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Visitors to Miami Beach Enjoy World-Class Shopping

As the U.S. crossroads of Latin America and the Caribbean, Miami Beach is a shopping mecca for all tastes, budgets and predilections – from vintage styles to tomorrow’s trends.

For starters, there are the shops on Collins Avenue: Benetton, Urban Outfitters, Giroux, Intermix, MAC and more. Then, a Miami Beach “must” visit: Lincoln Road, one of locals’ and visitors’ favorites. This open-air promenade has everything from Design within Reach ‘s furnishings to crystal emporium Swarovski, not to mention great boutiques and name-brand stores such as American Apparel and BCBG Max Azria. There’s always something unique and fun at Lincoln Road, plus it’s a wonderful place for people watching – especially on Sundays, when it usually has a market of live performance in store.

For more high-end alternatives, head to Bal Harbour Shops and enjoy a day among Ungaro, Gianfranco Ferre, Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci and many other favorites. A 20-minute drive will take you to another shopper’s landmark, Aventura Mall, with a bevy of stores including All Saints, Bloomingdale’s, Burberry and Anthropologie. Another Miami stop? The Village at Merrick Park in Coral Gables, with Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom paving the way.

And for the ultimate in retail therapy – with great bargains and big names, lose yourself at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise. It might be a bit far from your chosen location, but this massive outlet center is worth the trip. You’ll save lots on names such as Stuart Weitzman, Puma, bebe, Theory and Armani. You might weep a bit once you realize there’s not enough time in a day to cover all stores, but there’s always tomorrow.

Hotel St. Augustine, with its relaxing boutique hotel accommodations on the southern end of Miami Beach, is the perfect base camp for a shopping trip to Miami. Consistently ranked one of TripAdvisor’s Top 20 hotels on Miami Beach, guests are assured of a comfortable stay with outstanding service. Our concierge team can help you plan your excursions and offer insider’s advice on shops to fit your tastes.