Add Some Color To Your World
Globally inspired pieces with a tropical palette.
Is it just us, or do you love how artistic and colorful Miami is year round? From South Beach, to Sunny Isles, to Wynwood and everywhere in between, Miamians and the brands they create have become more diverse than ever. Maybe it’s our Latin infusion or the worldly appreciation our residents encompass. Perhaps it’s the fact that while we’re in mid-November, our temperatures remain in the eighties and all we can think about is freely vacationing again one day.
Whether you’re our neighbor or love visiting Miami, we hope you choose to buy local and continue supporting our homegrown fashion heros this holiday season. Below are some of our favorite Miami Brands, who just so happen to have a special dedicated corner in-store and online at Frangipani. Happy Shopping friends!
A local lifestyle and swimwear brand, designed to showcase creativity and unique views on life, all while making the earth a better place. All designs are brightly colored, hand-drawn, and made from recycled materials like coconut husks and water bottles- so Miami, we know! Owner and founder Michael, is committed to giving back and regularly does so through beach clean ups and by providing school uniforms to those in need. Shop Mavrans this season at Frangipani or at his Aventura Mall Pop-up.
We’re obsessed with this dainty, affordable, and easily wearable jewelry line for women. Born and raised in Miami, local owner Lauren Turchin creates high end pieces for less. Every lady on your list will love her collections ranging from celestial, colored enamel, pearl and sea, and even the evil eye jewelry. From simple pieces to your unique statement pieces, you can find everything you want within Meridian Ave.
Animal lovers, you are in luck! We know your favorite furry friend has a personality all their own and artist/ fashion designer Valera Krasavina has found a way to highlight all their uniqueness through custom illustrations, prints and accessories. Inspired by the quirky personality of her own French Bulldog named Rabby, Valeria has created Fine Frenchie during a hiatus from the fashion industry. An idea that started with a small series of drafts soon blossomed into a full passion project full of different characters and, of course, lots and lots of pink. Who doesn’t want a custom portrait of their very best friend this season?
We’re a little (okay a lot) sad we won’t get to indulge in Art Basel this year and all of the artist’s beautifully showcased work. With that being said, Frangipani is proud to house the work of some of the greats, like AMLgMTED; a Miami-based collaborative studio established by Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova. Their work was recently featured at Levi’s Haus, Miami, FL and the Untitled Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL. We’re huge fans of their quirky points of view and clever use of unusual and overlooked materials. Keep an eye out for their WEBSTR stools on your next visit.
WYNWOOD COLORING BOOK
Did anyone not yet tap into their inner Picasso this year? There’s still time while paying homage to 44 of Miami’s favorite street artists such as Aquarela, Claudia la Bianca, Trek 6, Didi, Freaky Kiss, Kazilla, Marcus Blake, Chris Pyrate, Renda Writer, and SkottMarsi, to name a few. The Wynwood Coloring Book is a delightful escape for the Miami Local or aspiring Wynwood Visitor. Need another reason to love it? Owner, Diego, is so big on giving back that when you buy one, they give a textbook for free to a child in need.
If you’re looking to keep it sexy and smelling delicious, you’ve met your match. From the packaging, to using wooden wicks for that extra long burn time, we’re obsessed. This local candle, diffuser, and hand sanitizer purveyor offers scents like: peppermint eucalyptus, bittersweet symphony, and tropical escape as well as their use of all natural fragrances and essential oils. Name a better gift for anyone on your list… we’ll wait.
We can’t wait to help you shop this year and are confident we have something special for everyone on your list. Don’t miss the fun at Frangipani during Shop Small Weekend: November 27th-29th, in store at 2239 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127.
Although much of 2020 has been challenging, we refuse to overlook the good in our local Wynwood Community. Behind every colorfully curated building, are teams of incredible people who keep this slice of our city vibrantly alive for all to enjoy.
We don’t take for granted the many sacrifices all have had to endure either. Unfortunately, we’ve seen some of our beloved small business neighbors leave us these past few months. Yet, we have also welcomed some new, exciting dining and shopping concepts with open arms.
One thing is for sure. When we support and celebrate small, local businesses, they get to stay put and provide jobs and provisions for our neighborhoods. This holiday season, we truly hope you choose to shop and spend within the communities you love. Here are a handful of our top picks for seasonal (and anytime) shopping in Wynwood.
