Marie France Van Damme opens in Miami
Hong Kong-based designer Marie France Van Damme has entered into a long-term lease agreement with Bal Harbour Shops in Florida.
The luxury resort wear designer initially opened her first Florida store at Bal Harbour Shops in January last year as a temporary pop-up shop, which operated through to last July. The updated boutique will reopen in its new unit in January.
The new 800sqft store will continue to offer Marie France Van Damme’s exclusive collections of “Dolce Vita” essentials, including day dresses and evening wear, resort wear, bathing suits and caftans.
The boutique will feature teak wood, bronze panels, and embossed crocodile leathers with textiles and finishes reflective of the designer’s flagships in London and Hong Kong.
“Miami is a vibrant fashion capital,” said Van Damme. “Like me, our customer travels around the world, and she needs to find things that will look beautiful during the day as well as at night; from the beach to a cocktail or dinner in the evening. It has always been a dream of mine to open a store at Bal Harbour Shops, and after extending our pop-up shop there as a result of a successful year, we are honoured to create a more permanent home for our clients in one of the world’s most exclusive luxury shopping destinations.”
Marie France Van Damme plans to continue to open new stores across the globe, focusing on cities that both inspire the designer and appeal to her “sophisticated, jet-set clientele”.