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Where to Shop in Miami

There's always someplace new to shop in Miami. Here, our current favorites.

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Like the city itself, the Miami shopping scene has undergone a lot of change in the past five-plus years. World class luxury brands have long been heavily represented here, but now you can pick your poison when it comes to the shopping environment.

Want luxury brands in a chic outdoor mall (koi ponds and everything)? Head north to the Bal Harbour Shops. If indoor is more your thing, check out the brand new Brickell City Center, which just opened this November. Miami's love affair with the co-mingling art and fashion worlds — on brilliant display this week for Art Basel Miami Beach — means plenty of artfully designed shops and storefronts, too. The Design District is (literally) a must-visit, with a mix of art installations, avant-garde fashion labels, jewelry brands, and design showrooms. Farther south, you'll find the indie boutiques of Wynwood, many as decked out in artist-commissioned graffiti as the neighborhood's famous Wynwood Walls.

Miami Beach is also home to a number of independent shops. There are gems like Alchemist nestled amongst the chains of Lincoln Road Mall, and iconic boutiques like the Webster, with its pastel Art Deco exterior, plus some of the best hotel shops we've ever seen along Collins Ave.

Inclusive of everything above and then some, this map covers a lot of ground. There's no way you could see (or shop) it all in a single trip, but that's part of the beauty of Miami: There's always an excuse to come back for more.

To see some of the pop-up shops happening during Art Basel, check out our short list of fashion events here.

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C. Madeleine's

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Shoppers — including celebrities and celebrity stylists — flock to C. Madeleine's for the absurdly good (and accordingly expensive) selection of vintage Chanel, Saint Laurent, and Gucci. But there are more affordable gems to be found too, like hand-painted denim jackets, dresses from the '60s and '70s, and funky men's shirts. (For even more vintage in the area, check out Rabbit Hole, which is also lovely.)
Photo: C. Madeleine's

Bal Harbour Shops

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This swanky outdoor mall is great if you're staying in the area, in the mood to drop some serious change, or want to window shop a bunch of different designer labels in a relatively relaxed, upscale environment. (But if you're not checking any of those boxes, it's not necessarily worth the trip.) Expect brands like Stella McCartney, Rag & Bone, Akris, Maje, and Agent Provocateur in addition to all the big dogs (Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Dior, etc.), with Saks and Neiman Marcus to boot.
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Oxygene

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If there is one shop in Bal Harbour worth going out of your way for, that would be Oxygene. This independent boutique dishes out current trends from ready-to-wear designers like Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant, plus some very Miami-friendly labels you might not be as familiar with, including emoji-tastic Mira Mikati, Miami-based Alexis, and heavily bedazzled Ashish. There's also a selection of designer kid's clothes, if you've got a toddler you want to deck out in Versace.
Photo: Oxygene
Opened in 2013, Hint Miami stocks accessories, shoes, and womenswear that ranges from laid-back casual to limited-edition designer alongside a small selection of home goods and art objects. Labels run the gamut from LA's Wildfox to Copenhagen's Ivan Grundhal.
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En Avance

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While you're in the neighborhood, stop by multi-brand women's boutique En Avance. The shop touts itself as showcasing global designers, and delivers on that promise with brands like MSGM, Sacai, and Dodo Bar Or.
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MRKT Avenue Deux

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This Design District concept shop offers high streetwear and luxe men's and women's clothing and accessories in a stark, minimalist setting, almost like artworks on display in a gallery. (Catching a theme here?) You can shop everything from zines to architectural bags.
Photo: MRKT Deux

Boho Hunter

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Boho Hunter is a great first stop in the arts district of Wynwood. Run by four friends from Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico, this cute shop sells clothes, accessories, and homewares made by Latin American designers you probably haven't heard of, but will fall in love with. Lots of color and graphic elements mean lots of statement pieces, from Balkanica jackets and robes made in Peru to blingy Colombian jewelry from Magma Dasha and Daniela Salcedo.
Photo: Boho Hunter

MIMO Market

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Run by two friends from New York, Wynwood's MIMO is a great place to shop for gifts for men and women. Most things in the store are made by indie brands, including a number of local designers, and everything is affordable (under $100 for the most part). Expect everything from beach-friendly apparel to handmade jewelry.
Photo: Ysa Pérez

