Miami is Florida’s largest resort and the US shopping capital. And do you know why? Because in addition to the warm ocean and endless beaches, Miami features several shopping centers that can satisfy the most refined shoppers’ tastes and please with money-saving prices.
The glory of shopping in Miami was won by the compact location of shopping centers. The stores are located either under the same roof, or are concentrated in one area. Shopping in Miami is concentrated in branded boutiques, ordinary stores, as well as shopping malls, which give a unique opportunity to buy what you need at an attractive price. So, are you searching for an unforgettable shopping experience? The following 3 shopping centers in Miami will help you to fulfill any fashion desires…
Aventura Mall is one of the most attractive places for shoppers in Miami. This is the hallmark of the northern suburbs of Miami, and its most famous tourist attraction.
The structure of the shopping mall is traditional for America: five large department stores of Nordstrom, JS Penny, Sears Blumingdale’s, Louis Vuitton, and Macy’s are located in the neighborhood with different mono-branded boutiques, catering establishments and entertainment complexes. In an area of 250 thousand square meters there are several hundred shops, several dozen restaurants and snack bars, a cinema and exhibition halls.
(photo by Renzo Mania)
Speaking of the number of stores, it takes at least half a day to visit all of them. For this reason, the trip to the shopping mall should be planned in advance. Those who use car rental max Miami will need extra time to find a parking space.
A huge, luminous building of Aventura Mall attracts both the wasteful rich people and thrifty travelers. Under the roof of the shopping center you’ll find a plenty of shops to suit any purposes and budget.
Address: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL
Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9.30pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm
Bal Harbor Shops
Bal Harbor Shops is a trendy Mecca of Miami, a place for walking and a huge shopping center that doesn’t look like the usual crowded shopping malls. It features an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Boutiques adjoin to fountains and ponds with exotic fish, the air is saturated with the scents of flowers, and the rays of the sun make their way through dense greenery. In such conditions, shopping becomes a real rest for both aristocratic public and ordinary tourists.
(photo by Aglez the city guy)
This place is perfect for shopping therapy sessions for the most demanding visitors. Shoppers are offered fashion brands and more than 100 shops of popular world brands, among which are Brioni, Prada, Dolce & Cabana, Chanel and Di Grisogono. Quality clothing from Oscar De La renta, Paul & Shark Emilio Pucci, Christian Diore, is also presented. Exclusive jewelry is provided by Cartier, Tourneau, Tiffany and Bvlgari.
If you want to have a snack, there are 5 chick restaurants on the territory of the shopping mall. All stores at Bal Harbor Shops observe the principle of seasonality. For example, in January, most of the boutiques sell coats and warm clothes, and beach paraphernalia can be found in a small department. Generally, two floors of Bal Harbor Shops offer men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, children’s goods, jewelry, gifts, books, beauty and health goods.
Address: 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL
Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
Sawgrass Mills is the mix of attractive prices, unique atmosphere and a lot of interesting entertainments. It’s located in Broward Country, which is half an hour’s drive north of Miami. There is always crowded, so drivers prefer to come there a little before the opening time to find a free space for the car. The parking capacity is 10 thousand points, but they are occupied very quickly. The paid parking is also available for $10. For those who travel without a car, there are tourist buses running from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the ticket price is $15-25.
This is America’s seventh largest shopping complex, which was opened in 1990, and since then its territory has become 4 times larger. The complex includes more than 300 shopping spots, which are divided into several parts: “Avenue”, “Fashion Avenue” and “Oasis”.
Boutiques with expensive goods are located in a separate colonnade, and shops with budget goods are placed in the building of the shopping center. The colonnade territory is not as crowded as the zone of budget stores.
In any case, for comfortable shopping, you will need a map and comfortable shoes. The map is necessary in order not to get lost, because Sawgrass Mills is a real trading city occupying the territory of 10 kilometers. A good assistant will be usual maps-guides, which can be taken at the entrance to the shopping center.
(photo by Guro Myrkaskog)
In fact, it will be difficult to check out the whole shopping center for 1 day, so it’s better to determine in advance with the necessary purchases and find out the direction and address of the required stores on the shopping mall’s website. Sawgrass Mills has more exclusive 40 outlets that are almost not represented anywhere else in South Florida. Among them are Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry Factory Outlet, Tory Burch and Prada. The fans of exclusive goods can visit the colonnade stores.
Address: 12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL
Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9.30pm, Sunday 11am-8pm