Chalk it up to rising rents in the Miami Design District, or the proximity to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), but the stretch of NE 125th Street between NE Seventh and Ninth Avenues has emerged as the latest hub for collectible midcentury design, earning it the nickname 20th-Century Row.
Gary Rubinstein Antiques Rubinstein looks for pieces with a sculptural quality for his European-focused shop (1). He especially goes for midcentury Italian design, and his collection of lighting from the likes of Stilnovo and FontanaArte is superb. Nos. 859-861; (305) 891-7580 (305) 891-7580; garyrubinsteinantiques.com.
Vermillion Susan Cutler restores, reupholsters and polishes nearly every piece of vintage furniture in her store (2). Look for pristine pieces from the 1940s to the 1980s, like Paul Evans stools and consoles and a Tomasso Barbi backgammon table. No. 765; (305) 893-7800 (305) 893-7800; galleryvermillion.com.
Stripe Never mind the name -- a neutral, beachy palette dominates this shop (3) specializing in items made from natural materials. Driftwood lamps from the '50s sit alongside goat-skin-covered bar carts by Aldo Tura and a kidney-bean-shaped coffee table by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. No. 799; (305) 893-8085 (305) 893-8085; stripe.1stdibs.com.
Visiona This 2,000-square-foot furniture store showcases the blue-chip designers of the mid-20th century, with standout pieces like a dining room set by Paul Evans and a pair of Erwine & Estelle Laverne tulip chairs. No. 771; (305) 926-2454 (305) 926-2454; visionamodern.com.
www.thomasbrillet Every three months, this shop receives a new shipment of pieces by midcentury French and Italian designers, including Gio Ponti, Jules Leleu and Jacques Adnet. Nos. 817-819; 305 981 3030 www.thomasbrillet.com.