Find The Perfect Everything At Miami's 10 Best Shopping Areas

Miami's best malls and shopping centers offer extensive shopping opportunities (from high-end boutiques to bargain shops to outlet stores) alongside ample walking and relaxation spots, and varied dining options. They are often quite pleasing to the eye, both because of their design aesthetic and also because many of these places are frequented by Miami's beautiful, multicultural population (not to mention a few models here and there). 

Tourists should focus their sights on places like Lincoln Road Mall and Bayside Marketplace. These two shopping centers offer unique shops, plenty of gift ideas, and lots of free, live entertainment. Plus, both are located in prime tourist destination spots (South Beach and Downtown Miami, respectively), so you can access them easily via public transit or even by simply walking to them from your hotel.

Those who call Miami their home on a regular basis will recognize many of the other malls we mention here, suburban spots like The Falls and Dadeland Mall, plus more luxurious spots like Aventura and the Bal Harbour shops, where the shopping is great so long as the price tags don't matter.

Then of course we have places that have been visited by every Miamian and every tourist, like the always busy Dolphin Mall, which is popular not only for its specialty and outlet shops, but also for its variety of entertainment options. Read on to learn more about each of these wonderful destinations. 



CocoWalk is the place to shop in Miami's vibrant Coconut Grove neighborhood, but it is also the place to mix, mingle, dine, hear music, and enjoy attractive tropical-style outdoor areas. This retail and entertainment complex offers days of...  Read More

Design District
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Just north of the artsy Wynwood neighborhood is the Design District, an area where new trends are being set every day. The neighborhood is a conglomeration of design outlets, art galleries, home decor stores, antique shops, restaurants, bars,...  Read More

Bal Harbour Shops


This top shopping destination is known around the country for its quality, variety, and most of all, for its grandiose style. Each exclusive boutique holds numerous treasures that will transform your wardrobe (and maybe even your life). Shops...  Read More

Bird and Ludlam Strip Mall
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On the southeast corner of Bird Road and Ludlam, you'll find a series of interesting and eclectic shops that are perfect for off-the-beaten-path shopping. The main attraction is Miami Twice, a large, vintage boutique. The shop began as a...  Read More

The Falls


This attractive mall in Pinecrest offers a beautiful, serene shopping experience and features wood plank walkways, lush greenery, and a series of flower-lined tropical lagoons and waterfalls. An open-air complex, the Falls offers such popular...  Read More



Overlooking the magnificent Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, this vast shopping complex offers a wealth of boutiques for men, women, and children of all ages. More than 150 shops are conveniently housed in an upscale, attractive shopping...  Read More



Coral Gables is one of Miami's most beautiful neighborhoods, and as such, their Downtown shopping district known as Miracle Mile is one of the most eye-pleasing, areas in town, featuring Mediterranean-style architecture housing more than 200...  Read More

Dolphin Mall


Convenient to both downtown and Miami International Airport, the ever-popular Dolphin Mall is one of the area's newest and most modern shopping centers. From Old Navy to Bath & Body Works, Dolphin offers a wide range of specialty and outlet...  Read More



Where the trendy and fashionable shop. At this upscale, open-air mall off Collins Avenue at 17th Street, you'll find some of the most exclusive shops of South Beach, including Anthropologie, H&M, J.Crew, Alchemist, Diesel, Armani, . Many of the...  Read More



A true shopper's paradise with more than 300 luxury shops, over 50 international eateries, and an amazing, interactive playground called Rainbow Valley by the Friends With You artist collective, Aventura Mall is one of North Dade's premier,...  Read More


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