Miami is a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean and the rest of the world. Many people from different countries come to the Magic City to explore what it offers and for great shopping. In a cosmopolitan global city like Miami, there are plenty of options to choose from when looking for the best outfit, technology, and simply anything you want to flaunt. From high-end to more affordable, the city is a great shopping destination–and honestly, an excellent destination for just about anything. So if you want to get your shopping going or just window shop at the fantastic boutiques and malls, below we present you with some of the best places to shop in Miami.
701 S Miami Ave / Website
The Shops at Brickell City Centre (BCC), a famous location for dining, entertainment, shopping, culture, and community development, is an excellent choice for tourists and locals needing some retail therapy. Miami's thriving, contemporary area is this iconic mall, which features everything from high-end stores to internationally renowned brands. The most recent additions to BCC's impressive list of tenants are Marciano, Intimissimi, Solid and Striped, and Rebag. Here, you will find world-renowned stores like Zara, Lululemon, Sephora, landmark Saks Fifth Avenue featured in Drake's well-known "God's Plan" music video, and more.
261 NW 26th St. / Website
In the heart of Wynwood, UNKNWN is the place where the neighborhood goes to connect via fashion and athletics. The shop offers weekly Fit Clubs, including anything from yoga to community runs and HIIT sessions. In addition to an outdoor basketball court with a killer interior design and a constantly changing paint job. UNKNWN is located in the heart of Miami's thriving cultural district, surrounded by some of the city's most well-known restaurants, galleries, and street art scene. This store has become a local staple in the contemporary fashion scene in Miami. A must-visit after enjoying the fantastic things Wynwood has to offer.
140 NE 39th St. / Website
The Miami Design District (MDD) is one of the world's most incredible and diverse shopping destinations. It is home to over 170 retail stores, including flagship stores like Virgil Abloh's Off-White, Italian brand Stone Island, the only Louis Vuitton Men's store in the nation, Chrome Hearts, Palm Angels, Chanel, AMIRI, Ksubi and more.
The MDD is a destination where visitors can enjoy a variety of design showrooms, immerse themselves in a number of the neighborhood's cultural institutions and museums—which are open to the public—or explore curated and Instagrammable public art woven throughout the district. The MDD is dedicated to enhancing the community through cultural interventions and is one of Miami's top destinations for locals and tourists.
MDD is a renowned dining destination where world-renowned chefs have opened Michelin-starred restaurants like COTE, Le Jardinier and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon. Other excellent over-the-top staples like ZZ's Club, Swan, and more casual places like Mandolin Aegean Bistro, OTL, Pura Vida, and mor. This is in addition to the captivating public art programming and the impressive line-up of retail options you can enjoy.
The LEED Gold Certified open-air, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, which is setting the standard for sustainable construction in communities across the nation, also prominently features a highly energy-efficient infrastructure. Undoubtedly, one of Miami's most iconic places that you have to visit.
9700 Collins Ave / Website
Bal Harbour, a town of fewer than 3,000 inhabitants, is referred to as the "American Riviera" and is home to some of the most opulent residential, retail, and dining areas in the whole globe, including the exclusive and famous Bal Harbour Shops. This magnificent complex of high-end stores and eateries is a favorite hangout for socialites, fashionistas, and celebrities. It is nestled in a tropical paradise home to some of the best designer brands like Chanel, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Saint Laurent, Balmain, and anchor stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. After doing some shopping or hanging out on the open-air grounds of the shops, you can indulge in trendy restaurants like Makoto and Le Zoo, two Miami culinary staples, among others. A must-visit if you want to feel like a celebrity in one of the city's most iconic destinations.
8300 NW 36th St. / Website
Nestled in one of the city's fastest-growing cities, CityPlace Doral, a fabulous shopping destination, has a variety of great dining, shopping, wellness, and entertainment experiences. This spot, perfect for leisure activities, is a master-planned mixed-use complex with 250,000 square feet of retail space. CityPlace Doral is one of South Florida's next crown jewels of prosperous dining, entertainment, and premium shopping, combining the vision of internationally recognized architects, designers, and artists. There are more than 40 dining, shopping, and entertainment options here. The property's entertainment retail area is supported by a distinguished group of businesses nationwide. To elevate your shopping experience, CityPlace Doral has put together a variety of upscale stores that provide notable trends, on-trend looks, undeniable quality, and perfect service. Every Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., CityPlace Doral hosts The Market on the Plaza. Every Sunday, visit the Fountain Plaza to stroll and browse a range of regional vendors.
901 S Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach / Website
With 11 home and design boutiques, Gulfstream Park Village is the premier destination for home goods in South Florida. Retailers include Z Gallerie, West Elm, Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Todel, Bang & Olufsen, Sher Gallery, The Container Store, and Alex Kay Gallery/Art Plex Photo. Gulfstream Park Village offers a wide variety of restaurants, outdoor cafes, fashion boutiques, karaoke, a state-of-the-art bowling alley, spas and salons, and many more places for amusement and shopping in addition to its well-known collection of home stores. Gulfstream Park also features a casino, world-class Thoroughbred horse racing, and an extensive calendar of events for visitors of all ages. Located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Gulfstream Park is one of South Florida's top entertainment, dining, and restaurant destinations. It is home to the storied Gulfstream Park racecourse and is open seven days a week.
Lincoln Road / Website
Lincoln Road, located in Miami Beach, is a world-renowned shopping area, home to stunning architecture, top-notch culture, and all kinds of shops. Famous art deco architect Morris Lapidus created the 10-block-long pedestrian mall, lining the wide street with sculptures and local plants to make it feel more intimate. This iconic destinaton has been the location of many iconic films and TV shows, so if you haven't visited before, you probably will recognize where you are. Here you will find affordable but very international stylish stores like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21. But if you want something more expensive, try Ted Baker, Scotch & Soda, or 7 for All Mankind. Excellent restaurants surround the area, so you won't be hungry. Additionally, The Lincoln Eatery, a dining hall featuring everything from pizza to ceviche, also has a lovely rooftop bar where you can try a little bit of everything. A weekly farmer's market is held on Sundays. The Lincoln Road Antiques & Collectibles Market is open on Sundays from October through May, so definitely visit whenever you can.
220 Miracle Mile / Website
Just a little south of Brickell, you can find one of South Florida's most dynamic cities, Coral Gables, home to the famous Miracle Mile. This iconic destination features high-end stores, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and a live theater in a setting with lush landscaping and street trees. Here you will discover exclusive jewelry, clothing, home décor, salons and spas, and other fabulous stores for all kinds of shopping. The restaurants in the area are excellent, and the vibe and service are just phenomenal. If you want to get away from the Miami craze, check the Miracle Mile.
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