For those of you brave enough to venture to South Florida in hot, hot July, there is something to look forward to – starting Friday the 18th, the Raleigh Hotel in Miami is hosting the Mercedes-Benz 2009 Fashion Week for Swimwear. Featured designers include Diesel and Tibi. The event is by invitation only, but it’s Miami so there are bound to be parties happening all over the place, just waiting to be snuck into.
Michelle and I would love to go down to Miami and revel in the heat and bikinis with everyone, but I will be going to Chicago that same weekend, visiting friends and attending Pitchfork Music Festival! Of course it’s also the perfect opportunity to explore Chicago shopping, but I need advice: if any readers are from the area, e-mail me at styleexchange (at) gmail.com and tell me about your favorite shops, boutiques, flea markets — wherever it is you score the great finds!