Avant-garde concept store brings a Parisian touch to Miami
Joining the diverse roster of retailers settling into the Wynwood Arts District, D-KONCEPT, a new avant-garde concept store opening November 2014, plans to bring the best of the Parisian touch to one of the most prominent creative communities in the country. The conceptual boutique provides customers with a genuine flavour of France with an eclectic inventory of iconic European brands and hand-sourced French products, from candles that contain real diamonds to luxury leather jackets. D-KONCEPT embodies art, music, clothing and couture; the ultimate lifestyle destination for the artsy and carefree spirit.
Conceived by Parisian-born entrepreneur and globetrotter Deborah Kerchache, D-KONCEPT offers a taste of the various destinations and cultures she has encountered in her life. “I want to invite people to discover my universe, the way I live, and the treasures I have collected throughout my travels around the world,” said Kerchache. “D-KONCEPT is a reflection of my multi-faceted and eccentric personality.”
Sip on French gourmet tea by Mariage Frères while perusing the unique collections of sneakers, jewelry, hats, handbags, clothing, candles, cameras and perfumes. The hype selection of European labels includes JC de CASTELBAJAC, a collection combining themes of surrealism and futurism, offering clothing from grunge rock-n-roll to elegant formal wear; Paul & Joe cultivating freshness, spontaneity and a cosmopolitan spirit, while revisiting a vintage essence; Kzeniya, a brand winner of Vogue Talents, playing with shapes and contrasting materials to offer high-quality pieces that are young, glamorous and edgy; ELEVEN PARIS, expected to be a best seller, a Parisian prêt-à-porter brand delivering strong rock inspiration, contemporary cuts and extreme prints; American Retro featuring intricate embroidery, crochet knits, retro inspired prints, and specialty cashmeres known to capture French elegance at its most seductive; Twins for Peace, a Paris-based humanitarian footwear brand helping children living in impoverished countries; as well as entertaining beanbag creations by Barcelona-based, Woouf! Additional presented brands include Loveday Jeans; Jessilann Paris; Reine Rosalie; Lazy Oaf; Cuisse de Grenouille; Hero Seven; Little Bastard; Hype Means Nothing; BUBA; Dukas; PP From Longwy; Emmanuelle Khanh; Eugène Riconneaus; YEES Bracelet and Juliette Has a Gun perfume.
Catering to the urban and trendy crowd, the 2,418 square-foot space features a mix of vintage and modern touches — wood and Plexiglas displays and mirrored accents – for an overall homey and inviting vibe. Art exhibitions from French and local artists will be seasonally showcased.
D-KONCEPT is located at 2085 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33127 and is open Monday-Friday from 10AM to 6PM, and Saturday-Sunday from 12PM to 6PM.