., 786-558-8027, isa-boutique.com

Jenna White

Originally a jewelry designer, Coconut Grove native White offers loads of her own jewelry, plus super-feminine clothing picks from labels like Grace Sun, Tibi, Geren Ford, Graham & Spencer and Mint by Jodi Arnold.

7301 SW 57th Ct., Ste. 110, 305-669-5940, jennawhitemiami.com

Jessie

Our go-to shop for a night out, Jessie has perfected Miami glitz: sequined-but-sweet minidresses from Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, glimmering clutches from Halston Heritage and—for brunch the next day—easy flats from Sam Edelman.

1708 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-604-7980, jessieboutique.com

KoKo & Palenki

Here's a good spot for fancy footwear, with a reliable selection of shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Michael Kors, and more.

Aventura Mall, plus other locations, 305-792-9299, kokopalenki.com

Lo Nómada

This mobile pop-up shop, housed in a gleaming Airstream trailer, stocks some of the city’s best young fashion talent. Look for classic Miami excess with a witty edge, like Rivera Rivera’s gold-brocade hot pants and pleated miniskirts. We discovered it in a grassy lawn next to the shops and stores of 55th Street Station; check the website for the trailer’s current location.

multiple locations, lonomada.com

Oxygene

Snag whimsical Moschino tops, 3.1 Phillip Lim dresses, and Jimmy Choo shoes at this bright, colorful, multi-designer-label boutique.

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbor Shops, 305-864-0202, oxygeneboutique.com

Pure Therapy

Our choice of Miami’s myriad hotel shops, the W South Beach’s Therapy offers favorites like Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent dresses and a full range of breezy tops and cover-ups from owner Stacey Josloff’s Inca brand. Whether or not you’re a guest, cut inside the hotel’s lobby for a look at its terrific art collection, highlighted by an original Peter Tunney mural.

2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-9101, therapyretail.com

Rebel

Rebel is three shops in one: a boutique of perfect-for-lounging clothes from brands like Parker and Bianca Coletti, an independent concessionaire from yoga retailer Bahdi and a consignment selection offering your best shot in the city for resort classics like Tory Burch 
and Lilly Pulitzer.

6669 Biscayne Blvd., 305-758-2369, facebook.com/rebel-miami

Tuccia di Capri

A million different spins on the iconic bare sandal indigenous to the island of Capri are the focus of Tuccia di Capri. Each pair is made in-house, by hand, by cobblers trained in Italy; shoppers custom-design what they want and can pick through a seemingly endless selection of colors and styles.


1630 Pennsylvania Ave., 305-534-5865, tucciadicapri.com

Unika

We spent more time in this sunny Coconut Grove shop than anywhere else, ferrying handfuls of chic dresses—by West Coast favorites like Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent as well as Miami designers like Karina Grimaldi—from the dressing room to the cash register.

3444 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove, 305-445-4752, facebook.com/UnikaintheGrove

The Webster Miami

Miami’s version of Colette, this three-story concept store, housed in an 
art deco mansion, offers not just clothes—from nearly every designer we love, including Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, Repossi, Alexander Wang and dozens more—but also a ground-floor cocktail lounge, a rooftop bar and wonderfully random accessories, like a $35 Pantone iPhone case and The Webster’s $900 surfboard.

1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899, thewebstermiami.com