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Rick Owens, the designer who's synonymous with the "glunge" look (two parts glamour, two parts grunge) has just opened his seventh store in none other than the Magic City. The 2,150-square-foot flagship locale is unsurprisingly located in the Design District, where a myriad of other high end retailers like Maison Martin Margiela and Hermès have set up shop. The store will carry his men's and women's runway collections along with his DRKSHDW and Lilies lines, and his Hun furs. It will also be stocked with curated selections of Owens' favorite DVDs, books and items so you can not only look the Owens part, you can live it.
But why Miami? Why not Los Angeles, where his onyx-hued basics first caught fire in the underground fashion scene in the 90s? In an interview with WWD, he admits he "found an available space and it just kind of made sense. We liked it there. We don't have a schedule where we have little flags on a map. It will happen whenever we have the right people and the right place to be." We're happy our tropical oasis could suffice. Welcome to Miami, Mr. Owens.
· Rick Owens to open in Miami [WWD]