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The MAC Storefront in MIA Photo: Miami International Airport

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Traveling through Miami’s airport isn’t always the best — chaos, delays, patience-defying lines. But there is one saving grace: the shopping.

MIA offers every variety of shop, from high-end labels to local souvenirs. And each terminal has a location of Duty Free Americas, which offers an impressive selection of fashion, accessory and beauty products, whether it’s a Longchamp tote, Victoria’s Secret gear, or Shiseido makeup.

Terminal D

Not surprisingly, the airport’s largest terminal offers the best shops: British shirtmaker Thomas Pink opened its first North American airport shop here; plus, you’ll find outposts from Penguin (for preppy basics), Victoria’s Secret, Emporio Armani, and Montblanc. There’s also a gallery where you can pick up colorful paintings by local artist Romero Britto.

Local society magazine Ocean Drive has a branded mini department store in this terminal called Shoppes at Ocean Drive, which is stocked with Jimmy Choo sunglasses, Adidas sports gear, and gourmet foods.

Thomas Pink's storefront, with two staffers dressed like British guards Photo: Miami International Airport

North Terminals: E, F, G

This section of MIA has a smaller shopping scope than the rest of the airport, but in Terminal E you can find a Sunglass Hut and Havana Nines, a Florida-based menswear store dedicated to island-ready shirts and shorts. You can also pick up a swimwear at Ron Jon Surf Shop in Terminal G.

West Terminals: H, J

Terminal H is a good bet for popular mid-range brands like Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and L’Occitane. Navarro Pharmacy, a local chain that is now part of CVS, claims to cater to South Florida’s Latino community and sells designer fragrance and other skincare products from drugstore makers like Neutrogena.

Terminal J is more promising still with stores like MAC, Coach, Brookstone, Desigual (the Spanish brand with a penchant for not-always-great wild prints), Hugo Boss, and Tumi.