The work of Friends With You has already redefined "absurdly cute," and through collaborations with Kid Robot and Memobots the duo of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III have gently expanded their burgeoning design empire into retail. Now, they're set to open their own flagship boutique in the heart of the Design District.
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Their new brick and mortar outpost, to be located at 3930 NE 2nd Avenue Suite 202, is scheduled to open Tuesday, December 1, during Art Basel week with a host of brand new limited edition products, including clothes, toys, prints, and fine art. Sam and Tury themselves will be on hand for a signing at 6pm, and all attendees will receive a free Super Malfi with purchase of any other product.
Riptide is super excited to see FWY further stake their claim as an artsy force to be reckoned with in the Magic City, and can only hope one day they overtake the dark overlord Britto as Miami's signature artist. They've already installed the playground at Aventura Mall, but seriously how great would it be to see a giant Malfi outside of some shopping center instead of another Britto sculpture of a beach ball? How many of those do we really need? And maybe they could even re-design the uniforms at M.I.A. Natacha Seijas' maid would be lucky to wear some Friends With You.