UPDATED, July 19, 4:50 p.m.: Despite retail turmoil across the United States, several new stores have opened or are planned in South Florida.
Hope & Henry, founded in 2016 by former Gymboree and Crazy 8 executives Matt and Marina McCauley, opened its first brick-and-mortar store at Aventura Mall. The brand offers organic cotton pieces for infants, toddlers and children, with select pieces available for adults. The store is located on the upper level of the mall.
Calzedonia, founded in Verona, Italy in 1986, offers swimwear and legwear, including hosiery and socks. Calzedonia also features beachwear including kaftans, dresses, tops, bottoms, jumpsuits and accessories. The brand has more than 1,750 shops worldwide. It is located on the upper level of the mall across from Bloomingdale’s.
ECCO opened on the lower level of Aventura Mall. The Danish shoe brand was created in 1963 by dedicated shoemakers. In addition, All Saints reopened on the mall’s lower level, and HUGO by Hugo Boss is set to reopen on the upper level of the mall’s new wing later this summer.
Casper, the sleep products company, just opened The Casper Wake-Up at 1114 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The store’s products including Casper mattresses, pillows, bedding, furniture and dog beds, which can be carried out or delivered.
Beachwear retailer MC2 Saint Barth, which has more than 34 stores worldwide, is opening a 748-square-foot store at 608 Lincoln Road. Terranova Corp.
President Mindy McIllroy scored the four-year lease with the retailer. The store is expected to open later this year, according to Terranova. MC2 Saint Barth will be located next to Sushi Samba.
Brandy Melville is opening its Florida flagship store at 730 Lincoln Road. The women’s apparel and accessories store has locations throughout Europe and the U.S., as well as in Hong Kong and Calgary, Canada, according to its website.
The 2,500-square-foot Lincoln Road store is under construction, and is expected to open this summer, said Lyle Stern of Koniver Stern Group.
Stern represented the landlord and David Abrams of RKF represented the tenant.
Aviator Nation, a lifestyle fashion brand, signed a lease at the former Shinola location, at 2399 Northwest Second Avenue in Miami.
The 1,350-square-foot store is expected to open by January, and will mark Aviator Nation’s first location on the East Coast. The brand was created by Paige Mycoskie in Venice, California, in 2006. The store will feature T-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, outerwear, hats and more.
Dwntwn Realty Advisors’ Joe Fernandez represented the tenant and David Spitz and Tony Arellano of Dwntwn represented the landlord, JSRE.
The asking rent was $170 per square foot, triple net, according to the brokerage.
Bal Harbour Shops
Escada opened its first concept store in the United States at Bal Harbour Shops.
The German luxury label was launched by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley in 1978. The new store on Level 2 of Bal Harbour Shops carries the brand’s main line and sport collections, including outerwear, dresses, tailoring, casual wear and accessories.
Pronovias, the Spanish bridal retailer, opened its first U.S. flagship store at 360 Miracle Mile, Terranova Corp. announced. The store spans 2,758 square feet, according to a spokesperson for Terranova. The brand was founded in Barcelona in 1922.
LaserAway, a medical spa, opened at 263 Miracle Mile. Founded by Dr. Roy S. Winston in Southern California in 2006, LaserAway specializes in laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin care and anti-aging services. It is occupying 1,780 square feet, the Terranova spokesperson said.
Dogtown Brickell, a pet spa, hotel and daycare center, opened on the second floor of Panorama Tower, at 1100 Brickell Bay Drive in Miami. The 85-story apartment building is the tallest residential building south of Manhattan. It was developed last year by Florida East Coast Realty.
With more than 3,300 square feet on the second floor of the tower, the Dogtown Brickell location marks Dogtown’s second location in Miami. The first is at 3210 Grand Avenue. Dogtown’s owners are Anai and Kris Fonte.
Blos Roses is opening its first shop at 8550 Northwest 53rd Street in Doral, suite B103 on Thursday. The store will be a blowdry and manicure express bar.