French Boutique Colette Brings American-Style Drive-Through to Miami Art Basel


Alchemist Miami

An exterior view of Alchemist, in Miami, soon to a host a designer drive-through.

miami drive-thru kitsuneIf, like us, you’ve already hit reading-about-Black-Friday exhaustion (much less actually leaving the house to join in) here’s to getting a jump on the next annual cultural phenomenon.  The 12th installment of Miami Art Basel kicks off in a few days, and as in years past, fashion and French people alike continue to infiltrate the art fair and its attendant satellite fairs, parties, launches, and on and on.  Parisian boutique Colette has the coolest thing going, at least as far as clothes are concerned, partnering with Miami’s own Alchemist, a concept store in a glass cube adjacent to a Herzog & de Meuron designed driveway.

The two are putting the parking lot to good use with a drive-up service that delivers artist and designer goods from brands like Maison Martin Margiela and icons like Zaha Hadid.  You know, just French people’s take on what you should be ordering at your local drive-through.  Exclusives from Maison Kitsuné, Julien David, and Olympia Le-Tan are part of the Art Basel Alchemist “drive-thru,” which will be open from December 2nd to 8th.  Leaves a lot more time for buying what really matters that week: art.