Though it may be commonplace now to consider sunglasses an accessory—among the ranks of It Bags and beloved shoes—it wasn’t always the case. One of the leaders of the fashion-forward luxury eyewear movement is Linda Farrow, which recently debuted a brand new store at Bal Harbour Shops.
Following in the footsteps of its flagship in New York which opened last year, the Bal Harbour boutique follows the same creative direction, embracing femininity and masculinity, light, texture, and color. The company’s founder and creative director, Simon Jablon, worked closely on the store’s identity—which mixes materials such as cast concrete and rough plaster with more polished elements like onyx, brass and suede. The result is an atmosphere of earthy luxury within the 850-plus-square-foot space. “We are excited to have the ideal space in one of best luxury malls in the world,” says Jablon.
Visitors are encouraged to meander around and explore. Featuring the Men’s and Women’s optical and sun collections, with a focus on the 24-carat gold, platinum and rose gold lenses, the store also houses the brand’s prestigious collaborations, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries van Noten, N21 and Erdem. “Miami has its own flair and take on the international fashion scene, which is something we at Linda Farrow embrace and relate to,” says Jablon.