Van Cleef & Arpels Design District
Van Cleef & Arpels’s long-awaited boutique in the Design District opened its doors in March. The space is designed by longtime collaborators Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku of the Jouin Manku agency. The designers have been behind several recent Van Cleef & Arpels stores, as well as the brand’s exhibitions “Set in Style” at New York’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in 2011, “L’Art de la Haute Joaillerie” at Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 2012–2013, and “Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems” at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore in 2016. The building’s facade, accented by a shower of leaves in brass and stone, leads visitors inside to a light-filled, multistory boutique boasting soft finishes, natural materials, neutral tones, and details inspired by nature—a constant source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
- Explore the warm and inviting lounge space, including cozy alcoves and an inviting bridal bar area.
- Enjoy the atmosphere of the library space, which can also be transformed into a private salon.
- Take in the small details, like large curved screens lit with a bluish halo, slabs of gray stone, lacquered
panels, and matte surfaces punctuated by small brass leaves.
Whitewaller recommends: Seeing the new GRIMM collection.
Max Mara Design District
Max Mara’s Miami boutique is a stunning 3,325-square-foot space featuring a design concept developed in collaboration with the Duccio Grassi Architects studio. The dynamic and fluid store allows guests to experience organic materials while perusing the new collections and appreciating the unusual treatments—ash-treated oak and acid-treated metal with platinum leaf glass—that accent the boutique.
Whitewaller recommends: Shopping the Resort 2019 collection.
Sevan Biçakçi Design District
Sevan Biçakçi‘s only U.S.-based store is in the Miami Design District. Inside, guests can find jaw-dropping one-of-a-kind wonders from the renowned jewelry prodigy and craftsman, all inspired by his homeland of Turkey. The 850-square-foot space features hand-painted tile, domed ceilings, and his signature dagger door handles—details that demonstrate his dedication to craftsmanship.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the designer’s new Timepiece collection.
Molteni&C | Dada Design District
Among Italy’s finest design manufacturers, Molteni&C | Dada gives Miami visitors something to look forward to. The contemporary style of Molteni&C and the exquisite kitchen designs of Dada are all under one roof, immersing clients in both worlds.
Whitewaller recommends: Resting your feet, and “testing” the new sofas.
Balenciaga Design District
In April, Balenciaga opened its new store in the Design District. The site-specific building is a project that uses blue solar panels as part of its facade over its windows. Inside, the store follows the same luxurious environments previously presented by Demna Gvasalia for the Paris flagship store. Clothing is well integrated into the two-floor floorplan, displaying women’s on the first floor and men’s on the second.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the new collection.