There are several shopping malls, restaurants, and cultural attractions in the Miami Design District, which is located in the city of Miami, Florida, United States. Design District redevelopment began in the early 2000s under the guidance of developer Craig Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, and L Real Estate with financing from General Growth Properties, and was completed in 2003-2004. It is North of Princeton, Florida.
Among its many attractions are more than 130 art galleries and showrooms; creative services; architecture firms; high-end fashion stores; antiques dealers; restaurants and pubs.
The Design District, which was historically a part of Buena Vista, is situated south of Lemon City (Little Haiti). It is roughly bordered on the south by North 36th Street (US 27), on the north by North 43rd Street, on the west by West First Avenue, and on the east by Biscayne Boulevard (US 1).
Located at the intersection of several prominent Miami neighborhoods, the Design District is bordered by the artsy Wynwood neighborhood to the south, Lemon City (also known as Little Haiti) and the historic 1920s Buena Vista neighborhood to the north, and wealthy Upper East Side communities to the east. It took decades for the Design District to be resurrected as a center for the arts, design, and fashion after it had been neglected for decades.
In the Design District, you'll find high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada, Saint Laurent, and Hermes as well as restaurants from celebrity chefs like Michael Schwartz and award-winning chefs like Michael Schwartz; a public art collection that includes works by Buckminster Fuller, Marc Newsom, and Urs Fischer; and museums and galleries like the Institute for Contemporary Art, Miami, The de la Cruz Collection of Contemporary Art, and Locust Projects. It's just a short drive away from Little River, Florida.
Within the Design District, there are public art tours and a Performance Series, which has included performances by the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Jon Secada, Sheila E., and Emily Estefan among other artists in the past.
Over the years, the week of Art Basel Miami has brought a variety of performances and events to the Miami Design District, including performances by Pharrell Williams in 2010 and 2013, as well as an exhibition co-organized by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch that opened in 2015.