Marie Crupi on Etro's Unique Style
by madalyn rothman
Fashionistas with a flair for the exotic only have to travel as far as the Village of Merrick Park for the ultimate getaway shopping experience. Boutique manager Marie Crupi tells us why Etro is a onestop shop.
She said, he said: Women love our casual beachwear and dresses, but we’ve been seeing a rise in the popularity of specialty items lately— pieces our shoppers don’t already have in their wardrobes, like a beautiful embellished jacket. Our men’s customer, on the other hand, is very fashion-forward—always in for something straight off the runway.
Day tripper: Village of Merrick Park is a great neighborhood destination. You can meet your friends for coffee, walk your dog, go to the gym and, of course, shop. It has a very inviting, no-attitude atmosphere that our customers love.
Royal treatment: We go above and beyond to make our customers happy, like tailoring service upon request, private shopping before or after hours— we’ll even bring items to you if you prefer to shop at home. We also always have Champagne and Pellegrino on hand for all to enjoy.
Star status: Our Miami boutique is so popular with Latin-American celebs— musicians, actors and TV personalities. And Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Glee’s Lea Michele all love Etro. The stars always leave with casual beachwear pieces or specialty items—our embroidered tunics have been especially popular this season.
HER TOP FIVE PICKS
1. Leopard bag,$1,745
2. Multistrand gold bangles, $713
3. Kimono gown with black fringe detailing, $4,395
4. Quilted silk blazer, $3,700
5. Military wool dress, $1,610
Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; etro.com
PHOTOGRAPH BY HAMID KOOTVAL
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.