Hector Ortiz on Carolina Herrera's Unique Style
BY Madalyn Rothman
Carolina Herrera is arguably the queen of elegant dressing, and has clients covered from wedding day to weekend getaway. Village of Merrick Park store manager Hector Ortiz explains why shopping at CH Carolina Herrera is a family affair.
Continental couture: We see an international clientele at our store. The location is ideal, as it’s accessible from the most exclusive areas in Miami—Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coral Gables and the Grove.
Social butterfly: The Miami shopper ranges from 20-somethings to those in their 70s. He or she has a very stylish way of dressing and a wide range of social engagements. Customers typically enter the boutique and leave with a full ensemble including accessories. Classic color combos, florals and tweeds are all seasonal must-haves for the Miami shopper.
Fashion familia: CH Carolina Herrera has it all— women’s wear, menswear, accessories, fragrance and now even children’s wear.
Toy story: The Matryoshka handbags are the It bags of the fall season. The collection is inspired by the famous Russian nesting doll originally created in 1890, incorporating a wide-ranging color palette, unique shape in a variety of sizes and a spectrum of intense metallic tones.
Home, sweet home: We want our customers to feel completely relaxed and comfortable in our boutique. The décor and ambience reflect the way Carolina Herrera herself lives, so that each person who walks through the door feels as if he or she is entering the world of Carolina.
HIS TOP FIVE PICKS
1. Matryoshka handbags, $640
2. Plaid wool-andcashmere men’s scarves, $320
3. Raccoon fur jacket, $2,445
4. Silk printed shift dress, $990
5. Travel bag collection, $1,020
PHOTOGRAPH BY HAMID KOOTVAL
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