Alchemist is one of Miami’s hottest men’s stores is extremely parking-friendly — in fact, it’s inside a parking garage. The Alchemist, a 2,000-sq.-ft. designer men’s store co-owned by husband-and-wife duo Roma and Erika Cohen, is on the fifth level of a notable Lincoln Road parking garage that was designed by Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.
The boutique carries a tightly edited selection of luxe men’s footwear from Rick Owens, Givenchy, Buscemi and Del Toro, as well as exclusive Adidas collaboration styles from Raf Simons, Kris Van Assche and Kolor. “We have always had a simple approach to a buy: If we like it, we buy it,” said Roma Cohen.
Founded in 2007, Alchemist is a retail concept that brings together the synergetic cultural world of fashion, design, art and architecture. With three locations – two located in the Herzog and de Meuron designed 1111 Lincoln Road and the other, a fine jewelry store in the Miami Design District – the mission for each space is to provide a surreal landscape for patrons to discover a curated selection of unique and exclusive product.
Designed by Miami based firm Rene Gonzalez Architect, each store was conceived to integrate into its own surroundings while keeping a consistent spirit. Through the passionate language of work, they hope to allow clients a hub to look, touch, feel and think in a unique transformative state of mind.