Some of the Miami Design District’s newest boutiques display fashion like works of art. They’re stores with things to purchase, yes, but these also could pass as art galleries:
Christian Louboutin Flagship Store
Far from just a shoe store, the new Christian Louboutin Flagship is an adventure into plush raspberry-red carpet and ocean-blue teardrop chandeliers and round banquettes as colorful as a carnival fun house.
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155 Northeast 40th Street; 305-548-8246; us.christianlouboutin.com.
At the new Tod’s, moveable walls slide along polished concrete floors, converting the 2,400-square-foot showroom into an event space, with a 60-foot projection screen between displays of Italian leather goods.
143 Northeast 39th Street; 305-576-8132; tods.com.
After scoring a pair of Tod’s famed Gommino moccasins, walk them across the street to Boutique Jaeger-LeCoultre. The storied Argentine polo boot maker sells timepieces as heirlooms, hosting parties where the watch-obsessed sip Hennessy as their new purchases are displayed by white-gloved employees.
140 Northeast 39th Street; 305-908-3660; jaeger-lecoultre.com.