Miami – Shopping

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Go wild with a Miami shopping spree! The city has everything from high end boutiques to hot spots for discount bargain hunters.

    Carol Klopfer: Miami, the red hot international retail destination offering a tropical treasure trove of designer showrooms, trendsetting fashions, and great values. Many of the city's shopping destinations allow visitors to bask in the tropical sunshine, get away from it all, and come home with a treasure trove of goodies at places like The Falls, one of the largest outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations in Florida. The Falls features one-level shopping amidst a stunning backdrop of lush tropical gardens and a rushing waterfall. Or check out open air upscale boutiques at Mary Brickell Village in the heart of downtown. Be it quirky boutiques and specialty shops and more your style, CocoWalk will not disappoint. Meanwhile, design enthusiasts will rejoice in the Miami Design District's 18 blocks of interior design showrooms, furniture boutiques, and art galleries that stand just about every taste and time period. People flock from around the world to take advantage of luxury shopping options available across this cosmopolitan city, from the pet friendly village of Marriott Clark and Coral Gables to the prestigious and top-grossing Bal Harbor Shops at the northern end of Miami Beach. Travel to the Aventura Mall to see firsthand over 200,000 square feet of upscale shopping. And when wedding bells are in the air, make a view line for Miracle Mile, a preferred shopping destination for brides from all corners of the globe. A visit to Dadeland Mall offers a full day of adventure. Anchored by the world's largest Macy's, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, this landmark destination is considered a premier shopping center, attracting shoppers from across the globe. Miami's pedestrian friendly shopping areas are a great way to enjoy the city's beautiful weather. Popular outdoor shopping streets include Espanola Way and Lincoln Road on Miami Beach, and the tree-shaded sidewalks of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables where you'll find one of a kind boutiques, art galleries, and outdoor cafs. Whether it's haute couture or outlet brand, cosmopolitan design or vintage treasures, you are sure to find it all and more in Miami.