The Wynwood Arts District is home to over seventy Art Galleries, Retail Stores, Antique Shops and more.  The open-air art installations are world-renowned. After the up and coming neighborhood begin developing, Wynwood Arts District Association was created in 2009 for the maintenance and improvement of the district.  It remains one of the most prominent Art communities in the country.  Wynwood used to be the warehouse and manufacturing district of Miami.  Commercial real estate developers have rehabilitated abandoned and neglected warehouses and other unused edifices and turned them into the numerous galleries, restaurants, artist studios, cafes, bars, quaint boutiques and vintage shops that are enjoyed here today which have made this area an artist’s and shopper’s paradise.  If you are in the market for home design stores, a couple notable mentions are

Saccaro manufactures indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative accessories. The company currently operates in 25 countries and consists of a network of 70 stores. Award-winning designers working in conjunction with amazing craftsmanship and innovation in materials and techniques are creating stunning and unique pieces of work. Some of the designers have quoted Saccaro as a “designer’s paradise as it allows the artists to reach the top of their creativity skills.” Some of the showcased designers are Ana Vasquez, Roque Frizzo, Renato Solio, Alain Blatche, Carlos Motta, Debora Eichenberg and Fabiola Bergamo to name just a few. They have been featured in Florida Design, New York Post as well as other prestigious periodicals. They have even staged Al Capone’s former home. Visit the showroom of Saccaro located in the heart of Wynwood.  Elemental is the shop of wonders and opened its doors on November 27th, 2007. Their vision statement is for smart design, flawless industrial production and reasonable prices.  It’s a creative retail establishment for the exploration of concepts and ideas.  It expresses itself as a design store with an art gallery component and features itself “a place that triggers your imagination” by local periodicals.  Elemental delivers unique and funny objects for everyday life that showcases a contemporary perspective. They endeavor to bring playfulness and imagination into your hands and homes with items like book ends that look like balloon animals or unique and quirky tables made with huge versions of playing cards.  Wynwood is definetly expanding itself to becoming “THE PLACE TO SHOP IN MIAMI.”  According to ELAINE WALKER’S article for The Miami Herald: Plans to turn Miami’s Design District into a high-end fashion destination are quickly gaining critical mass with more than two dozen luxury retailers like Fendi, Zegna and Bulgari on the way.  Louis Vuitton and Hermes were the first to announce plans last year to close stores at the Bal Harbour Shops and open in the Miami Design District.  Now, developer Craig Robins confirmed the long-anticipated deal with parent company Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy to bring another 11 brands beyond its namesake brand to the burgeoning area on the northern fringes of Downtown Miami. The LVMH brands coming to the Design District include Christian Dior, Fendi, Bulgari, Pucci, De Beers, Celine and Marc Jacobs.  Robins also officially announced the opening of Cartier, which will be one of 10 Richemont brands opening in the Design District.Other new tenants that he said have committed to the Design District: Tom Ford, Zegna and Burberry.