CURIO At Faena Bazaar Is Miami’s Premier Shopping Destination For Men

Arts & Celebrities

Art Basel is an eclectic event that has displayed art since its inception in Basel, Switzerland, in 1970, and its first inaugural show in Hong Kong in 2015. Although many events have spawned at Art Basel Miami, fashion has been included in the conversation – a more individually expressive form of art.

CURIO at Faena Bazaar hosted an exclusive Art Basel Miami fashion event featuring its MARNI X CURIO pop-up. Known as Miami’s premier shopping destination, the private gathering showcased live customizations by artist Victor Valverde on Marni collaboration products like leather wallets and jackets. Celebrities like Rich the Kid, Nicky Jam, Skillibeng, and SiiickBrain attended the event, with Rich the Kid and Nicky Jam making exclusive on-site purchases.

CURIO at Faena Bazaar recently revealed its renovated Men’s boutique, setting a new standard for high-end fashion in Miami, away from the typical Miami Design District. The redesigned space features a blend of exquisite carpeting, sophisticated lighting, and curated displays, offering a selection of distinguished brands like Balenciaga, Etro, Dior, Celine, MARNI, and Officine General, to name a few.

Co-founder Danielle Licata has seen the lack of menswear shopping in the Miami area and views CURIO at Faena Bazaar as a sophisticated solution. “We have found that men are more open-minded to experimenting with new brands and look when they are having an experience or enjoying shopping as part of a vacation,” says Licata. “From sunglasses to swimwear, suiting to sneakers, the boutique will host a variety of new brands like Marni, Missoni, and Maison Margiela,” mentions co-founder Jeff Lasota.

The event marked the debut of the men’s store at CURIO, a meticulously redesigned 1900-square-foot space that sets a new benchmark for high-end fashion in Miami. Artist Victor Valverde added personalized touches to the Marni products as the live customizations added a dynamic and interactive element, transforming the evening into an opportunity for an artistic experience.

Licata has spent months involved first with the renovation, maintaining her 3-story women’s department above the ground floor men’s store. “The new Curio Men’s boutique has all new furnishings, aesthetics, and flow and is the main entrance to the larger Curio boutique, making it hard to miss. The new layout lends itself well to social events, and we plan to always have a fully stocked bar ready to serve or act as a hangout.”

As Miami Art Week unfolded, one of the many adjacent events to Art Basel, CURIO at Faena Bazaar emerged as a nexus where art, fashion, and celebrity converged in a transformative power of collaboration and creativity. The event underscored CURIO’s commitment to elevating the retail experience for the northern side of the beachfront of South Beach. Blending the worlds of high-end fashion, quality clothing, and contemporary art in a way that resonates with Miami’s dynamic and culturally rich landscape.

“Outside of our daily tourist clients, Miami’s residential population has been growing and changing over the past 5 years, and with these new finance and tech leaders coming to live here, we felt there was an opportunity to address this new customer base as well. With the lifestyle and climate of Miami being so different than other cities, these clients can now use a more casual but polished daily wardrobe, as well as clothes for Miami’s robust nightlife scene,” says Licata.

CURIO at Faena Bazaar has long been synonymous with luxury retail, featuring a distinguished selection of brands. The store expands to curate a diverse range of ready-to-wear fashions, including Aspesi, Barena Venezia, Boglioli, and Vilebrequin, offering a comprehensive and sophisticated shopping experience. Miami’s beachside will now have a new destination for men’s style upgrades, while still drawing a customer who is susceptible to spontaneity and luxury.

Co-founder Lasota explains the boutique’s offerings, “There is really a void in luxury menswear boutiques across the country, and particularly in Miami. There are luxury stores with a more sartorial focus, and there are more streetwear stores that are very trend-driven.”

He concludes, “What is lacking for men are physical places where they can go and find modern clothes that offer curated but approachable fashion. We want to elevate and push our shoppers just out of their comfort zone and introduce them to new brands and ways of styling their clothes. We find that men really want to elevate their game these days but don’t know how to do it and are often intimidated by online shopping because they don’t know how to put it all together. That’s where we [at CURIO] set ourselves apart.”


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