It isn't just home to funky galleries and unusual art; it is also a high-end shopping mecca.
A favorite place for hipsters and bohemians, we will tell you why this area of Miami deserves a visit much further than “for being the trendy neighborhood”.
In Miami, Florida, the Miami Design District is a neighborhood north of Midtown. More than 130 art galleries, showrooms, creative facilities, restaurants, antique dealers, eateries, and bars are situated in the District. Roughly separated to the south by NE 36th Street, to the north by NE 43rd Street, west by NW 1st Avenue and east by Biscayne Boulevard (US 1).
The Design District isn't just home to funky galleries and unusual art; it is also a high-end shopping mecca. Stroll through luxury closet staples like Christian Louboutin, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes, next to carefully curated boutiques and home décor stores specializing in everything from a chic loft look to retro refrigerators.
It is not only home to quirky galleries and rare art in the Fashion District; it is also a high-end retail mecca. Walk alongside beautifully designed boutiques and home decor shops specializing in everything from a chic loft look to vintage refrigerators by luxury wardrobe classics such as Christian Louboutin, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes.
The neighborhood is home to restaurants by Miami's favorite culinary names like Michael Schwartz and Michelle Bernstein. Find well-heeled locals or visitors in town for an exhibit opening or one of Miami's international annual art fairs.
Until it became, not long after, the fashion district, this Miami area was a neighborhood like others. Craig Robins, who purchased several dilapidated buildings in the area and encouraged several fashion designers to move into the city, began the renovation. A large selection of first-rate architects who designed iconic buildings for brands like Hermes and Christian Louboutin attracted the arrival of the finest foreign luxury shops.
Since then, the Design District has been home to art galleries, showrooms, museums, and other attractions. Even if you can't afford Tiffany's necklace, this neighborhood is still a must-see for its architectural and artistic quality. Every second Saturday of each month a community-wide Art & Design Night is held from 7-10 p.m.
A Must See is the "Open-Air Livingroom" on the corner of NE 40th Street. It is a pleasure, taking advantage of the good Miami weather, to sit in this open-air lounge.
The District is home to more than 120 flagship stores like Balenciaga, Hermes, Fendi, Dior, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and more – making it one of the world's greatest shopping areas. In the District, you are also be surrounded by some of the best architecture in the country, right down to the award-winning Museum Garage.
You don't just visit the Miami Design District for the shopping – you go there for a full immersion into innovative art, culture, fashion, design, architecture, and dining.
The District is also a culinary hub where shops have been set up by world-famous chefs. There are low-key places like OTL and Authentic Food & Drink by Michael and the Mia Market food hall idea, where you can still have a nice time with friends. There are also buzzy hotspots that make every night out memorable, such as Swan, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, and Le Jardinier, and let's not forget the numerous artisanal ice cream experiences in the Area.
The historic heart of the city is the Moore Building (404 NE 2nd Avenue): furniture showroom, interior design studio and during Art Basel (Miami's most famous art fair) one of the most popular places to celebrate special events. A kind of bohemian multipurpose building. No matter where you look, there is art everywhere, outdoors, in galleries, or on the walls and facades of buildings in the area.