LladrÃ³, celebrated a new boutique grandÂ opening in the heart of the Miami Design District, starting with anÂ exclusiveÂ signing event, with the son of original co-founder Vicente LladrÃ³, David LladrÃ³, and followed byÂ cocktail reception.Â Based in Valencia, Spain, LladrÃ³ was founded by the three brothers, Juan, JosÃ© and Vicente LladrÃ³, in 1953. The company began in their hometown of Valencia, with a home-made Moorish furnace. Today, â€œLladrÃ³ is a global brand and we are well across over 120 countries.â€
When asked what he wished to see accomplished by tonightâ€™s events, Mr. LladrÃ³ answered, â€œWe want to share with our clients in the South Florida and the Miami, the joy of opening this LladrÃ³ space, and showing them that we want to be here in South Florida and Miami, â€œIt is to be here with friends and clients, and media and show them the opening.â€
He also mentioned that Miami was the only major city that they hadnâ€™t established a connection with, â€œMiami is a destination city that we havenâ€™t been to with our own stores for a long, long time. Having the opportunity with the development of these new malls in the Design District, it was an opportunity that we couldnâ€™t miss.â€
Along with the grand opening of LladrÃ³ was announcement of a new partnershipÂ with Operation Smile, a charity organization whose main goal is to provide surgeries for children born with a cleft lip. LladrÃ³ began with Operation Smile in 2006 with the U.S.A and it worked out so well that by 2007 they had stretched their support from American LladrÃ³ stores to every other boutique and store on their map. Today, Operation Smile and LladrÃ³ have raised over $350,000; an approximate 1,400 surgeries paid for.
Photos by: Brittany Robey