There's a style trifecta this week in Miami, as the Limited Edition Experiences program joins December's contemporary art and design fairs. For this new initiative, several high-profile fashion brands are introducing small-batch, only-in-Miami merchandise.

With thousands of sharp-eyed stylemongers in town for the Design Miami/™ (December 1 to 5) and Art Basel Miami Beach (December 3 to 6) festivals, a fashion event was a natural next step. Dacra, a local real estate company with a large stake in Miami's Design District, backed a buzzy series of pop-up shops and special events. Launched November 30, Limited Edition Experiences will run through late December.



The temporary stores are notably fun and inventive. Cynthia Rowley gets playful with a truck-shop and indoor park, for instance, while menswear designer Duncan Quinn whipped up a decadent "townhouse" filled with Ducatis and a croquet pitch.

Several designers, such as Fendi, occupy the 1920s Moore Building, redubbed the F-Factory. For the Design Miami/™ show, architect Zaha Hadid installed a knockout sculpture here, criss-crossing the building's atrium with stretchy white steel shapes which she compared to chewing gum.

Gucci, meanwhile, splashed down with ICON -- TEMPORARY, its flash sneaker store. DJ and music producer Mark Ronson collaborated with the house to create limited edition sneakers. One of the 18 sneaker designs is exclusive to this Miami shop.

Other one-off temptations include Fendi's Baguette "Mezzo Punto" -- a canvas purse that comes with a DIY embroidery kit. At $995, we wonder if they'll throw in aesthetic insurance for the less crafty among us?

Participants with permanent shops in Miami also dreamed up unique, limited edition products. Marni, for example, offers a cheerily spotted tote (no needlework required). Christian Louboutin, master of the crimson-soled stilettos, rode the wave by opening a new concept store on November 27.

Fashionistas and gallerinas, take your marks!