In Miami, you will see someone dressed to the nines just to grab a cup of coffee. On that same block, you’ll see an array of different fashions styles ranging from ‘modern-chic’ to ‘classic boho’ to ‘downright tacky’. At the club you’ll see guys in button downs and some in suits, you’ll see women in Gucci, and others wearing lingerie and calling it a dress. Miami fashion is as diverse as its ever-growing melting pot culture. While world-class luxury brands are well represented in this market, one can find just about any style for any price tag if you know where to look. Here’s a basic guide to find what style and budget fits you best.
Bal Harbor Shops When shopping here, make sure you bring that sugar daddy or sugar mama so you can maybe possibly get one article of clothing. The Bal Harbor Shops are not for those of us in a normal pay grade, or even those with above average salaries. This shopping campus is dripping in luxurious outlets expensive tastes. Beautifully decorated, the outdoor mall boasts refinery with Koi ponds and high-end restaurants. Bal Harbor is a wealthier part of Miami, so it only makes sense that this shopping multiplex caters to those only with deep pockets. If you do decide to make a shopping appearance at the Bal Harbor Shops, make sure you have unlimited credit on your cards. You’re gonna need it!
Brickell City Center Brickell City Center is nicely situated in Miami, close enough to downtown to get there fast, especially if that shirt you wanted to wear still has a mustard stain from last week. While it’s not as high end and expensive as Bal Harbor, this shopping center is still mid-range to upscale as far as your wallet is concerned. It’s a convenient place to get something fast and something nice and with outdoor restaurants and popular brands, the Brickell City Center is a perfect place for a lazy day of shopping.
Design District The Miami Design District has only recently, within the past 15 years, become what it is today. Flaunting a brilliant infusion of art, fashion and showrooms, this area is one that makes for a wonderful day trip. There is always some sort of fun engagement for the evening- so if you’re trying to impress a visiting friend that loves anything art related, this is the place to visit. The Design District offers many shops that any band-name lover will be pleased with, while adding a fiercely fun atmosphere of modernized Art Deco chic fashion.
Lincoln Road Mall In SoBe, Lincoln Road Mall has been the spot for many, tourists and locals alike. It’s a great walk, plus there are so many shops and restaurants to choose from that fit any budget and style. The pedestrian mall has streets lined with boutiques and outdoor bistros alike. The Lincoln Road Mall has been a favorite destination for families for years. A day spent shopping here is most likely not going to drain your bank account so stop in a Starbucks for coffee and get that shopping spree started!
The Webster Now, who are you trying to impress bringing them here? Chances are if you’re shopping at The Webster, your wallet is pretty thick. There are three floors of this boutique that sells (again) high-end luxury items, similar to Barney’s. The Webster caters to those that want to be seen in South Beach as the epitome of South Beach fashion. While this outlet is not for everyone, it is fun to go and check out its rooftop deck.
Fashion in Miami doesn’t have to be hard and it certainly doesn’t mean you have to spend your entire paycheck to achieve a certain look. There are plenty of places to shop and if you’re lucky, you have someone footing the bill for you, too!