Collins Avenue (A1A) runs along the coast of Miami Beach and features landmark Art Deco properties in South Beach and glamorous oceanfront resorts all the way up through Sunny Isles. One of the prime shopping districts along Collins Avenue starts just north of 5th Street in South Beach and runs up through 12 Street where clever fashionistas will find great resort fashions at Roxy Quiksilver Surfwear, Banana Republic and the Gap. Just next door, the contemporary sportswear shop Urban Outfitters stocks men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and trendy sunglasses.
If the shops at home aren’t selling beachy clothing, wait until your Miami Vacation to stock up on swimwear, sunglasses and resort-ready looks. Summer clothes are available here year round.
Ladies seeking beauty products, skin care essentials and sunscreen can check out the full range at Sephora and choose from a variety of fashion colors in make-up at MAC. If a vacation makeover is on the agenda, the Vidal Sasson Salon adjoins the MAC store which makes it easy to update your look in a single afternoon. For updated wardrobe essentials, find Zara and Benetton and a well-edited collection of contemporary sportswear at Intermix.
Accessories can easily update your vacation apparel so start your shopping around 7th and Collins at Steve Madden where the bags and shoes are always on trend. Just next door the Nine West Boutique stocks sexy sandals, hot handbags and a variety of sunglasses and jewelry. Since the sun shines on South Beach nearly every day, a trip through Sunglass Hut can help any guy or girl find the shades that add that essential finishing touch to any outfit.
Sometimes it takes a designer look to truly set you apart and for that we suggest a stroll through The Webster, one of the best resources for exploring a full range of upscale labels that have been carefully curated for the Florida climate. Recently partnering with Target shops put The Webster on the radar of every savvy shopper so don’t be surprised to discover that the South Beach boutique actually has very pricey options. New York shoppers will recognize the Barneys COOP shop which stocks hip clothing, bags and shoes with a Manhattan edge. If all the labels seem too much for the weather, there are always designer jeans to be found at Armani Exchange, True Religion and Guess.
Wherever you wander on Collins Avenue, you’ll find great looks – and more than a few bargains – in clothing and accessories that work for any Miami Vacation.