Miami isn’t just a place to get hot, you can get some ultra cool clothes, neat jewelry, stylish accessories and anything in between at every turn. So, whether you’re looking for something for yourself or as a gift, here are the best shopping streets in Miami, from South Beach to Downtown.
Lincoln Road is basically a pedestrian friendly road (no cars, bikes, buses etc.) that has everything you need for a good day’s fun. Eating, shopping and people watching are all good option. Shop ’til you drop at the historic Lincoln Theatre, which has been re-furbished and converted into a shopping mall that includes big name brands such as H&M, Apple, Forever 21, and J-Crew. There are also plenty of independently owned boutiques and popular outlets on Lincoln Road that offer a wide assortment of everything you could possibly need or want.
Lincoln Road Mall, 541 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Miracle Mile (Coral Way)
Miracle Mile is located in Coral Gables, an affluent neighborhood of Miami, and has earned a reputation as a place with a lively atmosphere that appeals to the needs and desires of a wide range of clientele. One of Miami’s most bustling mainstays, which features boutiques and specialty stores that lure in thousands of shoppers from around the world each year, this appropriately-named street is so filled with wondrous options that it would take you a week to visit all of the shops. Miracle mile truly is a shopper’s paradise! A birds eye view of Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Historic Flagler Street is the heart of the City of Miami. Hundreds of stores and shops make up the Downtown Shopping District, anchored by Macy’s, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, and La Epoca (imported from Havana). Also the premier destination for jewelry shopping, Flagler Street is home to the famous Seybold Building, which boasts an impressive selection of more than 280 jewelers. Everything from wholesale to retail to specialty crafts and more, Flagler Street is bound to deliver. Flagler Street is one of Miami’s oldest shopping destinations.
Wynwood NE 40th street
Located North of Wynwood and South of Little Haiti, , NE 40th street is at the epicenter of Miami’s design district. Stores such as Christian Louboutin Men’s Boutique, Celine, and Fendi, all offer the most trend-setting clothing and accessories, and they’re all part of a larger group of boutiques and shops that are committed to being the leaders in a competitive and ever-evolving world of fashion and design. Fendi is famous for its intricate fashion designs and flawlessly cut diamonds
If any street is synonymous with South Beach, it’s Ocean Drive, which features (along with many restaurants, art deco hotels, and galleries) more than 30 designer brands, such as Guess, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kenneth Cole. Located in the heart of South Beach, Ocean Drive is, by default, the linchpin street in setting the fashion trends of Miami. With a clothing boutique around every corner, Ocean Drive has been referred to as the Capital of Cool, due to the youthful fashions and unique accessories that appeal to those of us who like to stay ahead of the curb.Ocean Drive is the premier shopping street in South Beach
Close to Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue Shopping District is an upscale and cosmopolitan location that features more than 30 designer shops such as Armani, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, and Sephora. On Collins Avenue you’ll find Bal Harbour, a Swanky shopping mall that features luxury designer shops & chic eateries amid landscaped gardens & ponds. Bal Harbour, on Collins avenue.
Purdy Avenue is home to Sunset Harbour, yet another great place to spend an afternoon in South Beach if you want to get a little shopping done. Nothing is more inviting on a hot and humid South Florida day than a shopping outlet full of air-conditioned boutiques and retailers. Purdy Avenue links up with Bay Road to form a two-block loop that overlooks Biscayne Bay and is home to locally-owned fashion boutiques like Frankie, Sunset Clothing Co. and Eberjey
by Laurence Kidd
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