No Swim Week Invite? No Problem With These 10 Free Events!

Haven’t scored an invite to a Swim Week '13 runway show or a swanky soirée? No problema, mis amigas. There are plenty of parties, fashion shows, and designer-sample sales — starting Wednesday, July 18, through Monday, July 23 — that are open to the public. You can shop, celeb spot, and party down with nary an invite or credential. Getting snapped by our street-style photographers, however, might take a little more finesse, but we're sure you're on it.
So, get your day planners out, because here's your official guide to getting the most out of Miami Swim Week — just like a VIP.
Photo: Courtesy of L*Space
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Wednesday, July 18

Best Bet: Splashion
Miami Magazine’s annual show combines a club-like vibe with a stylish fashion show, featuring Jantzen, JAG, Aquarius, Bikini Flavors, Edward Beiner Eyewear, La Martina, My Best Friend’s Closet, and Perry Ellis Swim.
When: 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: LIV Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Avenue, 305-674-4680.

Other Option: Presents: Ready, Set, Swim
A shopping and beauty party that lets you score swimwear looks on sale and get some freebie pampering from Emena Spa, too. We can't forget the comped cocktails. Blogger hostesses Lori Riviere and Kelly Saks will be there.
When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Emena Spa, 180 NE 39th St Ste 223, 305-438-3777.

Photo: Courtesy of Miami Magazine
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Thursday, July 19

Best Bet: Style Saves 1-Year Anniversary Party & 2nd Annual Summer Fashion Show Fundraiser
Four designer fashion shows with looks from Trina Turk, Atrium, Papi Swimwear, and IShine365. Open bar and DJ
When: 9 p.m.
Where: SOHO Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, 786-507-7900.

Other Option: Funkshion Swim Fashion Week and Peroni presents Young Designer Award with Fashion Group International at The Tent
Eleven local designers present their best Italian-themed swimwear looks for a chance to win an opportunity to showcase their collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Collins Park (between 21st and 22nd streets)

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Friday, July 20

Best Bet: Vogue & Clarins Swim Week Cocktail Party
To kick off Swim Week with Hostess Laure Heriard Dubreuil and Chandon.
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Webster, 1220 Collins Avenue, 305-674-7899.

Other Option: GUYandGIRL Boutique cocktail party and fashion presentation
To Celebrate the launch of Includes complimentary cocktails, 25% off all items, gift bags, raffle, and models-wearing looks by Kai Lani and Lola James Jewelry.
When: 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Avenue, 305-531-1271.

Photo: Courtesy of Vogue
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Saturday, July 21

Best Bet: The Daily & Lifestyle Retreat Lounge After Party
Hosted by Angela Martini, complimentary cocktails and sounds by Crespo, Stacie Todd, and Triarchy.
When: 11 p.m. to midnight
Where: Mokai, 235 23rd Sreet, Miami Beach, 305-673-1409.

Other Option: Salon Allure Sample Sale
Shop luxury swim and resortwear up to 50% off and where 100% of proceeds go to Miami Children’s Hospital. Norma Jean Abraham, Tracy Mourning, and Lisa Pliner will host.
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Perry South Beach (South Ballroom) 2377 Collins Avenue, 305-604-1000.

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Sunday, July 18

Best Bet: L *Space by Monica Wise After-Party
There ain't no party like an after-party, so RSVP ASAP to hang with the designer, models, and feel the post-show high.

When: 10 p.m. to Midnight
Where: STK at Perry South Beach, 2377 Collins Avenue; Free with RSVP to

Other Option: Salon Allure Sample Sale
Fashion Bloggers Annie Vazquez, Ginger Harris, and Ria Michelle host the last day of the luxury and resortwear sale, where 100% of the proceeds benefits Miami Children’s Hospital.
When: 9 to 6 p.m.
Where: Perry South Beach (South Ballroom) 2377 Collins Avenue; Free.

Photo: Courtesy of L*Space