Every month or two I go to Brickell City Centre to see what new shops or services have opened, something that never disappoints. They’re often “firsts” for Miami and even for the US, well curated selections. A recent visit uncovered a Brazilian designer that’s perfect for Miami’s special fashion esthetic, stylish and well priced shoe store from Madrid with the season’s top looks, and a shop that specializes in custom dog leashes that tick off all the right things.
With numerous stores in Brazil, Iorane’s fashions are made for Miami nights. A big success story, the brand shot to fame thanks to a wildly popular fashion blogger in Brazil. Styles are a cross between feminine and sexy, ranging from filmy, flowing long dresses, and tight fitting sheaths, to form fitting jumpsuits with palazzo pants. Need a black cocktail dress?
Find a small but attractive selection including a personal pick, a shirred model with black polka dots. Iorane is best known for their “confetti” dresses covered in sequins of one color or, their newest model, the eye- popping rainbow.
There are also some casual options including my favorite, hoodies with zodiac signs in sequins, perfect for dressing up your travel attire.
Besides the newest collection featured in the shop, they have a very large collection online and other models on the online store Revolve. Prices at Iorane range from $250 to a little over $2000. Opening soon will be a second store in Aventura Mall.
Spanish and Italian designed shoes seldom disappoint, and tend to have more fashion forward models, quality made, and at a reasonable price point. And so Lola Cruz, which just opened their first US outpost here, coming from Madrid. Find a very appealing selection of the top trend in shoes – from this season’s hot number, combat boots and studded slip ons to metallic platform shoes and jazzy sneakers.
They manage to cleverly and uniquely do riffs on the current trends so they’re attractive and flattering. Prices at Lola Cruz range from $200 to $400. Online they also sell handbags and sandals.
Bonefly’s dog collars, harnesses and leashes seem to do everything right. They’re hypoallergenic, odorfree, water resistant, and bacteria free. Besides that, the collars are interchangeable and come in eye popping colors. Made of silicon, they are made to order. You can even add Swarovski crystals to the mix. Starting price at Bonefly for a collar is $34; harness, $44; leash, $64. Swarovski and metallic bone adornments start at $25.