Miami is considered the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, but this global hub has grown from a cruise capital into a shopaholic’s dream, with tourists (and celebrities) flying in solely to hit the well-stocked shops. While many equate Miami more with flip-flops than high fashion, stylish shops from some of the world’s most celebrated designers have slowly sprouted up everywhere from former warehouse districts to sleek outdoor malls. But don’t think that means you can’t snag a good bargain. Whether you’re on the hunt for haute labels or hard-to-beat deals, here’s where to look when making your way around Miami’s major shopping districts.
If you’re heading to Florida, be sure to check out this list of top Miami shopping malls and shopping areas:
Lincoln Road Mall – 2.9 Miles / 4.6 Km
Lincoln Road Mall is Miami Beach’s outdoor shopping mall with great a shops and dining options just north of Collins Avenue with tons of well-known retailers, like Kiko, Urban Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Penguin, Gap, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Athleta and more. After shopping until you drop, try dinner at Spris or one of the other outdoor cafes, then save room for dessert at the Frieze.
Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bal Harbor Shops 4.3 Miles / 6.0 Km
Arguably the ritziest shopping malls in Florida, you will often find celebrities at this glam indoor-outdoor mall. Packed with major designers, such as Chanel, Chloe, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and many more, Bal Harbor is a luxury shopper’s dream.
655 96th Street Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
Bayside Marketplace – 5.4 Miles / 8.6 Km
Every savvy shopper should have Bayside Marketplace on their Miami itinerary. This open-air mega-mall is home to a myriad of Miami lifestyle-themed shops, including Bonita’s Boutique, Bayside Cigars, and Gifts From The Sea. From beach-ready fashion to Cuban smokes, Bayside is your one-stop shop for souvenirs.
Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd R106, Miami, FL.
Brickell City Centre – 6.2 Miles / 9.9 Km
Brickell City Centre is a $1.05 billion shopping and mixed-use project in Miami, Florida. When finished, it will span up to five blocks to the west of Brickell Avenue and to the south of the Miami River, in the Brickell district of Greater Downtown.
701 S Miami Ave, Miami
Dolphin Outlet Mall – 16 Miles / 25 Km
Aventura Mall is not technically in Miami, it’s in Aventura, about 15 miles north of Miami. Generally considered to be the biggest and best indoor shopping mall in South Florida, its more than 300 stores provide something for the luxury shopper and the mid-range shopper alike. Find Burberry, Dior, Fendi, Cartier and more.
19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura
Sawgrass Mills Mall – 30 Miles / 48 Km
Sawgrass Mills is located about 30 miles north of Miami in Sunrise, and is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States, providing more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price retail stores. Many visitors to Miami make the journey up to Sawgrass Mills to experience budget shopping at its biggest and best. With 40 to 60 percent off at stores like Jimmy Choo, Gucci, La Perla, DVF, Kate Spade New York and more, you’ll save while you stock up.
12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323
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