The Webster is a 20,000 square foot luxury multi-brand boutique located in the heart of Miami Beach, in a historical Art Deco building designed in 1939 by famed architect Henry Hohauser. The three-level boutique is devoted to fashion (men's and women's ready-to-wear and luxury accessories such as shoes, bags, jewelry and watches), photography and entertainment.
The ground floor is dedicated to luxury sportswear and young designers. Completely renovated with high ceilings and a modernized extension of the lobby, contemporary denim and t-shirt brands coexist with a selection of luxury sportswear lines and prestigious swimsuit brands. In the former hotel lobby, you can sit and have an afternoon coffee, tea or simply a glass of Champagne. The second floor is entirely dedicated to luxury fashion: men's and women's ready-to-wear, accessories, bags and shoes.
With voluminous natural light and a posh private residence feel, this lofty second story includes a cozy sitting room in addition to all of fashion's finest. On the third floor lays a gallery space and corporate offices, where rotating shows, fashion pop-up shops, and special events take place. The roof of the Webster offers a restaurant lounge setting with unobstructed views of the ocean.
THE NAMES BEHIND THE LINES
LAURE HERIARD DUBREUIL
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDING PARTNER
Laure Heriard Dubreuil's extensive experience in Fashion was acquired while working with some of Fashion's most notable designers.
She was part of Nicolas Ghesquiere's merchandising team at Balenciaga for several years and later became a Merchandiser for Yves Saint Laurent Women's Ready to Wear in Paris.
Laure holds a Degree in Merchandising from FIT in New York as well as a Business and Mandarin degree from Universite de Paris Dauphine.
As CEO of The Webster, Laure is responsible for setting and implementing the company's strategic goals and objectives. She also oversees the store's operations, manages personnel matters and runs the buying process.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDING PARTNER
Milan Vukmirovic started his career at French magazine Jardin Des Modes.After various experiences at Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Matsuda, and Emmanuelle Fouks, he went on to become one of the founders of the famous French concept store Colette, where he was the Creative Director as well as the main Buyer. Towards the end of the nineties, he joined Tom Ford into the Gucci group where he became Design Director. Later in 2000, he was appointed Creative Director for Jil Sander and then in 2008, for Trussardi 1911. Milan was the driving force behind the 2005 relaunch of famed French men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Homme, where he operated as Editor in Chief for the last 6 years. Milan is now launching his own magazine called Fashion for Men which debuted in the Fall of 2011.
Creative Director for the Webster, Milan dictates the image and interior concept of the store, and also participates in the buying process.