Miami offers lots of entertainment, including great shopping. WWDScoop asked Where to Wear (wheretowear.com), which publishes nine shopping guides worldwide, to highlight some of the city’s must-visit spots.
South Beach & Miami Beach
Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier has transformed a former apartment building on the bay side of South Beach into a concept boutique, creating separate light-filled salons which flow one into one another. Here, he displays fashion exclusive to the area by Azzedine Alaïa and Lanvin as well as Rick Owens and Bottega Veneta for both sexes, plus a new women’s line by Azzedine’s protégé Motu Tane. Then there are Manolo Blahnik shoes, Jamin Puech bags, Jean Yu chiffon lingerie, swimwear of Maier’s own design, chic crushable straw hats by Jacques le Corre and reworked estate jewels by Smithwick Dillon. You will also find homewares and a separate scent room, along with the hip children’s fashion line I Golfini della Nonna. Finally, take in the salon de bibliotheque with its unusual coffee-table books, iconic films and music. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; 1800 West Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-531-8383; tomasmaier.com
Coral Gables and South Miami
The elements of genius in this recently opened store in Miami’s Design District are former New Yorkers (and parents) Daniel Kron and Geane Brito. Catering to hip, style-conscious parents who want “intelligent design” for their kids, Genius Jones takes pride in its selection of high-quality furniture, toys, clothing, books and CDs. Practicality and aesthetics are the rule here. You’ll find many exclusive product lines, such as David Netto’s unique, modern nursery furniture, vintage Bertoia and “mini Mies” chairs, pint-sized teepees, baby Nikes hand-painted by local artist Jona Cervinske and Vilac wooden toys. And then there is the adorable clothing selection by Makie, Marimekko from Finland, Salvor, and Earnest Sewn.Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, non-6 p.m.; 49 Northeast 39th Street, Miami; 866-436-4875; geniusjones.com
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