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2215 NW 2 Ave., Wynwood
Cool as they are, concept stores have a tendency to wither comparatively quickly, so the fact that Steven Giles' men's shop—now nestled in colorful Wynwood—has been in business since 1989 is the first sign that it merits a second look. In addition to his excellent assortment and spot-on limited editions, Giles has supported his business by expanding BASE into a brand consultancy that's worked with design-centric hotels both locally (EDITION) and in other cities (Ian Schrager's Public Hotel in Chicago). That said, his exquisite taste is best experienced via the shelves and racks of his shop, where you'll find everything from cargo jackets from cool-kid Japanese brand Nanamica, to Herschel dopp kits in neutral greys and blacks, to drop-crotch silk pants from Daniel Patrick's LA-made Knomadick.
Books & Books
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour
One of the country’s preeminent indie booksellers, Miami native Mitchell Kaplan opened Books & Books at the beginning of the 1980’s, originally in Coral Gables. There are now three locations in Miami—one on Lincoln in Miami Beach, and one at Bal Harbour Shops, in addition to Coral Gables (plus a Grand Cayman and Westhampton Beach location). The staff recommendations will help you land on the perfect beach, plane, etc. read. Literary lovers must go.
Books & Books
927 Lincoln Rd., South Beach
One of the country’s preeminent indie booksellers, Miami native Mitchell Kaplan opened Books & Books at the beginning of the 1980’s, originally in Coral Gables. There are now three locations in Miami—one on Lincoln in Miami Beach, and one at Bal Harbour Shops, in addition to Coral Gables (plus a Grand Cayman and Westhampton Beach location). The staff recommendations will help you land on the perfect beach, plane, etc. read. Literary lovers must go.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
One of the country’s preeminent indie booksellers, Miami native Mitchell Kaplan opened Books & Books at the beginning of the 1980’s, originally in Coral Gables. There are now three locations in Miami—one on Lincoln in Miami Beach, and one at Bal Harbour Shops, in addition to Coral Gables (plus a Grand Cayman and Westhampton Beach location). The staff recommendations will help you land on the perfect beach, plane, etc. read. Literary lovers must go.
Gee Beauty
1845 Purdy Ave., Sunset Harbour
Sunny, airy, and meticulously edited, this new Sunset Harbour space (larger than their old Bal Harbour studio) is actually a full-service beauty destination. Come here for brow shaping, facials, and a lengthy menu of waxing options—then, take some of the magic home with you at the on-site boutique. The team behind Gee—mom Miriam, and daughters Natalie, Stephanie, and Celene—keep the shelves brimming with tried-and-true beauty favorites, including Rodin, Sunday Riley, plus goop by Juice Beauty.
Glottman
6101 Biscayne Blvd., Biscayne Bay
Glottman is both a design firm and a purveyor of international interior design; here, you’ll find virtually everything you can think of to furnish the most stylish, modern interiors from top to bottom. Their well-appointed MiMo showroom/shop is uplifting and inspiring even just to peruse, with soft, gorgeous textiles and rugs on display from Nordic/Scandinavian designers like Kinnasand, as well as luxurious modern furniture and light fixtures that skew from high-concept design to reimagined classics. But not everything here is a major investment: They also sell small gifts, home accessories, kitchen utensils and serveware you can take home easily. They've got another studio/shop in Wynwood.
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