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.
Van Cleef & Arpels Design District
Van Cleef & Arpels’s space is designed by longtime collaborators Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku of the Jouin Manku agency. Its 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.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the atmosphere of the library space.
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.
Poliform Design District
A leading brand in international luxury design, Poliform offers sophisticated, contemporary pieces for the home. Spanning 7,000 square feet, the expansive Miami showroom displays the brand’s latest collections by way of multiple bedroom, closet, kitchen, living, and dining displays.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the newest pieces by designer Jean-Marie Massaud.
Bottega Veneta Design District
Bottega Veneta’s first Miami location opened this fall, fusing elements of Miami with a Montebello attitude through elements like plaster, marble, brass, and reclaimed wood. The store is also the brand’s first location to be designed by creative director Daniel Lee, welcoming guests to two floors of Terrazzo Palladiano flooring, custom-cut rugs, and the latest designs.
Whitewaller recommends: Shopping the Pre-Spring 2020 collection.