Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
Those traveling to Miami for Art Basel (Dec. 7–10) and the several satellite fairs can find our newest issue of Whitewaller—a guide to the city’s top hotels, bars, and restaurants, alongside a list of top art fairs, exhibitions, and events not to be missed. Below, we’re highlighting not-to-miss shops in the 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 Fall/Winter 2017 collection.
Led by Erwin Creed, seventh-generation perfumer, the recently opened House of Creed in Miami marks the brand’s third boutique in North America, and the first full fragrance store for the Design District.
Whitewaller recommends: Viking, the newest men’s fragrance.
Last year, the fine luxury jewelry brand DANIELLA KRONFLE opened its first store in the United States in the Design District—a 650-square-foot space designed by Eduardo Sesma of SesmaDesign. Inside, a crystal chandelier made of glass and rose gold metal hangs with charm, welcoming guests in to explore the space’s special details (like the custom-designed diamond-shaped vitrines) and the stunning collections.
Whitewaller recommends: Perusing the new collection.
Sevan Biçakçi recently opened his first U.S.-based store in the Miami Design District. There, guests can find a plethora of special wonders from the renowned jewelry prodigy, inspired by his homeland of Turkey. The 850-square-foot space features hand-painted tile, domed ceilings, and his signature dagger door handles—all details that demonstrate his dedication to craftsmanship.
Whitewaller recommends: Viewing the selection of unique intaglio rings.
Van Cleef & Arpels
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.
Whitewaller recommends: Seeing the new collection—L’Arche de Noé.