As in today.
Fly Boutique has long been Miami Beach’s funky vintage closet. (Read: An extension of my own funky vintage collection.) It’s the first of two places I mad-panic drive to when I’m freaking out about “not having anything to wear,” as well as the first place I take my “yup, I’m over this era” threads. It’s seen the likes of designers Betsy Johnson and Jill Stuart shopping its racks. And it’s been written up in every Miami Beach guide for more than a decade now. So, a month or so back, when I happened by the quirkly little shabby chic spot on Lincoln Road, I was shocked to find a sign saying the store was closed “due to fire.” Immediately, my head conjured up images of beautiful vintage frocks and shoes no one can afford retail ablaze. Was little Jimmy OK? How in the world did Fly Boutique catch on fire? That’s a mystery I still haven’t solved. There’s no info online. And I’ve yet to peg down the owners. Apparently, they’ve been busy setting up shop around the corner. Today, when I walked by the store, a sign redirected me to 1634 Euclid. So, that’s exactly where I went. Low and behold, a new Fly Boutique (just behind Nexxt Cafe) is lying in wait. The store, which appears sizeably smaller, opens today. With Basel knocking on my door, I’m sure I’ll drop in and get all the deets, hopefully see sweet little Jimmy (the cutest little Pomeranian) and scoop up something that’s Art Miami opening-night worthy. Stay tuned.