by Rick Munarriz - 406 Reviews - 155 List
Everything goes with denim. Unfortunately, it seems as if every apparel retailer in town is also selling blue jeans. If you want to stand out, your jeans can't come off the racks of some mega-chain in the mall. Here are some of the obscure Miami clothing stores that will deck you out in denim that the major retailers aren't selling.
Updated: October 21, 2009
When the retro bug bites, you don't want to overpay for a pair of throwback Jordache, Vanderbilt, or Sassoon pants that scream out "I love the '80s" to the rest of the world. Vintage clothing and nostalgic styles are all the rave at this classy second-hand shop.
You can pay nearly $300 for a pair of Ksubi skinny ankle zip jeans at this magnetic SoBe hub of designer denim. Other stocked brands that will only be slightly kinder on your pocketbook include J Brand, Seven for All Mankind, SIWY, and Current/Elliott.
Denim isn't the main attraction at this funky dream weaver. Showgirl costumes, rhinestone-studded shirts, and platform boots are just some of the draws. However, no shop can promise to dress you up like an MTV rock star without offering 1970s and 1980s designer jeans alongside the tight hair metal spandex.
Why waste your time at garage sales, thrift stores or scouring for well-dressed estate sales when this tony boutique can do it for you? This shop stocks mostly second-hand designer dresses and shoes, but there always seems to be a stack of Levis around to complete any outfit.
Indie retailer will outfit you with obscure names like MIH Marrakesh mid-rise for women or a pair of Simon Miller L.A. straight leg jeans for men. Yes, this is the same store that got its start in the pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road Mall. But it's now tucked away in the revitalized Design District.