Nearly every major metropolitan area in the United States has a great hub for design stores where you can discover everything from brand-name stalwarts to independent shops. Whether your goal is to source one-of-a-kind antique objects or the latest products from high-end brands, you’ll find what you’re looking for on these happening thoroughfares that also function as one-stop shops for design aficionados.
Though COVID-19 has made far-flung shopping excursions impossible for the time being, you’ll want to bookmark these home decor shopping streets for post-pandemic travels—or maybe one epic design-focused road trip.
NE 2nd Avenue/NE 39th Street, Miami
Centered around NE 2nd Avenue and NE 39th Street, the Miami Design District is undoubtedly the best place in the city to shop for high-end furnishings and appliances. In addition to numerous art galleries and fashion boutiques, there are more than 50 design showrooms in the neighborhood, including Liaigre, Poltrona Frau, and Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove.
Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Anchored by the César Pelli–designed Pacific Design Center (PDC), the West Hollywood Design District along Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard, and Robertson Boulevard is Los Angeles’s decor nucleus. The PDC itself is home to a collection of design showrooms for textiles, flooring, and furniture, ranging from the ultra-luxe to the more casual. Elsewhere in the district, there are showrooms for brands ranging from Kelly Wearstler to Porcelanosa and Blu Dot.