These Are the Best Places To Shop in Downtown Miami

Head to Bayside Marketplace, overlooking Biscayne Bay
Head to Bayside Marketplace, overlooking Biscayne Bay | © Brenda Kean / Alamy Stock Photo
Dominic Bertolami

Freelance writer

Shop for designer clothes, vintage apparel and collectables at Downtown Miami’s many boutiques, ultra-modern malls and historic retail streets.

1. Mary Brickell Village

Shopping Mall

Nestled amid Downtown’s soaring skyscrapers, Mary Brickell Village is a lifestyle center offering a broad mix of dining, shopping and entertainment options. From high-end jewelry and colorful beachwear to contemporary fashion for both men and women, this breezy open-air plaza has it all. Head over to Blush Boutique for the latest in Miami looks and afterwards grab a cold-pressed juice from Raw to revitalize. You can relax among the lush vegetation and quiet shaded streets found inside this charming urban oasis. At night, the square lights up with live music at the TuCandela Bar on Thursdays and dancing at Baru.

2. Fly Boutique


Fly Boutique
© Maximiliano De Bernardi

This hip boutique located just off Biscayne Boulevard is the place to go for vintage designer clothing. Brimming with stylish old-school fashion, retro furniture and collectables, it is easy to lose track of time foraging Fly’s treasures. If you look hard enough, you may just find a handbag or a top from brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel at a fraction of their original cost. With new items arriving daily, you never know what you might discover at this must-stop shopping gem.

3. Shoe Gallery


Set in the heart of Downtown Miami, Shoe Gallery is a one-stop powerhouse for footwear lifestyle, apparel and accessory labels. It offers rare and custom shoes such as limited-edition Yeezys and Jordans alongside a variety of styles and brands. Its collection of womenswear is just as broad and colorful, with a focus on running shoes and sandals. Featured items include special Magic City collaborations with big names such as adidas and Saucony. With prices starting at $25 and going up to the hundreds, there is a shoe for every budget.

4. Bayside Marketplace

Market, Shop, Shopping Mall

Bayside Marketplace, Miami, Florida, USA
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Overlooking Biscayne Bay, Bayside Marketplace offers serious retail therapy with a view. Whether shopping, browsing or simply people-watching, there is plenty to see and do at this massive open-air market. Featuring national retailers such as Gap and Guess alongside charming souvenir stores and 12 enticing restaurants, there is something for every taste. Spend the day getting lost inside the mall’s many shops offering everything from beach towels and bikinis to postcards and hats. Take a break with a frozen daiquiri by the water at Fat Tuesday or listen to live music from local bands on the outdoor stage. When it’s time to leave, take the water taxi to Miami Beach Marina and a variety of South Beach hotels.

5. Supply and Advise


Two blocks from Bayfront Park in Downtown, Supply and Advise is a menswear boutique stocking apparel, shoes and accessories inspired by classic and military looks. Painted battleship grey, the building is meant to resemble a bunker, though inside the setting is spacious and bright. From distressed leather shoes and belts by Anderson’s to pastel button-downs by 8.15 August Fifteenth, the fashion is smart yet rugged. Upstairs, the collection is formal, with suits and jackets from Ring Jacket and penny loafers by Alden. Complete your new look at the in-store barbershop before kicking back with a scotch at the adjacent bar.

6. Brickell City Centre

Shopping Mall

Brickell City Centre is a massive ultra-modern shopping plaza anchored by a 107,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue and a CMX VIP cinema. Five impressive retail levels offer luxury brands that run the gamut from Intermix and Victoria’s Secret to Acqua di Parma and Adolfo Dominguez. Stop at Santa Fe News & Espresso for a mid-retail marathon recharge or sit down for lunch at the Italian Food Hall, a vibrant two-story market with six service counters. Download the tech-forward mall’s app for directions and exclusive deals.

7. Books and Books


Books and Books regularly hosts reading and poetry groups, workshops and lectures
© Johnny Louis Photography

Books and Books is a bustling hub for writers, readers and shoppers. This locally owned and fiercely independent bookstore stocks thousands of titles, from timeless classics to the latest bestsellers. Grab a novel or magazine and slowly browse its pages with a coffee or pastry from the in-house café. It is easy to lose a few hours here. The store also runs reading circles, poetry groups, workshops and lectures.

8. Historic Flagler Street

Historical Landmark

Running along the main artery of Downtown, Flagler Street is a retail area dating back to the 1800s. With over 100 businesses, this busy hub offers everything from department stores such as Macy’s and La Época (imported from Havana) to small shops peddling quirky souvenirs, electronics and budget-friendly apparel. Most notable of all is the Seybold Building, a massive 10-story collective of jewelry retailers selling diamonds, gold and precious gems. After a long day of browsing the street’s many treasures, stop in at Soya e Pomodoro for Italian food and live jazz.

9. Miracle Mile

Architectural Landmark

With lush palm tree-lined streets and a fresh new makeover, Miami’s Miracle Mile has quickly become a trendy retail hotspot. Spend the day in the area’s many boutiques, pick up a signed vintage movie poster from Retro City Collectibles or recline on a bench and watch the world go by. In the evening, enjoy first-class food at Ortanique on the Mile and take in a play at the Miracle Theatre.

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