Thursday, June 16, 2005
Style File: Shop Where You Sleep
Talk about a shopper's paradise. Wouldn't it be nice to wake up and find some of the best buys in town. Well in tonight's style file, we found some great getaways where all the frills and fashion go hand in hand.
WSVN -- When you think of fancy hotels, you think gorgeous rooms, beautiful pool, amazing views and luxurious spas.
But you probably don't think spectacular shopping.
At least not until you step inside the boutique at the Ritz Carlton South Beach.
Shannon Walton from the Ritz Carlton South Beach: "I think that the product selection that we have here is very unique just because you can't really find the venders that we have here anywhere else on South Beach."
At this boutique it's a style guru's dream come true- it's everything fabulous -- all under one roof.
Shannon: The Luella Bartley handbags, the Rafe handbags, We have a great handbag selection and also our ladies apparel, the Trina Turk we have the new Lotta Stenson out of LA,. We have the Tashida from London."
And that's probably why the Ritz boutique has attracted so many celebrity clients from around the country.
Shannon: "A lot of the Victoria Secret models come in here to shop when they do they fashion shoot here. A lot of celebrity stylists come here too, Jessica Simpson's stylist is a big fan of our store."
Whether your looking for the perfect outfit, a bag to match, or even a present for dad -- they've got it all, and then some.
Shannon: "It's kind of like I am a personal shopper for our guests that are here. They can call be and tell me where they are going for the evening and I can recommend the perfect outfit to wear."
One of best things about shopping at a boutique like this is that the service is very personalized. If the staff gets something in that they think that you'll like they call you, if there is a sale going on they let you know about it. The service, just like the fashion, is first rate, and you can't get that at the mall.
And that's exactly the idea behind Me and Ro jewelry.
Min Sanchez from Me & Ro: "We kind of feel like we are a little jewelry box tucked away. It's a small store, but we have lots of treasures here."
Located right inside The Shore Club, this secret spot has attracted a celebrity following of it's own.
Min: "It's Julia Roberts favorite jewelry."
And plenty of locals too.
Gina Berlin: "If I go to a more well known store I feel like I am getting the same type of jewelry I can get at any store and one of the things about Me and Ro is that it's so unique."
From layered necklaces to cute cuffs and even gemstone earrings at "Me and Ro," it's simplistic style at its finest.
Min: "It's all about being delicate and understated, so it's easy to layer or just wear alone."
But this line isn't just about staying trendy, their pieces have special meaning.
Min: "Many of the pieces are either in Sandscript or Tibetan which is either Buddhist or Hindu and it's all about spirituality, what is within you."
When you discover "Me and Ro" at the Shore Club hotel, you'll be very happy you aren't on vacation.
Gina: "I came to Me and Ro and I have been hooked ever since, that was 4 years ago."
Shore Club is also the home to Scoop - one of the trendiest boutiques around and Pipino Salon. So, hey why not go make a day of it.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ritz Carlton Boutique at Ritz Carlton South Beach Hotel
1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Me & Ro Jewelry at The Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139