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By: Shayne Benowitz

If you’ve come to Greater Miami & Miami Beach to shop, a treasure trove of both luxury and budget-friendly shopping experiences awaits you. Whether it’s the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall in South Beach, Florida’s largest mall in Aventura, or flagship luxury boutiques in the Miami Design District, there’s plenty to tempt the shopper in all of us. These shopping destinations also offer fabulous dining, entertainment and cultural activities. Read on to plan your four-day Miami shopping spree.

woman shopping on Lincoln Road
Enjoy South Beach's outdoor shopping options

Day 1 – Shop the Beach

Lincoln Road

South Beach is an ideal destination for al fresco shopping, and there’s no shopping street more iconic than Lincoln Road. This pedestrian mall is lined with shops, art galleries and cafes perfect for people-watching. You’ll find everything from an Apple Store to Lululemon and H&M here, as well as a Regal Cinema and the Time Out Market Miami food hall, with eateries from popular local chefs.

Española Way

Española Way is a two-block pedestrian corridor a few blocks south of Lincoln Road. It’s modeled after an Old World Spanish village, with twinkling string lights overhead and Mediterranean Revival architecture. Here, you’ll find local shops such as White Cotton Club, Sobe Wear and Española Cigar alongside a variety of restaurants, including Tropezon tapas bar, which is part of the hip Esmé Miami Beach Hotel.

Bal Harbour Shops
Splurge on luxury goods at Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour Shops

Since 1965, Bal Harbour Shops has garnered its reputation as a premier luxury outdoor shopping center. It’s located in Bal Harbour, just north of Miami Beach. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, and landscaped with lush palms, limestone walkways, koi ponds and art installations, it’s home to every designer flagship under the sun, from Chanel to Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Van Cleef & Arpels and more. The French bistro Le Zoo or the upscale sushi spot Makoto make for the perfect place to refuel over lunch.

luxury storefronts in Miami Design District
Surround yourself with stunning architecture and designer shops in the Miami Design District

Day 2 – Shop the Miami Design District & Downtown Miami/Brickell

Miami Design District

The Miami Design District has swiftly morphed into a prime luxury shopping destination where major designer flagships such as Celine, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and Hermès are found amid dazzling contemporary architecture, public art installations and galleries. The area’s original lunchtime hot spot Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink has recently undergone a renovation. Newcomers such as Itamae, Cote Miami and ZZ’s Sushi Club have transformed the neighborhood into one of Miami’s hottest dining areas.

Bayside Marketplace

Overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay and surrounded by the dramatic Downtown Miami cityscape, Bayside Marketplace blends shopping with pleasure. Here, you’ll find a blend of Bayside-branded gift shops, independent boutiques and familiar brands in an inviting al fresco atmosphere. Bayside is also home to the Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures and Island Queen sightseeing tours, plus the Sky Views Miami observation wheel, which rises 180 feet above it all. When tummies grumble, take a break at Kuba Cabana, Hard Rock Cafe or Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Brickell City Centre
Find high-end designers and tasty dining options at Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre

As the name implies, Brickell City Centre is situated in the heart of the Brickell Financial District. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, this modern indoor/outdoor shopping center is home to a wide variety of retailers, from Diptyque to Sur La Table, Cole Haan and Giuseppe Zanotti. There’s also a CMX luxury movie theater and ample dining options. Check out Pubbelly Sushi, Est.33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen or the upscale South American eatery, Quinto La Huella, located at the onsite EAST Miami Hotel.

Aventura Slide Tower
Bring the whole family and slide down Aventura Mall's steel slide

Day 3 – Shop North & West

Aventura Mall

Home to more than 300 retailers, Aventura Mall is the largest mall in Florida and the centerpiece of the Aventura neighborhood. It offers major department stores such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Macy’s. You’ll also find luxury boutiques such as Fendi, Balenciaga and Tiffany and Co. alongside more affordable options J. Crew, Urban Outfitters and Zara. When it comes to dining, choose from destinations such as Serafina, the Sugar Factory and Estiatorio Ornos by Chef Michael Mina. There’s also Treats Food Hall, with plenty of locally grown fast-casual options. Aventura Mall is particularly family-friendly, with an AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX, an interactive, artist-designed playground and a massive 93-foot-tall glass and steel slide tower.

CityPlace Doral
Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment options at CityPlace Doral

CityPlace Doral & Downtown Doral

When you plan an outing at CityPlace Doral, your afternoon might include bowling at Kings Dining & Entertainment, movies at Cinébistro or a standup comedy show at the Miami Improv. CityPlace Doral is a wonderful al fresco shopping, dining and entertainment complex with a spectacular show fountain and shops such as Ella Boutique, D&A Shop and Styles Miami Boutique. You’ll also find great restaurants like Copper Blues Rock Bar & Kitchen, Tap 42 and Novecento. CityPlace isn’t the only shopping and entertainment center in Doral. Nearby, in Downtown Doral, explore local shops including Ballet Boutique, TG Bridal and Doral Orchids. Downtown Doral is known for its mix of excellent restaurants such as Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market and Pisco Y Nasca.

Dadeland Mall
Shop with the locals at Dadeland Mall

Day 4 – Discover Kendall & South Dade Shopping

Dadeland Mall

At more than 1.4 million square feet, Dadeland Mall is a massive shopping center in Kendall that feels a bit like a city unto itself. You’ll find department stores Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and JCPenney alongside retailers such as Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Coach and Talbots. When you get hungry, stop in at Aoki Teppanyaki, Cantina Catrina or Earls Kitchen + Bar.

pond at The Falls
Shop your favorite stores while surrounded by lush foliage at The Falls

The Falls

Situated in Pinecrest in South Dade, The Falls is a cornerstone of the community not only for shopping, but also for family fun, dining and entertainment. This open-air mall features many shops, including PacSun, Sunglass Hut, White House Black Market and Macy’s. Tropical landscaping and a million-gallon waterscape enhance the experience. Bulla Gastrobar, Shake Shack and True Food Kitchen are among the mall’s dining options. Stroll beneath covered walkways and palm trees on your way to the children’s play area, and end your day of shopping fun with a movie at Regal Cinemas.

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