Edge of Tomorrow: Editor’s Letter, September 2015

In mid-July, I sat down with Officine Panerai CEO Angelo Bonati at the brand’s new two-story flagship boutique in the Miami Design District for an enlightening conversation about the future of luxury retail. During our talk, I had the distinct sense we were in the midst of it. The 2,200-square-foot space, created by Spanish-Italian architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, marks Panerai’s 11th boutique in the United States and its 65th worldwide. Despite the presence of four Panerai boutiques in southern Florida, Bonati is convinced that the legendary Italian watch brand requires a fifth location in Miami’s boundary-breaking new design district, where a bevy of art installations lends the luxury shopping destination the feel of an outdoor gallery. By way of example, consider the baby-blue bust of the pioneering Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier that sits in front of the Panera

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