10 Best Places to Shop

10 Best Places to Shop

Coral Gables is widely recognized as an exclusive community planned with touches of the Mediterranean in mind. Several historic landmarks are located here, including the iconic Biltmore Hotel and the incredible Venetian Pool. Coral Gables is also the home of the University of Miami and is conveniently located near excellent shopping in neighborhoods like Coconut Grove and South Miami. Did you realize that Coral Gables has beautiful shops and luxury boutiques, too? Read on to learn more about shopping in Coral Gables for fashion, gifts, and more.

Coral Gables

Residents in any area of Coral Gables have some of the nation’s best retail at their fingertips. The Miracle Mile to the north aggregates trendy boutiques, specialty stores, over 120 international restaurants, and people-watching in a decidedly tropical setting. To the south, Merrick Park draws crowds seeking luxury style at over 100 world-class boutiques and restaurants.

Artigiano (@artigianomiami)

If you are searching for a luxury boutique offering men’s clothing, head to Artigiano in Coral Gables. Their handmade, custom offerings include suits, shirts, guayaberas, and trousers. Artigiano designs are all crafted from the ultimate in luxurious materials. Can’t make it into the store? No problem. They are available to schedule your fitting and selection appointments right in the comfort of your home.

Boy Meets Girl (@bmgkids)

Boy Meets Girl is the perfect destination to find outfits for your children. This family-owned business stocks a wide variety of carefully selected items. Sizes range from the tiniest newborn up to the preteen years. Pajamas, play outfits, school clothing, and formal wear from various brands are available here at Boy Meets Girl. Browse their accessories for your little ones, including backpacks, toys, and books.

Violetas (@violetashomedesign)

Violetas provides shoppers with various home items, including furniture, lighting, and accessories. Check out their pieces from brands like Baccarat, Hermes, and L’objet to find your next unique piece. They also offer items to showcase the Miami lifestyle and home design and decorating services. Find all of this skillfully mixed in with Asian and Latin American artwork.

Trend (@trendboutiquemiami)

Pop into Trend Boutique for women’s and girls’ clothing on the go. Trend carries jeans, shorts, skorts, and tops with simple designs and light materials ideal for Miami (or other warm climates). You will find something for any occasion, including swimwear and sundresses. Bring your little ones and shop confidently with knowledge of the store’s reasonable exchange and returns policies.

Coconut Grove

A short drive southeast of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove is famous for its hidden gems, distinct architecture, and laid-back lifestyle.

The Wardrobe & More no(@thewardrobeandmore)

More than your garden variety boutique, Wardrobe & More is a concept shop with an excellent variety of goods and knowledgeable customer service. Many of its wearable wardrobe pieces are West Coast-inspired and designed for comfort and style. This store is a relatively new establishment — the first location opened in South Miami, and success spurred its second location on beautiful Fuller St. in historic Coconut Grove. Shopping at the Wardrobe, you will notice how well the store’s aesthetic fits its lush and tropical surroundings. Stop in and check out the full assortment: furniture, pottery, pantry items, and pieces by local artists.

twelvesixtynine (@twelvesixtynine)

While at Commodore Plaza, pay a visit to twelvesixtynine for highly stylish prescription eyewear and sunglasses. Its collection is hand-selected, and there is a story behind every brand the store carries. It’s no secret or coincidence that twelvesixtynine gets such rave reviews. Do you want the best technical frames? What about sunglasses with as much personality as you? Between the store’s careful curation and the brands’ attention to detail, you will walk out of this charming boutique with the right pair of eyewear.

The Griffin (@shopthegriffin)

If you’re a shoe lover or have one in your life, look no further than The Griffin, the preeminent designer shoe store in Miami. Luxury designer shoes cohabit shelves with accessories by fashion-forward brands like Aquazurra, Chloe, Gianvito Rossi, Giuseppe Zanotti, and more. No matter how experienced you are with luxury shoes, the staff will ensure you know what you’re doing. The Griffin is located in the heart of Coconut Grove on the friendly Commodore Plaza. Check out their Instagram for new finds that suit your style.

Chevre (@chevremiami)

Say cheese — Chevre might be the only place in the world to sample varieties like Etxegarai, Tome-Adarre, and Sottocenere al Tartufo in one sitting. It’s abundantly clear that the ownership and staff love cheese (and wine, and charcuterie). And it’s beautiful that cheese from around the planet can make you feel at home. Walk into the small shop and find the display case. Feel free to sample a bite of one or several kinds of cheese before making a decision. If and when you return, bring your friends and try the yogurt cups, local jams (as in preserved), and sandwiches.

The Bazaar Project (@thebazaarproject)

The Bazaar Project is a concept store focusing on fashion accessories and a fantastic onsite cafe. Founder Yeliz Titiz got her start in the Miami Design District and has high expectations for this, her latest location. Accessories come in the form of decor pieces, fine jewelry, and apparel. You’ll be wowed by the interior design, which blends bold colors and vibrant prints that set the tone for your morning or afternoon. The cafe is unique, and its wares (light and savory plates, smoothies, wines) are worth trying, even if you don’t intend to shop at the boutique.

South Miami

The Shops at Sunset Place, Dadeland Mall, and South Miami Boutiques are the leading retail draws in South Miami.

Urben (@shopurben)

Urban operates on the premise that gift-giving is a rewarding experience. Set in the heart of South Miami, the brick-and-mortar location has the advantage of excellent staff. They know shopping for a loved one can entail difficulty and are ready to advise you on specifics (though you can also shop online). What does Urben carry? So much — we’re talking vanilla gift baskets, playful games, tech and workshop gadgets and tools, and quirky zen and books collections, among other categories.

Whether interested in fashion, jewelry, or home furnishings, you can find what you are looking for while shopping in Coral Gables. For information on new luxury homes in Coral Gables, reach out to Juliana Savoia. Her real estate team has the expertise to make your dreams of a Miami lifestyle come true. Contact the Juliana Savoia Group for more information today.

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