The Design District is located north of Downtown Miami, adjacent to Midtown Miami and the historic neighborhood of Buena Vista.
The Design District is made up primarily of low-rise warehouses and historic buildings that have been converted into shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafés. The Design District is at the crossroads of many prominent Miami neighborhoods, with the emerging arts-centered Wynwood neighborhood to the south, Buena Vista to the north, and the affluent Upper East Side neighborhoods to the east. After decades of urban decay, the Design District has risen to prominence as a destination for the arts, design, and fashion, and is now home to ultra-luxury retailers such as Hermes, Cartier, Luminaire, and Louboutin. A recently announced plan to create a pedestrian mall in the heart of the Design District anchored by boutiques and major department stores promises to bring the long-held promise of urban renewal to fruition.