May 24, 2017
By Lisa Ferrandino | March 9, 2017 | Style & Beauty
Fashion flourishes in the Magic City this season with new spots for scents, swimsuits, sunnies, and more. Spring ahead!
A glimpse into Drybar’s first Miami location.
It’s no secret that red-hot looks often come at high prices. Luckily South Florida native Alli Webb is here to change that. The founder of blow-out sensation Drybar—which charges only $40 for one of the chicest blow-outs around—finally brought her creation to South Beach. “It’s a homecoming for me in every sense of the word,” says Webb, who once owned a Nicole Miller boutique on Collins Avenue. Her newest location is quintessential Drybar, with 10 styling chairs, the traditional menu of options, and new products for your best hair day yet, like Double Standard—a one-and-done cleansing and conditioning foam—and Whiskey Fit, a styling paste for creating the sleekest hairdos this side of South Beach. 1600 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-704-6036
TASTE THE RAINBOW
Calling all color lovers: Kendra Scott’s newest boutique is offering her coveted rainbow baubles—which, this season, feature a global twist with intricate silhouettes and amber stones—along with a special interactive experience for shoppers. At the in-store Kendra Scott Color Bar, customers create and customize their own jewelry with a variety of gemstones and silhouettes. The best part? You can purchase and wear the pieces right out of the store. Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-574-4757
What Goes Around Comes Around offers curated collections from the biggest designer names.
Chanel, Vuitton, Céline, oh my! What Goes Around Comes Around just touched down in Miami Beach, bringing shoppers a taste of vintage finds from founders Seth Weisser and Gerard Maione, who have been selling luxe secondhand designer clothing and accessories for over two decades. “We have some great pieces for spring,” says Weisser of the New York boutique’s latest outpost, “from a vintage Chanel bag collection in spring tones like pinks and yellows to some amazing apparel for both day and night.” Look for more über-chic items from designers like Gucci, Missoni, and Rolex—and even a Chanel surfboard. Surf’s up! 1800 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 305-271-6200
EYE TO EYE
Max Mara limited-edition Prism in Motion sunglasses in collaboration with Shantell Martin ($300).
To kick off the spring season, Italian brand Max Mara launched its second iteration of Prism in Motion, celebrating the many facets of the contemporary woman with a collaboration with artist Shantell Martin. Featuring Martin’s artwork of black pen on canvas—symbolic of a circle in motion—the 1,000 limited-edition sunglasses use Optyl technology that allows paper fragments to be inserted into the frames to reproduce Martin’s drawings. “People will be able to wear my work,” she says. “I get to see it translated in a completely new way.” Miami Design District, 109 NE 39th St., 305-770-6200
BRINGING SEXY BACK
The ultimate denim brand is celebrating its 35th anniversary in a big way, by bringing back the looks that took center stage decades ago. Enter the Guess Originals 1981 anniversary capsule collection; it’s the perfect combo of modern meets vintage with logo-centric pieces. Standouts include stonewashed denim, high-waisted jeans, oversize chambray shirts, and body-conscious cropped tops and sweatshirts for women, and a vintage-cool appliqué varsity denim jacket for ’90s-loving Miami guys. 546 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-695-8883
THAT LATIN FLAIR
This season is all about the best of collabs, capsules, and openings: Diana top ($300) and bottom ($200), Oscar de la Renta x Flagpole.
Oscar de la Renta’s classic feminine styles just received a contemporary upgrade for beach lovers, thanks to a collaboration with Flagpole. The swim collection consists of six elegant, fashion-forward looks, from a color-block one-piece to a ruffled off-the-shoulder bikini with high-waisted shorts. With prices ranging from $450 to $500, each suit is an investment piece worth wearing season after season. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-7986
100 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Luxury fragrance company Acqua di Parma is celebrating its centennial in true Miami fashion, opening its first stateside boutique right in the heart of Brickell City Centre. The new store’s high-end fragrances aren’t just beautifully packaged with the brand’s iconic Art Deco bottles, but are completely inspired by the Parma lifestyle and countryside (the women’s Le Nobili evokes the smells and sights of lush Italian gardens). Besides men’s and women’s fragrance collections and leather goods, men of the Magic City get to indulge at the boutique’s Barber Shop, a total shaving experience much like that of a classic Italian barbershop, with a full shave and products from the Collezione Barbiere collection. Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-220-8840