When a first-time visitor steps into Sale Rack, she rolls up her sleeves, beelines to the well-organized racks, and rummages through a trove of eclectic designer dresses, jeans, and shirts marked down 60%–80% off retail prices. This ritual—what the recycled-clothing-boutique owner calls "a modern day treasure hunt"—may take a bit more patience than the average store experience, but the bounty can be glorious: vintage Louis Vuitton bags, Citizens of Humanity denim, Miu Miu blouses, a never-been-worn Marc Jacobs dress, and anti-gravity space wear by NASA. Though labels often bear big names, staff members scrutinize every item to ensure its fresh, bold style and prime condition. The resulting apparel, accessories, and home-décor items have wowed even professional eyes, grabbing a Boutique of the Week title from College Fashionista and mentions on Miami Fashion Blog and DailyCandy.
Elite Sound & Security specializes in equipping cars and boats with a docket of electronic upgrades and integrations. Because they are authorized dealers for every brand they stock, the technicians possess the know-how and familiarity necessary to seamlessly install products from brands including Pioneer, Viper, and 3M. They easily maneuver through the systems of both standard and exotic cars as they install booming sound systems, and their resumé of iPod- and iPhone-compatible module integration lists cars such as Ferraris and Maseratis. To help clients protect the glossy gadgetry inside, the technicians armor autos with 3M window tints and equip them with security systems whose blinking lights, siren sounds, and skateboard disguises help to fend off potential break-ins.
At Martinizing Signature, expert dry cleaners and advanced garment-care systems restore fabrics of all kinds to a fresh clean. Within the comfortable and air-conditioned boutique, cleaning experts personalize treatment to each and every garment, from standard dress shirts and slacks to couture dresses and diamond-studded underwear.
The Miami Wine & Food Festival shares a litany of libations and local eats with curious sommeliers and gourmands. The chic, outdoor Taste & Toast event introduces gustatory glands to wines from around the world. As taste buds hobnob with fruit and oak notes, guests intermingle with one another while snacking on gourmet treats from local restaurants and listening to the bluesy sound of the Jay Blues Band. Winesplorers can stick around after the tasting for a Glenfiddich “Music to Drink Whiskey By” after-party at 9 p.m., where a DJ and whiskey-tamer rest on hand to answer questions and dispel myths about using whiskey as cologne.
Inside four Miami-Dade-area locations, Klinit Cleaners?s staffers spruce up domestic textiles of all sorts. They systematically remove smells and stains from sweaters, suits, and coats during dry cleaning treatments, or wash, dry, and fold other laundry by the pound. In addition to cleaning clothes, staffers also tailor hems, replace buttons, and repair shoes worn down by never-ending games of Red Rover. Customers can pick up their newly rejuvenated garments in-store, or arrange for complimentary delivery.