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By: Angela Caraway-Carlton

For fashionistas looking to elevate their shopping game, Greater Miami & Miami Beach offers numerous open-air shopping destinations for every style, taste and budget. From bustling Lincoln Road and charming Española Way in South Beach to the hipster-cool streets of Wynwood and the luxurious shops of the Miami Design District, and from the newly revamped CocoWalk in Coconut Grove to upscale Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, each location brings something unique to the fashion table. Here’s your guide to Miami’s most famous shopping streets. When your feet start protesting, take a break and recharge at a charming cafe or restaurant.

Calle Ocho, Little Havana

Situated in the center of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, Southwest 8th Street, known as Calle Ocho, is a hub of activity with music and lively conversations drifting from restaurants and bars. The dynamic street is like strolling through Cuban history, and it’s the place to shop for hand-rolled cigars at iconic stores such as El Titan De Bronze or Havana Classic Cigar. There’s also an abundance of artwork to peruse, as well as Cuban memorabilia and souvenirs (consider buying a guayabera from The Havana Collection). Come hungry, as the street is full of open-air fruit stands filled with tropical delights you’ve most likely never tasted before. Don’t miss stopping at the many ventanitas (or windows) for authentic Cuban coffee and favorites such as croquetas, empanadas, pastelitos and hearty Cuban sandwiches.

Planta Queen Dumplings
Stop by Planta Queen for plant-based cuisine

CocoWalk, Coconut Grove

When visiting the tropical, bayside neighborhood of Coconut Grove, head to its open-air shopping centerpiece, CocoWalk. The 150,000-square-foot outdoor retail and lifestyle center has a fresh look and is home to many new retailers and restaurants. Beauty lovers should stop by makeup mecca Bluemercury or indulge in a pampering treatment and discover age-defying products at Skin Lab by Barba Skin Clinic. If you like shiny baubles, check out the handcrafted jewelry pieces and accessories at Gas Bijoux, a chic store hailing from St. Tropez. Pick up a pair of stylish glasses from Edward Beiner, or snag a pair of kicks from Sportive. CocoWalk is also experiencing a culinary renaissance, with a roster of hot restaurants that include Planta Queen, Mister 01 Extraordinary Pizza, Sweetgreen and Salt & Straw.

Espanola Way Night
Don't miss historic Española Way

Española Way/Washington Avenue, South Beach

One of the dreamiest streets in South Beach, Española Way is also seeing a renaissance with plenty of entertainment options and newly revamped hotels in striking Mediterranean-Revival style buildings. While the famous street is mostly filled with restaurants and bars, you will find a shop for hand-rolled cigars along with the Italian brand P448, which specializes in creating designer sneakers and accessories. Move on to nearby Washington Avenue to find another sprinkling of independent boutiques and stores selling everything from clothing to surf gear and bathing suits to souvenirs.

Lincoln Road Women
Don't miss pedestrian-only Lincoln Road

Lincoln Road, South Beach

For top shopping and plenty of people-watching, stroll the iconic Lincoln Road Shopping District, a pedestrian-only street that covers 10 blocks in South Beach. The famous street offers an open-air shopping experience like no other, with striking Art Deco architecture, lovely fountains, lush landscaping and a constant parade of interesting people (not to mention dogs) walking by. While the expansive outdoor mall is always evolving with new shops, expect to find mainstream brands names such as Zara, Ted Baker, Anthropologie, Lululemon and Aerie. You’ll also see on-trend favorites such as H&M and Scotch & Soda. Take a break at one of the many sidewalk cafes, or sample fare at the nearby Lincoln Eatery and Time Out Market Miami food halls. Lincoln Road is only a few blocks from the beach, so you can shop for a new bathing suit and then take a dip.

Luois Vuitton Design District
Explore the Miami Design District's fashion, art and architecture

Miami Design District

Lovers of luxury gravitate to the Miami Design District for rows and rows of legacy fashion brands that intermingle with striking public art displays and high-design architecture. Discover more than 60 high-end stores such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Dior, Bvlgari, Gucci and Christian Louboutin, in addition to Miami-based brands like Ximena Kavalekas and En Avance. Jewelry and fine watch connoisseurs should make a beeline for extravagant shops such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston and Hublot. Take a “selfie” on bright Fendi row, sip a fashionable coffee at the Dior Café garden patio, or indulge in a cocktail at the glittering Baccarat Boutique Bbar and Lounge, where everything from the chandeliers to the opulent glass that you drink from is for sale.

Miracle Mile Boutiques
Visit the bridal boutiques on Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

If you desire residential surroundings with a side of sophistication, Coral Gables is your shopping dream. Walk down tony Miracle Mile in the downtown area for an array of shops and boutiques, art galleries and buzzy restaurants. From office attire to a night on the town, men will find upscale clothing stores such as Bolado Clothiers and Pepi Bertini, which tailor makes suits and tuxes. There are also trendy clothing shops for women like Essence Boutique and Curves N’ Waves swimwear. Miracle Mile is also known as “Bridal Row,” so the newly engaged can say “yes” to a dress from one of numerous bridal boutiques including Pronovias, Daisy Tarsi, Alegria’s Brides and more. Those looking to spruce up their homes can peruse MiaCucina and Veneta Cucine for wow-worthy kitchens. You’ll also find unique gifts and home accessories at Violetas and The Rose Tree Cottage.

Bakan Exterior
Try Bakan's delicious Mexican dishes

Wynwood

While vibrant street art and colorful murals are the backbone of Wynwood, this colorful neighborhood is also a prime spot for popping into trendy clothing stores, eclectic gift shops and art galleries. For the latest in streetwear, including exclusive drops and limited-edition apparel ranging from jerseys to track pants, stop by the popular store known as UNKNWN. Scoop up statement-making outfits at Boho Hunter or Basico. To discover something no one else owns, stop by The Wynwood Shop, which is packed with funky sunglasses, men’s and women’s jewelry, and whimsical prints by local makers and creators. Shop for gifts and pieces sourced from all over the world at the adorable Frangipani. Brides can find their forever dress at places like The Bridal Project, Lovely Bride and Grace Loves Lace. Wynwood also offers some of the area’s best eateries, including Mexican favorite Bakan, Asian-inspired KYU, and elaborate donuts at The Salty.

Try this shopping game plan as you pack for your trip: Leave extra room in your suitcase – or bring an extra bag – for all of your fabulous Miami finds.

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