The 13,000-square-foot Hermès store at Miami Design District is the third flagship store the company operates in the U.S. The other two are on Madison Avenue in New York City and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Hermes operates a total of 27 saround the country.
“For the French, Miami embodies the dream of a paradise,” Hermès chairman CEO Axel Dumas told a crowd of reporters. Miami, he said, has become “one of the design capitals of the world and a hub for Latin America.”
The new flagship will include a boutique for Crystal Saint-Louis. It will be the only U.S. store for Europe’s oldest operating glass-maker, which was founded in 1586.
And in Hermès’ rooftop garden stands a sculpture of a brightly colored horseman, visible from the street below, waving orange flags from both hands. Only Hermès’ flagships in New York, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai are graced by the horseman’s presence. “He embodies the bursting creativity and freedom,” Dumas said, “that we see in Miami.”
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