Chic, Antique & Unique: Shop Until You Drop in Miami

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Whether you’re searching for unique vintage finds or the hottest trends, Miami is a paradise for shopaholics. Dive into quirky antique markets, explore the high-end shops in the heart of South Beach, or uncover offbeat shops in the artsy streets of the Miami Design District.

Here’s your guide to the best shopping spots in Miami.

Antiques & Vintage

Miami Vintage Market is one of the best places in Miami for retro finds, from X-Men comic books and Dean Martin records to vintage leather jackets. This pop-up shop is held at different locations throughout Miami, often at breweries like Unbranded Brewing and Lincoln’s Beard Brewing. Grab a burger and craft beer as you browse at local businesses like Dani’s Lil Thrift Shop, which sells colorful secondhand clothing, or Gruve Records, showcasing boxes of vintage vinyl records. This pop-up market often partners with yoga studios to provide classes to customers, so you may want to pack a yoga mat. Namaste!

Not only does Lotus House have a lot of rare finds, but they also donate all of their proceeds to the Lotus House Women’s Shelter. This non-profit thrift store sells high-end and gently used clothing, jewelry, and furniture; you’ll see everything from Valentino pantsuits to funky mid-century pieces. You can grab a coffee and pastry from the on-site café as you comb through the racks of this perfectly curated thrift shop.

Located in the funky MiMo District, Fly Boutique takes vintage and second-hand to the next level. In fact, it’s more like a vintage museum than a boutique! As you wander around this store, you’ll feel like you’re journeying through every decade, all the way back to the 1950s. From eclectic vintage furniture to modern designer bags and orange bell bottoms, this boutique has a bit of everything. You may even get lucky and find a gently used Chanel bag!

Make sure to budget ample time at Stone Age Antiques. This warehouse is packed with nautical antiques and a vast assortment of unusual objects, including vintage diving helmets, antique model planes, and ship cannons from the 1800s. Wander through the shelves of brass portholes and riggings. Hunt for treasures among the ropes, lanterns, and mismatched décor. You never know what you might find here!

In the heart of Palmetto Bay’s bustling commercial district sits Antique Mall Y’All, the largest antique mall in South Dade. You’ll discover everything from vintage perfumes and jewelry to home furnishings and sports memorabilia. With about 170 dealers at this mall, you can spend hours hunting for treasures tucked away on the packed shelves.

Luxury Shopping

Fashion, design, architecture, and art come together in the Miami Design District. Home to 120 flagship stores, you can shop luxury brands like BVLGARI and GUCCI while taking in the avante-garde sculptures and public art displays. Stroll through the district’s lush courtyards and green spaces, browsing at stores like Balenciaga and Burberry. Check out the unique art installations, galleries and pop-up exhibitions. The area is also known for its fantastic culinary experiences, from elegant cafes to celebrity-chef restaurants.

For upscale, open-air shopping, Bal Harbour Shops delivers. This swanky beach village, lined with hundreds of palm trees, koi ponds, greenery, and bubbling decorative fountains, houses 100 luxury retailers such as Rolex, Golden Goose, and Chanel. Find the perfect necklace at Ermanno Scervino. Pick up the ideal Italian blazer at Brioni. Or, take a break at one of the many coveted restaurants in the area, like Carpaccio, an Italian restaurant where celebs and sports stars are regulars. Dine on salmon and arugula parmigiano while enjoying stunning views of the bay.

Stroll through the winding walkways and stunning fountains at the Shops at Merrick Park. This gorgeous outdoor setting offers a mix of luxury stores and boutiques, including Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and Louis Vuitton. You can also stop into one of the many restaurants here, like Eclectico, a Pan-Latin fusion restaurant and agave bar, or Yard House, known for its 130 beers on tap, international cuisine, and classic rock music. The shops are also home to the Florida Fresh Market, where 30 local vendors sell their wares every Sunday.

Spend an afternoon at Collins Avenue/Ocean Drive Shopping District, Miami’s iconic beachside district featuring elegant boutiques on every corner, eclectic galleries, and luxury brands. The pastel-hued Art Deco buildings along the picturesque Ocean Drive provide a whimsical backdrop to your shopping spree. Trendy beachside boutiques beckon with vibrant swimwear and breezy resort wear, enticing you to embrace the city’s casual-cool style. Strolling along Collins Avenue, dubbed the “Capital of Cool,” you’ll find an opulent world of high-end fashion, from renowned designer stores to exclusive pop-up shops.

No shopping trip to Miami is complete without a trip to Brickell City Centre. Here, you’ll find four levels of premium shopping, dining and entertainment across three city blocks. Shop brands like Azulu, Coach and Kendra Scott. Dine at a wealth of restaurants, from sushi and steak to farm-to-table cuisine. And don’t miss out on a VIP cinematic experience at the CMX theater.

Malls & Outlets

Head downtown to Bayside Marketplace at Bayside Park. At this two-story shopping complex, you can enjoy a day of retail therapy at well-known stores like Sunglass Hut, Croc, and Champs Sports. Located on the banks of the Biscayne Bay, take a detour to the City of Miami Marina for a ride on the massive Ferris wheel for spectacular city views and the rolling Atlantic waves.

Check out the three-story Aventura Mall near Biscayne Bay – the third-largest mall in the United States! With over 300 stores, ranging from home goods to luxury and contemporary brands, it would be easy to spend the entire day here. Over 20 museum-quality art pieces and sculptures line the inside and outside of this center. Browse through big-name department stores like JCPenney, Nordstrom, and Macy’s, and if you get tired, grab tickets to a movie at the 24-screen AMC Theatre. You’ll also find an impressive variety of dining options at this mall, from Asian fusion to Italian, pub grub and bakeries.

Put on your walking shoes before heading to Dolphin Mall, Miami’s largest outlet center with over 240 stores. You’ll find great deals at stores like American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, Calvin Klein, and Sketchers here. There are also flagship stores like Bass Pro Shops, Old Navy Outlet, and Forever 21. Beyond shopping, the complex has an on-site bowling alley and movie theater. And let’s not forget the numerous dining options, from sweet treats at Chi Chin Ice Cream Rolls to butter chicken at Bowl N Curry. Need some adult fun? Enjoy a cocktail at one of the many bars, such as Mojito Bar, PBR Cowboy Bar, or Vivo!

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