Sad news. The JLC boutique in Miami is closing

Sep 11, 2020,14:20 PM

Another victim of Covid I suppose. It’s really too bad because it was a high visibility store with good events, and I really enjoyed going in there.

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wow must be really bad...

 By: christianch : September 11th, 2020-14:54
I think they even had some special editions for Miami and seemed an important location..

That is sad,

 By: Thomas_3 : September 11th, 2020-14:58
I wonder however if we will see more boutiques following suit in light of current events. Not necessarily JLC, but boutiques from every manufacturer. Between COVID and e-commerce brick and mortar stores are hurting.


 By: remarque : September 11th, 2020-20:52
I have never been to this boutique in the Miami Design district, but despite the Covid-19 situation, the Miami design district in the past few years has seen many high-end watch boutiques open there, and reportedly is a lovely high traffic luxury watch de... 

This is all very true

 By: descartes1 : September 11th, 2020-21:44
And what’s more, miami is the gateway to Latin America and the design district is filled with wealthy tastemakers from there. It’s a huge marketing give-up to pull the boutique out of that location that extends far beyond the US. To put things in perspect... 

Other boutiques are closing as well.

 By: Skyrider01 : September 12th, 2020-10:48
When I was there a couple of weeks ago the manager of the JLC boutique told me that a few other boutiques were closing as well.

Sad news indeed [nt]

 By: 1WatchMan : September 11th, 2020-15:15

The same happened here in Amsterdam. To my eyes, a sign

 By: ChetBaker : September 11th, 2020-15:37
that JLC does not enough to stand out and has long lost the battle to Patek Rolex and Royal Oak.

I really hope they don’t close Paris Boutique!

 By: cory : September 13th, 2020-00:24
And we see JLC make strong comeback. Or perhaps it’s too late.

JLC need to wake up!!!! I still love the brand ....

 By: ChristianDK : September 23rd, 2020-00:11
but right now I cant find anything in their collection I am willing to spend my hard earned money on. It has been like that fo a while. Since Lambert moved on I feel it has gone down hill.

I can still read your name. Please check if this is ok for you!

 By: Reuven Malter : September 11th, 2020-16:07
Thanks for breaking the news, btw. Interesting tp hear - there must be reasons beyond the current situation imo.

Service and communication there was excellent.

 By: descartes1 : September 11th, 2020-17:47
I always viewed that boutique as a centerpiece for Watches

Very sad news. I am very sorry for the people who are directly affected by this incredible closure.

 By: PoyFR : September 11th, 2020-23:24
Everything we knew before doesn't seem to hold up anymore. With the Covid and the pre-Covid balances it is likely difficult to keep up. JLC ​​is from the start an industrial, since recently owned and managed by the financial world, I think they know what ... 

The JLC Boutique in Amsterdam was also closed last year.

 By: Watchonthewrist : September 11th, 2020-23:54
I think the costs are just to high for some companies to keep them open

We can buy a much lesser expensive watch this way, but

 By: PoyFR : September 12th, 2020-00:49
Will we really buy online anything else ? Whilst I do not hesitate to purchase from Amazon and likes, there is no way I can I have an incentive to discover, feel and buy an expensive watch I do not know by its presence The internet is to me great to gathe... 

They had a special edition

 By: Cookies : September 12th, 2020-04:02
When they closed the Raffles Hotel branch in Singapore. I missed the chance to buy it because I was broke then. Sigh... It was a reverso like this: Credit: ablogtowatch Credit: ablogtowatch ...  

It's sad to see this but I hope on the flip side this inspires reinvention of the remaining boutiques so they can succeed and remain open

 By: Fastwong : September 12th, 2020-08:57
The NYC boutique is pleasant and the staff are great but it feels a decade or so out of time. A central glass case to stand around (stools were added) and desk or two and some seating hidden in the back with a periphery of museum like wall fixtures. Compa... 

I was there a couple weeks ago.

 By: Skyrider01 : September 12th, 2020-10:55
I spoke to the boutique manager when I stopped by a couple of weeks ago, and he told me that unfortunately they will be closing. Sad indeed as I have been a client and friend of the boutique for several years. Most of the sales associates had already left...