Shopping in Miami does get a little tough sometimes especially when you’re not from here. That is why I decided to create a small shopping guide about a few of the malls I shop at. Miami has a bunch of different places to shop, whether it’s a local boutique or an actual mall. For me, my top four malls that I love in Miami are:
- Aventura Mall
- Lincoln Road Mall
- Miami Design District & Bal Harbour
- Brickell City Center
These 4 are my go-to malls and they’re in close proximity to me. First, I’m going to talk about Aventura Mall. Aventura Mall has everything from luxury to your more affordable stores, including restaurants. Fendi, Christian Louboutin, G Star, Steve Madden, Diesel, Apple are just a few stores located in Aventura.
I love going here to shop because one I know the mall like the back of my hand (that’s what I get for working there haha!) and two because they have such a wide variety of stores. Last year, they added a food court, which has a Shake Shack, Chipotle, Luke’s Lobsters and more…how can you turn that down?! They even have a small outdoor area for kids and a movie theater ! My second favorite mall is Lincoln Road Mall, even though it can get a little touristy.
Lincoln Road Mall is an outside strip mall and its a more affordable place to shop. With it’s long list of restaurants, you’ll have plenty of food options to choose from. Some of the stores at Lincoln Road include Zara, H&M, Lush, Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, Forever 21, and ALDO, to name a few and has small boutiques too. This mall is close to South Beach, so you can stop by the beach and catch a quick tan before you shop. One cool thing about this mall is that while you’re walking you’ll see people showcasing their talents whether it’d be art, music, or dancing. Speaking of art, there are a few art structures around Miami Design District, which is next on my list to discuss.
Miami Design District is geared more towards your high-end brands such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Versace, Hermes, Christian Louboutin and more.They recently just opened a Sephora in this area and that has helped me get my every day make up needs after work. If you want to grab a quick bite to eat you can stop Michael’s or St. Roch Market. Miami Design District is an outdoor mall, so it’s best to go on a nice day, but on the bright side when it does rain you can ask valet for an umbrella. Don’t forget your camera because there are so many Instagram worthy spots! The good thing about this mall is the it’s close to Wynwood Art District; after shopping you can always take a 10 minute drive there to check out the art galleries, small boutiques and more. Lastly, I’m going to discuss the mall in my favorite area.
Brickell City Centre is the newest mall in Miami and honestly, I love it there. They have restaurants such as Tacology, Casa Tua Cucina, La Centrale, and Sante Fe to name a few. If you live or are visiting the Downtown Miami/Brickell area, this mall will be the closest to you and Miami Design District. This mall caters to your every day shopping needs and has a movie theater, just like Lincoln Road Mall and Aventura. In my opinion, this mall is still growing because the area has a lot of growing to do. It has shops such as, All Saints, Bath & Body Works, Giuseppe Zanotti, MAC, Saks and many more.
I hope this shopping guide helps you whether you are visiting Miami or you live in this beautiful city. There are a few malls I didn’t get to cover, but these ones are malls I frequently visit.