Design District is booming and many designer stores are opening up. In another year or two, this place will be a major attraction.
It's a great place for anything having to do with interior design and decor. The array of stores that sell high end furniture, carpets, appliances, lamps and light fixtures, artwork and home decoration items is unbelievable.
There a few place to sit down and eat but it appears that many are in the works,
Many of the currents stores are in retrofitted industrial buildings and are in deal for displaying the top quality merchandize they carry.
Parking is an issue and will only get worse as the district gains in popularity. A wonderful feature is the string of valet parking options (seemed to be run by the same company) where you can get parked for $3,00 a day. It's a real bargain in comparison to the high cost of metered parking which is available in limited quantity and not that close to the shops.
Access off 195 is easy and perhaps easier from State Road Number 1 (Federal Expressway).
You can easily spend a full day there and on a sunny day, walking from store to store will be great exercise!