Design District: Shopping

Shopping for a designer stove? Sustainable European outdoor furniture? A pair of mohair heels from the latest runway collection? In the Miami Design District luxury fashion, high-end design and hard-to find specialty items are the norm. This developing area is the center of high-end art, design, fashion and culture.

Shop the streets of the Design District and spend your day wandering in and out of stores put together with well-honed eyes of all different tastes and styles. The aesthete will be delighted with store after store of highly sensory shopping experiences, where everything from light switches to linens, chairs, wallpaper, chandeliers, clutch purses, Cartier watches, and clunky platform slippers are the very best in contemporary design.

Design

They call it the Design District for a reason; more than 55 high-end design stores specialize in everything from bookshelves, sconces, closets, antiques, plumbing and more. Whether you’re looking for a statement chair for your living room or the perfect backsplash for your kitchen you’ll find artful solutions to all your interior and exterior design needs.

Big names in fashion sell designer home goods at stores like Team 7 Missoni Home, Armani/Casa and Luxury Living, which is an exclusive retailer for FENDI Casa. Big names in design like Luminaire, Jonathan Adler, Holly Hunt and Kartell are all housed within a few blocks.

If you’re building or remodeling you can get everything, including fixtures, appliances, shades, granite, cabinetry and wallpaper. You’ll also find accessories like lighting, artwork, furniture, sheets and pillows at the Design District.

Name Brand Fashion

While the scene for high-end faucets and designer rugs has been solidified in the Design District, the high heel and leather handbag market is changing everyday with the opening of new shops with big names hailing from New York, Milan and Paris. The Design District is sure to be up-to-par with names like the Champs Elysees and Fifth Avenue when the neighborhood’s major makeover is complete over the next few years.

The streamlined designs at Celine set the standard for the kind of modern clothes in vogue today. Over the past few years, Celine has become a staple in high-fashion editorials featuring streamlined clothes on the modern woman, but the brand, founded in 1945, has seen much change and several revitalizations, including one by famed American designer Michael Kors in the late 90s. Today’s push towards a stripped-down sophistication is visible in the clean lines on the structured bags, tailored suits and interesting color choices.

The name Prada needs no introduction. The Italian, family run label is one of the most influential in the fashion business and now has an outpost in the Design District. Prada’s classic style is as much entrenched in the design of the store as it is in the items themselves. Stop by for men’s and women’s fashions, accessories and more.

Other major name-brand labels in the area include the famous “L” and “V” logo of Louis Vuitton, the famous red sole of Christian Louboutin, the mysterious and quirky mind of Maison Martin Margiela, the colorful and fun designs of Marni and classic timepieces by Cartier.

Luxury Boutiques

At I On The District, you’ll find a collection of the world’s greatest eyewear designers. Try on frames of all shapes and sizes by a selection of designers from around the world. Whether you wear glasses everyday or just for the sun, you’ll find the perfect expression of yourself at this chic eyewear boutique.

Living luxuriously is a full lifestyle. At En Avance you’ll find all the goods for a designed life including lingerie, makeup, candles, clothes, jewelry, books and more. At Apt 606, a high-end fashion boutique, you’ll find all your favorite edgy brands like Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Balenciaga and more.

Art

You’ve built your house, filled your closet and are getting around to the decorating – the hardest part? Finding the right artwork for your walls. Art is complicated and diverse; it’s expected to say something about your taste and compliment your home décor. Shopping for art can be difficult, but the expert eyes in the Design District understand this. That’s because they’re surrounded by the best in home and design stores.

Future of the Design District

The Design District has, in less than a decade, grown into a hub of highbrow design culture and there are plans for more growth in the area over the next of couple years. Retail mega-giant LVMH is bringing more of their brands into the area. They’ve already added the Louis Vuitton, Dior and Hermes additions. In the coming years there are plans for more than a couple dozen new retail stores to open shop in the area, balancing the number of design stores with the fashion retailers, and solidifying it as an international shopping destination.

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