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.