Miami Design District
Prepare to drop a few thousand! The luxury shopping and design district is home to major brand names from Gucci to Louis Vuitton. The open-air mall carries a host of clothing stores, art galleries, and cafés so you can catch a break in style from all the exercise. The district is also decorated with artistic murals and areas to rest such as the “Netscape” – a 24-seat web of hanging chairs created by designer Konstanin Grcic. Also worth visiting is the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Lincoln Road Mall
Stretching a lengthy 10-blocks, there’s plenty of ground to cover at Lincoln Road Mall. The pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare is dotted with a seemingly endless selection of stores from luxury to affordable, offering everything from electronics to furniture. Popular stores including Zara, H&M, CB2 and Apple line the busy walkway, as do a plethora of restaurants and bars. Ideal for an daytime or evening stroll, you can even catch a flick at the mall’s historic Colony Theatre dating back to 1935.
If you’re visiting the suburbs of Coral Gables, don’t miss strolling along the charming Miracle Mile. Located along Coral Way, the shopping pathway features wedding dress boutiques, art galleries, quaint cafés, a bookstore and several antique shops. It’s also quite a popular spot during happy hour as local business professionals hang out at the local bars along the strip.
Also located in Coral Gables, this upscale mall caters to a high-end crowd. Decorated with lush palm trees and water fountains, Merrick evokes a tropical oasis atmosphere, making a shopping spree here all the more enjoyable. The three-story open-air mall boasts clothing designers such as Hugo Boss and Diane von Furstenburg, as well as a swanky gym, Equinox, and a few gourmet restaurants.
If you’re into eclectic boutique stores, or browsing for the next art masterpiece to hang on your wall, the best place to shop would be Wynwood. The arts district, famous for its graffiti murals, is a popular spot to shop for artworks and exotic goods. For a collection of rare objects and clothing made from recycled materials, browse the socially-conscious store, Nomad Tribe. If contemporary art is on your mind, don’t forget to check out Wynwood 28.
Shopping for a luxurious bed or a unique side table? Drive by the busy Biscayne Boulevard where you’ll find an extensive selection of furniture stores. From moderately-priced contemporary pieces by Italian brand Modani, to high-end designer furniture from French brand Roche-Bobois, the boulevard is dotted with options for every budget and style. Start your browsing from Biscayne Boulevard and 29th street, and continue north.