200 Crandon Blvd. #102
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
www.facebook.com/MettaHours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Metta boutique offers a great selection of swimwear and beachwear for men, women and children. The friendly staff is always glad to assist shoppers who are looking to explore a day at sea or on the sand. Metta’s specialty is carrying ethical products and great, affordable brands including Zen Sei, Tom’s and Love World. The shop even donates a percentage of its sales to charity and have been known to highlight local designers.
Nic Del Mar
475 Biltmore Way #105
Coral Gables, FL 33134
www.nicdelmar.comHours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two resort-loving sisters own the stylish Nic Del Mar boutique, covering every angle for swimwear and related items in their sunny Coral Gables store. This locale is a great store to keep the entire family happy, with styles ranging from sporty to fancy to casual and everything in between. The brands at Nic Del Mar are amazing and include top names like Billabong, Rachel Pally, Tuccia Di Capri and Panama Jack. Be sure to check out the sale section of the shop’s website, as it can save you up to 50 percent–the perfect way to double your summer swimwear wardrobe.
Taj by Sabrina
763 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.tajbysabrina.comHours: Daily– 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Taj by Sabrina has gorgeous beach, pool and resort wear for women. Designer Sabrina Crippa’s legions of devotees seek out her South Beach store to find their every need for lounging and vacationing in the sun. All products are covered in this store, from swimsuits to caftans and sandals to tunics. Taj by Sabrina clothing and accessories are known for their colorful, bold prints and stylish adornments. This is the place to go for unique swimwear that will get you noticed.
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4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
www.fontainebleau.comHours: Daily – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Inside the luxurious, sprawling Fontainebleau hotel lies Aquamarine, the go-to place for high end swimwear for the whole family. The store feature swimsuits, cover-ups and all of the necessary accessories for a beach day, from sunglasses to beach bags. Expect names like Etro and Agua Bendita for the parents and Vilebrequin and Sundek for the little ones. Aquamarine also carries full looks for resort and day-to-night ensembles.
7328 Red Road
South Miami, FL 33143
www.mermaidsboutique.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
South Miami chok-full of great shopping and Mermaids boutique is no exception. Mermaids carries gorgeous mid-priced swimsuits from names like Kai Lani, Luli Fama and Mara Hoffman. The merchandise in stock is very bold, feminine and brightly colored, making the offerings at Mermaids perfect for mom and her teenaged daughter. The great finds don’t stop at swimsuits. There are also bags, cover-ups, footwear, and hats to complete the looks from head-to-toe.
Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.