4 Day Miami Shopping Spree

Aventura Mall

Aventura Mall and the Slide Tower

Dolphin Mall

Dolphin Mall

Espanola Way

Espanola Way

lincoln road

Shopping on Lincoln Road

bayside marina

Bayside Marketplace view of the marina and shops

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By: Shayne Benowitz

Miami is a shopaholic’s paradise

If you’ve come to shop, Miami is a treasure trove of both high-end and approachable shopping experiences in a wide variety of settings. Whether it’s a classic shopping street in South Beach, like Lincoln Road, a world class mall in Aventura, or a brand new neighborhood, born of luxury flagship boutiques known as the Design District, Miami’s shopping offerings are vast and plenty. They also provide a fun day of recreation that goes beyond shopping with fabulous dining, entertainment and cultural activities built into the foundation. Read on for your Miami shopping spree guide so you can plan to hit all of the best shopping neighborhoods, strategically.

South Beach

South Beach is a major destination for al fresco shopping and there is no shopping street as iconic as Lincoln Road Mall. This outdoor pedestrian mall runs east to west through the center of South Beach as a hub for shopping, café-style dining and serious people watching. Look for high-end boutiques like Alchemist and Intermix amidst recognizable brands like H&M, Zara, Forever 21, J. Crew and Lululemon. Plus, a trip to Lincoln Road isn’t complete without ducking into Miami’s independent bookstore Books & Books. It’s also home to two new food halls, Time Out Market and Lincoln Eatery, with boundless options for a lunchtime shopping break.

Española Way is another pedestrian street on South Beach, just a few blocks south of Lincoln Road. It’s a charming street with buildings epitomizing the Spanish colonial architecture found throughout South Beach. Stroll through shops like White Cotton Club, Española Cigar, and Robert Fontaine Gallery, amongst plenty of restaurants.

Running perpendicular to Lincoln Road and Espanola Way, you’ll find Collins Avenue. The largest concentration of shops on this busy avenue is found south of Lincoln Road where you’ll find shops like Sephora, Quiksilver, Vans and Victoria’s Secret. If you're into designer brands, there's a Kenneth Cole and Armani store as well.

Bal Harbour Shops
Bal Harbour Shops

North Miami Beach Area

Bal Harbour Shops

Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus anchor Miami’s most luxurious and iconic outdoor mall, Bal Harbour Shops. With lush, tropical palms, limestone walkways, koi ponds and art installations, it’s home to every designer flagship under the sun. Ideal for aspirational window shoppers or those inclined to splurge, shops include Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Versace, Van Cleef & Arpels and more. The French bistro Le Zoo, by restaurateur Stephen Starr, is the perfect place to refuel with some French onion soup and a glass of white wine.

Aventura Mall

Consistently ranked one of the top highest-grossing malls in the country, Aventura Mall is home to over 300 retailers. It’s anchored by six department stores including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, and boasts luxury boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany and Co., Fendi and Burberry. Choose from more affordable brands like H&M, J. Crew and Urban Outfitters, or get your tech fix at the Apple and Microsoft stores. Aventura Mall also features 50 eateries and restaurants including the Cheesecake Factory, as well as the new Treats Food Hall. You’ll also find a 24-screen AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX. Make time for the little ones to burn off some energy at the mall’s artist-designed, interactive playground or the massive new 93-foot tall glass and steel slide tower.

Brickell City Centre
Brickell City Centre

Downtown Miami Area

Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre is one of Miami’s newest luxury shopping developments and, as the name implies, it’s found in the heart of Brickell. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Brickell City Centre is home to everything from Sephora and Lululemon to Chopard and Giuseppe Zanotti. There’s plenty of tantalizing foodie options, including Luke’s Lobsters, Pubbelly Sushi and Luna Park. It’s also home to CMX luxury movie theater, where you can enjoy a gourmet meal in a reclining chair while watching the latest blockbuster.

Bayside Marketplace

Overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay and surrounded by the dramatic Downtown Miami cityscape, Bayside Marketplace blends shopping with pleasure as national retailers share space with culturally distinctive merchandise and nonstop entertainment. More than 150 shops include big names like Gap, Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret, while small carts and kiosks sell local crafts and memorabilia, exotic jewelry, leather goods and gift items from around the world. An open-air plaza invites strolling and relaxing in between purchases, as shoppers take a break from browsing to take in street performers and concerts. Anchored by Hard Rock Cafe and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with spectacular waterfront views, Bayside is also the embarkation point for many of Miami’s water sports adventures.

