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- The screen that was once there on 39th street has been taken down to reveal the new open-aired shopping area.
- The Louis Vuitton's Herman Miller X Pierre Paulin exhibit is currently taking place inside the Palm Court through Sunday. You have to head past the Fly's Eye Dome and go up the escalators upstairs to reach it.
- See, "watch row."
- Alchemists' third Miami location is set to open here.
- More watch and jewelry stores upstairs, with a Lladro's porcelain figurines thrown into the mix.
- Here sits VHernier's second Miami location; the first is in Coral Gables.
- Bvulgari seems to be one of the only store open at the moment, although a few seem ready to go.
- This is the first thing you see when you head up the escalators, right next to Emporio Armani and another vacant storefront.
- Giorgio Armani looks almost ready to open upstairs!
- There are still a lot of tenant vacancies. For now we can stare at some pretty gorgeous women wearing Marni.
- Here's what the entrance to The Palm Court looks like from the upstairs floor. As you can see, the tapestry covering the other side of 38th street has been removed to reveal the entire extent of Paseo Ponti, a brick walkway connecting the streets and maki
On Monday, Design District literally unravelled itself, revealing the retail project that's been going on for the last few years. Now open is the Palm Court, a huge open square of luxury shopping with an immense Buckminster Fuller Fly's Eye Dome sculpture in the center (which you can descend into) and a blue Le Corbusier sculpture sitting submerged into the ground.
As New York Post puts it, "The Design District's central Palm Court will house one of the highest concentrations of fine jewelry in the nation." Call the first floor "watch row," as it has four luxury watch stores- A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Hublot, ECJ Luxe- lined in a row, with a third Alchemist location in Miami focused mostly on jewelry, and one more watch store . Almost every store is still under construction, like Emporio Armani, Valentino, although a few stores were either open or looked almost ready to open. Click through to see what we saw today from the entrance of the Palm Court to the second floor, and head over to explore it for yourself over the weekend!