19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-2342 · 305-935-1110
A true shopper's paradise with more than 240 high-end shops and a 24-screen AMC theater, Aventura Mall is one of North Dade's premier shopping destinations. Architects eschewed the "contemporary" mall plan when they designed this open-air gem, whose red wrought-iron gates, plush tropical greenery, and SoBe-meets-Bourbon Street features make it as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical and accessible. Anchor stores include Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and JC Penney.
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154 · 305-866-0311
This top shopping destination is known around the country for its quality, variety, and most of all, for its style. Each exclusive boutique holds numerous treasures that will transform your wardrobe. Shops include everything from national favorites like Banana Republic, Gap, and Gap Kids to some of the finest designer names, including Gianni Versace, Gucci, St. John and Prada. Beautiful gifts are available at fine stores such as Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari. There are plenty of upscale dining options as well as casual outdoor eateries.
401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 · 305-577-3344
Overlooking the magnificent Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, this vast shopping complex offers a wealth of boutiques for men, women, and children of all ages. More than 150 shops are conveniently housed in an upscale, attractive shopping environment. Favorites include Gap, Guess, and Wilson's Leather. When your shopping is complete, entertainment, nightlife, and dining choices abound, with options such as Miami's Hard Rock Cafe and a spacious international food court. Performers often take the stage in the numerous plazas built into the marketplace, and you can even take a boat tour for great views of the bay.
Miami, FL 33133 · 305-444-0777 This city has been around a lot longer than most places in greater Miami. A number of early settlers made the area their home, and today it boasts a huge multi-level complex with shops, restaurants, and sizzling nightlife. "The Grove" is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, who come to enjoy the ongoing leisure-time options, including busy CocoWalk Mall, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and a multitude of festivals and waterfront parks. Trendy, hip, and diverse.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Lovely Coral Gables, originally developed by George Merrick in 1925, is so picturesque that it's been nicknamed "The City Beautiful." Streets like De Soto Boulevard are adorned with classy fountains, and the luxurious Biltmore Hotel, which Merrick helped establish, is a landmark. Today, the neighborhood shelters many different cultures, not to mention unique sights and Mediterranean architecture. In addition, it offers some of Miami's most exclusive retail venues; the Miracle Mile, in particular, hosts countless high-end specialty shops, clothing boutiques, and art galleries.
7535 N Kendall Dr, Kendall, FL 33156-7704 · 305-665-6226
With anchor stores like Saks, JCPenney, and Macy's, it's easy to see why this Dade County mall attracts the wide range of shoppers it does. One of Florida's oldest enclosed shopping centers (it's 30-plus years old now), Dadeland has undergone extensive renovations, giving it a more aesthetically pleasing appearance with wide, tree-lined common areas and an abundance of natural light. In addition to the anchors, Dadeland also offers a wide array of specialty options like Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Disney Store, Guess, and the country's largest Express
NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
In the Design District, new trends are being set every day. The neighborhood is a conglomeration of design outlets, art galleries, home decor stores, antique shops, restaurants and clubs. In recent years, the city's creative contingent has migrated here, and it's becoming a popular tourist destination. Stores devoted to design and architecture occupy warehouse-like fronts in an area between North Miami Avenue and North Second Avenue. Although the district covers just a few blocks, it offers a wealth of shopping and design opportunities.
11401 NW 12 St, Miami, FL 33172 · 305-365-7446
Convenient to both the downtown area and Miami International Airport, this is one of the Miami area's newest and most modern shopping centers. From Old Navy and Bath & Body Works, the Dolphin offers a wide range of specialty shops. Anchor stores for the mall include Marshall's, Saks Outlet, and Linens and Things. Among the mall's many amenities are a Dave and Busters sports bar, a 19-screen megaplex with stadium seating, and live entertainment in the main courtyard on Fridays.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Where the trendy and fashionable shop. At this upscale, open-air mall off Collins Avenue at 17th Street, you'll find some of the most exclusive shops of South Beach. Many of the top art galleries and specialty stores are located here, but most browsers are here to see and be seen. There is a mixed and diverse crowd - it's not unusual to find people dressed "to the nines" being passed by inline skaters. You'll also find some of the most outstanding dining choices in the area, along with plenty of thriving nightlife options.
8888 SW 136 St, Miami, FL 33176-5883 · 305-255-4570
This attractive mall features wood plank walkways, lush greenery, and a series of flower-lined tropical lagoons and waterfalls. An open-air complex, the Falls offers such popular retail names as Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Ann Taylor. While the Falls does not have a food court, appetites may still be satiated by the likes of Johnny Rockets, Häagen Dazs, and T.G.I. Friday's