By: Kara Franker
Discover endless shopping opportunities in Downtown Miami.
Just as Downtown Miami’s skyline continues to evolve with the addition of massive commercial construction projects, so do the opportunities to shop at both existing and brand new retail locations.
You won’t find a traditional indoor mall experience. Instead you’ll discover a historic urban core with curbside shopping on Flagler Street, a variety of individual boutiques nestled inside Mary Brickell Village and an open-air shopping center and marina at Bayside Marketplace.
And there’s more shopping and retail outlets scheduled to open with the addition of Brickell City Centre and Miami Worldcenter, in the next few years.
Flagler Street in Downtown Miami
Flagler Street is the main artery of Downtown and offers a diverse assortment of storefronts. There you’ll find both a Cuban department store and a traditional American department store, both offering a strong dose of Florida history.
Founded in Havana in 1885, La Época, a Cuban department store, moved to Downtown Miami in 1965. The three-floor location sets the tone for historic Flagler Street and offers apparel brands, footwear, luggage and accessories.
Dating back to 1898, Macy’s used to be Burdines, a classic Florida department store known as “The Florida Store.” Today you can shop for the items the Macy’s brand is known for—men’s and women’s clothing, gifts and home goods.
Visit Rick’s Menswear, an independent store where you can find guayaberas, a traditional Cuban garment, as well as men’s suits, sport coats jeans and more.
Downtown is famous for several popular jewelry retailers, most notably The Seybold Building and Kirk Jewelers. Kirk Jewelers is a five-generation family jewelry business that offers wedding rings, high-end watches and other uniquely designed pieces. Inside the Seybold Building, you’ll find a number of jewelry retailers and wholesalers for new purchases, repairs and opportunities to sell or trade your own jewelry.
Mary Brickell Village
Located in the heart of Downtown’s Brickell neighborhood, Mary Brickell Village is a shopping and entertainment alcove nestled amongst skyscrapers and luxury residential buildings. From funky scarves to exotic jewelry, elegant floral arrangements to stylish clothes you’ll find it in the up-and-coming Mary Brickell Village.
Anchored by a Publix super market, the outdoor shopping center features a variety of restaurants, as well as jewelry stores, a flower shop, shoe store and a barber shop. Head to Blush Boutique for the latest trends in Miami fashion. Blush Boutique first opened its doors in 1999 in Miami and has expanded to include five stores in South Miami, Palmetto Bay, Miami Beach, Pinecrest and Brickell.
Bayside Marketplace is an open-air marina and shopping center where you can browse local vendor kiosks, shop traditional retailers and enjoy the panoramic water views of Biscayne Bay. Stores include favorites like Bath & Body Works, Brookstone, Champs Sports, Disney Store, Gap, GUESS, Victoria’s Secret and Wet Seal. Plus many other specialty shops where you can buy sunglasses, cigars, clothing and accessories.
More to Come: Brickell City Centre and Miami Worldcenter
Downtown Miami will have even more shopping to offer as new developments undergo construction over the next few years. Brickell City Centre is a $1.05 billion mixed-use complex built on nine acres along South Miami Avenue between Sixth and Eighth Streets and will include 500,000 square feet of shopping and dining, plus a hotel and condos. Planned for construction in the heart of the action near AmericanAirlines Arena, The Mall at Miami Worldcenter is slated to include 765,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment.
For more information on current specials offers, events, news and more be sure to check out DowntownMiami.com a resource for all things Downtown and a great way to stay in the loop or find ideas for fun activities in Downtown.
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