Valentino and Chopard will be among the upscale boutiques at Brickell City Centre, the project’s developer Swire Properties and retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group announced on Tuesday.
The Italian fashion house and Swiss watch and jewelry designer will join anchor tenant Saks Fifth Avenue in Brickell City Centre’s 500,000 square-foot shopping center, when it opens in the fall of 2016.
The two luxury retailers are among the first in a series of upcoming retail announcements for the $1.05 billion mixed-use project, the developers said in a release. Next week, Brickell City Centre plans to reveal an additional mix of contemporary brands, which will include a major NYC-based contemporary women’s apparel retailer, an American designer of men and women’s footwear, an international yoga and fitness apparel chain, and a Colombian swimwear brand, among others. The project currently has about 450,000 of its 500,000 square feet in advance negotiations, Swire, Simon and Whitman said.
Valentino and Chopard will be located in the first floor of the outdoor shopping center, which will house Brickell City Centre’s luxury retailers. Premium and contemporary retailers will be placed on the second and third floors, along with a mix of beauty, home decor, jewelry, apparel and other retailers, the developers said. Food and beverage offerings will include a mix of fine dining, casual fare and new international brands opening flagships in the United States. Among those Brickell City Centre has announced are Quinto La Huella restaurant and rooftop bar, Sugar at its EAST, Miami Hotel, and dine-in options at its luxury theater, Cinemex.
Brickell City Centre’s two condominium towers, two Class A office buildings, including one almost entirely leased by international law firm, Akerman, and its EAST, Miami Hotel, will also act as anchors for the shopping center. The condominium, office, and hotel components at Brickell City Centre are set to open beginning at the end of 2015. — Ina Cordle