Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tomas Maier Boutique , Miami


The Scent and Body Care Room
The Library
The Gallery

Why can’t every reasonably sized city in America have a store like the Tomas Maier boutique in Miami. Like a little jewel (or more like 10 Corso Como West) Tomas Maier’s boutique caters to a certain taste level. As most of you already know Tomas Maier is the creative director of Bottega Veneta. As you can imagine Bottega is well represented but so are his Milanese colleagues like Marni and Missoni plus Parisian houses like Azzedine Alaia and Lanvin. The store has also become THE place for sexy sophisticated swimwear.

You can find most of the products offered in other places but it is how he edits the assortment and how respectfully he displays his collections that makes it special. Spread out through a converted house on South Beach the boutiques tiny themed rooms (like the library, photo gallery, etc) feels much more like a fashion gallery than just another store. There is no reason that a boutique like this could not be done in a Chicago or a Seattle. Actually ,to be truthful, there is not even a little boutique in New York right now that carries the sophisticated variety of products that this boutique does.

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  1. Alice Olive

    December 13, 2006 at 10:12 am

    Wow, looks so …. reverent. I like your use of the word ‘respectfully’. And yes, Chicago needs such a boutique, immediately, if not sooner!

  2. Lit

    December 13, 2006 at 10:13 am

    I haven’t been to the store, but I read a long article in GQ on Maier and this store, and what you’ve said amplifies what I’ve thought about him for a long time: that he is one of the better visionaries that we have gotten in the fashion world in a long time! I’m a huge Bottega Veneta fan and each season, I have found Maier’s philosophy on clothes to be sublime!! Can only hope that I will visist the store sometime soon. But thanks for that Sart…

  3. anne

    December 13, 2006 at 10:36 am

    amazing and gorgeous! there isn’t a reason why there shouldn’t be stores like that all over the world! i’d love to go there, the place looks so quiet and serene. beautiful find, lucky you, that you were able to go there!

  4. EMNH

    December 13, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Maier NEVER disappoints…his taste is immaculate.

  5. ontheMARC

    December 13, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    what a great space. it looks like what fred segal was trying to be.

  6. Kathleen

    December 13, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    That is one stylish store.

  7. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 7:49 am

    So chic. Maier is incredible, and his work and shop shows this strongly.

  8. Neighbourtease

    December 14, 2006 at 8:08 am

    AND he makes the best bikinis in the world.

    I wish this for NYC.

  9. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 10:23 am

    The starkness of the outside shocked me, but there something so beautiful about the simplicity that I saved these pictures so that I can come back and see them whenever I want. They’re going in my style book for inspiration. Fabulous job, Scott.

  10. concupiscence

    December 15, 2006 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful.

  11. L

    December 20, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    My college friend who is a regular there took me to the boutique on a recent visit to Miami. It definitely is exquisite, and there are no crowds, just you and rooms with clothes, shoes, and wonderful books for inspiration.

  12. L

    December 20, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    My college friend who is a regular there took me to the boutique on a recent visit to Miami. It definitely is exquisite, and there are no crowds, just you and rooms with clothes, shoes, and wonderful books for inspiration.

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