Frangipani

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There are scores of fancy design stores in Miami, but Frangipani is one where you might actually walk out with a few new favorite pieces without spending next month's rent. From children's toys to cocktail napkins, this colorful shop is filled with fun finds, including men's and women's clothing and accessories.
Photo: Ysa Pérez

Style Mafia

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If you want something current, affordable, and from Miami, Style Mafia is the only store you should bother with. This edgy label operates a popular e-commerce site out of its Wynwood showroom; you should definitely stop by to see the brand's architectural tops, colorful bomber jackets, and sexy dresses and jumpsuits IRL.
Photo: Ysa Pérez

Golden Bar

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Three separate Coconut Grove boutiques combined to become one under the name Golden Bar in 2015, and the new venture has since expanded with additional locations in Miami Beach. There are two separate "Home" and "Clothing" addresses on Washington Avenue a few doors down from each other; stop by both to shop cute sundresses, accessories, and quirky home decor.
Photo: Ysa Pérez

The Webster

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Located in a historic Art Deco building designed by Henry Hohauser, the Webster is undoubtedly one of Miami's best boutiques. While the designer wares on offer here can be pricey, it's a great place to go for inspiration for its particular point of view. Expect men's and women's fashions from designers like The Row, Vetements, and Hood by Air.
Photo: The Webster

Alchemist

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While this artsy avant-garde shop has two other locations in Miami — a fine jewelry store in the Design District and another boutique on Lincoln Road — if you’re visiting, definitely stop by the Level 5 outpost, which is located on the fifth floor of a parking garage on Lincoln Road. (Only in Miami!)
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One of the top men's stores in Miami, like several other stores on this list, Base has set out to blur the lines between art and retail. The difference: This one has been around since 1989, and is just as cutting-edge as the day it opened. Expect avant-garde pieces, T-shirts, art books and objects, records, and more.
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Brickell City Centre

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This brand-spanking-new development from Swire Properties has a retail lineup similar to the Bal Harbour Shops — upscale brands like Diptyque, Vilebrequin, Saks 5th Avenue — with a few more mid-range labels in the mix. The draw here is less discovering cool brands and more the chance to check out something shiny and new; but there are a few imports opening their first US stores here, including sleek Spanish retailer Extart & Panno.
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Shoe Gallery

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Any city worth its salt has at least one streetwear shop where sneakerheads line up to get their fix of the latest buzzy release. In Miami, that shop has history: This Cuban-American family business has been running since 1979. (If you're committed to shopping more of the latest sneakers and streetwear, you should also check out Unknwn Boutique in Aventura.)
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Supply & Advise

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A two-story preppy-cool menswear shop in a restored building from the '20s, Supply & Advise is one of the best stops in Miami for fashion-minded men. Expect brands like Filson, Gant, and Levi's Vintage, with an in-house barbershop and bar rounding out the offerings.
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Respice

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If you find yourself out in South Miami, or even just in need of an afternoon shopping trip, definitely make a stop at Respice. Opened in 2014, this indie boutique is a great place to shop for gifts for men and women. The owners, married couple Alejandro Orestano and Gisela Balassa, pride themselves on stocking goods from small designers based near and far; you'll find everything from Miansai bracelets to Maison Louie Marie candles.
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Sweat Records

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Miami's favorite record store/coffee shop/event space, Sweat Records is the spot for shopping new and used vinyl and band tees and plugging into the south Florida music scene. Check out the events page for listings of art exhibitions, artist talks, and listening parties, which are frequent.
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Miami Design District

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With all the art installations, outdoor sculptures, and decked-out storefronts, Miami's Design District is a sight to see, and is more than worth checking out even if you're not planning on picking up new Louboutins. All the big fashion houses and watch brands have flagships here, from Hermès to Louis Vuitton; new stores are still popping up all the time.
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Fly Boutique

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This packed-to-the-gills consignment shop is filled with vintage treasures from all eras, including a pretty great designer selection. In addition to clothing, you can also score vintage lamps, furniture, and knick-knacks of all types while you're at it.
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Jessie Boutique

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Jessie may be located in a strip mall a few blocks away from Lincoln Road, but don’t let that fool you. The boutique is packed with labels you likely already love (Elizabeth and James, Citizens of Humanity, Rag & Bone) and more under-the-radar bohemian brands, like Karina Grimaldi and Misa. In fact, Jessie’s is so committed to keeping its inventory fresh that the head-to-toe looks on each of the multiple mannequins in its windows change every single day.
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F1RST Surf Shop

