Shop Miami for Bargains:
Miami Beach is a true shoppers’ paradise, and March is Shop Miami Month. Retailers all over Greater Miami have special offers, gifts, and fashion events, including the Miami Beach Shopping Districts: Espanola Way, Washington Avenue, Lincoln Road, Collins Avenue, and Ocean Drive; as well as Bayside Marketplace, the Downtown Miami Shopping District, Southland Mall, Miami International Mall, Dadeland Mall, and Cocowalk. Dolphin Mall has more than 240 outlets to choose from, as well as the Florida Keys Outlet Center in Florida City.
Miami also has lots of thrift and vintage shopping. Near Town Center Aventura, The Rabbit Hole has vintage outfits and costumes from the 40’s and 50’s and on and young independent designers also sell their fashions there at affordable prices. Across Biscayne Boulevard and 137th Street C. Madeleine’s is a great vintage store, laid out according to era, with great quality and preservation standards, so much so that costume designers shop there for period films. Fly Boutique, with 2 locations in the Upper East Side (lots of home décor) and on South Beach, has higher prices, but there are still bargains to be found. Lotus House in Wynwood is less organized, but unique place to shop, designed to trail homeless and unskilled women in retail, with the proceeds going to the shelter where they live.
Consignment Boutiques, like the Fashionista in Coconut Grove, have some of the best inventory, with trendy and classic designer brands. Ditto Rebel Miami is on the Upper East Side and is also a great place for consignment shopping, as well as Consign of the Times off Lincoln Road, which has lots of iconic outfits, especially occasion dresses.
Bayside Marketplace, Mary Brickell Village, Cocowalk, the Shops at Sunset, Merrick Park, and the Falls are great placesto experience outdoor shopping. Bayside Marketplace overlooks Biscayne Bay and has a mix of national retailers and culturally distinctive merchandise, great restaurants and the Hard Rock Café, and endless entertainment. Coconut Grove’s Cocowalk is in one of Miami’s most picturesque neighborhoods and is the home to frequent festivals, sophisticated and eccentric art, and nonstop street life. There are favorite national retailers and boutiques there, and a multicultural marketplace with open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment.