Shopping in Mimo
By: Ginger Harris
In Miami’s MiMo district, you’ll find boutiques where you are sure to score new keys pieces to add a little favor to your wardrobe.
MiMo stands for Miami Modern and nested between 27 blocks on Biscayne Boulevard between Northeastern 50th and 77th Streets are prime examples of the playful architecture style. It’s the perfect backdrop for a little boutique shopping, Miami style. Here, find four boutiques where you are sure to score new key pieces to add a little flavor to your wardrobe.
With vintage setting the tone of the historic neighborhood, this retro shop is a great fit for the area. Fly Boutique has long been shopped by stylists and designers for bygone pieces that inspire. But you don’t have to be a fashionista to enjoy the collection of unique finds. Vintage dresses, boots, bags, hats, jewelry and more fill this quaint little corner space. Be sure to check out the selection of hand-dyed nightgowns, which make perfect cover-ups, as well as reinvented retro pieces. There’s even offerings for him. And if you fall in love with the décor, which boasts a shabby chic feel, just ask the price. It’s also for sale.
Fly Boutique is located at 7235 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138. The store is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s closed on Saturdays.
If it’s a blend of classic and contemporary you crave, head to The Weekender. Owner Patricia Costa has more than a decade’s worth of experience in the high-end luxury business and her mix of small L.A. and N.Y. labels makes up the selection at her chic Biscayne Boulevard boutique. By keeping limited offerings of each item, The Weekender ensures you won’t be dressed like anyone else on your night out. And Costa is more than happy to help you put a look together. She has an eye for styling her array of clean lines and edgy prints.
The Weekender is located at 7246 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138. It's open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
When you’ve searched high and low for that perfect frock and have come up empty handed, head to Rebel. The boutique is known for its selection of dresses, cool tees, distressed denim, bikinis and accessories. There’s even a selection of consigned designer pieces so you won’t break the bank getting something new for a night out. From local designers like Karina Grimaldi to national designers like Elan and Junk Food, there truly is something here for everyone, be it boho style, a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll or just beach chic.
Rebel is located at 6669 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
If you’re shopping for fashions that are trendy, on point and won’t leave a ban on your budget, consider shopping Touch. The boutique is stocked with body conscious dresses, bikinis, crop tops, maxi skirts, boho-patterned pants, shorts and more. Owner Cynthia is a master at putting pieces together, as well as throwing accessories into the mix. Just ask her to lend a hand. And with the store offering alterations, you can be assured that your new look will fit like a glove. Check out Cynthia’s own line of clothing, as well. Her bold pattern and sexy shapes will leave you looking and feeling stunning.
7231 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138. Shop Touch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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