When it comes to beach and sun, Miami is your best bet. But this city is a shopper’s paradise, from huge shopping malls to design districts, art museums, selfie ops and more that prove it’s more than just the beach.
Miami is becoming a luxury fashion paradise, especially with the rise of the trendy Brickell district. And it has its roots in fashion too. Miami in 2010
Here are some must-see fashion spots throughout Vice City.
Boutique shopping on foot
Miami’s Design District is where fashionistas head to shop and dine in style. This is a new, renovated area where you can shop, see live music and visit the Contemporary Art Miami or De La Cruz collection.
One highlight – Gaucho, an Argentinian luxury brand that recently opened its first flagship in the country – is one highlight, beyond luxury market fare from the likes of Gucci, Chanel and Off White. Gaucho is a brand based in Buenos Aires, and one of the few luxury fashion brands outside of Argentina that offers lifestyle and home decor. They recently launched their first retail sale from e-commerce to Miami. It’s something that the brand’s CEO Scott Mathis said is “a visionary look into our growing portfolio,” adding that the brand “seeks to create a global community built on a shared desire to live well in our products and homes.” the world.”
Lincoln Road on South Beach is another shopping destination, lined with boutiques, al fresco dining options and major brands such as Zara. “I always like to shop at Zara, it’s a European brand, different, unique styles,” says Miami-based journalist Estefania Salinas. “Spain itself is a fashionable country, the people are very elegant, but modern”.
Bal Harbor Shops is the premier luxury shopping mall in Miami. It is home to a collection of designer boutiques and department stores set in an open-air tropical garden-like design. It includes boutiques at Alexander McQueen, CH Carolina Herrera, Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta, Prada and Neiman Marcus. “When it comes to style and fashion, for me it’s not just about the look, it’s about the experience,” says Jonathan Bonanno, CEO of Showroom Miami. “That’s why I go to the best, not only the latest styles that Neiman Marcus Bal Harbor fashion has to offer, but my personal shopper Andy Bisbal goes above and beyond.”
Another great brand that is home to Bal Harbor Shops is Brunello Cucinelli. “Almost all of his pieces are timeless and made in Italy,” says Tyler Biddle-Barrows, sales executive for Standard Residences in Miami. “Brunello Cucinelli has a lot of linens with Miami Heat – the clothes are ethically sourced and sustainable and they give a large portion of their proceeds to help others. I also love Loro Piana’s designs.
Another shopping destination, Brickell City Center offers four floors of luxury brands and dining options along with Saks Fifth Avenue and CMX luxury movie theaters.
There are countless places to take beautiful selfies in Miami. The rooftop of the Isme Hotel on South Beach is a design lover’s dream, with a stylish rooftop pool and pink striped sofas alongside a stellar bar. Other options: Rent a sunrise-to-sunset Biscayne Bay chartered boat and cruise to take advantage of the best photos possible, or head to South Beach at sunset, then grab a cocktail at one of the many Art Deco restaurants. Buildings like Pink Taco.
Another key location for photo shoots is Wynwood, where much of the industrial tower fills the walls. “I love the Rebecca Muse mural in Wynwood. I first attended the project’s unveiling at Ralph Pucci International during Art Basel Miami Beach and returned there during Miami Swim Week,” says influencer and fashionista Katya Tolstova. Blogger. “I also love shooting at The Miami Beach EDITION Hotel because they have a lot of events during Art Basel and Miami Swim Week.”
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a short drive from South Beach and well worth the trip to see the sprawling gardens and classical estate. The Design District is home to a lot of photo-worthy public art. And nearby Mediterranean restaurant Mandolin Miami is also a hotspot for style.
A beautiful stay
For a well-rounded, stylish stay, your best bet is at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, which features a sprawling palm tree-lined pool. The hotel has private cabanas for rent by the day, which have their own private daybeds, exclusive amenities, private bathrooms and showers in air-conditioned cabins with refrigerators and coffee makers. It’s the ultimate in chic luxury.