The latest shopping and retail intelligence from Racked Miami...
1) Downtown Fort Lauderdale: Miami, we love you but we need some space. If you're seeking a getaway that requires less than a half tank of gas, then allow Las Olas to house you for the day. The brunch joints are extensive, the architecture is old Florida, but most importantly, the shopping ain't too shabby. Here are our ten picks, from an EVOO grotto to some trendy outiftters up and down the block.
2) South Beach: We're all about summer reading, but in this case a good browse does a lounging body good. We asked the team at TASCHEN, a ritzy coffee book store on Lincoln Road, to suggest a few summer pages for us. On a side note, the store is having their annual warehouse sale this weekend, where expensive design, fashion, travel titles and more are now over 50 percent off.
3) South Beach: SoBe just became more yogi friendly now that Athleta has officially opened right next to its sister store, Gap. Expect more in-shop workout events, super stylish fitness gear and complaints from people who so over the commercialization of Lincoln Road.
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