If you’re walking through LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal anytime soon, you’ll spot a pastel blue 1965 Piaggio truck which looks like it should be selling homemade kombucha (or something else suitably Californian). Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it is in fact a Miansai pop-up shop stocking a curated selection of jewellery and leathergoods.
Founded in 2008, the Miami-based brand began with a single bracelet designed by Creative Director Michael Saiger. Since then, it has grown into a lifestyle label for both men and women, and has been featured in the likes of GQ, Vogue, and Esquire. Miansai is now sold in 40 U.S. states and 37 countries, but this outpost marks its airport debut (in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports and Westfield).
“It’s a thrill for us to bring Miansai to such a global audience,” said Michael Saiger, Founder and Creative Director. “We’re no stranger to bringing our merchandise right to customers. Through this partnership with Westfield, we’re doing exactly that – bringing Miansai to one of the busiest and best international terminals in the world.”
Open until the end of the year, this chic little vintage vehicle is part of the American brand’s growing fleet of mobile shops, which includes two vintage Airstream trailers, as well as the Fiat and Piaggio trucks. The cars are travelling coast to coast to promote Miansai’s coastal roots as part of their ongoing Mobile Tour.
The ‘beach life’ vibes are evident in Miansai’s classic multiple-band bracelet with the simple hook closure, which has become the label’s signature piece. Made in the USA using fine Italian leather, precious metals, and custom-made marine-grade ropes, Miansai’s designs are certainly a notch above your average seaside souvenir.
So if you’re looking for something special to bring home from your next trip to the City of Angels, head to Gate 148 of the international terminal and keep on trucking.