Miami Real Estyle – Craig Robbins – The Design District – Miami’s It Destination
By Katie Jackson
Opening Image Photographed by Alex Medina
With some of the most innovative fashion houses, art, restaurants, and architectural masterpieces, it is no
wonder why Miamians are flocking to the Design District. But the flourishing area was not always so popular. Fifteen years ago, Craig Robins, CEO and President of the inventive real estate company Dacra, saw potential for the once neglected area. In partnering with global real estate and investment fund L Real Estate, Robins completely recreated the District into an artistic haven. “When we set out to revitalize and reinvent the District, our goal was to cultivate an atmosphere where creativity could flourish, regardless of its specific label or medium,” says Robins. Now dedicated to providing the ultimate fashion, dining, art, and design experience wrapped in architectural ingenuity, the MiamiDesign District is the absolute go-to destination for all Miami visitors and locals.
SARTORIAL: REFINED MEN’S LUXURY
SARTORIAL, a store offering a personalized luxury shopping experience for the sophisticated man, recently opened its doors to the Miami Design District. SARTORIAL owners and sisters Tamara and Julia Medvedeva are thrilled to open a location in the burgeoning District. “We love the up-and-coming atmosphere and believe that SARTORIAL will also add to the fresh, high-end vibe of the Design District,” says Tamara. In carrying over twenty different upscale men’s brands, as well as featuring a shoe salon and private made-to-measure area for custom suits, the SARTORIAL Miami Design District location will do more than fulfill any man’s luxury needs.
Visit the SARTORIAL Miami Design District location at
111 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 33137
HUBLOT: THE ART OF FUSION
The Hublot Miami Design District location is unlike any other. Instead of a boutique, the Design District location is the first ever Hublot Galerie, which will showcase only exclusive, limited edition watches. The Hublot Galerie is ideal for the customer looking for a very rare, one-of-a-kind piece. In addition to offering an exceptional shopping experience, customers can expect to attend charitable events held by the Hublot Galerie. Through their partnerships with Ferrari, the Miami Heat, and Hublot ambassador Dwyane Wade, the Hublot Galerie will host a series of exciting upcoming events customers will not want to miss.
Visit the Hublot Miami Design District location at
140 NE 39th Street Suite 103, Miami, Florida 33137
MAX MARA: TIMELESS ELEGANCE
The popular Italian women’s brand has opened an exquisite location in the Miami Design District. Maria Giulia Maramotti, the U.S. Max Mara retail director and granddaughter of founder Achille Maramotti, thinks the new location is an ideal place for the women’s ready-to-wear collection. “The Miami Design District is an organic home for our newest retail space because it symbolizes our fundamental brand value of supporting the arts,” says Maramotti. The posh boutique has already held events in partnership with the National YoungArts Foundation, and hopes to continue hosting events throughout the year. “We will be joining forces with DASH alongside YoungArts to celebrate DASH’s Annual Fashion Show in May,” says Maramotti. “Both the YoungArts Foundation and DASH partnerships are especially meaningful because they continue our commitment to cultivating young, talented artists and designers.”
Visit the Max Mara Miami Design District location at
106 NE 39th Street Suite 103, Miami, Florida 33137
LANVIN: FRENCH BLISS
Lanvin, a favorite fashion house among Hollywood’s most elite, has opened a temporary location in the Miami Design District. The two-story permanent boutique, opening later this spring, will be located at 107th NE 39th St., next to Tom Ford and across from Tiffany & Co. and Givenchy. However, the temporary location still offers customers the true Lanvin experience, carrying traditional, elegantly handcrafted French luxury. Both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections are available, as well an eclectic selection of accessories.
Visit the temporary Lanvin Miami Design District location at
150 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 33137
VALENTINO: TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION
Standing at two-stories high, the Valentino Miami Design District location perfectly represents the fashion house’s latest vision: mixing tradition with modernity. Carrying the newest brightly colored designs, such as the Multicolor Espadrilles and Rockstud 1973 Cross Body, the boutique’s selections scream “Miami.” To ensure that the colored pieces stand out, the boutique’s floors and walls were covered in grey Venetian terrazzo. Of course, Valentino’s coveted classic women’s ready-to-wear styles are also available to customers wishing to don impeccable Italian designs.
Visit the Valentino Miami Design District Location at
140 NE 39th Street Miami, Florida 33137