Miami's Chicest Shops & Spots
Get your credit cards ready: Valentino, Christian Louboutin, and Prada are calling. When it's time for retail therapy, Miami has plenty to offer when it comes time to treat yourself to high fashion. Feeling a little blue and in need of some therapy? Well, turn that frown upside down because we’ve highlighted Miami's most opulent shopping destinations to hit the spot. If you want to play in the big
leagues, you’ve come to the right place.
Bal Harbour Shops: For royals, potentates, &
When you drive through the gate of this grand shopping center in the swanky beach village of Bal Harbour, just across from the Atlantic Ocean, you'll know you've arrived in high-fashion heaven. You're immediately met with lines of flashy cars and a parade of people dressed to the nines. The open-air shopping center, which has been around since the 1960s and is still family owned and operated, has long been the epitome of luxury. Bal Harbour Shops features approximately 100 luxury retailers nestled among a lush landscape of plants, palm trees, koi ponds, and fountains, providing a relaxing shopping experience.
Aventura: For the big spenders craving everything
from sushi to Gucci
Aventura Mall, a long-standing Aventura mega-mall, continues to grow and improve thanks to an ever-expanding portfolio of new boutiques and an entirely new wing of shops and restaurants. The mall features major retail anchors such as iconic luxury brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci, Chanel (there's even a fragrance store), Jimmy Choo, and international fashion houses Carolina Herrera and Burberry. Young-at-heart shoppers should also visit Anthropologie before taking a thrilling ride down the mall's 93-foot slide to celebrate their purchases!from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kith Miami: For a breath
Kith needs no introduction to anyone who gets excited when they hear the word "drop." Ronnie Fieg, the founder, is the king who keeps on giving, and we mere mortals are just waiting for his next release. Kith has worked with nearly every brand and franchise that has ever existed: Nike, New Balance, The Simpsons, BMW, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Chamber Orchestra of New York—we really need another page for this.
Brickell City Centre: For techies &
titans of industry
Brickell City Centre, located in the heart of Downtown Miami, has four vertical floors of shopping, dining, and entertainment, so you could easily spend an entire day (and all your money) there. With over 120 stores, shoppers will find a nice mix of premium and more affordable shops, as well as many brands that are new to the United States. Spend extra time at the massive Saks Fifth Avenue, which has three floors packed with a well-curated list of designer labels, and then move on to ultra-luxe standouts like Italian fragrance favorite Aqua Di Parma and shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti. Jewelry queen Kendra Scott, Lafayette 148 New York, contemporary women's fashion brand Pinko, and Intermix for the young fashionistas.
Design District: For art collectors, culture vultures, and label cognoscenti
This trendy neighborhood with an international draw is lined with more than 60 luxury fashion boutiques, each with a unique facade to match the artsy neighborhood. Any deluxe fashion lover's attention (and wallet) will be drawn to the name dropping: think Dior, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Hermes, Christian Louboutin, and a row of extravagant watch shops such as Vacheron Constantin, Hublot, and Tag Heuer. En Avance, a well-curated boutique that showcases established and new talent from around the world, is also located in the Miami Design District.