Unless you're a Russian oligarch parachuting into South Florida for a real-estate purchase, when you step inside Gary Rubinstein Antiques, a three-showroom store that occupies an entire block of North Miami's antique district, you might sense the wares are out of your price range. Asked about the cost of a gorgeous midcentury lacquered desk, the store manager announces "$22,000" and fills in the desk's history: Sourced in Italy and then totally refinished, the piece once belonged to the distant cousin of a Tuscan movie star. A lovely turquoise vase nearby goes for $5,800, though it's barely large enough to hold a bouquet of flowers. But Rubinstein recovered that artifact from a Swedish princess whose family had owned the porcelain urn for centuries. It's easy to see why interior designers on the hunt for something unique frequent this store. For design lovers of all stripes — and bank account sizes — it's a worthy museum where the owners don't mind educating browsers on their hundreds of stunning goods. So forget about that nagging feeling that you won't be able to afford anything here. If you're an antiques freak looking to admire some of Miami's most stunning artifacts, stop into Gary's and learn a thing or two.