South Miami’s Mermaids boutique

Beach Bunny Swimwear
This California-based swim brand loves variety, with capsule collections such as Bronze (hued to complement tanned skin), The Deep Blue (girly prints and accents), and Shipwrecked (sailor-inspired), all with feminine touches and lingerie inspiration. The label even has a Beach Bunny Bride capsule, in case walking down the sandy aisle requires a flattering two-piece. 750 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2319

Curves N’ Waves
Curating “sexier swimsuits” since 1993, this Coral Gables mainstay offers brands such as Agua Bendita, Cia Maritima, and Vitamin A. Ruched bottoms, beading, and fringe are trends for the summer, but you can also pop in for regular clothing, too, as the shop sells plenty of pieces from brands including Alice + Olivia and Nicole Miller. 275 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-442-1430; curvesnwaves.com

Martha Rey
With a bohemian-everything mantra, this Miami-based line adds plenty of details to swimwear, silk gowns, and hand-dyed cover-ups. You’ll also find accessories such as chunky jewelry and beach hats from the namesake to tie it all together. 900 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-415-6291; marthareyusa.com

Mermaids
Twelve years ago, Mermaids owner Jessica Sierralta launched her first storefront, where she and sister Jordana sell their own line, Kai Lani (Hawaiian for “heavenly sea”), alongside 30 more designer brands (Tori Praver, Mara Hoffman, and Onda de Mar among them) and plenty of straw beach accessories (Flora Bella handbags, Odabash hats). Trending this summer: animal prints, neons, and crochet cover-ups. 7328 SW 57th Ave., South Miami, 305-662-8621

Nikki’s Beachhouse Boutique
Big on independent designers such as Agua Bendita and Rebel Yell, as well as local names including Luli Fama and Mandalynn, this five-year-old boutique sells plenty of fringe, small-cut bottoms, neons, and pastels. You’ll also find pieces from up-and-coming French indie label Muche et Muchette—everything from cover-ups to nighttime ensembles and accessories. 5746 Sunset Dr., South Miami, 305-662-7335; nikkisboutique.com

The Orchid Boutique
Once solely an online boutique, each of this shop’s “fashion specialists” goes through rigorous training (i.e., try-on parties so the staff can practice fitting) that helps them find the perfect suit for every shape. The bricks-and-mortar store carries plenty of brands exclusively, including Orchid Label, and South American labels such as Malai, Mar de Rosas, and Doppia Swimwear. 224 Eighth St., Miami Beach, 305-397-8994; theorchidboutique.com

Shan
The brand’s flagship store sells men’s retro trunks, as well as women’s bandeau tops, retro bottoms and multifunctional cover-ups. The current collection has plenty of pop, with bright oranges, blues, greens, and prints. 1560 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-1756; shanusa.com

Swim ’n Sport
Open for more than 20 years, this 2,000-square-foot shop has a team of fit specialists and an extensive selection, such as Bleu-Rod Beattie, La Blanca, and Trina Turk among the best sellers. Bright solids and color-blocking are among the trends well represented here. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-935-4638; swimnsport.com

Zoë NYC
Runway model-cum-swim designer Zoë Haggerty’s pieces are all made in Italy with double-constructed Italian microfibers and often embellished with authentic Swarovski crystals, amethysts, and stones. If casual is more your style, Zoë NYC also sells its famed T-shirt-fabric bikini, made of Italian jersey. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-3631; zoenyc.com

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