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.