Walking through The Shops at Merrick Park is as much retail therapy as it is escapism. Surrounded by elegance and luxury, guests have myriad choices of high-end stores that provide the ultimate shopper experience — among them Louis Vuitton’s newest location on the ground floor, a retail heaven that doubles as a museum.
You’re met with opulence before you even walk in. The sleek exterior façade blends seamlessly with the outdoor mall’s lush vegetation and Mediterranean feel, thanks in part to the macrame-inspired panels displaying the brand’s signature Monogram Flower emblem. Inside, fine art is used to convey a beachy, resort-like aesthetic. Highlights include a hand-crafted 12-foot custom surfboard by Los Angeles-based creator Joshua Martin, a one-of-a-kind giclée by Hawaiian artist Taylor Binda, and organic furniture by New York-based designer Andrianna Shamaris.
Even among other Louis Vuitton stores, the Gables location stands out. From an extensive men’s section to the highly sought-after home line, the merchandise goes beyond their traditional signature handbags and women’s collections. Stop by for the perfect gift — if your bank account can afford it — choosing between statement travel bags, fine diamond jewelry, mesmerizing light-up watches, and a fully stocked fragrance bar. Even with a light wallet, stopping by for the thrill of window shopping is a worthy experience.
Louis Vuitton at The Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave. Suite 1512
It all started in Los Angeles with the quest for the ultimate basic t-shirt. On that journey, the creators of Splendid discovered a love for softness in every form. This women’s clothing brand combines coziness with elegance, creating effortless looks perfect for strolling through the City Beautiful. Following the success of the first Florida store in Aventura Mall, the brand saw a need to save us the drive and cater directly to Coral Gables clients.
Located on the second floor of the Shops at Merrick Park, Splendid provides endless options to build your capsule wardrobe. The brand stays up-to-date with contemporary collections that allude to the trendy “clean-girl” aesthetic: well-made, high-quality basics that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. They strategically partner with influencers on new collections, such as their latest neutrals collection with fashion and beauty blogger @CellaJaneBlog.
What truly stands out are the quality of the pieces, ranging from super-soft modal fabric to cashmere, all of which have an affordable price tag (especially compared to their hefty luxury brand neighbors). Add to the mix their kids collections, and it’s safe to say that any age can dress in the luxurious feel of full Splendid head-to-toe.
Splendid at The Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave. Suite 2025
The newest brick and mortar on Miracle Mile is distinct amongst the bridal shops and food spots, particularly because of its inventive je ne sais quoi. Eden Park Paris is a French rugby clothing brand where contemporary meets high-end fashion. The brand’s history kicked off in 1987 when Franck Mesnel and Eric Blanc, two Rugby players for the prestigious Racing Club de France, decided to take their French flair off the field and into the fashion world. The logo’s signature pink bowtie dates back to their time playing in the French championship finals, when the team sported the chic accessory while playing.
Eden Park combines French tradition with offbeat creativity to elevate sportswear into urban elegance. The sharp wardrobe for men is not only refined in design, but also in materials. From the soft pima cotton shirts to the 100 percent leather shoes, the brand’s attention to detail and emphasis on durability makes each piece a worthy investment that won’t break the bank.
After a two-year stint at the Shops at Merrick Park, they relocated to the over 5,000-square-foot location on the Mile. The move gave them ample space for their various sections, including women and children lines and a soon-to-be-unveiled home collection. Keep an eye out for their new Fall/Winter 2023 collection in-store.
Eden Park Paris
348 Miracle Mile