Concept Stores Part 4: Miami
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There is an undeniably contagious energy conveyed upon arriving to a city like Miami. Perhaps it is the palm trees, that sweltering Miami heat, the unabashed hedonism of its residents, or maybe it’s that South American sizzle that permeates every aspect of the city, giving it the tropical edge it’s known for.
The Miami shopping scene is not exempt from Latin American influence, with independent concept stores springing up throughout the city to showcase the best fashion and accessories these countries have to offer. For part 4 of our series on concept stores, we’ll walk you through three of The 305’s most exciting representatives of Latin American fashion. Click here if you missed part 3 with Casa Santamaría in Bogotá.
The word “bossa” is a reference to the cool, calm spirit that permeates Brazilian life, from the soft samba music to the locals’ trendy and tropical style. With that in mind, former models Alessandra Cavalcante and Flavia Schwenk conceived Bossa Concept as a resource for women’s Brazilian luxury fashion.
The 1,300-square-foot loft space located on the ground floor of Palau Sunset Harbour in Miami Beach now houses more than 20 brands that extend beyond the Brazilian border. Apart from Brazilian staples Agua de Coco, Cris Barros, and Waiwai Rio, customers will find brands like Carlo Carrizosa, Paula Mendoza, and Maison Alma of Colombia, Caralarga of Mexico, No Pise La Grama of Venezuela, and a few Turkish and European brands. bossaconcept.com
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Founded by a quartet of Latin friends who met in Miami, this boutique in the heart of Wynwood arts district sells a mix of designers from Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico. The beach-ready shop features a tasteful selection of 20+ designers whose high-end, handmade wares are all sourced in Latin America. If the selection of beachwear doesn’t do it for you, take a look at the contemporary jewelry or the summery woven totes. bohohunter.com
Highlights: The offer is constantly changing, but don’t miss the rings, cuffs and chokers by Liza Echeverry and Daniela Salcedo, the tropical daywear robes by Lobo Rosa or the statement handbags by Ballen Pellettiere.
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Faena Hotel spa Boutique
Argentinian fashion designer Carolina K is the curator behind the luxury retail boutique located inside the spa of the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. Apart from a luxe selection of Latin American accessories and products, the boutique carries Carolina K’s Faena-exclusive Mexican and Peruvian-inspired smocks and kaftans as well as hand loomed ottomans and pillows featuring intricately embroidered textiles. faena.com/miami-beach
Addresses: Wynwood: 314 NW 24th St, Miami, 33127; Tampa: 1625 W Snow Ave, Tampa 33606; Eden Roc: 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach 33140
Phone Number: +1 786 558 4486
Follow them on Facebook/Instagram: facebook.com/FaenaMiamiBeach; instagram.com/faena