Florida boasts some of the best shopping in the nation, ranging from prestigious luxury shopping centers to colossal discount outlets, with both indoor and outdoor settings. But they all have one thing in common: great shopping. Here’s a list of must-shop malls across Florida.
3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Picturesque, expansive and featuring the only H&M in South Florida, this mall is often hailed as the best on the east coast.
1751 Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL
Farther south still, is the Palm Beach Outlets, which seems like a town unto itself. With 130 stores, like DKNY and Ann Taylor, the outlets are the perfect one-stop shopping destination. Also included in the complex is Marketplace at the Outlets and another 20 stores, including Whole Foods. Despite the name, Palm Beach Outlets is in West Palm Beach, across the Intracoastal Waterway from its toney neighbor.
7535 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156-7704
Dadeland Mall, Miami’s original and most iconic shopping center is anchored by Florida’s largest Macy*s, as well as Macy*s Home Gallery & Kids, Saks Fifth Avenue, jcpenney, and Nordstrom. This mecca of fabulous fashion and dining destinations spans more than 1.4 million square-feet and features more than 185 retail stores and restaurants.
1455 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172-2758
Miami International Mall is a premiere family-friendly international shopping experience located in Doral, providing a gathering place for consumers to shop, dine and be entertained in a safe, comfortable environment. The mall is home to select retailers like Macy’s The Women’s and Kid’s Store, Macy’s Men’s and Home, jcpenney, Kohl’s and Sears, Additionally, Miami International Mall features twenty-two eateries including BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and The Knife, and offers more than 140 of the latest retail and fashion brands, including Alex and Ani, Cubavera, Express, Forever 21, Gap, Guess, Gymboree, H&M, Hollister, Mayors Jewelers, Old Navy, Pandora, Perry Ellis, Swarovski, The Disney Store, Tous, and Victoria’s Secret.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL
Arguably the ritziest shopping spot in Florida, you can often spot celebrities at this glamorous indoor-outdoor mall. Packed with major designers such as Chanel, it is a luxury shopper’s dream.
250 E Palm Dr, Florida City, FL 33034-3514
Florida Keys Outlet Marketplace is a busy open-air mall of Spanish-style architecture. Despite its name, the mall is on the mainland in Florida City, but Key Largo is just a straight-shot south 40 miles on Highway 1, also called the Dixie Highway. There are 50 stores here, among them designer shops and shoe emporiums such as Rack Room Shoes.
12801 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, FL
Experience budget shopping at its biggest and best at this impressive Fort Lauderdale area outlet mall. Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet center in the U.S., providing more than 350 name-brand outlet retail stores.
Just on the western border of the Everglades, outside of Plantation, FL, sits the majestic Sawgrass Mills® & The Colonnade Outlets. With more than 350 stores, it’s the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States. The outlet mecca boasts locations from Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Gap, plus value retailers OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Marshalls and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA. Sawgrass Mills has everything from fashion and jewelry to electronics, sporting equipment, beauty products, home accessories, toys and more. There is something for everyone in this enclosed, air conditioned, and climate-controlled mall located just 30 minutes from Miami International Airport and 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL
The crown jewel of budget shopping in northwest Florida, Silver Sands is a must-shop for bargain-hunting vacationers in this beach paradise.
Destin’s Silver Sands Premium Outlets draws sun-worshippers off the nearby white-sand beaches for a day of shopping. In fact, Silver Sands is a draw for vacationers and locals all along the Panhandle. Shop for sunglasses at Oakley Vault and Solstice and beach apparel at any number of places, including PacSun.
5100 N 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504-8769
Cordova Mall is the largest and most upscale shopping center in the Pensacola area. Anchored by Belk, Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond and World Market, Cordova Mall also features more than 120 specialty stores including H&M, Carter’s/Osh Kosh B’Gosh, LOFT, Chico’s, Jos. A Bank, Sephora, The Buckle and Old Navy. Looking for a wonderful meal to go with your day of shopping? Pieology, Panera Bread, Red Robin and Moe’s Southwest Grill are some of the marvelous dining options at Cordova Mall.
600 Pier Park Dr., Panama City Beach
Located near the beach, this outdoor mall has tons of stores and restaurants, and even an amusement park known as Miracle Strip. Its brightly colored buildings add to the festive, coastal ambience.