More Luxury Brands Heading to Miami’s Design District

Buckminster Fuller Fly's Eye Dome in the Design District | Source:

Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome in the Design District | Source:

Miami’s Design District will soon be home to the first stores in Florida for trendy designers Isabel Marant, Alice & Olivia, Joseph, and Zilli, as the neighborhood continues to transform into a luxury shopping destination.

On the heels of Hermès launching its new flagship store in the Design District last week, Dacra said more than a dozen upscale retailers have signed leases, including high-end brands Saint Laurent, Tory Burch, Tod’s and Loro Piana.

In addition, Turkish jeweler Sevan Biçakçi will open its first location in the United States, and Be Miami, a high-end sneaker and contemporary streetwear concept will launch an original flagship. Among specialty stores, perfume house Creed will open its first location outside New York. Skincare line Aesop will also open a store, and high-end Italian marble furniture showroom Citco will launch its first location in the United States, which will feature a Zaha Hadid collection.

“We’ve been for the past year basically a large construction site,” Dacra President and CEO Craig Robins told The Real Deal. “The opening of Hermes, for me, was the tipping point, where all of the sudden we have a small but very solid critical mass of brands that are now open, and we can see more activity in the neighborhood.”