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.

Design District

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.

Bal Harbour

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.

Dolphin Mall

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. 

CocoWalk Miami shopping mall entrance with a flamingo statue in front CocoWalk in Coconut Grove offers a large array of shopping, dining and nightlife options.

CocoWalk in Coconut Grove offers a large array of shopping, dining and nightlife options.

- Cocowalk

Store in front of the Lincoln Road sign in Miami.

Lincoln Road, Miami.

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A taste of Lincoln Road Mall.

- Lincoln Road Mall

Water fountain inside the Bal Harbour shopping mall in Miami

Bal Harbour is another well-known staple of Miami shopping.

- Bal Harbour Shops

Sawgrass Mills 

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

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.  

The Falls

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

Aventura Mall is not technically in Miami; it's in Aventura, about 15 miles north of Miami. This chic, three-story mall is generally considered to be the biggest and best indoor shopping mall in South Florida, with more than 300 stores providing something for the luxury shopper and the mid-range shopper alike. Find Balenciaga, Burberry, Cartier, Fendi, Gucci, Hermès and more.

Dadeland Mall

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.

Village of Merrick Park shopping mall in Miami

A look at the Village of Merrick Park.

- The Village of Merrick Park


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