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As Racked Miami wraps up its first year, we've tapped in a handful of reputable fashion friends to weigh in on 2014's greatest hits (and misses). Last week, we covered what trends everyone loved and avoided in 2014, not to mention where we could find them shopping around town. This week, they divulge what stores absolutely need to open in Miami.
Rachael Russell, FORD Fashion Stylist and President of Style Saves: "There's an Australian designer, alice McCALL, whose style I crave. Her aesthetic is a cross between resort chic and garden party. She would do so well here."
Julia Ford-Carther, Assistant Editor of Ocean Drive Magazine: "I used to live in LA and could spend hours weaving my way through the retail maze of Fred Segal. I would love to see that concept (the original, of course) bring its up-and-coming designers-to-watch to the Magic City. "
John Joseph Lin, Founder of Lin Projects and Blogger: "Any of the art cum design and fashion shops such as PK Shop, Grey Area or Sight Unseen. I love the edited pieces and selections by Paul Kasmin, Kyle DeWoody, and Monica Khemsurov (respectively). Miami is definitely missing this niche."
Iman Hasan, Fashion and Lifestyle Director at The Workshop Collective: "MATCHESFASHION- my favorite store in London. We need a version of its Ledbury Road store from Nottinghill with luxury and contemporary brands under one roof. They discover most new designers before anybody else!"
· Year in Racked 2014 [Racked Miami]