FrontRunners: Full Steam Ahead

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A Phillipe Starke-designed steam bath sets the tone in the front display window of Steam (305.669.9991, www.steamstyle.com), a new 2,400-square-foot South Miami boutique, while a Moroccan tent-themed dressing room and a 1920s elevator cage embellish an interior that exudes a hip St.-Tropez-meets-South- Beach ambience. As an actor and now a retailer, owner David Caruso, formerly of NYPD Blue and currently starring in the new CBS-TV series CSI: Miami, should understand a thing or two about shopping as a form of entertainment.

With its edgy and eclectic inventory, Steam aims to be a one-stop shop for the sophisticated traveler. Glittering antique evening bags, silver flatware, bowls, vases, trays, ice chests, and even luggage complement exclusive fashions from South Africa, Japan, and Argentina.

Photo by Mark Seelen
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