For Alexander McQueen’s second Miami store in the Design District—the first opened in Bal Harbour in 2012—creative director Sarah Burton used natural materials like quarried stone and pale wood for its gorgeous spiral staircase. Her affinity for nature also comes across in an exclusive capsule collection adorned with delicate butterflies and flora.
120% Lino and Salt Life
The Gardens Mall has lined up several new retailers for fall. Italian brand 120% Lino will soon expand its Florida footprint for men’s and women’s designer linen fashions, pictured. Salt Life, which was founded by a group of ocean-sport enthusiasts in Jacksonville, launches later in the season. Amazon’s 4-Star concept is coming too.
Roses and Dreams
With a steady stream of regulars, Roses and Dreams constantly brings in new merchandise. The French owner focuses on beach chic pieces by LoveShackFancy, Lanhtropy and Pitusa (pictured), among many labels. Her lifestyle approach also encompasses delicious-smelling candles, cashmere baby blankets and straw totes sporting evil eyes. Enjoy a new delivery service and 15-percent discount.
After pioneering the Miami Design District, Marni jumped ship to Bal Harbour Shops. The avant-garde, Italian fashion line for men and women is also known for personal shopping services (in home, via Facetime and by mail). Fall women’s looks favor crafty patchwork and brocades and tapestries hand-made in Venice on Leonardo da Vinci-designed looms.
One of Meghan Markle’s favorite Aussie brands has landed in South Florida. The full collection from ready to wear to shoes accommodates a wide range of purposes for modern women, whether making a red-carpet entrance or conducting business in the board room. European fabrics and timeless silhouettes add to its appeal.