The Webster Founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil Talks Food & Shopping in Miami


For devotees all over the world, shopping in Miami means visiting one high-fashion store: The Webster Miami. The glamorous boutique is housed in a 20,000-square-foot art deco building and packed with South Beach staples like airy trousers, floral print jumpsuits, leather tank tops from Maison Martin Margiela, and lots and lots of neon bikinis. Parisian Laure Heriard Dubreuil, CEO and founding partner, opened the shop in 2009 after working in merchandising at Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent. She has since opened another location in Bal Harbour. We chatted with Dubreuil about shopping in Miami and the city’s evolving style.

What are some of the things you love about Miami?

I love its mix of culture, how it’s the crossroads between Latin America and the US, and how it’s a very powerful business and financial city on the ocean. The weather is incredible, and the Art Deco District is one of the most unique in the world. The palm trees, the sunset… Should I go on?

How has Miami style changed since you opened The Webster?

Today it is even more international, and the food scene so amazing: from Mandolin to The Cypress Room and Casa Tua. It is just full of flavors.

Aside from The Webster, where else do you like to shop in Miami?

C. Madeleine’s for amazing vintage pieces and the Lincoln Road flea market on the weekends for antiques.

What’s your go-to outfit when you’re out for a day of shopping?

Efficiency and comfort are key. I wear a small Chanel bag across my body and a slim outfit, so I can try things on over my clothes. That way I don’t have to take everything off each time. And of course my Chanel espadrilles, which are comfortable and easy to take on and off.

What wardrobe staples should every woman in Miami own?

Pieces from my ERES capsule collection! They’re a perfect fit and have great prints in vibrant colors inspired by Miami: The ’50s prints are inspired by colorful beach umbrellas and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. It’s to die for!

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The Webster Miami

1220 Collins Avenue Miami Beach FL 33139

(305) 674-7899

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