Expensive tires, designer shoes — if it touches the ground, it’s worth the splurge. Few brands underscore this notion more than luxury boot maker John Lobb, whose collections are not only skillfully made by artisans (about 190 manufacturing steps are required for each pair of shoes) but also known for their four-digit price tag, and unrivaled quality to match. Following last year’s appointment of Paula Gerbase as artistic director, John Lobb is expanding with its third US location set to open in the Miami Design District’s vibrant Palm Court.

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It doesn’t take a Francophile to fawn over the edgy fashions on display inside Zadig & Voltaire’s months-old boutique in the Design District. The multi-level retail space on the corner of 40th Street and NE 1st Avenue, the largest among the French ready-to-wear label’s three South Florida stores, is attracting all sorts of fans with its decidedly cool interiors, concrete attributes and gallery-like layout. The walls of the store take on the role of blank canvases, which currently serve as backdrops for both men’s and women’s spring/summer 2015 collections as well pre-fall merchandise (limited-edition accessories and capsule collections to come). But a brand spokesperson reveals that in the near future they’ll also be the setting for some very important artwork (read: prime Art Basel exposure)—a given if you consider founder Thierry Gillier’s penchant for modern art. An avid collector, Gillier studied art in college and pulls inspiration from paintings, sculptures and even interior design for much of his own work. The designer’s passion for liberal arts can also be seen in the store’s façade, which features a 30-foot graphic showcasing current campaign imagery for passersby to see. Now that’s what we call inviting.

Gentlemen, if you’re on the path to getting hitched, your first stop post asking-her-parents-for-her-hand-in-marriage is the Design District. Finding the engagement ring won’t be a problem in Palm Court and the surrounding area that rivals Paris’s famed Place Vendôme. Deciding which ring suits her personal style, well, that may be the tricky part. Save yourself the stress, and read on.

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There’s a lot to love about summer: longer days, ubiquitous rosé and —most importantly— the fashion. Summer brings with it the opportunity to shed some layers and try new looks on for size. Embrace the season with these style essentials in the form of whimsical accessories, billowy silhouettes and statement-making footwear.

He probably taught you how to ride a bike, change a flat tire, tie a tie, and walked you down the aisle. Now it’s your turn to show Dad a thing or two by helping him take his style to the next level. This Father’s Day, don't forget dad, and be sure to show him your appreciation; all wrapped up in a designer box.