A Miami Beach Shopping Guide
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There are a few things you must do when visiting Miami Beach, and shopping is one of them. With so many wonderful boutiques, shops, and malls, containing yourself might be the most difficult thing you’ll have to do. Whether you decide to hit Lincoln Road for the big name brands or the tiny boutique on a quiet block down Collins Avenue, you are in for treat. You might want to think about ordering a double shot of espresso before you hit the streets for some shopping.
Lincoln Road Mall and Espanola Way
Walking down Lincoln Road you can literally find anything your heart desires. Apparel, book stores, electronics, shoes, specialty stores, and even home furnishing stores can be found down the 7 block outdoor pedestrian mall that is closed off to traffic. Stop by familiar stores like BCBG Max Azria, Guess? by Marciano and Anthropologie for some fabulous finds. GQ named BASE one of its favorite stores in the world. Considered a lifestyle retailer, you’ll find plenty of chic items to take home with you.
If you’re old fashioned and still like the feeling of turning pages, head over to Books & Books for the latest reads. After you’ve exhausted yourself shopping, don’t forget to stop by Segafredo l’Original, one of Miami Beachs best hot spots for some music, coffee, tapas, and cocktails. Nestled between 14th and 15th street from Washington to Jefferson Avenue you will find Espanola Way, a historic Spanish village. Stroll into art galleries, restaurants, and one of a kind shops as you explore this hidden gem.
Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive
Shopping just a block away from the beach may be a difficult feat but with so many great stores along Collins Avenue, it will be worth it. With trendy shops and boutiques, explore the latest in fashion. Stores such as Intermixx, Armani Exchange, Barneys New York COOP, Club Monaco, Diesel, Ralph Lauren and many more can be found lining the streets. Head to Kid Robot for pop art, designer toys, and apparel.
The Webster Miami is a luxury, multi brand boutique housed in one of Miami’s historic Art Deco buildings. With three floors dedicated entirely to fashion, photography, entertainment and a rooftop restaurant, you may find it difficult to leave. Make your way over to eighth and Ocean Drive to explore the restaurants, bars, and one of a kind boutique stores along the way.
Bal Harbor Shops
Nothing screams luxury more than spending your day at the open air shopping mall of Bal Harbor. With high end retail shops like Balenciaga, Chanel, Lavin, Emporio Armani, Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo, you’ll find yourself in the garden of luxury. They say one can never have too many pairs of shoes- especially when your options are Giuseppe, Charlotte Olympia and Jimmy Choo. Life is short, buy the shoe! The scenery of Bal Harbor Shops is beautiful, with sunshine and trees surrounding you every corner you turn. When you’re due for a shopping break, enjoy a meal at one of the seven restaurants at the Bal Harbor Shops.
For those who just want to spend a relaxing day at the mall, there are plenty of options for you here in Miami. The upscale Aventura Mall in the northern suburb of Miami, is the largest mall in Florida. With over 300 retailers, you might need a full day to explore all the shops. Dadeland Mall, Dolphin Mall and Miami International Mall are all unique and worth visiting. When you’ve finished shopping, make sure to enjoy some time lounging by the pool here at Hilton Miami Beach.