|The Design District in Miami is technically not its own neighborhood. It has always been part of historic Buena Vista and officially still is, containing facilities like the Buena Vista post office and Buena Vista School. But for the locals, the Design District is a whole other world.|
About Design District
In 2009 Christian Louboutin opened a retail space in the Design District and the neighborhood has been growing in popularity ever since. It now rivals Lincoln Road and Bal Harbour for luxury retail and its growth shows no signs of waning.
Art is another huge part of the culture in the Design District. Showrooms and galleries seem to increase in number daily, helped by Wynwood neighborhood directly to the south. Architecture, design, and fashion also contribute to the reputation of the district and draw people in from all over to see the latest trends.
Just because the Design District is on the cutting edge doesn’t mean that it doesn’t respect the past either. Antique dealers abound in the neighborhood and you never know what hidden gem you will find in some out of the way store. And after a full day of browsing shelves, there are plenty of eateries, bars, and restaurants for you to choose from to get off your feet and have a delicious meal.
Art & Design Night is a popular Design District tradition that continues to attract larger and larger crowds. On the second Saturday of every month, this event is held from 7 to 10 pm. During this time, galleries and show rooms open up their doors to the public. Many places have live music throughout the evening and refreshments are often served as well.