A bungalow brimming with designer menswear opens its doors today in South Beach's buzzy Sunset Harbour neighborhood. Meet Cottage Miami, a shoppable extension of owner Ariel Burman's closet. Cottage's inventory speaks to the former lawyer's tailored New York City beginnings while also nodding Miami's laid-back lifestyle.
A converted garage, the spacious, industrial-styled shop is stocked with beach-chic necessities, such as classic American sports jackets, European knapsacks, dark denim, light sweaters, and casual shorts, as well as grooming products, jewelry, and books. The highly curated roster of labels includes Band of Outsiders, Michael Bastian, Saturdays Surf NYC, and Baxter of California. Not to mention that Cottage is currently the exclusive Miami purveyor of Stubbs & Wootton, Todd Snyder, WANT Les Essentiels (chic Canadian leather goods), Monsieur Lacenaire, and a handful of other brands favored from here to the South of France. Best of all, the checkout attendant doubles as a tapster, serving pours of craft ales from local breweries. 1784 West Ave., Bay 5, Miami Beach, 305-534-9917