Jose Dans is a marketing innovator with an eye for design

Jose Dans is the founder and president of WOW MKTG. Photograph by Carina Mask.
Jose Dans is the founder and president of WOW MKTG. Photograph by Carina Mask.

Jose Dans, the founder and president of WOW MKTG, sees inspiration all around him, with his Coral Gables office doubling as a workplace and design studio. Here, some of his favorite elements of style in his home, work and around Miami. 

Top Shopping

“Some of the most beautiful stores in town are in the Design District, the same caliber as Fifth Avenue. Tony at Christian Dior is probably the best salesperson I’ve ever met at a boutique.”

Dior in the Miami Design District.

162 Northeast 39th Street, Miami; 305-576-4632; dior.com.

Cool Furniture

Fine Line Furniture and Accessories has some of the coolest stuff you’ve ever seen. It’s very eclectic, very rich and very unique. If you buy something there, you usually won’t see it again someplace else.”

THE FURNITURE Fine Line Photo by Carlos Domenech
Fine Line. Photograph by Carlos Domenech.

4217 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables; 305-661-4414; finelinefurnitureandaccessories.com.

Smell Good

“I’ve been wearing Clive Christian X for years. It’s a very distinct, unique scent that not many people wear.”

THE SCENT Clive Christian X
Clive Christian X.

Neiman Marcus at the Shops at Merrick Park, 390 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables; 786-999-1000; neimanmarcus.com.

Office Like a Hotel

“Our WOW MKTG office is set up like a really high-end, concierge-level hotel in New York. It’s dark — the walls are black, there’s a lot of rich-looking furniture, and it serves as an art gallery for us.”

WOW MKTG in Coral Gables. Photograph by Carina Mask.

804 South Douglas Road, Coral Gables; 305-273-8373; wowmktg.com.

Cuban Art

“I collect Cuban art. Flora la Recogedora de Sueños by Cundo Bermúdez at the Pérez Art Museum serves as the receiver of people’s dreams. Cundo allowed smaller copies to be made, and we have one of them. It’s solid bronze, 800 pounds — it was a challenge to get it here!”

Flora by Cundo Bermúdez. Photograph by Carina Mask.

Hit the Links

“Custom buttons and cufflinks add an elevated level of detail to any outfit. Bergdorf Goodman has the coolest selection that I’ve seen. I don’t mind wearing cufflinks that have diamonds or mother of pearl or black diamonds, like these from Jan Leslie.”

Jan Leslie cufflinks.


Pink Toast

“There are a lot of great Champagnes, but Perrier-Jouet Rosé is soft. It’s not too dry, not too fruity, not too sweet. The perfect flavor.”

THE BUBBLES Perrier Jouet
Perrier-Jouet Rosé.

Total Wine, 8851 Southwest 136th Street, Miami; 305-971-7615; totalwine.com.

Holiday Scent

“We pump a scent into the air conditioning at the office. Nest has amazing scents. They have a holiday one that only comes out once a year, and I buy a ton and use it all year long.”

From Nest Casa.

Nordstrom at Dadeland Mall, 7239 North Kendall Drive, Miami; 786-709-4100; nordstrom.com.

Mood Lighting

“Our light fixtures are from Restoration Hardware. One of them is like a gold starburst with crystals in it. The other one is almost like an area rug in the ceiling, this huge, 72-inch-round chandelier. It’s a wow piece.”

A 'wow' piece. From Restoration Hardware. Photograph by Carina Mask.

19575 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 751, Aventura; 305-935-1253; restorationhardware.com.

ACS Gala

“On April 21 my wife and I will be chairing the American Cancer Society Miami Gala. Five years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and thankfully she’s 100 percent well, but we’ve dedicated a lot of time and resources to this organization.”


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