Browsing in the Design DistrictWhile the call of the beach is powerful in Miami, sooner or later world-class art, architecture, and shopping lure most visitors to the Design District. Marc Quinn’s acrobatic Myth Fortuna sculpture of Kate Moss and Fernando Botero’s iconic Maternity are among the eye-catching installations on display in the neighborhood’s plazas and along its palm-lined streets. The new Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) opened in December 2017, and other top galleries include Locust Projects and Maman Fine Art. When it comes to the art of fashion design, major brands are well represented: Versace, Bvlgari, Harry Winston, Miu Miu, Prada, and Max Mara, just to name a few. Refuel between stops with creative comfort food (and refreshing cocktails made with hand-squeezed juice) at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink.
Miami’s Design District
Shopping for Your Inner Designer
Miami, less than an hour's drive from Fort Lauderdale, is fast becoming an international shopping destination. Visitors looking for deluxe fashions should explore the trendy Design District. Though the area was once known for home-design stores and trade showrooms, a recent retail renaissance has brought big-name boutiques like Bvlgari, Céline, Emilio Pucci, Valentino, Prada and almost every other major fashion house. You'll also find intriguing public art installations and some of Miami's hottest restaurants—so allow enough time for lunch.