Luxury fashion brands’ flagships are mushrooming at a fast pace at Miami Design District. After Louis Vuitton and Fendi, Hermès heads to the destination for high-lifestyle to open its third flagship in the US. The French fashion house threw a glorious, tropical-themed gala to commemorate the opening of its grand Design District store.Located at 163 E. 39th St., the light and airy three-story shop features a white concrete and glass facade. A sculpture of a brightly colored horseman waving orange flags from both hands is perched atop the store’s rooftop garden. Hermès’ Miami Design District Flagship joins the league of five other flagships (New York, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai) that are graced by the horseman’s presence.The side of the building on NE 39th St. boasts of a nymph-like goddess riding two water horses.A winding staircase that wraps around the entire room welcomes the visitors on the ground level of the 13,000-square-foot Hermès shop. The white decor with contemporary furniture makes an elegant setup to highlight the brand’s clothing, accessories and scarves. The first level which features a mosaic printed floor is home to menswear, home decor and the first Saint-Louis (Europe’s oldest operating glass-maker) shop-in-shop in the U.S.
The winding staircase leads to the second floor which welcomes shoppers to the world of Hermès’ iconic silk scarves, accessories, time pieces, and fine jewelry. Women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, and shoes are put up on the top floor along with riding apparel and saddles. At the crown of the flagship nestles a rooftop garden.