In 1998, Madeleine Kirsh opened her first store in Palm Beach County, Florida. Madeleine’s reputation as an interior decorator had been built on her love of the unusual. By combining this with her vast knowledge of fashion, she quickly developed a loyal following and the store was an instant success. With business thriving and a growing international clientele, it was inevitable the next step would be a move to Miami.
An amazing 10,000 square foot space was found on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach. The free standing building had great parking, was conveniently located and large enough to fulfill Madeleine’s dream - the world’s largest vintage showroom. C. Madeleine’s was born. She took the space and truly transformed it into a wonderland of fashion with different vignettes showcasing designs from the last 100 years. The thousands of pieces on display are personally chosen by Madeleine, so quality was paramount.
With tremendous international publicity, the store quickly became a meeting place for the worldwide fashion community. On any given day you may run into an A list celebrity, a stylist “pulling” for their next shoot or a leading designer looking for inspiration for next season’s creations.
Although VOGUE called it “Miami’s best kept secret,” C. Madeleine’s is best described as one of “the fashion wonders of the world.” Every day we are told by our many guests what a treat it was to visit our Miami showroom. So on your next trip to South Florida be sure to set aside several hours to explore the different vignettes featuring over 100 years of fashion.