Bal Harbour Shops are the pinnacle of the South Florida luxury retail experience where designer shops like Alexander MacQueen, Balenciaga, Celine, Chanel and Chloe stand door-to-door with Emilio Pucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta and Prada. At either end of the swank alfresco shopping promenade, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus vie for the affections of the most affluent customers in town. In the middle of it all, gently burbling turtle ponds soothe weary husbands who dutifully tote pricey shopping bags and patiently wait for lunch.
The Bal Harbour Shops shuttle service picks up guests from the Ritz Carlton, W South Beach, Fontainebleau Resort, Eden Roc Renaissance and Canyon Ranch Hotels three times a day at no charge.
Haven to the the biggest names in designer fashion, accessories and shoes, Bal Harbour Shops offer a who’s-who in modern clothing design from Yves Saint Laurent to Gucci. And to pair with the latest looks, expect nothing less than Cesare Paciotti, Jimmy Choo and Roger Vivier footwear and jewels by Bulgari, Chopard, De Beers, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels and of course – Tiffany! Perhaps the most reasonable thing money can buy is a quick trip through the guarded exit gate where validated parking costs just a dollar an hour!
One of the added benefits of a day or evening spent at the mall is access to a number of top-rated restaurants including Carpaccio, La Gouloue and Makoto, a sleek new sushi bar that showcases the talents of Iron Chef Morimoto’s sushi chef Makoto Okuwa. Reservations are not often necessary to dine at the mall, but if you hoped to open a business next to one of the most fashionable tenants, you would have to queue up for at least two years on a waiting list.