Miami’s Top 9 Shopping SpotsJune 9, 2015
Celebrate Sky-high Consumerism with Fabulous Shopping Experiences
Blend Miami’s infinite sunshine along with world-class marketplaces and what you get is a shopping heaven for even the most discerning fashion clientele. With several varieties of unique boutiques, vintage shops, thrift shops, outdoor ethnic markets & world renowned luxury designer brands, streets of Miami offer a seemingly never-ending supply of shopping experiences.
Here are some of the most sought after & most popular shopping spots that Miami has to offer. Happy shopping!
1. Bal Harbour
Perhaps the ritziest shopping spots in Florida, you will frequently find celebrities at this glam indoor-outdoor mall. Packed with major design brands, such as Prada, Chanel, Chloe, Gucci, Versace, Tiffany & Co and many more, Bal Harbour is an extravagant shopper’s daydream.
2. Design District
This creative neighborhood is rapidly on the rise as one of Miami’s newest luxury shopping destination. You’ll find many upscale stores at the outdoor mall, including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cartier, Emilio Pucci, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and more.
3. Lincoln Road Mall
Plethora of retail stores, boutiques, art galleries, bars and museums, seven blocks of this ten-block mall are strictly open to pedestrian traffic only. This exceptional atmosphere lends to some interesting people showing up, and you never know who you may see. After shopping until you drop, try dinner at Spris or one of the other outdoor cafes, then save room for dessert at the Frieze.
4. Dolphin Mall
Located just west of Miami International Airport, Dolphin mall hosts a little over 240 retailers and is one of the most exciting places to shop in greater Miami area. This mall was designed with Miami’s cultural heritage in mind, and it offer visitors to walk around the village square which is full of restaurants and venues. Flagship anchor stores here include Sports Authority, Bass Pro Shops, Old Navy, Borders Books, Ross Dress for Less, Linens ‘N Things, and Marshall’s.
5. Sawgrass Mills
Sawgrass Mills is the country’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination, providing more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price bargain stores. Experience the best in budget shopping with 40 to 60 percent off at stores like Jimmy Choo, Gucci, La Perla, DVF, Kate Spade New York and more. Sawgrass Mills also houses over 35 restaurants that will tickle your taste buds.
6. Coco Walk
Located in Coconut Groves ‘Coco walk’ is a unique multi-storey semi-outdoor mall. It features a mix of big retailers, local boutiques & vintage shops. It’s everything you’d expect from a block whose residents include Gap, Victoria’s Secret and Starbucks. There’s also a 13-screen Paragon Movie Theater & loads of dining venues to choose from.
7. Miracle Mile
Located in the district of Coral Gables, The Miracle Mile features trendiest line-up of upscale boutiques, salons and over 40 gourmet restaurants. You can literally spend hours wandering from store to store, as there are about 170 of them within walking distance. Some “must see” shops include Acqua, Curves N’ Waves and Carroll’s Jewelers. While ‘Books & Books’ and ‘Barnes & Noble’ stores here are favorite among men.
8. The Falls
One of the biggest open-air shopping center in the United States, The Falls stands up to its name with lush foliage, several waterfalls, wooden plank walkways, waterfalls and man-made lagoons. Stores here include a United Artists Megaplex, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap and Brooks Brothers for fashion, plus beauty products from Origins and the latest gadgets at the Apple Store. You can also try chic eateries such as Brio Tuscan Grille and BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse.
9. Aventura Mall
Aventura Mall is considered as Miami’s best all round shopping experience. With more than 300 upscale & mid-range shops, this mall has something for every shopper. Top stores here include Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom. It also has boutique locations for 7 For All Mankind, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Pucci and Ted Baker. There is also a 24-screen Cineplex for entertainment and Aventura Mall also has some of the most popular restaurants such as the Cheesecake Factory and Johnny Rockets.
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