BASE is a dedicated men's boutique featuring emergent and established brands that marry street culture with utility and fashion. With over 30 years in Miami beginning on Lincoln Road in 1989, this hip men’s fashion haven is the perfect spot to shop for clothing, footwear, accessories, cologne, and more this year.
MVM is one of our favorite locally owned, women’s clothing stores in the area carrying all the classics with a Wynwood Edge. If the ladies on your shopping list are into chic, stylish, and designer clothing and accessories, swing by.
Nomad Tribe has been a neighborhood staple for socially conscious, fair-trade, and upcycled clothing and accessories for men and women for years. We love their Green Nomad Project which gives you 20% off your order when you recycle your older clothing with them. Gift shopping while preserving the planet sounds good to us!
Basico stands out as one of Wynwood’s best kept secrets for stylish, yet laid back menswear. Locally owned and operated by Francesco Cianci, this colorful and thoughtfully curated shop has something to offer every man from Miami to Madrid. From board shorts, to dress shirts and head turning streetwear, stop by Basico.
Pitusa has been turning heads in Wynwood and beyond since 2010. After it’s female founders decided to create clothing that empowered women, while offering a lighthearted aesthetic that transitions from beach to street, we’ve all come to love the highly recognizable Pitusa look. Shop this boutique for the fashion forward, ethically conscious, travel loving lady on your list.
Aviator Nation hails from Venice, CA, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome this casually cool spot to our Wynwood neighborhood. #Sweatslife is not going anywhere in our opinion, and these colorful lifestyle sets for men, women, and kids will carry your favorite giftees from the beach, to the slopes or let’s be real, hanging out with their favorite home quaranteam.
Frangipani is locally owned and operated, and has been serving Wynwood’s ever changing landscape for over 8 years and couldn’t be more appreciative to be a part of it all. We’ve recently stocked up on new clothing, candles, ornaments, accessories, and self care products galore. Come shop with us this holiday season for thoughtfully curated, globally conscious gifts for women, men, children and housewares this holiday season.
We hope you’ll join us at Frangipani and at many of our favorite local small businesses around Wynwood during Shop Small Weekend, November 27th-29th.
It's time to start searching for a back to school supplies list for 2020! You might be wondering what that even looks like. Most kids started the school year virtually, which is no easy experience, neither for kids or their parents. There are so many issues to keep track of like wifi difficulties, whether or not your child can see and hear their teacher, and maintaining focus among many others. The most glaring issue of them all is finding the right back to school supplies list for the 2020 school year. We know it can be difficult figuring all of this out on your own, so we've put together a list of back to school tips and essentials to relieve some of that anxiety.
At Frangipani, we want to help you put the fun into school, with playful & colorful supplies and accessories to brighten your student's day. Here are some tips and supplies from us:
1.Take Lots of Notes!
Composition Books from Mr. Boddington's Studio come in a variety of patterns to brighten up your child's day. Snakes, ice cream, mermaids, how to decide? Pick up one for each class! These notebooks are made in the USA, with a perfect binding of wide ruled pages
The 7 Year Pen from Seltzer Goods was designed to keep plastic out of landfills and to make us smile! One pen holds enough ink to write a line 4 to 5 kilometers long, and it's refillable! So we can feel good about all those doodles we make!
2. Stay organized and don't forget anything
Bando academic agendas are filled with fun, with stickers, cool art, compliments, a postcard, and more. In addition, the planners cover August 2020 through December 2021 to get your child through this school year and into the next.
3. Be ready to get up and go-school could switch to in person anytime!
Backpacks from State Bags are cool and will keep our kids organized and ready for in-person learning. Each bag includes a protective laptop sleeve, outer pockets for quick access items, side pockets for water bottles, and plenty of room for lots of books. In addition, we can feel good about carrying a State backpack because they give back to American schoolchildren in need all year long through their program, Carry for a Cause.
Make this school year fun and productive! Shop Frangipani and add some color to your kid's world with products that we can all feel good about. Finally, now you have your back to school supplies list for 2020! Now your little valedictorian is set to take on the school year with confidence!