We’ve been talking and writing about it for weeks now. The year 2012 is finally here! We’re only three days deep, but we can tell the future is bright. How so? First of all, H&M is coming to Lincoln Road and Wynwood gets a full-blown nightclub. Yeah, seriously. And wait until you see the rest of the names on our list of 12 openings scheduled for 2012. It’ll blow you away — and fill up your calendar, too.
1. SLS Hotel
Scheduled to open in early 2012, just next to the Delano, is the swanky SLS hotel. International super chef José Andrés' West Terrace Bistro and his first-ever food truck join The Bazaar, SAAM, and Katsuya as they all journey east from the SLS Beverly Hills to Miami. Also moving in is famous L.A. hotspot Hyde, which will be making its East Coast debut as Hyde Beach. We’re not done yet. There’s also a Philippe Starck-designed salon and blow out bar. Excited?
As reported by WWD in April 2011, European retailer Hennes & Mauritz (aka H&M) is finally making its long-awaited move to the Magic City. Expect to be shopping their latest designer collab collection in Aventura Mall and on Lincoln Road. They’re said to be taking up 22,000 square feet at the Lincoln Theatre.
3. Louis Vuitton
Aventura Mall hits the big time with this luxury neighbor. Expect an impressive grand staircase that connects two floors, where the fashion house's full range of leather goods, RTW, shoes, accessories, watches, and jewelry will be available.
The 1111 has brought glamour to garages and given us a block of charming shops to peruse while we enjoy the Shake Shack’s exclusive-to-Miami key lime concrete. Now, the stunning Herzog & de Meuron-designed landmark tops it off with a penthouse restaurant complete with an indoor, lush vertical garden and a rooftop lounge with city and water views. The menu will be as delightful as the space, serving a blend of cuisines from Asia and South America, using classic French techniques.
5. Dior Homme
The Design District continues to heat up as a luxury shopping destination. Women's Wear Daily reported, the opening of a temporary Dior Homme store in the fall at 150 NE 40th Street and a permanent shop coming in 2014 (located at 161 NE 40th Street).
6. Agent Provocateur
The British lingerie shop known for its racy ads is bringing their sexy offerings to The Village of Merrick Park. Ha, and you thought Coral Gables was a prude.
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