From New York Post
Style siren Lizzie Tisch and her business partner, Kim Kassel, love to shop in Miami — from the exploding Design District and Bal Harbour (the most profitable shopping center in the US) to the pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road.
“As Miami has grown into a world-class resort destination, it’s no wonder the shopping is booming as well,” Tisch says.
Along with their own Suite 1521 satellite (which re-creates their NYC showroom in Miami during Basel), they share some of their favorite spots to shop in the Magic City.
Delpozo, 35 NE 40th St.
Known for its incredible embroidery, structural lines and detailed workmanship, the Spanish brand (founded in 1974) is having a renaissance under creative director Josep Font, who trained as an architect before moving into fashion. Its new Design District store — the brand’s first free-standing location in the US — contains Delpozo’s full range of ready-to-wear.
Boho Hunter, 184 NW 27th St.
Given Miami’s proximity to Latin America, it’s a wonder a shop like Boho Hunter didn’t come along sooner. Founded by a quartet of Latino expats (from Mexico, Peru and Venezuela), this Wynwood boutique brings a tastefully curated selection of Latin American fashion design to American shores. The mostly handmade wares include contemporary jewelry, leather goods, clothing and textile pieces from up-and-coming Latin designers like Allpa Hats (panamas from Ecuador), Petate (Oaxacan bags) and Antílope (cover-ups from Colombia).
En Avance, 53 NE 40th St.Loquet London
In business for more than two decades, owner Karen Quinones has been honing her eye for the next generation of game-changing designers. In addition to her tightly edited collection of clothing (from Nili Lotan, Ellery, Marques Almeida and Tess Giberson), Quinones offers a selection of home objects and accessories from brands like Juliette Has a Gun, John Derian and Fornasetti.
Nest Casa, 9700 Collins Ave.Courtesy of Nest Casa
Owner Sara Colombo has gathered some of Miami’s chicest interior treasures — tabletop items designed by Kelly Wearstler and AERIN, objets and vases by Baccarat, pillows from Missoni Home — curating a home and lifestyle store that’s second to none. It’s the place to find the perfect hostess gift, and handily located in Bal Harbour.
Alchemist, 140 NE 39th St.Courtesy of Alchemist
The third and newest location of this cooler-than-cool boutique from husband-and-wife team Roma and Erika Cohen is dedicated exclusively to avant-garde jewelry. Designed (as the other locations were) by renowned Miami architect Rene Gonzalez, this Design District store resembles a jewel itself, with a sparkling exterior of rose gold-colored mirrors. Inside, the 1,000-square-foot interior continues the naturalist metaphor, with walls built from Costa Esmeralda granite. Within the glass-and-onyx display cases you’ll find jewelry from boldfaced brands like Stephen Webster, Garrard and Lydia Courteille, along with Alchemist’s new private label.
Suite 1521, 1601 Collins Ave. (at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, St. Moritz building)
Our own UES members- only fashion club, Suite 1521, is bringing its unique and ultra-exclusive shopping platform to Miami. On Dec. 3 and 4 we will open our private shopping salon experience to the public for the first time, in celebration of Art Basel. Suite 1521 will set up shop in the lobby of the famed St. Moritz building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, showing pieces from designers Tim Ryan, Alison Lou, the Rialto Jean Project, Markus Lupfer and Anya Hindmarch. It’s the quickest way to inject some Madison Avenue glamour right into Collins.
Oxygene, 9700 Collins ACourtesy of Oxygene
This boutique at the Bal Harbour shops has been on the cutting edge of fashion for more than 30 years, culling the types of clothing that truly original women covet. With a wide range of designers — from Balmain and Isabel Marant to Ashish and Paco Rabanne — Oxygene is the go-to for the Lizzie Tisch Magic City’s fashionistas.
Del Toro, 2750 NW 3rd Ave. #22Courtesy of Del Toro
Located in the artsy Wynwood neighborhood (famous for its graffiti walls and mural art), Del Toro began as a men’s luxury-footwear line that’s since expanded to include shoes and accessories for women as well. Boots and slip-on sneakers are sold alongside the label’s incredibly popular velvet slippers. Bonus? Del Toro offers unrivaled shoe customization — choose anything from a traditional monogram to your favorite emojis.
The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave.Courtesy of The Webster Miami
Housed in a 1930s Art Deco building, this venerable concept store caters to the most fashion-forward Miami citizens. Its selections include Delfina Delettrez, Loewe, Saint Laurent and Maiyet. This 20,000-square-foot original outpost welcomed a sister shop at Bal Harbour in 2013, featuring a smaller selection of tasteful luxury, ready-to-wear and accessories.