Saturday night partying on the Beach?
Those hot women or hot men
gave you the itch that needs scratching?
If you need the kind of friend
that is water proof, remote controlled
and batery operated,
head over to the Deja Vu Love Boutique,
an upscale joint featuring
tastefully sensual items
like Karmasutra lotions,
candles, edible Peter Butter,
feathers and skimpy lingerie.
The really good stuff is stashed behind
the velvet rope, (of course),
where you'll find a long, curved wall of toys
from the Phaliz collection,
blown glass dildos that look like
works of art, porn star apporved gadgets,
and lower priced devices that
keep you pocket and other parts happy.
Shy types need not worry,
Deja Vu also has some of its products
available online for surreptitious purchases.
What to buy: What ever makes you happy!
Bal Harbor mall (outdoor) is very exclusive. About 20 min. north of South Beach on Collins Avenue and 96th Street. The place is very well maintained with luxury stores.
Lincold Road Mall is okay, nice to walk up and down and check out the different stores, def. not fancy like Bal Harbor.
Collins Avenue south of 14th Street and Washington Avenue south of Lincoln Road has plenty of stores to choose from.
Trendy isn't even the word. Versace was in a world of his own, and his clothes still are. For me its either a love it or hate it with the Versace lines, and if I'm down here on a budget if I love the way it looks I hate the price it has tagged on it. Even then, I'll still go in here just to look around
What to pay: Expect to spend at least 125 a shirt, 125 pants, 150 shoes. That is bottom line, average is much more
Wallgreens and Ekcerd Drugs are two good places to pick up a cheap beach umbrella.
What to buy: Dont forget to buy a beach umbrella, believe me the sun here is so strong that this is defenitly a good investment. bad sunburn can ruin your vacation.
Espanola way is lined with mediterranean revival buildings. On the weekends, the street is closed to traffic and turns into a outdoor shopping market - We saw wares from Indian and Egyptian to Turkish and Chinese.
What to buy: Evil Eye items are available in many stores on Espanola way.
Other interesting items are north african and cuban music, brazilian jewelery and hand woven rushmats - all sold in outdoor stalls flanking espanola way on the weekend.
What to pay: Negotiable if you buy from the outdoor stores. Indoor stores are more expensive.
The Lincoln road mall is an outdoor pedestrian only mall. Here you can find shops, restaurants and galerias. Most of them are very exclusive and you will need a big bank account to pay for their goods.
What to buy: You could buy the most beautiful glass artworks, paintings and sculpture. But also exclusive clothing like the now so popular Von Dutch because of the exposure by Miss Hilton...
Despite the fact that even if you can't afford any of it is just nice to walk around and see it...
And it's not only very exlusive things you can buy there's are some clothing stores like GAP, Burdines and Banana Republic.
Picture taken december 7, 2004
What to pay: More than in the average mall
Huge complex which went on for miles and miles. Our hotel arranged for the bus private car to pick us up from the hotel to take us the 1 hour journey near fort lauderdale.
Bus was aircon which was a godsend.
Spend a good 4 hours speed-shopping, still didn't manage to go to the green zone. Apparently people have been known to spend days there.
Good amount of bargains if you are prepared to look and don't be scared to haggle with some of the bigger stores. Levis were dirt cheap (compared to london prices).
Get a map and plan you day!
There are trendy shops on Washington Avenue, Ocean Drive and even Collins Ave on South Beach. But the prices are way up. For better deals, hit a shopping mall (Aventura in N. Miami Beach or Dadeland or the Falls in South Miami.)
What to pay: too much
If you're coming from a 3rd world country,
visiting an American grocery store
can be an exhilarating experience!!!
probably of more brands
than you have ever heard of,
or skin milk, whole milk, etc. etc.
Wait till you get to
the soft drinks aisle.
There, the products go on and on.
No natural juices here!!!
What to buy: The Publix on 20th Street between
West and Bay Avenue can be a great
pick up joint.
Your grocery cart just happened to
bump into one of those many models
doing their grocery shopping?
I am addicted to Kenneth Cole dress shoes. I have never been dissappointed, they always seem to match my outfit, are never more than 200 and seem to sit South Beach style in a str8 mans lap.
What to buy: Shirts and shoes are nice
What to pay: How much do you expect to buy? 100-200 for a nice pair of shoes, 75-125 for a nice shirt
We took the bus ($1.25 - air conditioned - can't go wrong!) to Aventura Mall from Miami Beach. Nice drive up. Got to see all the new condos going up. Mall was nice. Plenty of shops. Decent movie theatre and food court. Not exactly Miami area specific shopping. Will go back again.
What to buy: They had a great sale on at Banana Republic.
What to pay: I got 5 shirts (button and polo) for $62.
One of the world's most popular shopping destinations and Florida's largest retail and entertainment center, Sawgrass Mills features almost 2 miles of more than 400 name brand stores, pushcarts and kiosks with such names as Off 5th-Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Last Call! The Clearance Center from Neiman Marcus, Disney's Character Premiere, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Mikasa Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein Outlet Store, Gap Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and more.
This shop is spectacular. Inkanta's goal is to Satisfy your passion for modern design, so That You Can enjoy beautiful objects at work, at home and in your everyday life.
They travel the world in search of the best creations of international award winning brands Such as Lamy, Alessi, Ittala, ODM watches, Leonardo, Philippi, Lexon and Black and Blum.
What to buy: LAMY DIALOG
USB FLASH DRIVES
ANNA G. CORKSCREW
What to pay: $30 - 500 USD
Inkanta's goal is to satisfy your passion for modern design, so that you can enjoy beautiful objects at work, at home and in your everyday life.
They travel the world in search of the best creations of international award winning brands such as Lamy, Alessi, Ittala, O.D.M. watches, Leonardo, Philippi, Lexon and Black and Blum.
What to buy: ODM WATCHES
ANNA G. CORKSCREW
What to pay: USD $30 -500
Books & Books is a small bookstore chain that has a few outlets in and around Miami region -- there's one also in the Caribbean... The store we visited is located on a nice shopping street in Miami Beach.
The store is not extremely big, but is has a wide variety of books and magazines, and some toys for smaller children. All major literature categories are present, which is quite a feat for such crammed space. There is also an excellent café in front of the store, so you can start savouring your finds with a cup of mocha immediately.
The location is good for popping over from the beach to get more books or magazines to read. However, it is not on the seashore, so be prepared to walk a few blocks.