GREAT SHOPPING DESTINATIONS IN MIAMI
By Jeanette Scott
If you’re heading to south Florida, be sure to check out this list of top Miami shopping malls and shopping areas.
Located between Midtown and Wynwood, the Design District neighborhood is quickly on the rise as one of the newest luxury designations for shopping in Miami. Find a host of stores at the outdoor Miami mall, including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cartier, Emilio Pucci, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and more.
Lincoln Road Mall
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.
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 Harbour is a luxury shopper's dream.
Looking for convenient, easy outlet shopping in Miami? Dolphin Mall has more than 240 retailers, plus an entertainment center with a movie theater. Go here for a more relaxed pace when it comes to outlet shopping and to score some of your favorite designer and retail labels for less, like Aldo, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Peace, Love World and more.
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.
CocoWalk is a unique outdoor shopping area located just south of Miami in Coconut Grove. It features a mix of big retailers like Gap, along with local boutiques such as consignment and antique shops. And the shopping is just the start—there are also plenty of restaurants and a movie theater to explore.
Miracle Mile is another great outdoor shopping area, and this one is located just south of Miami in Coral Gables. You will find tons of locally owned boutiques among these tree-lined streets, including several bridal salons, Dominque Boutique and Sweet Boutique for women.
Shops at Merrick Park
Also located in Coral Gables, the Village of Merrick Park is a three-story, outdoor Miami shopping mall that is often hailed as a local favorite. Prices are more reasonable than the luxury shops at Bal Harbour; however, the Village is an upscale mall suited for shoppers with mid to high budgets. Featuring high-end department stores, like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom and retailers, like Calypso St. Barth, Coach, Furla and Gucci, this picturesque mall is a great place to spend the afternoon.
Another picturesque mall is The Falls, located even farther south in South Miami. You won't want to miss walking the path winding through the waterfalls (hence the name "The Falls") at this outdoor mall. Come take a stroll and experience all of the mid-range stores this center for shopping in Miami has to offer, like Gap, Macy’s, Loft and more.
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.
Dadeland Mall is sometimes referred to as "the Aventura Mall of the south," meaning it's a huge indoor mall, perfect for one-stop shopping. The stores are mid-range, and free parking and convenience to those in the South Miami area definitely make it one of the top places to shop in Miami. Find anchor stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks and more.