In the spirit of the annual Miami Swim Week that takes place in July, we’re celebrating the Sunshine State’s many stores, brands and pop-up shops to gear up for summertime style. From the First Coast to Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, here are great destinations when searching for the perfect new swimsuit and sand-to-supper coverups and other resort fashion.
Love Brand & Co.
Love Brand & Co., a U.K.-based, luxury resort line for men and boys, hosts a pop-up shop at the Standard Spa, Miami Beach through July 9, with a sunset soirée on July 6. Known for European-milled linen, recycled fabrics, charity initiatives and Bahamian references like the bestselling Abaco shirt, its husband-and-wife owners also created the exclusive “Deckchairs” capsule collection for the hotel.
The dynamic city of Miami Beach is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Despite being crowned “the king of pants,” fashion designer Alvin Valley is diving into swimwear for the first time in 15 years. Looks draw on destinations such as St. Tropez and Palm Beach—where he operates a boutique on Worth Avenue’s Via Mizner—as well as his exotic Cuban and Lebanese roots. Similar to his pants, innovative suits fit like a glove.
The iconic luxury island of Palm Beach is shaking up its staid past. Young families who live here year-round and the next generation of snowbirds and visitors are inspiring a new wave of chic shops, restaurants and art galleries. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Palm Beach | West Palm Beach
With its feel-good motto “Choose to Shine,” digitally native store Sunhoney debuted a physical location in Jacksonville Beach. Find several collaborations with local designers, including Noelani The Label’s bikinis in an exclusive print and Driftaway Jewelry’s custom, sun ray-themed pendants. Resort pieces include babydoll dresses, basic cropped tanks in five summery shades and branded merchandise like corduroy ball caps.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
The Bungalow Bazaar pop-up shop’s founder applies her seasoned eye to Strings. Its well-curated assortment of men’s and women’s swimwear, resort outfits and beach essentials exudes her signature Hamptons-meets-Mediterranean direction. Always on the hunt for the new and now, her picks favor Akosha’s Mother Mary-inspired looks, Bain de Mer swim trunks, Colombia-based Mar de Lua’s resort collection and Port de Bras’ studio-to-street activewear.
Spanning the southern tip of Miami Beach, South Beach is a globally recognized brand in itself. Beyond the sand and surf, it’s beloved for Art deco architecture, café culture and world-class arts. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
South of Fifth
Get your fashion and filler fix in one stop. Albany Aesthetics, a luxury lounge for all things beauty from lasers to lashes, also houses an adorable boutique to finish off your new appearance at its Stuart location. Florida-friendly resort labels range from Love Shack Fancy’s Barbie pinks and floral prints to Hemant & Nandita’s breezy, multi-occasion outfits to Camilla’s signature, boho-chic frocks.
Part of the Treasure Coast that encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, Stuart is associated with top-notch fishing. Pastel-painted historic buildings and breathtaking waterways make it a favorite destination, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Tommy Bahama, a 30-year-old, tropics-inspired brand that launched its first store in Florida, expanded to Palm Beach Gardens. Located in the Gardens Mall’s Nordstrom wing, Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Store invites fans to relax over craft cocktails and dishes like Nashville hot chicken and coconut shrimp after shopping sprees for men’s, women’s and home collections. The spacious location also sports a patio.
A golfer’s mecca, Palm Beach Gardens is home to the PGA headquarters, the Honda Classic and luxury golf communities, many of which attract famous athletes. The community also shines for its conveniences such as the Gardens Mall and Downtown PBG, among well-tended retail centers. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Palm Beach Gardens
If anyone understands beach days, it’s Sea Lustre owner and designer Brooke Hartman. Her Jupiter brand with a Tequesta boutique specializes in casual, feminine jewelry and resort clothing. New summer styles are the Paige tunic, Cruz mini skirt and flirtier Lola dress with tiered ruffles. Complement them with beach/boat-ready, stretch bracelets featuring freshwater pearls and African glass beads.
Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops.