The holiday season has approached once again, meaning weeks of incredible cocktail parties, dinner parties, galas, holiday work parties and more. Managing busy schedules, buying gifts, making eggnog and throwing caution to calories are important, but the makeup, hair and styling also needs to be considered. A holiday party-ready wardrobe is a must in the active South Florida lifestyle. These five retailers make it both fun and easy to get ready for these occasions.
W Hotels The Store
2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The chic and trendy W South Beach Hotel is home to one fabulous shop for womenswear apparel and accessories for those in the know. It’s easy to never hear about the store or to never know it exists until guests need to queue up for the restroom while enjoying cocktails at any of the many hotel bars. It’s a tempting oasis lining both walls calling the attention of anyone who loves style. The eye-catching, can’t-miss cocktail dresses, jewelry and accessories make it the perfect stop for holiday parties and events for the season. The selection ranges from contemporary to designer price points.
900 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
Atikshop at Mary Brickell Village is perfect for holiday party looks. It offers beautiful dresses, fabulous jewelry, stunning clutches and more, making it easy to shop even the same day of an event. The high-end fashion is offered at really fair, affordable prices. The inventory changes often so it’s a good idea to keep checking back for new offerings.
5842 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
The oh so stylish Jenna White boutique is a South Miami fashion gem for shopping for the holidays or any other time of year. With a designer roster including the likes of Tibi, 3.1 Philip Lim, Carven and Erickson Beamon, it’s easy to walk out of the shop looking and feeling like a million dollars. It’s one of those shops where everything can be purchased from shoes to cocktail jewelry, so it’s a convenient one-stop treasure for the most hectic time of year. Appropriate looks to be found in store include silk blouses, sequined cocktail dresses, stunning cold weather cover-ups and more.
Ida and Harry
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Ida and Harry is another fashion paradise set inside of a happening hotel – this time, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort. Irresistible heels, gorgeous tops, fun nighttime dresses and enviable handbags make Ida and Harry a wise choice for holiday party dressing. The price point is a nice mix of contemporary label and designer categories and the shop even offers a great selection for men. Holiday party possibilities for gentlemen include smart apparel looks and even hats, belts and shoes for head-to-toe accessorizing. The designer roster includes the likes of Herve Leger, Just Cavalli, Blumarine and Valentino.
310 N.W. 54th St.
Miami, FL 33127
Julian Chang is a darling favorite local designer in South Florida with good reason. The talented fashion designer dresses Miami fashionistas, socialites and celebrities in creative and feminine looks for women who celebrate bold and beautiful designs. Cocktail dresses and other party-ready creations by Chang will wow at any holiday event in chic fabrics with gorgeous details and colors. Looks for the season include colorful print combos, feminine draped blouses, cocktail dresses and more. Custom tailoring is available on site.
Chanoa Chen is a Fashion Merchandiser, Freelance Writer and Blogger. Chanoa has contributed stories to top firms including QVC Insider Germany and regularly contributes to CBS Local Miami and Examiner.com. She may be reached via: firstname.lastname@example.org.