Category Archive: Shopping

Karen’s Kudos May

Modobag photo courtesy of www.travelandleisure.com

 

A carry on suitcase you ride on , a welcome new New York style deli Miami  Beach, shop with bikes to travel the city and impress, Italian high end stationery and gift store, hidden finds in the Design District, and more in Karen’s Kudos for May. Read Full Post & Comments »

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You’ll Want to be a Bride (Again)

Odylyne The Ceremony

 

In the market for a wedding dress? The first branch of Lovely Bride in Florida is in Wynwood,  at 175 NW 25th street. Having a look through almost made me want to be a bride again. Whatever your style, sensibility, taste, budget,  you’ll find something here, many non traditional styles.

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Wynwood Shopping Discoveries

BASE for men

 

Wynwood continues to move upscale. Happily, that doesn’t mean yet another area for global luxury brands or even other brands you see everywhere. Instead, I’m witnessing what happened with New York City’s SoHo area as it moved from bohemian to quality, unique offerings. But back to Wynwood, first came Alter, then Montreal fashion designer Marie Saint-Pierre, Ilesteva and some other shops I wrote about last year.  A recent “recon” (as in reconnaissance) mission to the neighborhood uncovered new Wynwood shopping finds including an Argentine home store that would be at home in the Hamptons, a men’s store that would do fashion forward guru Tyler Brule of Monocle magazine proud, and a perfumery with unusual niche offerings. Plus, a permanent home for Salty Donut. Read Full Post & Comments »

Handbag Pick for Resort Wear

Clemence Goudard, owner and designer of Good People

 

Looking for a handbag that’s perfect for resort wear and travel – something that is light, chic, and won’t break the bank so you can buy it in more than one color? Not surprisingly I found it at a PopUp shop at a stylish Mykonos themed party at Villa Azur restaurant. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Karen’s Kudos March

Ermanno Scervino

 

Karen’s Kudos this month brings the first Miami meditation center, a to die for high fashion boutique from Florence for men and women , place to shop where designer discounts are 70 to 90%,  exhibit of 21 Israeli artists on the subject of “Wonder Woman”, and a rare visit to South Florida by Doctors without Borders. You won’t want to miss these hot tickets: Read Full Post & Comments »

VB, Casual Sartorial Elegance from Rome

 

VB from Rome is a wonderful new addition to Miami men’s boutiques. The clothes remind me of the casual sartorial elegance of George Clooney, international sophisticates, and top art gallerists. And better yet, the price tags are mostly three figures. Read Full Post & Comments »

Sevan Bicacki, Jewels Worthy of Topkapi Palace

 

When I happened upon the boutique of Turkish-Armenian designer Sevan Bicacki in the Design District and beheld his jewels, displayed as they would be (and deserve to be) in a museum, I thought I was gazing upon a display of an Ottoman sultan’s treasures in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace. Internationally celebrated fine jewelry artist Sevan Biçaçki has opened his first boutique in the Americas in a highly distinctive decor featuring blue and white painted Ottoman domes. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Karen’s Kudos February

 

Margarita Courtney and her daughter Cristina Boland, co owners of Margaux Interiors

 

A popular Italian fashion jewelry designer now represented in Miami, relaunch for landmark “go to” design shop in South Miami, divine new oriental scent for men from Cartier, first dedicated boutique for Acqua di Parma, and Urban tribal handbags and home accessories made by women artisans in Rwanda,  all in Karen’s Kudos for February. Read Full Post & Comments »

Downtown Miami Discoveries

 

Lost Boy Dry Goods

 

By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

These days,  there’s so much going on all around Miami that it’s easy to overlook new places to shop, eat or play in up and coming parts of town. Such is Downtown where we discovered gems well worth a visit (on Monday you read about Area Code 305 Sports for the best sneakers).  Better yet, have lunch and do your own walking tour. Read Full Post & Comments »

The Place for Sneakers

Not your usual Converse for hipsters

 

Now you have the eye popping workout clothes (Equilibrium Activewear)  and you need the sneakers to do them justice. Or you have plain Jane clothes and want a comfortable yet fashionable statement. The best of the Miami sneaker stores for men and women? Area Code 305 Sports in downtown. It features 1200 styles. Not just workout shoes for training and running, but also casually elegant Euro-style suede Pumas, a metallic number in different colors designed for Kim Kardashian, sport shoes for soccer and tennis, and print and even a turquoise Converse model for hipsters (the Converse and long flaired skirt look).  Also find New Era sports team and Oakley caps, sport sandals and colorful flip flops, Jennsport backpacks, and athletic wear for men including Adidas for 40% off. Plus, they’re offering a reader discount. Read Full Post & Comments »

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