The Miami Design District is a thriving neighborhood dedicated to fashion, design, culture and creativity of all kinds. More than 60 flagship stores, Miami’s best restaurants, established and emerging artists, architects and designers all call the Miami Design District home.
For more than twenty years, Craig Robins has been nurturing the development of this unique neighborhood. Today, the principal owner of the neighborhood is Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Robins’ company Dacra and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations.
The partnership is fueling the continued transformation of the neighborhood. Paseo Ponti—the main pedestrian thoroughfare—extends from the art-filled Palm Court Plaza on 39th Street past the flagship locations of Cartier, Dior, Hermes and Louis Vuitton to the entrance of Paradise Plaza on 41st Street. Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye dome is the centerpiece of Palm Court which also houses one of the largest concentrations of watch and fine-jewelry retailers in the world including IWC Schaffhausen, Van Cleef & Arpels and Vacheron Constantin. On the northern end, Paradise Plaza features the restaurants ZZ’s Sushi Bar &Club by Major Food Group and L’Atelier and Le Jardiner by Joel Robuchon. Over 200 stores and showrooms, 30 restaurants and bars that call the Design District home are the following luxury brands: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bulgari, Cartier, Celine, Christian Louboutin, Chrome Hearts, Dolce & Gabbana Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermès, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Prada, Rolex, Saint Laurent, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, Valentino and Versace.
The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA) is part of the cultural offerings in the neighborhood that also includes the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, and the public art, design installations and architecture by John Baldessari, Zaha Hadid, The Buckminster Fuller Institute, Sou Fujimoto, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Xavier Veilhan, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Urs Fischer.
Visit www.miamidesigndistrict.net to learn more.