Archive for October, 2011

Miami’s Design District Shaping Up As World Class Luxury Shopping Destination

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Miami Offers Sun, Shopping and All Manner of Exclusivity for Luxury Villa Rental Users
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Miami has long been a land renowned for it’s sun, nightlife and ability to draw the well heeled and celebrities to it’s sandy beaches in the winter and summer alike. Of course, those looking for a relaxing and luxurious vacation often prefer to choose a private luxury villa rental in places that also offer world class dining and shopping. While Bal Harbour has long offered stores for the world’s biggest designers, now Miami’s Design District is emerging as the newest, hottest shopping destination for those looking for the biggest names in design.

Luxury brands like Louis Vuitton (just opened at the Aventura Mall), Cartier (plans have been announced for a temporary store to open in the Design District in November) and Dior have all announced plans to open stores in the Design District. It is expected that other LVMH-owned brands will follow the lead of Louis Vuitton in making the move to the up-and-coming district. Most recently the uber exclusive French brand Hermes has followed suit. According to The Miami Herald, Herme’s Bal Harbour store lease expires in December 2012. Hermes has now announced plans for a “10,000-square-foot, two-level flagship store in the Design District in Fall 2013,” and will be temporarily housed in the area starting the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013. The new Hermes store is set to feature womens, mens and house products. Next door will be the first St. Louis crystal store in the United States.