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Earlier this year, it was announced that an influx of stores and restaurants will open in the Design District by 2017, which made all of our hearts flutter with glee at the possibility of adding a new locale for Saturday morning shopping and brunching. Now we have even better news: expect more of your favorite brands to settle in the neighborhood sooner than you think!
Saint Laurent and Tory Burch are confirmed to open in the Design District, the Miami Herald reports, as is Isabel Marant, which we announced back in February. In the beauty world, perfumery Creed will be opening as will Aesop, which currently has two stores in Miami– in Wynwood and on Lincoln Road. Be Miami, a sneaker store, and Joseph, a British brand known for luxurious basics are also opening in the neighborhood.
But in the strangest of coincidences, Alice & Olivia is opening in the Design District too, which we suggested should open in the neighborhood a few months back. This means we're either incredibly psychic or extremely intuitive. Or maybe both? The store will be opening on the corner of NE 40th St. and NE 1st Ave, near Theory.
Miami Herald reports that the construction for this newly designed neighborhood is less than halfway done, with 50 stores open today and another five expected to open by spring. According to neighborhood developer, Craig Robins, they've finally reached the turning point where there are more stores than there is construction in the free-standing Design District.
"We've finally turned the corner and now there's a very substantial and robust group of stores in the neighborhood," Robins said. "This is where we transition from all that construction to having all the stores open in a kind of free-standing neighborhood setting that doesn't exist in the rest of Miami."