MIAMI — From its Deauville roots to its newest boutique in Bal Harbour, Chanel knows a good resort when it sees one. Fittingly, the brand feted the redesign of its nearly 20-year-old location at Bal Harbour Shops on the first day of spring.
Though the space expanded only slightly, to 8,000 square feet, it feels grander since Peter Marino, the company’s go-to architect for a quarter century, illuminated and carved categories into distinct sections as airy residential rooms. “We’re really able to explore the breadth of product on a level like never before,” said fashion division president Barbara Cirkva, of tripling shoes, small leather goods and soft accessories, among the expanded areas. “Now there are pieces normally limited to our stores in New York and Paris.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"