Shopping Mania: 3 Greatest Malls of Miami
Many of those travelers who come to Miami for the first time are amazed by the wide shopping opportunities and friendly prices in local malls. Despite the fact that Miami is a resort city, the quantity and quality of local shops is not inferior to the largest cities in the United States. There’s a huge selection of electronics, sports and leisure goods, and of course the most fashionable designer clothes. Shopping in Miami is an unforgettable experience, because in addition to buying things, there are also great restaurants, a comfortable microclimate and always a good mood!
Traveling to malls and large stores in Miami is very convenient by car, as each of them always has huge, free ground and multi-storey car parks. What’s more, it’s not difficult to pick up Easirent car rental in FLL Miami. Sometimes, it can be very problematic to park near popular stores during sales. For such cases, it’s advisable not to look for a place as close as possible to the entrance, but to make a choice in favor of remote places. Security guards are closely monitoring the order in such parking lots and here you should not worry about the safety of your car.
So, what are most worthy shopping spots to visit in Miami?
The largest mall in the state of Florida is located in one of the most modern areas of Miami – Aventura. The area of over 250,000 square meters is home for more than 350 various stores. The mall is one of the ten largest and most visited US shopping centers. In Miami, everyone agrees that this is the best and most respectable shopping center in the region. Excellent shops and restaurants, comfortable open and covered multi-storey car parks, a beautiful landscape and a high-quality interior decoration of the shopping complex attracts many shoppers.
Shops of the most famous world brands are located in the mall: Hugo Boss, Armani, Bally, Cartier, Dior, Prada, Fendi, Coach, Burberry, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, True Religion, Lucky Brand, Missoni, Tiffany & Co, Tumi, Montblank, UGG, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Ulysse Nardin, Tory Burch, Urban Outfitters, Y-3, and many others. JCPenney, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Sear’s and two giant Macy’s are among the major department stores.
Nordstrom traditionally holds pre-sale, after which the latest collections of famous designers appear on store shelves without discounts. In Bloomingdale’s, located next to the Apple Store, you can always find something new in terms of clothes, shoes and accessories of the most prestigious brands.
Within a 10-minute walk from the main mall, along Biscayne Boulevard towards Downtown, there are other famous department stores, including Saks 5th Avenue and Ross, and on the other side of Aventura Mall you will find the Canadian Nordstrom outlet.
In Aventura, you can not only make purchases, but also have a snack in a fast food spot or have lunch at one of the restaurants.
Bal Harbour Shops
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Ideally located between Biscayne Bay and the oceanfront, Bal Harbour Shops complex was designed to provide maximum comfort for its visitors. Now it’s one of the most exclusive shopping centers in the world. Here, everything starting from parking under palm trees emphasizes its aristocracy and glamor.
Bal Harbor Shops was the first spot outside of New York that world-famous brands have chosen for their boutiques. Today, there are hundreds of the most chic and top-end brands in the world, including Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Chanel, Chopard, Armani, BVLGARI, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Saint Laurent, Harry Winston, Prado, Rag & Bone, Tiffani & Co, Valentino, Versace, Ralph Lauren, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
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Sawgrass Mills is the largest, most popular and prestigious mall in the region – shoppers on Ferrari and Bentley are not uncommon there. Getting there from Miami Beach by car will take you about half an hour. Outlet stores of many well-known brands are presented – Valentino, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Prada, 7 For All Mankind, Brunello Cucinelli, Gucci, Versace, Tory Burch, Lora Piano, Canali, Armani, Ferragamo, Michael Kors, True Religion and Zegna are among them. Also, the huge stores of Bloomingdale’s, Burlington, Barneys NewYork, Nordstrom Rack, Neiman Marcus, Marshall’s, and ROSS occupy a part of the territory in Sawgrass Mills.
Many travelers recommend visiting the only Barneys Warehouse store in Miami – it’s famous for huge discounts for clothes, shoes and accessories of leading world brands. Of course, don’t forget to check out huge Bloomingdale’s. The fans of high-quality sound should certainly visit Bose brand outlet selling audio products with discounts. In the New Balance outlet, located next to the children’s entertainment complex and gaming machines, there are always big discounts on sneakers from the American brand. At Nordstrom Rack, you will be surprised by a large selection of shoes, and in Neiman Marcus Last Call there’s always a huge assortment of outerwear and jeans.
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Here you can have a bite at the numerous fast-food eateries or visit one of the restaurants located at Sawgrass Mills – Grand Luxe Cafe, Chesecake Factory, Villagio Italian Restaurant, P.F. Chang’s, Zinburger and others. If you need to buy groceries home, then head to the nearby giant Target and Walmart supermarkets.