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Get inspired by Miami, one of the fastest-growing American cities

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Jul 03, 2022 By WGSN Insider
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Boosted by the pandemic's migratory shifts, Miami continuously attracts new and exciting happenings, positioning itself as a new elite city with a line-up of elevated events.

From the best of LVMH to new stores that appeal to hypebeasts, Miami Design District is a must-visit luxury heaven with a consistent flow of creative experiential collaborations. Coconut Grove sees commercialised retail and restaurant concepts pouring in as the city grows. Little River, formerly known as Little Haiti, offers unique hidden gems reserved for an in-the-know crowd. Expect experimental art spaces, creative boutiques and warehouses-turned-workspaces here.

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Visit Upper Buena Vista, the outdoor shopping centre that highlights local themes such as an increased interest in wellness, Tulum-inspired design and a push for authenticity. Opened in spring 2022 at the Miami Design District, Cult Gaia's only bricks and mortar store is a great source of inspiration for colour, silhouette and interior design. Plant the Future, which aligns with our trending biophilic design story, is a nature-inspired Wynwood design firm and retailer that has evolved into a leading destination for distinctive plant arrangements and landscape architecture.

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Shop from Miami brands that synthesise bright colour palettes, from Mochi's bold and bright statement pieces influenced by the tropical feel of Florida to KREL's breathable knits perfect for Florida weather.

Restaurants worth visiting include Japanese-Peruvian spot Chotto Matte, a pioneering global Nikkei dining destination. It hosted this year's Designer Dinner with Miami Fashion Week and recently launched an NFT menu. Sexy Fish, popular for its whimsical interiors and offer of an escapist experience, is one of Miami's buzziest new restaurant openings.

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Faena Hotel Miami Beach is an art-filled hotel worth visiting as a gallery for its Hirst installations and Koons pieces on-site. The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami) recently acquired a CryptoPunks NFT and launched an NFT platform. As the first American museum to add NFTs to its collection, it is a go-to for art lovers.

If you’re a WGSN subscriber, delve into our Miami Guide for more of WGSN's best picks. Live now on the site.

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