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September 11, 2017

Studio by Maris Collective

Posted at 5:38 PM


Studio by Maris


We are excited to unveil the highly-anticipated Studio by Maris Collective, a destination neighborhood on the Coterie floor channeling the vibes of a Mediterranean resort paradise, inspired by the Maris Collective’s recent trip to Mykonos, Greece.

Founded on the Maris Collective’s mission to create one-of-a-kind experiential retail environments in the most beautiful destinations around the world, the innovative space will be a platform for conversation and creativity. Shifting away from the traditional tradeshow ways, Maris is converting Coterie into a buyer-centric experience that highlights not only unique product but also elements of retail design.

Bringing their skills and aesthetic to Coterie, Maris Collective is creating a platform where brands and buyers can connect, learn and grow. You will leave inspired, with a refreshed energy to discover what makes sense for your stores, and with the ability to create your own custom retail destinations.

Located at the end of aisles 6800-7200 in Coterie

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Studio Renderings

"This platform will create a stage of innovation for designers and retailers alike while provoking conversation and creating synergies between different areas of retail. Our goal is to engage people with new ideas about how to partner together versus working in silos. Studio by Maris will serve as a source of change and elevation to reinvigorate fashion markets.” 

LeeAnn Sauter, Founder & CEO, Maris Collective 


About Maris Collective 

Maris Collective provides retailers the opportunity to dramatically improve their current retail environment -- by helping them create luxury shopping experiences that are simply irresistible to the customer. Working closely with property owners, Maris Collective designs, merchandises and manages memorable retail environments around the world. Currently, they operate a number of boutiques for five-star resorts. They tastefully and seamlessly integrate stores into the retail component of a property and its community. Customers enjoy a unique retail experience through exclusive access to designer merchandise and relationships, while the retailer gains an invaluable advantage in their market by having truly unique and unparalleled access to the fashion industry.



Discover Unique Brands & Products

The Studio will supply buyers with a tightly curated selection of elevated accessories, swim, RTW and lifestyle brands, all new to Coterie.





Figue is a luxury lifestyle collection launched in 2012 by Stephanie von Watzdorf. The collection of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry has a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit, combining unique prints with layered textures, embroideries and hand-beading.

Jemma Sands

Jennifer Heim, creator of Jemma Sands, has designed a line of jewelry that reflects the beauty of the Pacific Ocean from the coast of Malibu to Honolulu, her home away from home. Jemma Sands is founded on the belief that fashion should complement one's natural self, not complicate it. Her signature pieces are simple and pure, bringing out a woman's natural beauty. 

Blue Life 

Founded by owner and designer, Ling-Su Chinn, Blue Life has grown into an international specialty designer and retailer that is redefining the world of boho-chic. Blue Life is loved as the original purveyor of the beachy bohemian aesthetic inspired by its sunny Southern California roots.


Other Brands Showcasing in The Studio

Amanda Bond  /  PatBo  /  Ruby Yaya  /  Rosa Cha  /  Sinesia Karol

Ariel Gordon  /  Stoney Clover Lane  /  Sunday Saint-Tropez  /  State & Manor



A Place to Learn & Grow  //  Studio Programming

The Maris Collective team will host the lounge as well as panel discussions located inside this exclusive area within Coterie. Buyers will learn some of the secrets to their continued success, including effectively launching newly discovered brands, merchandising for a fresh environment & more. Maris will guide both vendors and designers to look at visual merchandising through a different lens and provide the ideas and tools to keep their businesses relevant. 


-- Sunday, September 17 -- 

12:00 p.m.

Clients as the Designers 

This panel discussion will address the consumer’s desire for a more personalized and customizable approach to retail as well as the importance of creating excitement with customer facing events and unique activations. 

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

Alyce Tran, Founder, The Daily Edited
Meagan Morrison, Founder, Travel Write Draw
Jeremie Lahmi, Founder,
Fran Albini, Vice President, Stoney Clover Lane


3:00 p.m.

The World of Buying: A Dynamic Mix of Art and Science

The Maris buying team will highlight important innovation within the retail and buying space and the importance of truly listening to your client and evolving store identity through your product mix.

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

LeeAnn Sauter, Founder & CEO, Maris Collective
Jessica Sanderson, Senior Director, Buying & Merchandising 


-- Monday, September 18 --

12:00 p.m.

Partnerships & Growing Brands

Jennifer and Ling-Su will recount their journey and partnership with Maris Collective with a focus on how to successfully launch new brands, get product in the best stores and creating a platform for growth without saturating the market.

Facilitator: Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

LeeAnn Sauter, Founder & CEO, Maris Collective
Jennifer Heim, Creator, Jemma Sands
Ling-Su Chinn, Owner & Designer, Blue Life


3:00 p.m.

The Opportunity in Beauty & Apothecary

Join celebrity makeup artist, Beau Nelson and the founder of Maris Collective and learn how to incorporate beauty and other new categories into your retail environment.

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

LeeAnn Sauter, Founder & CEO, Maris Collective
Beau Nelson, Celebrity Make-up Artist


-- Tuesday, September 19 --

12:00 p.m.

​​​​​​Making Retail Work 

This discussion will emphasize the importance of thriving in a difficult retail climate by highlighting the importance of maintaining a relevant in-store design by way of fresh, seasonal merchandising and revolutionizing the way a retail space can be experienced by its customers.

LeeAnn Sauter- Founder & CEO, Maris Collective
Sabina Schlumberger- Chief Operating Officer, Figue
Eric Lopez- Chief Creative Officer, Maris Collective
Anthony Saracino- Director of Visual Merchandising, Maris Collective



Artisanal Customization  


The Daily Edited 

The Daily Edited is all about creating products where form meets function, a notion of understated chic and the creation of products with a luxury feel at an attainable price point. The entire line is able to be personalized with a customer’s initials, name or even handwritten bespoke special message. TDE also offers a line of fully customizable bags where leather colours, hardware, structural details of each bag have been curated for the customer to enhance TDE designs to their own taste.


Travel Write Draw

Meagan Morrison is a NYC-based, Canadian fashion illustrator, and the creator behind TravelWriteDraw. "Traveling the world and illustrating the journey through a fashion-art lens". She partners with the world's leading fashion and travel brands including Dior, DVF, Calvin Klein, Montblanc, Conde Nast Traveler, Emirates Airlines, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, E! and W Magazine. She has been featured as a top fashion illustrator to follow in major publications such as the New York Times and InStyle US & UK. When she isn't on a plane, she is making art inspired by her travels in her Williamsburg studio.



The éxplorism project was born out of both passion and frustration. A passion for beautifully designed high-quality goods driven by a love for true craftsmanship. A frustration deriving from the uniformity of style and lack of originality surrounding the fashion world. At éxplorism, they explore the world to find undiscovered savoir-faire in an effort to design and create unique pieces made by the best artisans. Their goods are bold, truly unique and made in limited-edition in order to guarantee a high level of quality and distinctiveness.


Please contact the Coterie team for more information and to schedule one-on-one meetings.

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