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- Two of the Colette Drive-Thru "carhops" (girls on Chrome Hearts-designed roller skates) with the pop-up's branded Fiat.
- Colette co-founder, creative director and buyer Sarah Andelman with Colette PR director Guillaume Salmon.
- The drive-thru is located next to one of two Alchemist stores at 1111 Lincoln Road. Alchemist's glass box on Level 5 features high concept designers like Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester. The second store is on ground level and carries more commercial br
- French artist André Saraiva's "Artist of the Day" postings.
- Behold: Artist Jeff Koons' "Balloon Venus" sculpture for Dom Pérignon.
- After rolling up with your ride (or walking up if you're on foot), visit one of three touchscreen kiosks to shop by artist, brand or product.
- Like this.
- Main menu.
- Some of the T-shirt offerings.
- After placing your order, the staff packages the item in a paper bag (just like a fast-food joint!) and a "carhop" brings it to your vehicle. (Don't forget to ask for a free parking validation ticket, otherwise you'll have to pay up $40.) If you walked up
- Genius: the drive-thru's menu is painted on one of Alchemist's walls.
Incredibly popular Parisian retailer Colette has finally invaded Art Basel Miami Beach and, as expected, their diehard fans are freaking out. Instead of presenting a mere pop-up shop, Colette co-founder Sarah Andelman teamed up with cool Miami boutique Alchemist to produce a shoppable installation that salutes the week-long art fest with a nod to Americana. Voilà: an art drive-thru!
Open now through December 8th, the retro-inspired service is installed at 1111 Lincoln Road, in the Carpark adjacent to Alchemist on Level 5. Guests are invited to drive up to one of three touchscreen kiosks to browse a curated menu filled with mega-exclusive Colette and Alchemist products. If Happy Meal prices are what you're looking for, keep driving. Items here range from $16 to a whopping $27,500, and include limited-edition finds like Baxter of California car tags ($25), Damien Hirst T-shirts ($130), James Franco prints ($530) and Delfina Delettrez watches (1,680). JugoFresh milkshakes and Laduree macaroons are also in the mix.
Read on to see how it works, and don't hold your breath waiting for a Colette x Alchemist drive-thru to pop up in your 'hood. Guillaume tells us that "When Colette comes up with a special idea or concept, we only do it once."
The Colette x Alchemist Art Drive-Thru is open 24 hours, with full-service from 10am to 9pm. Guests who purchase outside of this timeframe can pick up their items the next day.—Natalie Alcala
· Colette [Official Site]
· Alchemist [Official Site]
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