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Every limited-edition sneaker enthusiast and streetwear devotee knows Kith NYC, a model for what a unique in-store experience should look like. In a heartfelt blog entry recapping Kith's past five years, its founder Ronnie Fieg announced news that should make every streetwear aficionado in Miami jump for joy: Kith will be opening a location in Miami this year.
His 305 shop will be built in collaboration with Snarkitecture, which you'll remember collaborated with Alchemist for a pop-up basketball shopping experience during Art Basel 2014. In his blog post, he promises this space will be even better than the rest.
In 2016 I'm going to build a new space in Miami. You could expect us to get better with each space we build in collaboration with Snarkitecture. It will be a new market for us, a market we know very well. I'm excited to expand outside of New York with our city's mentality and help bring some of our culture elsewhere. Miami has been extremely welcoming in the past and that is why I will give this new space my all to make sure the people of Miami have a new home to come to.
Over the past five years the NYC-based brand has made some pretty significant moves, its most recent being the introduction of a womenswear store and collection (here's the background story), and in August, Fieg revamped his Brooklyn store to include a Kith Treats, cereal bar with rotating selections curated by big names like Victor Cruz of The New York Giants and Off-White designer (and Kanye West creative director) Virgil Abloh.
Whether or not Miami will carry womenswear or a treats bar is yet to be seen, as does the exact location of Fieg's future store, but we can be certain that Miami's sneaker culture is about to explode tenfold.