New in town for Art Basel? Check out our highly curated guide to the Magic City's best shopping haunts.
Bienevenidos a Miami! Sure, the Magic City is home to copious amounts of sun, beaches, hipsters and mojitos — but it also boasts spectacular shopping spots. Here are our top picks...
LINCOLN ROAD: The main shopping and dining vein of Miami Beach, consider Lincoln Road the must-see spot during your jaunt. People watching at this pedestrian-friendly promenade are also a favorite pastime here.
1111 Lincoln Road — Inside the uber-cool Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 Lincoln Road building you’ll find boutiques like Coltorti Miami, Babalu, Adidas, Juicy Couture, Osklen, Nespresso, Alchemist, MAC Cosmetics, Artsee, Y-3and more. Each store’s space is easy on the eyes — modern masterpieces, if you will. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Base — Tired of the same ol’, same ol’? Then bounce over to Base — the epicenter of all things cool, quirky and hip. Off-the-beaten-path designers such as Miansai (jewelry), Area Ware(artistic objects) and Tsovet (watches) are up for keeps. Be sure to groove to some beats at their renowned music bar. 939 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; (305) 531-4982.
Brownes & Co. — Be sure to meander off the streets abutting Lincoln Road, too. Amd if you need a manicure, wax and some beauty booty, Brownes & Co. has got you covered. Up for keeps are get-glam goodies by Darphin, Dr. Hauschka, Liz Earle, Mario Badescu, Acqua di Parma and more. Home items like Diptyque candles and Apothia aromatic diffusers are also on hand. 1688 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach; (305) 538-7544.
Madewell — Think of Madewell as J. Crew’s younger, more easygoing sister with a penchant for bumming around the beach. This particualr store is the brand’s first foray in Florida. 714 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; (305) 534-8079.
DESIGN DISTRICT: This de rigueur area across the pond from Miami Beach is home to design stores, high-brow boutiques, art galleries and gourmet restaurants galore. Chi chi stores such as Tom Ford, Cartier, FENDI, Louis Vuitton, IWC Watches, Chrome Hearts, Bulgari, Miu Miu and Omega Watches are on hand.
LOEWE — Shop fine leather goods and peruse art here. How so? The Loewe Foundation tapped Irish artist William McKeown and British potter John Ward to present an extraordinary space that embodies LOEWE’s celebration of both modernity and history. The exhibition will run from November 30, 2016 to March 31, 2017. 110 NE 39th Street, Design District
Louis Vuitton — Once you're done ooh-ing and awe-ing over this four-story leviathan-sized Louis Vuitton store, be sure to check out the maison's installation of Objets Nomads. The collection of curious furniture will be on display at Design Miami from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, 2016, and at the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District Store from Nov. 30, through January 2017. 140 NE 39th St., Design District
Maison Margiela — The Parisian maison is launching its first pop-up shop, MM6 Maison Margiela, this particular year. Taking place on Friday, November 11, 2016, scoop up the label's unconventional contemporary clothing and accessories line and rest assured you will stand apart from the masses. 3930 N.E. 2nd Ave., Design District; (786) 718-1931.
Marni — This Milanese-based company made its debut during Art Basel Miami Beach 2008, which is fitting considering the small corner space is a work of art in its own. Floating stainless steal racks around the store’s perimeters carry dresses, knee-length skirts and tops in Marni’s signature pastel patterns. 3930 N.E. 2nd Ave., Design District; (305) 764-3357.
En Avance — Locally loved, En Avance offers a cool mix of clothing, accessories and home goods for both men and women. Off-the-beaten-path designers such No. 21, MSGM, Protagonist, Sofie D'hoore, Sacai, Marques Almeida, Anjuna, as well as exquisite fine jewelry from Irene Neuwirth, Rosa Maria and Ek Thongprasert make this shop's edit a thoughtful one. 53 N.E. 40th Street, Design District; (305) 576-0056.
The Bazaar Project — Nestled in the quaint Buena Vista neighborhood (next to the ever-popular Mandolin restaurant), explore a dizzying array of curated apparel, jewlery and home decor from around the globe. 4308 N.E. 2nd Ave., Buena Vista; (786) 703-6153.