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South Florida Holiday Party Outfit And Accessory Shopping Guide

November 26, 2013 7:00 AM

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(Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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“The holidays are approaching” can be translated to “party season has arrived.” These South Florida shops feature apparel and accessories for men and women suitably impressive to match the splendor of stylish cocktail parties. Holiday styling looks best when it reflects fun, excitement and energy. Spread holiday cheer and get a fun atmosphere going by completing chic holiday outfits with details like candy canes in the pocket for men or velvet headbands for women.

Joanna Paige

900 S. Miami Ave., Suite 182
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 379-9300
www.joannapaige.com

Joanna Paige is one incredible source for contemporary accessories in Miami. The well-curated shop has a colorful selection of clutches, costume jewelry and high heels from names like Dolce Vita and Tory Burch for dazzling holiday outfit accessorizing. Prices vary but there seems to be something for most shoppers with prices starting well under $100 to about $500 per item. Located in Mary Brickell Village, Joanna Paige features attentive and warm service and a well-updated inventory.

Curve Soleil

2381 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-6722
www.shopcurve.com

Curve Soleil is a boutique that is hard to ignore with an impressive selection of designs from such fashion favorites as Isabel Marant. The store’s owner, Nevena Borissova, really knows Miami style. The store is one of the five exclusive shops in the country and each has its own regional personality matched to a tee (Los Angeles, New York, Sag Harbour, San Francisco). This is a great place for head-to-toe looks as the dresses, jackets, accessories and even lingerie (Kiki De Montparnasse) are runway-ready stunners.

En Avance

161 N.E. 40 St., Suite 101
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-0056
www.enavance.net

En Avance is an incredible luxury shop for men and women that started out in South Beach and later moved to its current home – Miami Design District. The store is known for featuring hard-to-find merchandise as well as exclusive items and it carries everything from apparel and accessories to fragrances and beauty products. This store is definitely a bit of a splurge but it is worth going to even to pick up some notable accents like whimsical gold-plated cuffs for men or an elegant accessory for draping the shoulders for women. Why not be efficient and see the special gift selection at En Avance as well?

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Apt 606

4141 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-3330
www.apt606.com

Apt 606 is a new boutique for men with an edgy vibe. The general aesthetic of the shop can be described as a mix between the Japanese, American and French fashion capitals. Though many casual looks abound, pieces like the leather looks in store (one of the top trends for the season) by designers like Clothsurgeon and Public School are smart ways to bring personality and youth to holiday looks while never being underdressed. Men can dress up edgy street style meets designer outfits even more with flashy details like metallic-colored dress shoes or metal-accented high-top sneakers, depending on the dress code.

Blush

6633 S. Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33143
(786) 268-0678
www.shopblush.com

Blush is a great local chain of womenswear boutiques that impresses with gorgeous looks that are easy to style. The prices are as wonderful as the designs and it’s one of those places that a woman can just walk in and walk out in a hurry and have five great new looks in her hands. This is the perfect go-to store year-round for party and weekend attire and the accessories take everything to another level. Other Blush stores are located in Brickell, South Miami, South Beach, Coral Gables and Palmetto Bay.

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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

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