Miami-made Swimwear by Eberjey

February 04, 2013 | Style & Beauty

FROM LEFT: Harper one-piece swimsuit ($158); Isabella bandeau bikini top ($89) and Valentina bikini bottom ($74)

Eberjey’s Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito have been creating feminine lingerie and beachwear for more than 16 years, so when the time came to choose a location for their first brickand- mortar shop last summer, the dynamic duo didn’t look far. “We could have opted for New York or Los Angeles, but in the end, we had a strong personal connection to South Miami,” Rovito explains. “We are based here, and we thought it was going to be very important to be here so that we could be hands-on and learn from the proximity of the store and the whole process.” The 350-square-foot space offers Eberjey’s best-selling pieces such as the Heather lounge-wear set, the Colette chemise, and classic swimwear, alongside new styles including the Harper, an exceptionally flattering one-piece, and the Marjorie strapless cover-up. “We are off to a great start, but we are looking forward to an even better spring season.” Debuting last month, the Valentine’s Day collections are also noteworthy, featuring pajama sets, tunics, and a Theodora lace bralet, which, Rovito admits, “is the star of the show. It’s neon pink, but it’s understated in an Eberjey sort of way.” 7209 SW 57th Ct., South Miami, 305-763-8455

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