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Where does Edward Wilkerson shop in Miami? The Alchemist. Duh.

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Fashion folks LOVE Miami, so we were curious to see what they did while vacationing in our sunny little town. Welcome to Style Sabbaticals, a new feature on Racked Miami where we ask the industry's top professionals what they think about the Magic City, what they like to do here and, most importantly, where they like to shop.


Oprah approves of his sartorial savvy, Wendy Williams can't wear his designs enough on her show and he's basically on the Olympics committee he's dressing so many Sochi-bound journalists. Since Edward Wilkerson took the wheel as creative director of Lafayette 148, modern, working women have never looked better. A few weeks back he threw an intimate fashion show at Bloomingdale's Aventura and we were able to squeeze out details about what he packed for his Miami stay, where he likes to shop and where he found his most hammering purchase.

What did you pack for your trip?
Cotton separates and bright colored shoes.

Where do you love to shop in Miami?
The Alchemist on Lincoln Rd.

What is the one thing you can't leave Miami without doing?
Shop!

What's the best find you've ever brought home from Miami? The craziest?
Best find is the pant selection at Osklen. Craziest thing is vintage and steel stools from the Lincoln Road Antique flea market that happens on Sundays.

Will you be taking any inspiration from Miami for your next collection?
I always do! Pre-Spring and Resort inspiration comes from warm weather dressing. Miami is an international city where people from all over the world come to escape the cold.

If you had to sum up Miami in one word, what would it be?
Fun! Fun! Fun!