saints get swanky
lincoln Road is changing. Sure, Sunset Place is too, they change every month or so (FAO Shwartz? Sweets? Virgin? The Haunted House? That illegal club they were running for a while? Margaritaville?), but Lincoln Road seems to actually be getting cooler.
I told you about Osklen and the new development at the top of Lincoln Road that houses Shake Shack, but a little further down there's something else going on. AllSaints is a British clothing brand (some would call it an "it-brit" brand... lame) that has nearly 70 stores world-wide, and it expanded Stateside with stores in New York, LA, and Miami (I love when Miami is included in that trio).
Perhaps you've noticed the dark window full of old fashioned sewing machines and thought it was a quince dress shop? But, it's not. Thank god. Instead of poufy, pink, sequins dresses it's a kind of wearable beach goth look that is uniquely AllSaints.
Paul McAdam North American CEO described the store this way to Miami.com, “We are excited to introduce the AllSaints brand to Miami residents and visitors to Lincoln Road. AllSaints has a uniquely styled product that’s good quality at a bridge price point. This makes AllSaints appealing to a versatile consumer demographic and we feel that AllSaints will bring a fresh, directional style to Miami that has yet to be seen on Lincoln Road.” Little did this guy know that a year later the top of Lincoln Road would be redesigned to look like the chicest swamp ever and house big design names like Y-3 (more on that later).
Here are my choices for the most Miami-wearable pieces from their current lookbook (it's worth noting that the first time I saw an all saints piece it was a black leather asymmetrical jacket that my friend in New York had bought in London, and with London weather being uniquely dreary a large selection of AllSaints' stuff is totally and completely not wearable here):