Patrick Tardieu is the co-founder and CEO of luxury line Bogosse alongside brother Fabrice Tardieu. A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, before founding Bogosse, Tardieu traveled the world as professional soccer player. He was captain of the Senior National Soccer Team of Haiti and the first Haitian player signed to a United States major soccer team. Upon moving to the U.S. in 1993, Tardieu created Tarimex International Freight Forwarders, the number one freight forwarding/ shipping company in Haiti. Trading in his jersey for a suit for good, Tardieu co-founded Soccer Management Services (SMS) in 2002, aiming to scout and manage Haitian soccer talents for international teams. The following year, Tardieu and his brother began to lay the groundwork for Bogosse, with hopes to shed a positive light on Haiti. The exclusive line has since grown to become one of the hautest (and most imitated) luxury lines in Europe.
From the poorest country in the world to successful businessman, entrepreneur, and clothing designer, Tardieu’s story serves as an inspiration to all. Unlike many, he has truly never forgotten his humble beginnings. At the end of the day, each of his global endeavors serves to better his native Haiti.
Where were you born ?
How long in Miami:
Pine Tree, Miami Beach
President & CEO Bogosse Corp.
Planet Sushi, Miami Beach
Best Ethnic Food:
Little Haiti’s “Au bon gout” restaurant
Devito’s, South Beach
Best place for late night dining:
Cold Stone Ice Cream Founders Favorite
Best place for a romantic date:
Any place to tell you the truth, it’s more what you make of it…
Best Sunday brunch:
I don’t remember the last time I went clubbing… damn! Vita’s Lounge on Wednesday nights is pretty nice
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in Miami:
The terrace at Segafredo on Lincoln Road--it’s got a strong European flair to it
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The renovated Ocean Five Hotel on Miami Beach, it’s a cozy boutique hotel with a local feel
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Bal Harbour Shops
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
The Vault, Lincoln Road
Grove Isle Hotel and Spa
Favorite Charity Event:
Favorite Cultural Event:
Ultra Music Festival
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Dolores and Sanford Ziff Opera House
Best Aspect of Miami:
The weather, the water, and the melting pot of so many different cultures
Grilling on my boat on any given afternoon!
Mandolin, Design District
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Meredith Flingos of IamCrossFit
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Line Limo and Concierge on Wheels
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: