Harper’s Bazaar: “Kirna Zabête Goes to Palm Beach”
Kirna Zabête has been a long-time NYC retail mainstay—holding court in SoHo for 18 years. Now the Beth Buccini-founded boutique is getting new digs in Palm Beach, Florida at The Royal Poinciana Plaza, its fourth location. The preppy locale will serve as the newest backdrop for Kirna Zabête’s bold ready to wear and accessories from designers both big and small. The Steven Gambrel of SR Gambrel designed space has its own personality, but maintains KZ design hallmarks like black and white flooring, pink accents, a red cash wrap and sprawling chandeliers. Go inside the new space and get the low down on how Kirna Zabête goes to Florida from Buccini.
Why Palm Beach for Kirna Zabête’s newest store opening?
It has always been my philosophy to open stores in places where I have a good understanding of the clientele and where the community is underserved. I have been fortunate to get to know the area over the years because both my parents and in-laws have homes there, where I have spent many holidays and vacations, soaking up the Florida sunshine. I can’t wait do the same this winter while serving the Palm Beach residents with a shopping destination that is happy and fun.
Inspiration behind the store’s design?
The boutique is the third Kirna Zabête location designed by interior decorator Steven Gambrel of SR Gambrel. While each Kirna Zabête location has its own personality, Steven and I embraced the opportunity to create a unique experience in Palm Beach, keeping certain Kirna Zabête signature design elements in tact—including black and white flooring, pink accents throughout, beautiful arches, a lollipop red cash wrap and our classic 6 feet wide chandeliers—with the addition of custom De Gournay wallpaper in the shoe salon, specifically for Palm Beach.
What is the quintessential Palm Beach style?
Words that come to mind when I think of Palm Beach style include vibrant, colorful, jet-set, luxury and fun.
How does the Palm Beach edit differ from your NYC location?
The buy across all stores is primarily the same, however, being that Palm Beach is a beach locale vs. a city locale, we tend to sprinkle in a bit more pieces with a jet-set and evening wear vibe to cater to the clients who have the warmer climate year round.