There are several good reasons to go to Miami in the winter besides the obvious: glorious weather. For art aficionados, there’s the star-studded, clout-crazed Art Basel, in December. For ravers, there’s Club Space, which operates from 11 to 11 on weekends—yes, PM to AM. For fashion heads, there’s the Design District, home to local and international art galleries, hipster bars, and designer stores—the likes of which now include CELINE’s recently reopened flagship store. If you’re in the 305 spirit, you’d be pleased to know that inside the freshly unveiled brick-and-mortar lies a Miami exclusive: the Teen Triomphe bag. (If anything makes a Miamian’s ears perk, it’s a limited edition piece.)

Bag CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE | Photography Damien Ropero for V146

Like the citizens of Los Angeles, South Floridians live in eternal summer, meaning seasonal style rules are sassily shrugged off in favor of warm tones and showing skin. But for non-locals—meaning those who experience winter—the Teen Triomphe’s sumptuous calfskin leather construction and classic saddle shade make it a reliable year-round choice. Plus, its pearl-shaped studs top it off with just enough shine to bring out at night. As the saying goes, you can take the girl out of Miami, but good luck keeping her out of the club. Thankfully, this 305er is a well-behaved plus one.

Available at the French label’s latest home, the newly renovated store spans over 380 sqm across two floors—with women’s leather goods, fine jewelry, maison, and even a marble “perfume organ” centerpiece on the first floor and the entire men’s collection displayed alongside women’s ready-to-wear options on the second floor—and integrates an architectural design concept conceived by Hedi Slimane.

With the use of the finest natural materials, such as stones like grey travertine, arabescato, grigio carnico and grande antique marbles, the materials go in contrast with oak, brass and antique gold mirrored finishings for some brutalist context—with special Slimane-designed furniture pieces and a range of contemporary art pieces are on display from the likes of Simone Fattal, Maia Ruth Lee, SoiL Thornton, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Antonia Kuo, Eli Ping, Davina Semo, Marcelo Silveira, and Lucy Skaer from the CELINE Art Project scattered throughout.

This story appears in the pages of V146: hitting newsstands beginning January 12, 2024!

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