When you hear the phrase one-stop shop, you might think of a place that has men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Or a corner store that has bread, milk and wine. Chances are you aren’t thinking a one-stop shop is the perfect place for artwork, fashion and lifestyle items. Enter Wynwood’s fabulous Lulu Laboratorium.
It goes without saying that Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood has become synonymous with art…
…graffiti and, of course, copious amounts of hipsters.
In addition to the warehouses, coffee shops and restaurants, Wynwood is also breaking ground with exciting boutiques that bridge the fashion and art worlds. Lulu Laboratorium strikes the perfect balance between art gallery and clothing store.
Like a coffee shop filled with unique local artwork, Lulu Laboratorium is that rare breed of business that melds together two worlds that might not otherwise meet. It’s the perfect gateway drug. You can snag a $20 Scotch & Soda button down that’s on sale while also learning about hip Belgium furniture designers like APcollection (whose pieces costs thousands of dollars).
At Lulu Laboratorium you’ll find sculptures, designer furniture on the floor and artwork splattered across the walls.
Perhaps my favorite thing about a place as special as Lulu Laboratorium is how approachable it is. You may not be able to take a seat in those adorable APcollection chairs…
But the staff are more than willing to answer your questions and when I asked if it was alright to take pictures, the answer was an emphatic, “Yes. Of course!” While there certainly are folks who come to Miami with thousands in their pocket to burn, the vast majority arrive because they want to visit the beaches or to dip a toe into the art scene. It’s places like Lulu Laboratorium that make art accessible to everyone.
Who knows. You might enter Lulu Laboratorium with the aim of buying a sick cellphone case, but end up walking out the door with a piece of furry furniture you just couldn’t resist.