A Wallet That Really Swims

…plus hair happiness and a game of Katch

NBC 5 News

UNSINKABLE: If all you know about Colombia fits in a rolled up dollar bill, it’s time to unroll the bill and slip it into an environmentally friendly wallet made from something else the country has lying around: used inner tubes. Cyclus Bags, a Bogota-based company, uses leftover rubber waste and transforms it into a variety of carryall devices, including super stylish wallets like the Bille 5. Not only will it hold your cash, it saves the planet, was made using fair trade and local labor and it may just keep you afloat on your next swim. $30, Style Lab 5580 N.E. Fourth Court, Suite 4, Miami; 305.756.1010

MANAGABLE MANE: If it’s time for a trim or a touch-up, book an appointment at Femme Coiffure Hair Spa at The Ritz Carlton. The salon is offering up a free hair treatment (up to $75, not including laser services) with any purchase of a cut or color throughout the month of August. So go ahead, shake out that ponytail and let those coiffures snip, shade and style you senseless. 103 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305.864.4400

KATCH UP: Just because your summer budget has you on staycation status doesn’t mean you can’t look like a jet-setter with a flair for worldly accessories. Local designer Kathy Flesch’s jewelry line, Katch, is as exotic as a stroll through an Indian market and as ornate as the cathedrals of Europe. The line of necklaces, cuffs and earrings (from $90 to $369) falls into the summer’s boho trend but is classic enough to carry over for seasons to come. All handmade in Colombia, you’ll look like a globetrotter without leaving your own backyard. Rebel 6669 Biscayne Blvd.; 305.758.2369  

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