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Head to South Beach for Miami's best surf shop, where you can rent a surf or stand-up paddle board, sign up for a lesson, or just shop the great collection surf and skate brands. Look for in-demand labels like Vissla and Banks Journal for guys and Amuse Society for women.
Photo: F1rst Surf Shop

C. Madeleine's

Photo: C. Madeleine's
Shoppers — including celebrities and celebrity stylists — flock to C. Madeleine's for the absurdly good (and accordingly expensive) selection of vintage Chanel, Saint Laurent, and Gucci. But there are more affordable gems to be found too, like hand-painted denim jackets, dresses from the '60s and '70s, and funky men's shirts. (For even more vintage in the area, check out Rabbit Hole, which is also lovely.)
Photo: C. Madeleine's

Bal Harbour Shops

Photo: Bal Harbour Shops
This swanky outdoor mall is great if you're staying in the area, in the mood to drop some serious change, or want to window shop a bunch of different designer labels in a relatively relaxed, upscale environment. (But if you're not checking any of those boxes, it's not necessarily worth the trip.) Expect brands like Stella McCartney, Rag & Bone, Akris, Maje, and Agent Provocateur in addition to all the big dogs (Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Dior, etc.), with Saks and Neiman Marcus to boot.
Photo: Bal Harbour Shops

Oxygene

Photo: Oxygene
If there is one shop in Bal Harbour worth going out of your way for, that would be Oxygene. This independent boutique dishes out current trends from ready-to-wear designers like Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant, plus some very Miami-friendly labels you might not be as familiar with, including emoji-tastic Mira Mikati, Miami-based Alexis, and heavily bedazzled Ashish. There's also a selection of designer kid's clothes, if you've got a toddler you want to deck out in Versace.
Photo: Oxygene

Hint

Photo: Hint
Opened in 2013, Hint Miami stocks accessories, shoes, and womenswear that ranges from laid-back casual to limited-edition designer alongside a small selection of home goods and art objects. Labels run the gamut from LA's Wildfox to Copenhagen's Ivan Grundhal.
Photo: Hint

En Avance

Photo: En Avance
While you're in the neighborhood, stop by multi-brand women's boutique En Avance. The shop touts itself as showcasing global designers, and delivers on that promise with brands like MSGM, Sacai, and Dodo Bar Or.
Photo: En Avance

MRKT Avenue Deux

Photo: MRKT Deux
This Design District concept shop offers high streetwear and luxe men's and women's clothing and accessories in a stark, minimalist setting, almost like artworks on display in a gallery. (Catching a theme here?) You can shop everything from zines to architectural bags.
Photo: MRKT Deux

Boho Hunter

Photo: Boho Hunter
Boho Hunter is a great first stop in the arts district of Wynwood. Run by four friends from Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico, this cute shop sells clothes, accessories, and homewares made by Latin American designers you probably haven't heard of, but will fall in love with. Lots of color and graphic elements mean lots of statement pieces, from Balkanica jackets and robes made in Peru to blingy Colombian jewelry from Magma Dasha and Daniela Salcedo.
Photo: Boho Hunter

MIMO Market

Photo: Ysa Pérez
Run by two friends from New York, Wynwood's MIMO is a great place to shop for gifts for men and women. Most things in the store are made by indie brands, including a number of local designers, and everything is affordable (under $100 for the most part). Expect everything from beach-friendly apparel to handmade jewelry.
Photo: Ysa Pérez

Frangipani

Photo: Ysa Pérez
There are scores of fancy design stores in Miami, but Frangipani is one where you might actually walk out with a few new favorite pieces without spending next month's rent. From children's toys to cocktail napkins, this colorful shop is filled with fun finds, including men's and women's clothing and accessories.
Photo: Ysa Pérez

Style Mafia

Photo: Ysa Pérez
If you want something current, affordable, and from Miami, Style Mafia is the only store you should bother with. This edgy label operates a popular e-commerce site out of its Wynwood showroom; you should definitely stop by to see the brand's architectural tops, colorful bomber jackets, and sexy dresses and jumpsuits IRL.
Photo: Ysa Pérez

Golden Bar

Photo: Ysa Pérez
Three separate Coconut Grove boutiques combined to become one under the name Golden Bar in 2015, and the new venture has since expanded with additional locations in Miami Beach. There are two separate "Home" and "Clothing" addresses on Washington Avenue a few doors down from each other; stop by both to shop cute sundresses, accessories, and quirky home decor.