A swimsuit is the first thing you’ll think to pack when headed to Miami, but we encourage you to hold off and visit some of our favorite boutiques instead. As locals who don bikinis year-round, we know our shops have the hottest trends that you can't find anywhere else. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered—use this guide to navigate Miami's five best swimwear boutiques.

Nikki’s Beachhouse Boutique
3115 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133 | 5746 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33143

With tops and bottoms you can mix and match and the help of expert stylists, it’s no wonder Nikki’s Beachhouse Boutique is a favorite among locals. This upscale boutique boasts two locations with an eclectic mix of styles, so you can expect to find everything from prim and proper to rock ‘n’ roll, in boy short, bikini, and Brazilian silhouettes. The hand-picked assortment offers both independent and local designers, including Mchet et Muchette, Agua Bendita, Luli Fama, and Madalynn. For more information, visit their website here.

Mermaids Boutique
7328 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143

This feminine boutique packs quite the punch with over 30 of the hottest designer brands, including Agua Bendita, Luli Fuma, Mara Hoffman, Mikoh, Eugina Kim, Stone Fox, Florabella, and more. Their large selection is both modern and chic, flaunting florals, ruffles, bright hues, and basic black bikinis, in both child and adult sizes. There’s also a stylish assortment of small accessories, so don’t fret if you accidentally forgot your sunnies at home. Take a peek at their best sellers, hours, and blog by clicking here.

Nic Del Mar
475 Biltmore Way, Suite 105, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

Nic Del Mar is run by two sisters with a serious case of wanderlust. Both founders travel the world to scour five-star resorts for the most-coveted swimwear to keep their collection fresh and on-trend. Styles range from sporty and chic to to edgy and modern, so there’s truly something for everyone. Some of our favorite designers include Blue Life, Mary Grace, Acacia, and ALIX. There’s also a menswear collection, so feel free to bring along your beau. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

The Orchid Boutique
224 8th St, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

The Orchid Boutique was founded ten years ago to showcase the best of up-and-coming latin swimwear designers. Their collection now includes exclusive swim brands, including Agua Bendita Swimwear, Maaji, Betsey Johnson, and Vix, gaining notoriety in high-end fashion magazines such a Sports Illustrated, Maxim, and Vogue. There’s also plenty of stylists on site to help you find the perfect fit. For additional information, be sure to visit their website here.

La Belle Rebelle
824 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

La Belle Rebelle offers a bounty of vintage-inspired swimsuits handcrafted by emerging artists. Exclusive, cheeky prints make these pieces memorable, ranging from playful ice cream motifs to colorful botanicals. La Belle Rebelle is also dedicated to high quality and comfort, so each suit is as silky and smooth as it is water-repellent and colorfast. Click here to visit their website for more information.