The Miami Design Preservation League's Official Art Deco Gift Shop is in the heart of South Beach, and for good reason: It is a perfect point of contact between the vibrantly artistic soul of Miami Beach and the graceful body of work that is its architectural landscape from the Art Deco era. If you want to train your eye to better appreciate your surroundings, this wonderful store provides clear evidence to South Beach visitors why there is magic, beauty and history around practically every corner. Thanks to the devoted MDPL team, and the brilliant folks staffing the shop, you can quickly see and feel why this gem of a neighborhood continues to shine and attract new generations of admirers. The OADGS offers a unique and ever-evolving selection of vintage Art Deco finds, carefully chosen by the exceedingly knowledgeable and gracious staff members. The team at the Official Art Deco Gift Shop truly know their stuff. There are artists, collectors and architects among the faces you will see working at the shop and actively promoting the important work the MDPL has done for decades to protect and preserve the historic heritage and cultural significance of South Beach. Very special thanks to Jeremy, and his colleague, artist/designer Iris Chase for all their warmth and insight shared during our visit in September. And Iris' wearable art - do NOT miss the chance to experience the world while looking through a pair of her one-of-a-kind, exquisitely transformed sunglasses! Unforgettable! Hope to visit again soon and see what new wonders our friends at the Official Art Deco Gift Shop have in store. The ability to directly support the Miami Design Preservation League's work makes the experience even more worth it!