Budding Boutiques

Miami is not just a party destination with amazing beaches and beautiful people — we’ve turned into a fashion mecca with curated boutiques and a laissez fare disposition when it comes to style.
Text Francesca Cruz | May 17, 2018 | Fashion

Words according to Marilyn Monroe, and the Sparkle + Shine Darling Boutique will facilitate us all with just that. The dream of founder and mompreneur Adrienne Bosh, this boutique in South Beach represents her passion for empowering women, supporting mothers and making the world a better, glitterier place. It’s a space where women can shop a curated collection of sparkly-shiny pieces from around the world. Enjoy quality time with girlfriends and other lovely ladies, while unwinding with a flute of bubbly and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons. Go ahead, gather your best gals — you know, the ladies who are by your side during sunny days and stormy ones, too — for a fun, cheerful and totally stylish shopping experience;

When going for a stroll through Wynwood, a must-stop for browsing and shopping is Malaquita Design located cattycorner to Wynwood Kitchen & Bar and adjacent to Wynwood Diner. The Spanish name for Malachite — a stone considered magical and a talisman for abundance — the name is apropos for this curated gem of a boutique. The store passionately promotes Mexican handcrafted designs — from clothes, to decorative art to beautiful crafts for the home. It’s a place where aesthetics befriends the awakened heart, pairing a perfect object with an individual’s journey. Malaquita Design invites individuals to surround themselves with meaningful objects no matter where their journey leads them;

It’s impossible to walk past Color Me Beautiful nestled in Coconut Grove without walking inside. The flowing designs of the dresses and wonderful color schemes at this store are eye-catching and stop-you-in-your-tracks lovely. Ramona LaRue launched its first collection in 2008; owned by Arianne Brown, and named after her mother (a local artist who taught her a love for hand-painting silk), the brand now has a presence in boutiques all over the world. Each design starts off with a one-of-a-kind silk painting, watercolor or sketch, and is signed by the designer. The bold prints and strong bohemian silhouettes beautifully complement any woman’s body. Combining chicness and sensuality with class (and lots of tropical fun), this is a must-shop all year long;