The future of retail is here with the debut of Stone Island.
Stone Island’s facade in the Design District is impossible to miss. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Looks from Stone Island’s spring/summer 2021 collection PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
From its Brutalist facade to its next-generation garments, we’re loving the innovative vibe of the new Stone Island men’s boutique in the Design District. The brand’s fourth store in North America follows the interior design concept of other flagships created by Marc Buhre, an industrial designer from Germany and founder of the Zeichenweg TTMM architectural firm. That means brush-hammered stone flooring and walls that provide the ideal backdrop for the label’s garments, all of which are the sum of continuous experimentation with dyes. Onsite are Stone Island’s spring/summer 2021 Shadow Project and Stone Island lines, two collections marked by jackets, shorts, jerseys, fleeces and knits that are created with engineered precision and high-performance fabrics whose qualities sound like something you’d find in a superhero outfit. 123 NE 41st St., Miami, 305.640.8045, stoneisland.com
Silk blazer and pants from Lafayette 148’s resort 2021 collection PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
SECOND TIME AROUND
The powers that be at Lafayette 148 certainly went all out for their second location in Miami-Dade. The company’s new boutique on the second floor of Bal Harbour Shops was treated more like an estate than a store. The 2,730-square-foot space features warm natural textures, architectural elements, custom millwork, eye-catching accents and some serious furniture pieces, including a Richard Artschwager mahogany closet from the 1950s, a De Padova sofa, a Cassina 296 Kanu armchair and a Piero Lissoni mirror. The elegant interior only enhances the on-site inventory, which includes the 2021 resort, spring and accessories collections (cashmere knits, coats, casualwear and more), as well as the brand’s much-anticipated new shoe collection. “This boutique will help us establish a strong, omnichannel experience where we have a dedicated e-commerce customer base,” says Paul Lechlinski, Lafayette 148’s VP of e-commerce and retail boutiques. “This gives us the opportunity to personalize [the shopper] experience in a way that’s unique in the brick-and-mortar environment.” 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.397.8996, lafayette148ny.com
Dress from Lafayette 148’s resort 2021 collection PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS