If you're trying to stay ahead of the latest fashion trends, you might as well have fun doing it. That's Ally+Zoe's philosophy. The jewelry designer's collection comprises an array of fun, bold pieces, including vibrant flower-petal necklaces, shiny crystal earrings, and gold bracelets with the word "love" on them. The free-spirited, fashion-forward pieces can be purchased online or at Ally+Zoe shops across North America, which, when you think about it, isn't really north for people who live in Greenland.
The Flip Flop Shops franchise aims to liberate toes from uncomfortable confines, encouraging a carefree mindset through simple footwear styles. Their enthusiasm for outdoor activity led them to fill their retail locations with shoes from Reef, Flojos, Roxy, and Sanuk, among other brands. Vegan and water-friendly sandals keep the environment in mind, and cushy materials—including foot beds crafted from former yoga mats—mimic the feeling of walking on air without the danger of getting clotheslined by a kite string.
Though his family has been making jewelry since 1890, three generations back, Jimmy Quiroga truly fell in love with jewelry while marveling at art in museums across Europe. Now a jewelry designer while his wife runs the business side, Jimmy balances modern trends and Caribbean influences with the timeless beauty found in those museums. His necklaces, rings, and bracelets outfit sterling silver or 14-karat gold with pearls, diamonds, and brilliant gemstones such as turquoise, topaz, citrine, and sorcerer's stones. The vivid colors of his work mirror the tropical, festive atmosphere of Miami, which the Quiroga family has called home since the 1960s. Found on shelves in Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as in the couple's showroom, the statement pieces have found their way into the wardrobes of celebs such as Gloria Estefan, Shannen Doherty, and Flo Rida. In addition to decorating the community, the company is devoted to giving back. Its social calendar is booked with charity events that support causes such as Alonzo Mourning's Overtown Youth Center, the Miami Children's Hospital, and Jackson Memorial Hospital's Guardian Angels.
Since opening in 2006, French Lingerie Outlet has expanded their online collection to include more than 500 types of intimate apparel. With new styles delivered daily, the easy-to-navigate store caters to a wide assortment of shapes and sizes, stocking bras that range from 32A–42DDD and clothing that runs up to XXL. Even though their endless collections of Parisian-inspired undergarments flaunt flattering prices, they don’t skimp on quality. Sensual teddies and chemises enswathe bodies in expertly crafted satin and lace fabrics, and top-shelf panties cover derrières in styles such as the boyshort, brief, and thong. The lingerie shop even boasts a collection of hosiery, which customers can use to sheath legs or obscure faces for midnight fridge raids.