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Fashion Forward

Lifestyle, Miami, Retail

“We are always introducing new brands and designers,” says Danielle Licata, co-founder of Curio at Faena Bazaar. “Our favorite element of curating the store is the excitement clients experience when they arrive knowing they’ll discover something new.”

Article originally published in Faena Journal Issue #47 • Spring 2022

A shopping journey through the Faena Bazaar wends through three floors of chic apparel, accessories, and home goods from emerging and established designers. “We focus on the most special pieces from a collection that you won’t find everywhere else,” explains Licata. 

“We take wearable risks, presenting fashions that other stores would be afraid to carry.” 

Faena evokes a sense of maximalism and many clients visit Curio to shop its selection of bold colors and prints. Styles that speak to relevant trends for the upcoming season are also on offer including hand-crocheted pieces from Verandah and Carolina K, a designer who works with female artisans in Mexico and Peru. 

“Going out clothes with cut-out details are also strong this season and we have very sexy options from brands like Aya Muse or Cult Gaia to more subdued styles from Jonathan Simkhai,” says Licata. To complete a look, Curio carries a range of luxury footwear. 

“We have the most complete offering of Gia Borghini in the Miami area, including the brand’s collaborations with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and influencer Pernille Teisbaek.” Italian brand Aquazzura offers sexy date-night shoes while JW Anderson delights the fashionable woman looking for her next ‘it shoe.’ 

Flats and warm weather boots- from Proenza Schouler, playful and affordable shoes from Larroude, and Greek-inspired beach sandals add variety to the shoe offering. For the gentlemen, Curio stocks printed shirts from Etro, casually elegant pants from Officine Generale and younger, edgier fashions from Greg Lauren and Les Tien. 

New arrivals include garment-dyed shorts from the Italian brand Boglioli; art-inspired swimwear from the Spanish label Arrels; and relaxed pants from the Venetianbased Barena Venezia. “We look for menswear brands that balance sophistication and coolness with a sense of ease.” 

In a city as sunny as Miami eyewear is essential. In addition to a curated collection of hand-numbered limited-edition sunglasses like those from Jacques Marie Mage, Curio supplies a strong edit of luxury design houses including Bottega Veneta, Celine and Gucci. “Sunglasses are a big focus for us,” says cofounder Jeff Lasota. “We are becoming the go-to destination for high-quality eyewear.”