We all know that Miami is best known for its beautiful beaches and its crazy nightlife, but that’s not all that the city has to offer. Miami is also a great city for shopping, as it’s arguably the fashion capitol of the South. Whether you want to drain your savings account on a wild shopping spree or simply want to buy an item or two to help remember your vacation, Miami has plenty of great shopping options. Here are some of the shopping hotspots in Miami that you should know about.
Bal Harbour Shops
If you’ve come to Miami looking for class and luxury, the place to go is Bal Harbour Shops. This mall has dozens of high-end stores all in one place, so much so that you will think you’ve been transplanted to New York, Paris, Milan, or one of the other fashion capitols of the world. Bal Harbour Shops being an open-air facility makes the shopping experience even more enjoyable, as you can still feel the Miami sunshine beating down on you and won’t feel like you’re wasting the day away being inside.
For those without endless funds to spend, Bal Harbour Shops can still be an enjoyable shopping destination. The high-end designers are mixed in with enough reasonably priced stores to make it worthwhile for those on a budget. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, window-shopping in such a beautiful locale that also offers quite a few enticing restaurant options is a great way to spend the day for anyone who loves shopping.
For a more traditional shopping experience, check out Aventura Mall. It may seem like every other mall you’ve ever been to, except it’s bigger and better. A recent renovation has turned Aventura Mall into a beautiful space for spending a day for anyone who loves shopping. Aventura Mall offers six major department stores and hundreds of other specialty stores, ranging from the kinds of high-end stores you’ll find in major fashion centers and smaller, family-owned shops.
There are so many options at Aventura Mall that it’s easy to lose track of time while moving from store to store. Just in case you stay longer than expected and work up a hunger, there are over a dozen great dining options, covering all types of cuisines for whatever you’re craving.
Finally, if you want to combine being a tourist in Miami with your love of shopping, Bayside Marketplace may be the ideal place to go. Bayside Marketplace is located right on the water, producing dazzling views while you shop, as well as the option of going sightseeing or hopping on a party ship from the dock right at the mall itself. This gives less shopping-savvy people alternative entertainment options and allows you to break up your day of shopping with something touristy.
As for the shopping available at Bayside Marketplace, you’ll find many of the same stores, restaurants, and food court options that are available to you at other malls. However, there are just enough unique stores with south Florida flare, as well as bars and restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else, to make going to Bayside Marketplace a worthwhile venture during your visit to Miami.