Shopping in Miami? The largest shopping mall in the world, with more than 500,000 square meters, is planned to open in Miami in 2018. It will have an incredible and spectacular infrastructure with amenities that do not exist anywhere else: the world’s biggest brands, coral reefs, coral, water parks, hotels inside the mall, skating rink, theaters, restaurants, water ballet fountains, a ski park, aquarium, submarine (Yes, travel in submarines!), and everything you can dream.
It will be located in Broward County, 30 minutes from both Miami airports. Without a doubt, it will be the place where you “must” go when you come to Miami, and it is even said that your existence in itself will be a reason to visit Miami.
Miami is known for its fabulous shopping. Below are the most popular places to splurge, save a few dollars, or just shop windows:
Food: Publix is the largest supermarket chain in Florida. Pharmacies also sell food and alcohol. You can also find small Cuban markets in Miami with food and vegetables for sale. If you are staying at a hotel, we suggest you do some food shopping to avoid the high cost of food and drinks at the hotel.
Sawgrass Mills: famous for its factory shops, this shopping center offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities. It is located in Broward County, 30 minutes north of Miami.
Dolphin Mall: The Dolphin Mall, located just west of the Miami airport, offers shoppers more than 200 restaurants and shops.
Aventura Mall: this is the largest shopping mall in Miami. Major department stores include: Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s. The mall also has more than 300 specialty stores, including Louis Vuitton, Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple and Diesel.
Bal Harbor shops: for high class shopping, few places compare to Bal Harbor Shops. The stores include Tiffany, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
Lincoln Road: full of shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, this outdoor pedestrian mall in Miami Beach is a fun place to shop and people watch. The mall also offers a farmers market on Sundays.
Electronics: Visit a Best Buy store to get electronics, computers, mobile phones, video games and much more at a low price. There is a Best Buy store located in Miami Beach on 5th St. and Alton Rd.
Most shopping centers and stores open at 10:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM. Pharmacies and food stores can be closed later or even open 24 hours a day. Almost all stores are open on Sundays. When you buy something, remember to keep the receipt, you will need it if you want to return your purchase. Large stores generally offer a 30-day return policy.
Here is more detailed information about each of the fabulous shopping places in Miami: