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Miami Design District
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Miami Art Tour: Design District, Midtown and...
Ranked #19 of 367 things to do in Miami
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District was codified in an urban master plan developed by the award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Walter Chatham, Hariri and Hariri, Juan Lezcano, Terence Riley, and Alison Spear. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture, and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Lived in MIA for 5 years now. Maybe it's because I'm originally from NYC that I don't get this place. It's nice to drive/walk through for a minute, but for being an arts/culture-hipster-zone-ish area it's a ghost town. Yawn.

2  Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

It amazes me how this district has changed in the last years and not in a good way. When I first visited it five years back it was all about architectural design with smaller shops and displays and a few cute restaurants tucked in. Now the feeling is that of being in a sort of Rodeo Drive Corp. mall atmosphere. Now you can find Cartier, Prada, Armani, Fendi etc..even valet parking all over. Sad. The feeling of arts and crafts is long gone and by the massive work in progress construction development it seems it will get worse. It is merely a portal for the usual big brand names and not much more.

7  Thank ZoeRM
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is not an easy place to navigate and find what you want. Store are spread out over a few blocks and they tend to turn over quickly. I suggest driving around the streets first to see what there is before you park. It can be a bit of a walk between good stores without much interesting along the way. But having lunch at Michael's Genuine restaurant is the best part of a visit to the Design District.

4  Thank SharonRoseFlorida
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

i love what they have done to the design district ..it brings a great flavor to the downtown miami. feels good strolling down the design district on a cool sunday

1  Thank mzfats
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have visited Miami for many years, and always headed to the Design District as it has been the home base for many design firms and studios.(there are two architects in the family) There were wonderful old Florida style buildings, small outdoor restaurants,and good ones such as Fratelli/Lyon, as well as antique shops and a casual relaxed feel to the place.Now much of the old buildings have been knocked down, and are now huge soon-to-be-construction sites,the old restaurants are gone, and some of the furniture and design studios have beeen replaced with ultra expensive dress and shoe shops. For us the area has been ruined, as it may be for those who enjoy originality and the feeling of being somewhere "real", not an
other shopping center to be with glitz. And I am sure some people will
find it to their taste. But we are very sad to see such changes.

4  Thank citycat66
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