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More than twenty years ago, Miami native Craig Robins recognized the potential of the Miami Design District and started acquiring property in the neighborhood. He wanted to reinvigorate a forgotten part of Miami, transforming it into a creative community through exceptional architecture, design, and experiences. Now, this singular vision for the neighborhood has been realized. Today, the District is a vibrant community where residents and visitors enjoy amazing shopping, award-winning restaurants, world-class museums, and abundant outdoor space.

Through careful stewardship and rich cultural programming, the Design District began to attract design brands, important art collections and design installations, and world-class dining experiences. As new buildings were erected and historic structures were transformed, design showrooms flocked to the area. Art and design programming has remained central to the DNA of the Miami Design District, leading to the growth of this stunning and culturally enriching neighborhood.

L Catterton (then L Real Estate) joined Robins as a partner in 2011 and encouraged the luxury brands of LVMH to recognize the unique potential of the community. Robins and Catterton both believed that flagship stores in the District would allow LVMH brands to showcase their complete offerings in unique, architecturally innovative spaces. That same year, DPZ CoDesign developed a new master plan for the neighborhood with a high-end retail core of nearly one million square feet with complementary hospitality and residential uses. Today, the Miami Design District serves as the city’s cultural epicenter, offering unmatched access to luxury fashion, cutting-edge architecture, 24/7 access to the arts, and world-class dining.

Like any true neighborhood, the Miami Design District continues to evolve: more amazing shops, restaurants and galleries, and a boutique hotel and residences are all on the way.

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