- Art & Design
Art Basel Miami 2012: The W Guide
Every year, the art world—and a who’s-who of jetsetters—turns out en masse in Miami Beach to see and be seen by the biggest names in the business. Oh, and party-hop like there’s no tomorrow. This year, December 6-9, the affair is bigger than ever, so we’re breaking it all down for you with a list of the must-see events, and the best places to eat, stay, and play.
Where to Shop
-Louis Vuitton’s temporary Design District store--decked out in some impressive RETNA designs on the façade--houses their new collection: Objets Nomades, travel-inspired items like a leather hammock with gold fixtures to the Campana brothers’ reinterpretation of the “cabinet de voyage”. (170 NE 40th St)
-Head to the parking garage turned retail destination, 1111 Lincoln Road, to visit Alchemist’s fifth floor glass-box store which houses a beautiful selection of fashion and jewelry. For slightly less steep prices, try the sister store a bit further down Lincoln Road.
-For some of the best vintage in the country, try C. Madeline’s. Though it will be hard not to spend an entire day looking through the 10,000-square-foot space.
-The Webster Miami offers three levels of spot-on ready-to-wear and luxury accessories housed in a circa 1939-Art Deco masterpiece. Be sure to check out the third floor for a rotating roster of artists in the gallery space, as well as take in the views from the rooftop restaurant with unobstructed ocean views.
-Christian Louboutin’s Design District store is housing a special exhibition by artist Ye Hongxing, “The Dazzling Future,” made primarily from a variety of colorful stickers.