2834 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
Walk in this store and you travel decades with the clothing, bookshelves, champagne flutes and floor tiles. At Las Tias, there are choices for every different style and taste and you just need to walk in with an open mind and desire for design. Anything that comes out of the store is sprinkled with the gold dust of glamour.
The Consignment Bar
The 55th St. Station
5580 N.E. 4th Court, Suite 4A
Miami, FL 33137
If tag dropping were a sport, The Consignment Store would be the place to practice. Chanel, Hermes and Yves Saint Laurent are plentifully displayed all throughout the store. The window is such an unexpected eye candy on the block that no matter if you set out to buy flowers or have lunch, you will end up making a stop inside this shop. With the help of the sales experts populating the boutique, you will be guided through the inventory and find exactly what you’re looking for.
13702 Biscayne Blvd.
N. Miami Beach, FL 33181
To describe what kind of an institution C Madeleine is, it is enough to say that you learn the history of fashion with a few visits. C Madeleine is divided by decades to such a deep extent that every area throws you back in time. You will be able to find a Mary Poppins hat and also the most gorgeous crystal beaded silk gown. If the owner is on the premises, please don’t be intimidated by meeting such a personality. You might even be lucky enough to receive suggestions from her.
1634 Euclid Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
This unique bookstore is located in Miami’s Little Haiti. Dedicated to the Haitian culture, it is a bookstore and culture center combined in one location. Owner Jan Mapou offers books in Kreole, French and English. There is also an area in the back of the store where Mapou offers dance performances, poetry readings and a variety of interesting gatherings. This gem of a store is one not to miss. Enjoy the Haitian drink Kremas Mapou while browsing books, arts and crafts on the Haitian culture or participating in classes on music, dance and theater.
Lotus House Thrift Store
203 N.W. 36th St.
Miami, FL 33127
Lotus House Thrift Store houses every style from modern, sleek, lofty design boutiques to chain mattress stores. This spot has some truly hidden treasures and with enough time, you could leave with a bag full of great finds. The good deed of recycling used garments or furniture is doubled by the fact that all proceeds go to funding the institution.
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A resident of South Beach for 16 years, Francesca Belluomini has long been an iconic presence on the local nightlife scene. Raised and educated in Tuscany, Italy, she has also lived in two fashion capitols, Milan and London. She writes about all fashions in Miami. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.