Located further north from the hotel in the area of greater midtown Miami, it runs from 43rd Street to North 36th Street (Wynwood is just a few blocks south). Crammed with restaurants and bars, this area also has more than 130 galleries and public showroom spaces during the day, if you’re into that sort of thing.
While it was considered a fairly rundown district back in the day, entrepreneur and revitalizer Craig Robbins purchased a number of buildings in the area and ushered in a new wave of talent to give it much needed allure (Louboutin put the area on the luxury map when it opened in 2009).
After chatting with a few locals, I realized that this would be an ideal escape to flex my credit cards during the day (although Hermès will have to wait).
Photo by Bob B. Brown/Flickr.
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.