Fashionistas know that there are few things more fun than exploring the pedestrian-friendly streets of Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile. Here are just a few examples of the many noteworthy shops: ISA Boutique, where owner Isa Aguilar combines classic looks with glam trends, including her very own ISA line; My Best Friend’s Closet, an idealized closet/store offering designer clothing and accessories for stylish women; Essence Boutique, the go-to place for cocktail attire and chic casual wear, with price points for every budget; and Pepe Bertini, where executives, artists and athletes have been tailored for more than 27 years. Going to a haute beach? Check out the fabulous swimwear at Curves N’Waves. Need some bling? Jae’s Jewelers has been an icon on the Mile for 70 years and is recognized as the place for exquisite jewelry, watches and writing instruments at competitive prices. Over at I Designs Opticians, Helena Ulloa helps shoppers find the sunglasses and prescription frames that best complement their face. And that’s just a sampling of what you can expect. For a complete listing of stores, visit ShopCoralGables.com.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.