Where to Shop in Miami: Part I

Let’s say you are looking for the best shops Miami has to offer. And also, that you want to be in an area surrounded by other boutiques of the same caliber. You may do a Google search and let your eyes try to absorb the hundreds of red dots scattered across the map, ordered below in a manner that would baffle Einstein. Stop. There’s no need to search any further. Your ultimate Miami shopping guide is here.

Ralph Lauren

9700 Collins Avenue (Bal Harbour Shops)


Bal Harbour is a must-visit for any serious shopper. Since opening in 1965, it’s been a hit with both locals and visitors. Here today at this unique outdoor shopping mecca, you’ll find a charming Ralph Lauren boutique, offering a wide selection of Lauren’s many labels. For men: Polo Ralph Lauren, Made to Measure, RRL, accessories, and footwear. For women: Collection, Lauren Women, accessories, and footwear. So whether you need a fresh pink polo (like the one pictured here) for your morning tee time, or a new beach bag, or even just a fresh pair of aviator shades, you’ll find it all at Ralph Lauren.

CH Carolina Herrera

9700 Collins Avenue (Bal Harbour Shops)

You’re going to like what you find at CH Carolina Herrera. That we promise. There is clothing for men, women, and kids. Plus: fragrances—several with playfully accessorized bottles. Here at Quest, we love reading about Herrera’s inspirations, whether it be for the clothing or those nuanced fragrances. It’s great fun to imagine the CH woman or man through her descriptions. For CH L’eau, a citrus-y scent, the “olfactive notes” read: “It exudes fun and happiness. It has no rules: it is unpredictable but elegant in essence.” Also, don’t forget about the CH luggage and travel accessories, which you may need after your shopping spree.

Dolce & Gabbana

9700 Collins Avenue (Bal Harbour Shops)

It’s easy to see why Dolce & Gabbana has always been a South Beach fashion favorite. The bright, expressive clothes designed by the talented Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana bring to mind a make-believe Italian Tropic, where icons traditionally associated with Italy like pasta, bread, and superstitious symbols mix with a joyful holiday mood, punctuated with cocktails, ice cream, and sequins. For their latest collection, footwear—embroidered sandals, sequined pumps—is given nice upgrade. The colors are bright and the clothing looks more relaxed than ever. And that summer vibe feels just right for the coming South Florida season.


9700 Collins Avenue (Bal Harbour Shops)

Dsquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caten (they are identical twin brothers) have a knack for flash. There’s something about Italian fashion—particularly brands like Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and Dsquared2—that works well in Miami. Always has, always will. Here in the Sunshine State, showing off skin is encouraged. So are bold, bright colors and sexy silhouettes. And who better than Dsquared2 to provide you with those kind of outfits? At the Bal Harbour boutique, you’ll find the latest in men’s and women’s fashion, perfect for the beach or a night out.