As previously mentioned, my best friend and I went to South Beach for a long weekend girls getaway, which resulted in fun in the sun, AMAZING food, and last but not least, shopping. Miami has it’s share of specialty chain, high-end, and boutique shops, however the place I was most excited about checking out was The Webster. The gorgeous three-level art deco boutique which I believe used to be a hotel houses an incredibly cool mix of sportswear with luxury goods in a nonchalant, approachable manner that I have yet to truly encounter in my hometown of NYC. Upon entering the boutique, visitors are greeted by a bar on the left of the “lounge area” which offers drinks of the alcoholic and caffeinated variety, as well a small staircase to the contemporary and sportswear section where favorites from Tom Binns, Suno, Acne, Lisa Marie Fernandez,and more can be found.
I rarely see so many superstars of luxury fashion on racks next to each other in an independent boutique setting; I loved perusing the offerings from Chanel, Lanvin, and Balenciaga, which ranged from apparel to accessories and footwear. Upon confessing my love of Balenciaga to a sales associate, he insisted I try on the shoes, even though I made it clear I wasn’t about to drop at least $800 on shoes that day. He also found a gorgeous pair of wedges for my friend, and showed us some of the latest bags in interesting fabrications and shapes. And it wasn’t because he thought he was going to get a sale out of us; it was genuine and quite evident that he truly loved fashion and sensed a kindred spirit, and was sincerely proud of The Webster’s unique positioning and offerings.