In Florida’s Art Deco heyday of 1939, Architect Henry Hohauser crafted a jewel box property in the heart of Miami Beach that served as a popular holiday destination for nearly 50 years. Rediscovered by French investors Laure Dubreuil, Frederic Dechnik and Milan Vukmirovic—three seasoned fashion veterans who held significant positions at some of Europe’s most important houses—The Webster has been re-imagined as a multi-story Mecca of designer sportswear, accessories and shoes. The original staircases and the iconic terrazzo floor in the main lobby have been painstakingly restored to preserve the landmark appointments that make the Webster such a special spot.
While keeping the streamlined bone structure intact, the Webster now houses more than 20,000 square feet of luxury retail space designed to showcase top designer clothing, pricey jewelry, classic watches and a dreamy rooftop lounge. While most of the nearby Collins Avenue shops are resort-ready storefronts from popular mall retailers, few come close to offering such carefully edited selections from top designers. The chic trio who own and operate the boutique scour seasonal collections and present key pieces that are perfect for a Miami wardrobe. With years spent in the inner circles of Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Tom Ford, Hermes, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, it is no wonder the directors have an insider’s perspective into the best the market has to offer!
To appeal to the bold fashion crowd, the ground floor offers luxurious contemporary sportswear and new designers. Because this is South Beach, expensive premium denim brands share the spotlight with collectible tees and chic swimwear. The second level ups the stakes to more status looks for men and women including ready-to-wear, bold accessories and amazing shoes. After feasting upon all the breathtaking buys inside, guests can retreat to the rooftop lounge to sip a cool cocktail and ponder how they’re EVER going to pay their American Express bills. 1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 674-7899