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10 of The Best Independent Stores to Shop For Spring

Caroline Perrott | March 22, 2021 | Style & Beauty Style & Beauty

Shop these ultracurated boutiques for one-of-a-kind items that are sure to become a staple in your spring wardrobe.

Alchemist is located on the fifth level of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 Lincoln Road parking structure PHOTO BY RICHARD BENCOSME/COURTESY OF ALCHEMIST
Alchemist is located on the fifth level of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 Lincoln Road parking structure PHOTO BY RICHARD BENCOSME/COURTESY OF ALCHEMIST

En Avance

A curated destination filled with new talents and treasures from across the globe, En Avance boutique is always refreshing and debuting the brands you need to know if you are in the know. Being the first multibrand boutique to open in the Design District in 2006, En Avance exclusively sells brands curated by owner Karen Quinones. NEW FOR SPRING: The spring drop includes new arrivals from Xirena. 151 NE 41st St., Ste. 129, Miami, 305.576.0056, enavance.com

A look from Alchemist’s upcoming spring collection. PHOTO BY RICHARD BENCOSME/COURTESY OF ALCHEMIST
A look from Alchemist’s upcoming spring collection. PHOTO BY RICHARD BENCOSME/COURTESY OF ALCHEMIST

Tighemi

Founded by Lisa Walsh after her travels to Morocco, Tighemi works directly with skilled artisans there, creating collections that are designed to illustrate the impeccable craft of the magical country, steeped in tradition. NEW FOR SPRING: Of note for spring is the introduction of a few limited-edition items including four new tunic coats and a linen kaftan that has been handwoven on a traditional Moroccan loom. 140 NE 39th St., Ste. 204, Miami, 786.536.7005, tighemi.com

Alchemist

Alchemist is a platform for a surreal shopping experience spanning the worlds of fashion, design, art and architecture, and providing Miami’s creative set with a selection of unique and exclusive collections. NEW FOR SPRING: These days Alchemist exists as mainly a monobrand business selling its own collection focused on menswear. 111 Lincoln Road, Level 5 Parking Garage, Miami Beach, 305.531.4815, shopalchemist.com

BASE

Always at the forefront of emerging and established brands, BASE is the “it” destination for menswear that marries fashion, utility and street cultures. Founded in 1989, BASE continues to carry an edited collection of clothing, scents, candles, accessories, one-of-a-kind pieces. NEW FOR SPRING: This spring, BASE continues its artist collaboration series of T-shirts with local artist Anitya Fantôme, all printed in Wynwood, as well as featuring new collections from Miami-based jewelry brands Miansai, Luis Morais, Hues and Caputo & Co. 2215 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305.531.4982, baseworld.com

The Webster

A cultural and fashion icon, The Webster’s flagship store opened in 2009 helmed by Laure Heriard Dubreuil. Expect high-end fashion houses and exclusive collaborations with brands such as Paco Rabanne, Off-White, Fenty and more. NEW FOR SPRING: This March shop The Webster’s exclusive Marine Serre All Over Moon capsule launch, an iconic pattern seen on the likes of Adele and Beyoncé. 9700 Collins Ave., Ste. 204, Bal Harbour, 305.868.6544; 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.7899, thewebster.com

Supply & Advise

Embodying all that is classic, rugged and timeless, Supply & Advise offers a well-edited selection of clothing, shoes and accessories inspired by vintage Americana and workwear. Expect brands that reflect that integrity in design like Filson, 100 Hands, RRL, Drake’s and more. NEW FOR SPRING: New pieces from Double RL’s spring outdoorsmen collection. 223 SE First St., Miami, 305.960.2043, supplyandadvise.com

Mrs. Mandolin

Owner Anastasia Koutsioukis’ lifestyle store and cafe is inspired by the stylishly carefree Mediterranean way of life with an inventory that includes handloomed pillows, ceramics and vintage home accessories from Turkey, Greece and beyond, as well as garments, bags, footwear and hats from designers and brands on Koutsioukis’ discerning radar. NEW THIS SPRING: Brand pop-ups will continue at Mrs. Mandolin’s boutique inside Soho Beach House including labels like KULT Jewelry, Solid & Striped and more. 4218 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786.420.5110, mrsmandolin.com

The Bazaar Project

Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, The Bazaar Project has led the area’s renaissance, reflecting the colorful expression of owner Yeliz Titiz’s personality. This is a place for plates with cheeky sayings, trays with tropical imagery, decorative pillows with bold prints and jewelry designed by the owner herself. Browse brands like Seletti, Mario Luca and Giusti as well as a curation of decor pieces. NEW THIS SPRING: Shop new Assouline coffee-table books including the Miami one as well as hybrid pottery and Selettix Toiletpaper home decor. 2990 McFarlane Road, Miami, 786.703.6154, thebazaarproject.com

From left : Tighemi’s ivory Moroccan cashmere long tunic vest; The Webster South Beach is housed in a historic 1939 art deco building designed by famed architect Henry Hohauser; Items from the spring inventory at Th e Bazaar Project ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
From left : Tighemi’s ivory Moroccan cashmere long tunic vest; The Webster South Beach is housed in a historic 1939 art deco building designed by famed architect Henry Hohauser; Items from the spring inventory at Th e Bazaar Project ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS

Eberjey

Eberjey is the creator of what possibly might be the world’s softest pajamas and night sets. Now its two Miami locations are the go-to destination of Miamians seeking out a pajama refresh or a little something to make themselves feel beautiful. NEW THIS SPRING: For Eberjey’s SS21 collection Ali Mejia, co-founder and chief creative officer, journeys back to her birthplace of El Salvador. The collection consists of romantic silhouettes, delicate scalloped lace, and rich botanical and animal prints, and includes colorways such as earthy greens, pinks and blues. 1905 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.763.8839; 360 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305.763.8455, eberjey.com

Frankie Miami

Founded by best friends Anna and Cheryl, Sunset Harbour boutique Frankie is the seasonal go-to destination for mixing high and low, casual and dressy styles to stay on the cusp of all the latest fashion trends. Th e pair handpick every single item in the collection and deliver their customer the ultimate closet. NEW THIS SPRING: Th e spring edit has launched at Frankie featuring a slimming linen bralette jumpsuit, versatile cinched minidress in khaki and more. 1891 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 786.479.4898, frankimiami.com



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