By: Christopher Menendez
Tennis champion René Lacoste went against the traditional on-court fashions and opted to compete in short-sleeved knit shirts rather than stiff dress shirts. Fast forward 83 years and you have the global brand that we know as Lacoste. The high-end fashion house became an official Miami Open partner in 2015 and continues Miami’s celebration of tennis this year.
Check out our top picks from the coveted Miami Open Lacoste Collection.
COMPLIMENTARY monogramming on all merchandise!
Large Horizontal Tote Bag
Fashion and function meet in this tote bag featuring a Miami Open design. Throw two racquets in this tote and make your tennis partner jealous.
Woven Straw Hat
No Miami themed fashion collection is complete without a woven straw hat. Use this durable hat on and off the court and keep your shade on deck, Miami style.Miami Open Men’s Ultra Dry Polo
This polo, made to promote an active lifestyle, is available in eight colors and sure to keep you cool on and off the court.
Miami Open Women’s Ultra Dry Polo
The Miami Open women’s ultra dry polo gets accents on the shoulder and official the official Miami Open emblem on the arm.
Kids Miami Open Graphic Tee
Take home a memory of the Miami Open action with this vibrant t-shirt for kids.
Miami Open Gabardine Hat
This Lacoste hat is made of a tightly woven fabric that is as durable as Serena Williams in a 3 hour game.
You can purchase Miami Open merchandise online, at the Lacoste Boutique on site, and at all Lacoste locations in Miami.
About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2016 Miami Open will be played March 21-April 3 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.
Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.