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Miami Design District New Store Openings & Art Happenings

Check out the updates taking place in the Miami Design District: a neighborhood known for its dozens of luxury boutiques, rich cultural experiences, distinct restaurants and special public art exhibitions. Some of the latest additions to the neighborhood’s extensive roster of retailers includes brands such as Cult Gaia, Glossier, Louis Vuitton Men’s Flagship Store, Chanel, Alexis, Aerin, Amiri and Veronica Beard, with Zimmerman and Adriana Iglesias on the horizon. To supplement the shopping and dining experience, visitors can find unique art displays and exhibitions like NOULA and the Amani Lewis Mural dispersed throughout the neighborhood.

RECENT RETAIL OPENINGS


LOUIS VUITTON MEN’S STORE


At the end of last year, Louis Vuitton opened its first standalone men’s store in the United States. Located in the heart of the Miami Design District, the 3910 NE 1st Ave store offers a 360-degree immersion into the creative universe of Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, underpinned by visual nods to its geographical surroundings. Honoring its Design District location, the store features temporary spaces, characteristic statues, and a number of works by artists and architects including Louis Vuitton’s own Objets Nomades collection.



CHANEL


Last winter, the Miami Design District welcomed beloved French fashion house Chanel to the neighborhood. Showcasing the House’s Ready-to-Wear, handbags, shoes, eyewear, fine jewelry, and watches, the two-floor 7,600 square-foot boutique is the ultimate CHANEL destination in Miami. The two-story building’s white stucco façade tempers the bright sunlight along the main pedestrian plaza. Several large, irregularly placed, clear glass windows press inward at an angle to accentuate the mass and depth of the building, and provide an abstract tactility, revealing an interior that is a warm, light-filled oasis.



AERIN


Located in the Miami Design District, AERIN’s Miami store reflects its lively, sun-kissed location with bright and airy interiors created by the preeminent French interior designer, Jacques Grange. Looking to the Mediterranean of the 1960s and 1970s, the space boasts an understated glamor with vintage pieces providing pops of color against a pale, beach-inspired backdrop.



AMIRI


Situated in the heart of Miami’s Design District, this environment of contemporary art and craft reflects AMIRI’s own and is imbued in the store’s design language, articulated by an all-white minimalist façade that sits in harmony with its neighborhood. Designed by CEO and Creative director Mike Amiri in collaboration with Paris Design Studio NOCOD and architectural design firm TwoOneTwo, the new boutique brings the spirit of AMIRI to Miami, expanding the house’s codes in harmony with the city’s stylistic roots.



GLOSSIER


The minimalist beauty brand Glossier opened its first permanent store in Miami, in the Miami Design District. Located in Palm Court, Glossier's iconic logo is easy to spot, perched on the second floor. Here, the brand has built upon the traditional Glossier ambiance by mixing minimalism with eclectic and vintage details. The store is laid out in an exhibition-like setup filled with Miami touches and Glossier's beloved products. A clean aesthetic is characterized by light-pink tables, uniform tiles on the walls, and photo-perfect lighting. With Instagram in mind, the store even features an “underwater” selfie room.



CULT GAIA


Founded in 2012 by Jasmin Larian Hekmat, Cult Gaia designs beautiful heirloom pieces that will live in your closet forever. The cornerstone of Cult Gaia’s DNA has been forged with the ideal of creating objet d’art that make you look twice. Escape to Cult Gaia’s retail concept debut in Miami, a serene garden-inspired oasis honoring a shared passion for nature, art, and fashion. The global brand’s sculptural accessories and ready-to-wear pieces come alive, blooming boldly on display in a soft-hued sanctuary of unique furnishings, earthy textures, reflective accents, and stunning stonework. An architectural design tribute to Gaia, the Greek goddess of Earth. Collectors, creatives, and goddesses alike – welcome to nirvana.



VERONICA BEARD


Thoughtfully designed with feminine silhouettes and refined tailoring, the Veronica Beard collection is intuitively built for real life—empowering her from day to night, work to weekend, and everywhere in between. They also empower the women who make a difference in the world by giving back all day, every day. Visit the District location today.



ALEXIS


Alexis is a high-end womenswear line established in 2008 by mother-daughter team Ana and Alexis Barbara. Together, the fabulous power duo designs for the woman that embraces all aspects of femininity, sophistication, and elegant ease. The spirit of the ALEXIS brand echoes the personal style of Ana and Alexis, their worldly travels and passion for vintage has played an integral role in shaping their design style and aesthetic into what it is today.


UPCOMING RETAIL OPENINGS


ADRIANA IGLESIAS


Inspired by the iconic seaside and effortless style of the 70s and the Mediterranean, Adriana Iglesias collection is feminine, relaxed and chic, resembling the timeless style of a summer in Italy and the Còte d´Ázur. From the Amalfi Coast to breathtaking Venetian Canals to St. Tropez or Cap d´Ántibes…A colorful collection that evokes a fresh, lighthearted atmosphere and the sense of “joie de vivre” of this Mediterranean coastline and lush vegetation.


ZIMMERMAN


Zimmermann’s latest phase of American retail expansion has its sights set on Florida with a highly anticipated new boutique in the Miami Design District, bringing the label’s beloved fresh breath of sophisticated style and femininity to the shopping and culture mecca. The Miami Design District storefront is just one of three locations opening doors in Florida. The striking boutique spans 2,354 square feet and includes a mix of vintage furniture and lighting fixtures that have been selected to complement the light and airy contemporary space. The Australian artworks were curated to marry the brand’s ethos with the vibrant energy of Miami.

ART

NOULA | ART EXHIBITION


NOULA addresses historical and contemporary systemic issues, while using the homeland of Haiti as an example and a beacon. This exhibition illuminates the great contributions Haiti has offered throughout history. These artists, in their cultural context, are addressing stereotypes, biases which affect self perception, and the misconception of their own country.



AMANI LEWIS: “BALTIMORE’S FINEST: MR. GIRLYOUCRAZY & DEV” | MURAL


In this mural, Amani constructed a double portrait highlighting a creative couple from their hometown of Baltimore. Spanning a massive 40ft x 12ft, the mural depicts Musician Mr. GirlYouCrazy and the fashion stylist Devrene, in tender embrace. The artist’s stylistic trademark, manipulated photographic imagery, is so detailed that eleven days were required to fully bring it to life. This portrayal of Black intimacy disarms stereotypical depictions and offers a glimpse into the fertile grounds of Baltimore’s artistic community.



LUCIA FAINZILBER | PHOTOGRAPHY


This window installation comprises three photographic series: Somewear, 2014; Wild Flowers, 2016; and The Cookbook, 2019) by New York-based Argentinian photographer Lucía Fainzilber. Arranged in the Melin Building windows, these highly stylized visual compositions trigger an enhanced sensorial perception through a deliberate manipulation of the artist’s preferred subjects: fabrics, food, and color. As an immigrant female artist working in New York City, the experiences of cultural and gender difference inform Fainzilber’s approach to photography, and distinguish her idiosyncratic body of work.



PUBLIC ART TOURS


Get to know the Design District's public art and architecture! Join MDD for a walking tour of the neighborhood! Alongside Miami Design District, you can explore the art and architecture of the neighborhood and visit outdoor installations. The tours start in Palm Court at 11AM.



By ML Staff. Images courtesy of MDD

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