Miami Design District
Welcome to the Miami Design District. We’re a creative neighborhood where you can shop, dine, experience contemporary art and design, enjoy amazing events and get inspired. The District is home to more than 170 including flagships stores like Chanel, Balenciaga, Hermès, Fendi, Dior, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and more – making it one of the world’s greatest shopping areas. In the District, you are also surrounded by some of the best architecture in the country, right down to our award-winning Museum Garage. Shop design showrooms like Poliform and Holly Hunt. Visit three cultural institutions — ICA Miami, the de la Cruz Collection and Locust Projects — within blocks of each other, or explore the rigorously curated and totally Instagrammable public art program woven throughout our streets. In the Miami Design District, every building and every pathway has the potential to become a canvas for great design and art.
We’re also a dining destination where world renowned chefs have set up shop. We have casual spots like OTL, Tacombi, and Mia Market's food hall, where you can always enjoy a good time with friends. We also have buzzy hotspots like Cote, Michael’s Genuine Food, Swan, ZZ's Club, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and Le Jardinier that make any night out special and let’s not forget the multiple artisanal ice cream experiences on hand in the District.
Miami Design District Associates is a partnership between Dacra, founded by Craig Robins, and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund that was established in 2016 by Catterton, LVMH and Groupe Arnault. The partnership has cultivated a unique community in Miami where creativity flourishes. Enjoy!
More than twenty years ago, Miami native Craig Robins recognized the potential of the Miami Design District, and started acquiring buildings in the neighborhood. His goal was to reinvigorate a forgotten part of Miami, transforming it into a unique creative community through exceptional architecture, design and experiences. This singular vision for the neighborhood has now been realized. Today the District is a vibrant community where residents and visitors enjoy amazing shopping, chef-driven restaurants, world-class museums and abundant outdoor space.
Through careful stewardship and rich cultural programming, the Design District began to attract design brands, important art collections and design installations, and great dining experiences. As new buildings were erected and historic structures were transformed, design showrooms flocked to the area, led by Holly Hunt, Knoll, Poliform and others. Central to the DNA of the Miami Design District has been a program of art and design that is both stunning, culturally enriching and functional as a neighborhood.
L Catterton (then L Real Estate) joined Robins as a partner in 2011 and encouraged the luxury brands of LVMH to recognize the unique potential of the community. Centrally located in Miami and culturally at the vanguard of global creative industry, the partnership believed that those brands could locate their flagship stores in the District and showcase their complete offering in abundant spaces that could reflect their brand via both architecture and design – all north of downtown and less than 10 minutes away from South Beach in a pedestrian-friendly environment. Today, there are more than 120 flagship luxury stores in the neighborhood and cultural institutions like ICA Miami, the de la Cruz Collection, and Locust Projects call the District home.
Like all true neighborhoods, the Miami Design District continues to evolve: more amazing shops, restaurants and galleries, and a boutique hotel and residences are all planned.
Technically called the Jose Milton Park at E. Albert Pallot Green Space this hidden gem is know to locals and makes an incredible addition to the neighborhood.