Article's Author: Kristal Tracey
Publish date: Saturday, July 02, 2016
Can you imagine what it would be like to have beautiful weather, lovely beaches, authentic culture and fashion all in one place? One word…..Miami! It is the number one shoppers’ sphere for locals and international visitors alike. Yes, it’s no secret that Miami over the years has become one of the top cities when it comes to fashion. Miami has become the shopping paradise of America. The options are endless, from fabulous landscaped Bal Harbour Shops to extravagant malls such as Dolphin; you are in for a treat.
For all of you gals and guys that have had problems with shopping, kiss those problems goodbye because guess what…..we got you here in Miami. The city is filled with stunning malls that range from uber-luxury to outlet mall havens so whatever your need and preference is, we got you!
Bal Harbour Shops
Bal Harbour Shops is the epitome of luxury shopping. The legendary mall is located in the suburbs of Miami Beach and is owned by the Whitman family, one of the few remaining family-owned malls in the nation. This 450,000 square-foot al fresco mall features over 100 shops and is anchored by luxury department stores Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. This mall is home to a host of luxury designer boutiques such as Chloe, Prada, Gucci, Balenciaga, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Valentino. After all that shopping you can indulge in the many food spots located at the mall and I must say, my favorite is Makoto, which has some of the best Japanese cuisine. With lavish landscape, beautiful atmosphere and high end shops, you can’t go wrong.
Doral’s Dolphin Mall is the ultimate mall that offers not only affordable shopping but also amenities such as an upscale Movie Theater, Dave and Buster's and Strike Miami bowling alley. Dolphin Mall is Miami’s largest outlet shopping center with more than 240 stores including brand name designer shops such as Calvin Klein Factory Outlet, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Off 5th and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store. With over 30 dining food shops and 17 sit down restaurants to cater to each and every ones taste buds.
This is one of Miami’s upscale plush malls, ranked as the favorite shopping destination by TripAdvisor. It is consistently ranked one of the top five highest-grossing malls in the country and houses over 300 retailers. From Nordstrom, H&M and Macys to Louis Vuitton and Apple; the Aventura Mall is the place to cater to all your shopping needs. Aventura features 12 different restaurants including everybody’s favorite, The Cheesecake Factory, as well as an AMC IMAX Movie Theatre and an interactive playground.
Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables
The Shops at Merrick Park is one of Miami’s most lavish outdoor shopping malls. Merrick Park is home to over 100 shops and restaurants on three levels with tropical lush gardens and fountains surrounding a central courtyard. The mall was named after George E. Merrick, the mastermind behind the “City Beautiful,” the Village of. Stores such Nordstrom, Gucci, CH Carolina Herrera, Tiffany & Co.,Nieman Marcus, Diane Von Furstenberg and Burberry can be found at Merrick Park. After all that shopping, relax and grab a bite to eat at places like Villagio or Yard House.
Dadeland Mall is home to Florida’s largest Macy’s with both a Macy’s Kids store and a Macy’s Home Gallery. With more than 185 stores, Dadeland Mall features brands like, Ann Taylor, Coach, Nordstrom, Sephora and Talbots. For all those who need a tech fix head over to Microsoft or Tesla store. After all that shopping unwind and grab a bite to eat at Villagio, Cheesecake Factory or Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace.This is shoppers paradise indeed.