South Florida is infused with the flavor and vibrancy of its surrounding Latin American countries. More than 70 percent of the Miami-Dade population is Hispanic or Latinx, making the county a cultural hub for diverse art and style. Miamians can begin their day with a bold café Cubano and end their nights dancing meringue until the nightclub closes without leaving city limits.
Aside from the rich food and heritage embedded in Miami’s DNA, fashion and design are also heavily influenced by Hispanic and Latinx culture – and Aventura Mall is home to many leading brands headquartered in Latin America and Spain. Get your proverbial passport ready as you explore vibrant patterns of Brazil, chic furniture imported from Mexico, and baubles from Spanish jewelers, all under the same roof!
We’ve rounded up 17 must-visit Hispanic and Latinx brand stores to visit on your next shopping trip:
With a century of history, Tous has become a leading jeweler in the industry. The Hispanic accessory brand has had illustrious success since its early beginnings as a watch repair shop in Catalonia, Spain. Tous has since expanded into jewelry, handbags, and accessories modeled by A-listers like Emma Roberts and Jennifer Lopez.
Tous is located on the Upper Level.
If you’re looking for handcrafted pieces, UNOde50 is the place to go. Uno de 50 means “one of 50” in Spanish – an on-the-nose brand name paying homage to the jeweler’s days of making only 50 units of each design. The unique styles were a wild success and, soon after, UNOde50 began making a variety of styles showcased in more than 100 stores around the world.
UNOde50 is opening soon on the Lower Level.
Calling all shoe lovers! When we say Castañer is the mother of the espadrille, we aren’t exaggerating. You have the meticulous craftsmanship and innovation of the Hispanic atelier to thank for your go-to braided wedges. In a history-making move, the shoe company met up with Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970s to collaborate on the first wedged espadrille. Add a piece of history to your closet next time you shop and snag a pair of your own Castañer espadrilles.
Castañer is located on the Upper Level.
The shelves of Paloma Barcelo are an eclectic mix of modern minimalism and chic refinement. The assortment of napa leather combat boots, braided raffia sandals, platform sneakers and bold block heels show a range of styles for every occasion. One of the most striking things about Paloma Barcelo is the brand’s spin on classics like swapping leather for raffia-adorned sneakers.
Paloma Barcelo is located on the Upper Level.
Ready for an overload of cuteness? Mercedes Moltó and her husband Desiderio Mataix started Tutto Piccolo, a children’s apparel brand, in 1982. Headquartered in Alicante, the darling clothing brand has expanded to more than 400 locations around the globe. With a mission to make smart and stylish attire for babies and children, the brand creates casual and formal wear for every occasion.
Tutto Piccolo is located on the Lower Level.
We’re sure you know about mega-brand Zara, but did you know Zara was based in Spain? The powerhouse brand was founded by Amancio Ortega in A Coruña — a city in Galicia, Spain — and it’s the flagship chain store of the Inditex group, the world’s largest apparel retailer. Perfecting trend-focused fashion, Zara makes it easy to look like you stepped out of the latest issue of Vogue.
Zara is located on the Lower Level.
Fashion revolutionary Carolina Herrera has made a name for herself in the industry. Watch any Hollywood red carpet, and you’ll see a slew of stars donning her exquisite gowns. The Venezuelan designer has gained a reputation for dressing First Ladies like Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. Herrera is a decorated veteran of the industry and has been awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Spain’s Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts and The International Center in New York’s Award of Excellence to name a few (case in point: she’s kind of a big deal). She passed the torch to creative director Wes Gordon in 2018; however, her impact lives on in every new collection.
CH Carolina Herrera is located on the Lower Level.
The genesis of the Anne Fontaine brand is quite the origin story. Fontaine, born in Rio de Janeiro, moved to France at age 20. When she and her husband discovered an old trunk filled with white shirts, they decided to take over his family’s clothing business. Fontaine has since made the crisp white shirt her mark, working the staple into many of her outfit designs.
Anne Fontaine is located on the Upper Level.
Whether you’re jet-setting to an exotic destination or heading to an indie music festival, FARM Rio’s vibrant prints and flowing dresses fit the vibe check. Inspired by the strength and beauty of the female spirit, FARM Rio brings the vibrant Carioca vibes of its native Rio de Janeiro to closets everywhere.
FARM Rio is located on the Lower Level.
Founded in Venezuela, Garota is a Los Angeles-based brand serving unique and fashion-forward styles. Led by fashion blogger and owner Carolina Silva, the fashionable clothing is curated with the influencer’s aesthetic and trend-focused style. Body-con dresses, flowing maxi dresses, sculptural blouses and crop tops are a few of Garota’s best-selling items.
Garota is located on the Upper Level.
Fashion designer Liana Tomaz created Agua de Coco with just a sewing machine, a seamstress and a dream. The Brazilian designer wanted to create a quality swimwear brand using unique patterns, modern touches and top-notch design. Lucky for us, Tomaz’s dream came true!
Agua de Coco is located on the Upper Level.
Cia Marítima is a leader in swimwear, boasting vibrant designs and fashionable styles for the perfect day at sea. The brand carries swimsuits, sarongs and resort wear to accompany you on long days spent in the sun.
Cia Marítima is located on the Upper Level.
Are you looking for an adorable new pair of shoes for your closet? Melissa Clube carries everyt
bonus, you can feel extra good about your purchase: The Latinx-based brand is vegan and 100 percent recyclable.
Melissa Clube is located on the Lower Level.
Dupuis was born in 1973 with a mission to create quality furniture and home goods with a characteristic style and sophistication. Carrying the traditions of Mexico, Dupuis combines artisanal techniques with temporary home decor and furniture designs. Prepare to shop: The Aventura Mall location is like a Pinterest vision board come to life.
Dupuis is located on the Lower Level.
From beachwear to streetwear, Agua Bendita brings touches of Colombian flare into each design. The designer combines contemporary style with handmade elements added by Colombian female artisans.
Agua Bendita is located on the Upper Level.
Made in Colombia by a husband-and-wife team, AZULU offers a perfect mix of sophisticated ready-to-wear and resort wear for women and girls. Inspired by the buoyant spirit of Latin America, the founders have set out to make feminine styles that pay homage to their Latinx identities.
Azulu is opening soon on the Upper Level.
Daoro carries a prized collection of the finest watches from brands like Rolex, Movado, Chopard, Breitling, Bvlgari and Tissot. Timepieces aren’t the Hispanic brand’s only forte: The boutique also carries a range of jewelry, including its own scintillating designs. Prepare to be dazzled.
Daoro is located on the Upper Level.
Ready to shop an array of international Latinx and Hispanic brands in Miami? Visit Aventura Mall for a unique and impressive selection that will add major spark to your wardrobe.
For more information on our retailers, call 305-935-1110 or visit AventuraMall.com/Shops.