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By: Angela Caraway-Carlton

Whether you enjoy the thrill of scoring a bargain or are looking for the kind of high fashion that turns heads, there’s something for every type of shopper in Doral, a fast-growing area just west of Miami International Airport. You can kill a few hours during a long layover or spend an entire day scouring a variety of mainstream stores, small boutiques and discount retail outlets.

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There's so much to do at CityPlace Doral

CityPlace Doral

Like an energetic city-within-a-city, CityPlace Doral is loaded with trendy shops, restaurants and entertainment spots. Guests are greeted by dancing fountains, towering palm trees and lush walkways that lead to a collection of boutiques. You’ll find the latest women’s fashions at Ella Boutique and Styles Miami Boutique, along with stylish tees and dress shirts for men at D&A Shop. Jewelry lovers can discover unique, handmade baubles at Tarbay store, as well as handbags and shoes. Grab some fab new workout clothes at Labellamafia Miami. And since beachwear is a necessity in Miami, stop in at Panarea for a new swimsuit or an outfit that will take you from the beach to a night out. Take a break for pampering at Venetian Nail Spa or Tipsy Salonbar. The shopping center is constantly growing with new additions, as well as restaurants such as Chico Malo, Kuba Cabana and Heaven Mykonos, along with longtime favorites Tap42 and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, for when you need to refuel from an all-day shopping affair.

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Stop by Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market for Contemporary Japanese

The Shops at Downtown Doral

Another lively destination packed with popular eateries and shops, as well as homes, offices and green spaces, is The Shops at Downtown Doral. While restaurants outnumber the boutiques at this town center, there are several interesting shops. Brides can find a dress for their big day at European-style TG Bridal. Little ballerinas will want to twirl through The Ballet Store to pick out something for dance class and shows. Head to Doral Orchids to pick up some beautiful blooms, or to Mega Wine & Spirits to take home a nice bottle of vino for dinner. Speaking of dinner, this is a popular area for locals to dine, with favorites such as Bachour Doral, DC Pie and Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market. The always-bustling Doral Yard features an array of food vendors, plenty of al fresco seating and live music.

Dolphin Mall
Find outlet shops in Dolphin Mall

Dolphin Mall

Follow the lead of in-the-know shoppers who scour Dolphin Mall, a massive outlet mall near Doral, to score major shopping deals. Wear your comfy shoes to wander the maze of more than 240 restaurants and stores, with many high-low options. It’s not uncommon to see people wheeling around suitcases to store all of their purchases. Fashionistas who like the finer things can pop into high-end retailers such as Saks Off Fifth and Bloomingdale’s. Style-makers will discover popular clothing stores such as Envy, H&M and Forever 21. If the kids need a break from shopping, there’s a play area to burn off energy, as well as the Dave and Buster’s entertainment complex. There’s also a cinema, live music every weekend, and seasonal and holiday events. Don’t miss Dolphin Mall’s mural, which makes a photo-worthy stop where you can pose with your purchases.

Miami International Mall
Take the whole family to Miami International Mall

Miami International Mall

A longtime shopping staple and gathering place, Miami International Mall boasts more than 120 name-brand shops and department stores. You’ll find mainstream stores ranging from Macy’s to jewelry purveyors such as Pandora and Alex & Ani, and the popular beauty store, Sephora. When you need a shopping break, stop at American Black Coffee to refuel, or grab a snack from one of the many food court vendors. Known to be family-friendly, Miami International Mall often offers family discounts, as well as a play area for the kids and a packed calendar of programming.

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