Books & Books it’s a charming little bookstore, located in Lincoln Road. They have a wonderful book selection, including fascinating works about Art Deco architecture. While browsing among the books, you could enjoy a cup of coffee in the terrace.
What to buy: The staff recommendation section includes some of the funniest books I’ve ever seen. I was tempted to buy ’em all ;-)
Visit at the Hard Rock Cafe of Bayside Market in Downtown Miami to complete our collection of T shirts.
- Mon to Thu : 10AM-10PM
- Fri & Sat : until 11PM
- Sun : 11AM to 9PM
What to pay: The things sold in Bayside Market are rather expensive.
There are a few areas in East Miami to frivil money away.There's the high end Bal Harbor Shoppes in North Miami Beach, the shops that line Collins in South Beach (typical mall-type stores and unique boutiques), scattered shops of Coconut Grove (some touristy, some funky and artsy) and the tourist trap, Bayfront.
Each of these destinations can be reached from Interstate 95, heading east, towards the ocean.
What to buy: Bal Harbor is ultra high-end. Think couture, couture and more couture. It's lovely to walk around though...
South Beach shopping entails fun beachwear, club wear, eclectic jewelry, and stores like Banana Republic, Sephora, Armani Exchange and Urban Outfitters.
Coconut grove shopping runs the gamut- It feels geared to tourists, but it's got local flavor as well. You'll find souvenir shops and cool boutiques.
Bayfront. This is wear they dump the people from the cruise ships. It's within walking distance of the ships and it's rather kitschy. There are a couple of decent shops and boutiques here but it's mostly geared to tourists.
What to pay: Depends on where you go and what your budget is really. (re: how much you can expect to spend)
There is a mall a few minutes out of miami beach that has an open roof and a little waterfall going trhough it.. nice stores too!
Ask the locals, I'm sure they'll know..but do try and go!
What to buy: Tons of clothes for fairly cheap!
One of my favorite things to do in South Beach is to spend a lazy afternoon shopping in Lincoln Road Mall. They have a number of interesting shops in here, some good cafes, and its also a great place to people watch as well. Again, like the rest of South Beach, this is not a place for those on a budget. Shop around, take in lunch or an early dinner at a cafe, or justenjoy the relaxation of the many fountains through the centert of this open air mall.
What to buy: They have many shops here, my favorite is one of the main art and sculpture shops, I'm not sure of its name, but its on the North side of the Lincoln mall about 2 blocks in and it has some amazing sculptures and statues as well as some nice canvas art.
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.