Panther Coffee
Panther Coffee

Wynwood and Design District

Wynwood

Known for its vibrant murals, hipster bars, and craft breweries, Wynwood is the place to find one-of-a-kind gifts and funky clothing stores. If you're shopping for a unique gift, step into The Wynwood Shop, where you can find anything from jewelry pieces to art collectibles made by homegrown Miami artists. For feel-good clothing, accessories and shoes, check out Nomad Tribe, which carries responsibly sourced items from Latin American artisans. To keep the experience going, fuel up with one of Panther Coffee's barista drinks.

Miami Design District
Miami Design District

Design District

Miami’s Design District has swiftly morphed into the Rodeo Drive of the subtropics. Here, you’ll find major designer flagships like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and Hermes amidst breathtaking architecture and public art installations. Palm Court is home to high-end jewelers like Hublot, Tag Heuer and Jason of Beverly Hills. The neighborhood is anchored by the longstanding Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink for a down-to-earth, farm-to-table lunch in an appropriately chic setting. Newcomers include Swan by nightlife impresario David Grutman and Ember by James Beard Award nominated chef Bradley Kilgore.

South Miami Dade

Dadeland Mall

Take the journey to Kendall for a fun day at Dadeland Mall. At over 1.4 million-square-feet, it’s home to Florida’s largest Macy’s with both a Macy’s Kids store and a Macy’s Home Gallery, making it a popular destination for furniture shopping. Other department stores include Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and JCPenney. With more than 185 stores, Dadeland features popular brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Coach, Sephora and Talbots. For the tech-inclined, pop into the Microsoft or Tesla stores. Just don’t skip a meal while at Dadeland. With restaurants like Aoki Teppanyaki for inspired Japanese cuisine and Canadian transplant Earls Kitchen + Bar, you’d be missing out on a great meal.

Shopping Day
Shopping Day

The Falls

Shop outdoors surrounded by beautiful waterfalls and tropical foliage at The Falls. Bloomingdale's and Macy's anchor their 100 plus stores and variety of restaurants. For the techy crowd, make a stop at Apple. If you're a home chef, check out Williams-Sonoma. From Swarovski to the Gap, The Falls has stores for every budget and taste. For family fun, there is a Build-A-Bear Workshop, Regal Cinemas movie theater, and even an American Girl store which hosts special events inspired by the dolls’ favorite activities.

CityPlace Doral
CityPlace Doral

Doral

CityPlace Doral

With exciting shopping and entertainment complexes, delicious South American restaurants and gorgeous parks, Doral is a thriving Miami neighborhood just west of the Miami International Airport. When you plan an outing to CityPlace Doral, your afternoon might include a round of bowling at Kings, movies at Cinébistro or standup comedy at the Improv. CityPlace Doral is a wonderful al fresco shopping, dining and entertainment development with a wide array of things to do. Anchored by a spectacular show fountain, cruise the shops, which include Agua Bendita swimwear, City Optics and Baby Concept. It’s an excellent spot to grab a bite to eat at places like Angelo Elia Pizza Bar Tapas and Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar.

Dolphin Mall

Dolphin Mall is an outlet shopper's dream! Find over 240 outlets with stores like Banana Republic Factory Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, and Saks Off 5th. This mall is not just a shopping destination, it's also an experience. Make time for some fun at Dave & Buster's or Bowlero, which offers laser tag in addition to bowling. If you want to plan a date night, check out Cinebistro or grab dinner at P.F. Chang's, followed by some live music on their outdoor terrace.

Merick Park
Merick Park

Coral Gables and Coconut Grove

Shops at Merrick Park

In lushly landscaped Coral Gables, the Shops at Merrick Park is one of Miami’s most upscale outdoor shopping malls. Named for George E. Merrick, the mastermind behind the “City Beautiful,” the Shops at Merrick Park is home to more than 100 shops and restaurants on three levels with tropical gardens and fountains surrounding a central courtyard. The setting is peaceful, beautiful and decidedly chic. Anchored by Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, you can peruse the racks at luxury boutiques like Gucci, CH Carolina Herrera, Tiffany & Co. and Diane Von Furstenberg. Take a shopping time out for lunch and a glass of wine at Villagio or Brasserie Central, and craft beer fans will love the selection at Yard House.

Mayfair in the Grove

Located in Coconut Grove, the Mayfair is an outdoor shopping center which features artsy stores. Ingo the Flamingo! offers fine art, fashion and posters. The Art Box provides a creative space for kids to experience drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media workshops. Popular among locals, The Spillover offers fresh-caught fish and an exciting list of ancient meads and European ciders.

CocoWalk
CocoWalk

CocoWalk

Known for unique boutiques, exciting dining options, and live music in a festive outdoor setting, CocoWalk appeals to everyone. CocoWalk is home to national favorites like Victoria's Secret and Cheesecake Factory, but also houses small boutiques with goods made by local artisans. Be sure to check their schedule to visit them once their renovations are completed.

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