Up and Running:
-In late October, Paul Freese, son of Altona owner Caroline Freese, opened the first U.S. Amina Rubinacci, a high-end ready-to-wear shop featuring both classic and modern looks, from cashmere tweed jackets to stretch cotton shirts and casual suede shoes. Along with Altona, it is located at 150 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
-Luxury Italian watch brand Officine Panerai opened a more-than-1,100-square-foot boutique on Monday, November 1, in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park at 318 Plaza Real. The company says that Mizner Park was the choice for the watchmaker’s first-ever Florida location, which will have sea-related interior design elements, because the plaza’s Mediterranean style is similar to that of the original Panerai store on the Piazza San Giovanni in Florence, Italy.
-Florida got its third H&M store—and first in South Florida—on November 5 at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The Swedish-based company, which offers clothing and accessories for women, men, juniors and children, is two stories at 20,409 square feet, and as a flagship store, will carry exclusive designer lines.
-The Sawgrass Mills mall gets yet another department store outlet on Thursday, November 18. A 25,000-square foot Bloomingdale’s outlet store offering exceptional savings on apparel and accessories will kick off its grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony, which will feature musical entertainment, at 9:30 a.m.
-Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysses Nardin will open its first freestanding U.S. boutique—one of fewer than 10 worldwide—at the Town Center at Boca Raton at the end of the month. The shop features luxury watches, many with advanced features, such as high precision movement, animated figures, multiple time zones and chiming. The boutique will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 16, at 6:45 p.m.