Inside Miami's The District Factory Pop-Up Shop/Exhibit (PHOTOS)

04/16/2012 12:27 pm ET | Updated Jun 16, 2012

The launch of The District Factory in -- where else? --the Design District was a success on Saturday night during the Second Saturday Art Walk. The ladies behind the Factory, Grace M. Castro and Chelsea Conklin, gathered up local emerging designers and had a monster of a mixer with everyone from fashion bloggers and art students to fashion media and shoppers under one roof at the corner of NE 39th Street and 1st Avenue.

I found some interesting art, but I gravitated more toward accessories and skipped on getting a nice manicure from NailBar -- or rather, they were booked so I missed out. I did manage to get my hands on a tiny cocktail from SX Liquors and scored bags of Pop Chips that went well with my drink.

The District Factory is going to be a monthly indoor shopping mash-up with a rotating art exhibit. I loved it for the shopping as much as I loved it for the people watching. It was an interesting crowd. Stop by next month, but I suggest showing up early and taking your time visiting the vendors. You never know what you will find! -- Jipsy

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