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Miami Shopping

Miami is many things; a wonderful beachfront city, a culturally diverse metropolis, an important business and financial center, but did you know that Miami is also the epitome of style and luxury and offers great shopping to match? Here you can find everything from designer boutiques to little shops that sell unique Cuban artifacts, souvenir shops, huge shopping malls and outdoor shopping areas.

In Miami, you are sure to experience a truly diverse shopping experience that will fill you up and have you begging for more. With all the good-looking and well-dressed people walking around South Beach you'll feel like you're constantly watching an outdoor fashion show. This will inspire you to upgrade your own wardrobe, or at the very least take a piece of Miami back home with you. For the best shopping experience while in Miami, check out these top 10 shopping destinations.

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Some places to have in mind when you go to shopping in Miami:

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Aventura Mall

One of the biggest malls in Southern Florida and the largest one in Miami is Aventura Mall. This mall features over 280 stores and restaurants and is one the five highest grossing malls in the country. Here you will find the main department stores such as JC Penny, Macy's, Nordstrom, and also any other store you can think of. Outside of Aventura mall, there's a 2-mile stretch of land on Biscayne Boulevard that has many stores such as Best Buy, Border's, Marshall's and Sports Authority that are also worth checking out.

Dolphin Mall

If shopping malls are your thing, and you want to discover another big one in Miami, head over to Dolphin Mall located just west of Miami International Airport. It has more than 240 establishments between stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Unlike Aventura Mall, this mall tends to be more affordable. If you're looking to refuel while you're shopping up a storm, head to the mall's huge food court which offers any type of food you can think of, including many Cuban and Latin specialties.

South Beach stores

If you're in Miami, you won't help but gravitate towards South Beach. One of the best places to shop while you're here is on Collins Avenue. Here you will find a wide array of high-end shops like Armani Exchange and Nicole Miller but also more affordable choices such as Urban Outfitters, Guess and Sephora.

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Lincoln Road in South Beach

Another major shopping hub in South Beach is Lincoln Road. In the 1930's Lincoln Avenue acquired the name of the Fifth Avenue of the South when rich Northerners came to Miami during the winter to escape the cold and get some great shopping done. Today, Lincoln Avenue is a major tourist magnet with tons of shops such as Bebe, Anthropologie and a lot of restaurants, movie theaters and entertainment. It's a great place to spend an entire afternoon or evening.

Biscayne Corridor

If you're looking for a different shopping experience then head to Biscayne Corridor where you will find everything from clothes to shoes to electronics, but you'll also discover some wonderful stores selling unique furniture, antiques and artwork.

Coconut Grove

Another great neighborhood to explore if you're looking for fabulous antiques and artwork is Coconut Grove which still holds on to its bohemian roots despite its many chain stores, modern restaurants and entertainment venues. It's a charming, entirely pedestrian neighborhood with tree-lined streets that will provide hours of enjoyable browsing and buying. As a bonus, there are frequent outdoor musical events going on.

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Bayside Marketplace

If you want a pleasant shopping experience overlooking the Port of Miami, then Bayside Marketplace is the place for you. Because of its location, it's always swarming with cruise passengers and tourists. Here you will find many chain stores such as the Gap, but also many local vendors offering unique gifts and artifacts at reasonable prices.

Coral Gables

Another major Miami shopping destination is Coral Gables, dubbed the Miracle Mile. This area is known for its bridal shops and unique gift and souvenir shops, but also chain book stores such Barnes & Noble. Here you will also find the huge high-end Village at Merrick Park which provides great dining, entertainment and shopping with many upscale shops and department stores.

Calle Ocho

If you want to experience some local culture while shopping in Miami, head over to the primarily Cuban and Latin Calle Ocho. Here you will find tons of dining and shopping options and can buy music, artifacts, books, accessories, and clothes with Latin flavor.

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Sawgrass Mills

For the ultimate outlet shopping experience, take a drive to Sawgrass Mills, the biggest outlet mall in the world located only half an hour from Miami Beach. Here you will find over 300 brand name stores that sell everything you can imagine at cheap prices. If you're in Miami for more than a couple of days, this mall is definitely worth the trip, just plan on spending an entire day there.

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