With the November opening in Miami of Brickell City Centre’s 500,000-square-foot retail component fast approaching, developer Swire Properties revealed the remaining tenants on its roster. The tenant mix has an international flavor with Milanese women’s shoe designer Michele Lopriore; Latin American fashion retailer BDBA; Monaco jeweler APM; 120% Lino, a men’s, women’s and children’s ready-to-wear label, and Capritouch, handmade Italian sandals, clothing and accessories.
A strong men’s component has emerged, with Boglioli, Kiton, Baldinini, Harmont & Blaine, Richard Mille, Stitched, Westime, Mirto, Suit Supply, Ted Baker, Vilebrequin and Acqua di Parma, which will operate a barber shop within its store. Two other barber shops are expected.
“Saks Fifth Avenue will have a special men’s stylist,” said Debora Overholt, vice president of retail at Swire, of the 107,000-square-foot department store that will anchor the mall.
Swire partnered with Whitman Family Development, the owner of Bal Harbour Shops, and Simon Property Group to populate the retail portion of Brickell, a $1.05 billion, 5.4 million-square-foot, mixed-use project in the center of Miami that’s actually a city-within-a-city connected by pedestrian bridges.
The project will be promoted by new publication Centre, a glossy produced by Surface magazine publisher Surface Media. The first issue of the semi-annual Centre will be devoted to stories about outer space and feature Andrew Zuckerman’s project using unpublished NASA photos. The images in the series were created using a master positive of the original roll of film taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts en route to the moon; the negatives from that mission included some of the most iconic images of earth.
Centre will distributed throughout the project, which includes two residential towers, Reach and Rise, two class-A office towers, and the East hotel.
Copies will also be distributed at Swire’s luxury properties worldwide, including the House Collective Hotels in Hong Kong, Beijing and Chengdu and East hotels in Hong Kong and Beijing. Local Miami newsstands will carry Centre and it will be mailed directly to affluent zip codes throughout Miami.
Brickell’s upscale tenants include Armani Collezioni, Chopard and Intermix, which cross over with Bal Harbour Shops, but the new retail property will feature about 30 international brands that are new to or not very well-known in the U.S. Sao Paolo-based shoe and handbag retailer Carmen Steffens, which operates 550 stores in 18 countries, will unveil its fifth unit in the U.S. at Brickell, following openings at the Mall of San Juan, in San Juan, Puerto Rico; The Mall at Millenia in Orlando; Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, and Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif.
Leetal Kalmanson, which last year opened a flagship in Tel Aviv, will unveil a unit at Brickell for her jewelry, which ranges from delicate filigree earrings to heavy necklaces encrusted with dark crystals. French men’s and women’s rtw retailer Iro chose Brickell for its sixth U.S. store. Brickell is also celebrating homegrown South Florida brands such as Koko & Palenki, which operates units at the Shops at Merrick Park, Dadeland and Aventura Mall.