Florida Travel: Visit Lincoln Road in Miami Beach
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 in the heart of South Beach with tons of well-known retailers, such as 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 Shops
Arguably one of 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 Shops 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, Calvin Klein and more.
Aventura Mall, sited about 15 miles north of Downtown Miami in Adventura, is a chic, three-story mall with bragging rights as the biggest indoor shopping mall in South Florida. Anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, it encompasses more than 300 stores offering luxe fashion brands to shopper favorites. Scoop up must-haves from Balenciaga, Burberry, Cartier, Fendi, Gucci, Hermès and more; discover dozens of farmers and artisans at the Farmers Market; and make sure to check out the Arts Aventura Mall program, showcasing 20+ museum-quality pieces in a variety of mediums.
CocoWalk is a unique outdoor shopping area located in Coconut Grove. It features a mix of big retailers along with local boutiques. 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 in Coral Gables. You will find tons of locally owned boutiques among these tree-lined streets, including several bridal salons.
Shops at Merrick Park
Also located in Coral Gables, the Shops at Merrick Park is a three-story, outdoor shopping mall often hailed as a local favorite. Featuring high-end department stores, like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, and retailers like Gucci, this picturesque mall is a great place to spend the afternoon.
Another picturesque mall is The Falls, located farther south, in Pinecrest. 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 Bath & Body Works, Express, Macy’s and more.
Dadeland Mall is another 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 Macy’s, Saks and more.