Miami Design District Stands on its Own
The District Keeps Attracting Luxury Brands, Eclectic Stores and
Story by Debra Kronowitz
Miami Design District has become the place to look, taste, explore and
shop. Just a scant six years ago the 18-block district was 50 percent
occupied. Today, with 100 percent occupancy, the District is a vibrant
community filled with a variety of restaurants, art galleries, design
showrooms, retail shops and salons and spas. Here's a sample of who has
recently moved in.
(114 NE 40th St.) The concept store, which means
“wild” in French, proves that the time of global brands and logo
domination in the world of fashion has passed. The idea to allow women
to let their own taste prevail is the priority of Sauvage. The store
showcases mostly young and cutting-edge designers who share the
philosophy of individuality, uniqueness and boldness. Sauvage also
presents an amazing selection of Loree Rodkin jewelry.
(3925 N. Miami Ave.) Based in Marbella, Spain,
Baltus reinterprets classical furniture and transforms it into
contemporary, high-end furniture.
One of a Kind
(92 NE 40th St.) East meets west and colonial
meets contemporary to create One of Kind style in Miami. The sleek lines
of contemporary furniture are combined with finely handcrafted Brazilian
accessories and traditional Middle Eastern tapestry and lighting.
(180 NE 39th St., Suite 109) is a design company
dedicated to bringing style, craft, joy, and a general feeling of
grooviness to any home. The store offers bedding, lighting, rugs, wall
décor, artwork, pottery and accessories.
Pots and Plants
(3940 N. Miami Ave.) With Pots and Plants you can
create your own garden shangri-la with affordable and modern pots,
ready-made planters, Woolly Pockets, outdoor rugs and other modern
Bobby Berk Home
(53 NE 40th St.) Bobby Berk’s Miami home is a
destination for everything modern: modern furniture, mid-century modern
sofas, modern lighting, modern home accessories and modern art for the
office and home.
Deco One Interiors Group
(3900 N. Miami Ave.) Deco One Interiors Group
Design Center and Gallery features interior design and custom-built
furniture made in its own factory. The showroom features furniture,
fabric, lighting and artwork.
Maison Martin Margiela
(3930 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 101) The showroom drawson
the prolific and iconographic use of whites in its furniture, materials
(155 NE 38th St., Suite 102) Nektar De Stagni is a
concept store directed by clothing and jewelry designer Nektar De Stagni.
The store functions as a retail store and showroom space for
ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.
(155 NE 40th St.) His shoes have been described as
“sculptures, objects and jewels.” Luxury French shoe and bag designer
Christian Louboutin knows that a woman's most desired treasures are the
ones she can wear.
Duncan Quinn (4040 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 102) When Duncan
started making suits his ethos was to take the best cloths, the best
artisans and the best trims and simply make the best suits money can buy
— handmade suits that would show their character and express the man