There are a lot of fun things to do while in Miami, but with luxury designers boutiques, outlets malls, and thrift shops, shopping seems like the obvious choice! If you want to shop near your hotel in South Beach then Lincoln Road Mall could very well be what you need. Don’t expect stores here to be cheap, yet unlike in many other places it is rather common in Miami to find a $5 dollar store next to a couture boutique, making it a little bit harder for the inexperienced shopper to find what you’re looking for. Luckily, whether you’re on the hunt for clothing, gifts, or designers clothes, we know which are the closest outlets to South Beach (Miami) that will give you the best bang for your buck. Our top two outlet malls are: Dolphin Mall and Sawgrass Mills.
Dolphin Mall is the largest outlet mall in Miami-Dade County, with an offer of more than 240 stores, as well as diverse entertainment options and a food court. A few of the restaurants in the mall are: The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, among others. Dolphin Mall brings you the finest fashion, including stores not found anywhere else in the county, such as Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Coach Factory Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, to name just a few. Where is it?This outlet mall is located on 11401 NW 12th Street, just five miles west of Miami International Airport, and can be accessed directly from Florida Turnpike’s Exit 27, and the mall is open from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
Dolphin Mall is divided into three sections, to fully reflect Miami’s rich, multicultural heritage:
- Ramblas (Walk) – A lively village square full of exciting restaurants and entertainment venues.
- Playa (Beach) – South Beach-style shopping for casual apparel, accessories and charming home decor.
- Moda (Style) – This is the fashion district of the mall, where you can find all the chic boutiques and hip outlets.
Here you can find a map of the mall, as well as all the stores and restaurants available.
Our second favorite is Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States, located about 30 miles north of Miami in Sunrise, just 30 minutes from Miami International Airport and 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Not only it is close to the airport- it also offers transportation to and from select Miami and Fort Lauderdale Hotels via the Sawgrass Mills Shuttle for only $30 per person from Miami, and $25 from FLL. Here you can find more information about it.
Sawgrass Mills has more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price retail stores, such as Jimmy Choo, Gucci, La Perla and Kate Spade New York with discounts of 40 to 60 perfect off! Sawgrass Mills is truly a unique opportunity, which many visitors take to experience budget shopping at its biggest and best. Sawgrass Mills not only has clothing stores, as it has everything, from fashion and jewelry to electronics, sporting equipment, home accessories, toys, and more. The mall opens from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM from Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
If you want to spend time shopping for bargains while in Miami, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit these two fantastic outlet stores, where you can find anything you want at more affordable prices!
If you’re staying at our boutique hotel in South Beach we’re happy to organize transportation to any of the outlet malls, or show you the best way to get to the closest outlets to South Beach Miami with your own car. Happy shopping!