The week before Christmas, malls start to resemble Dante’s circles of hell. You must have done something truly terrible to find yourself bobbing and weaving through crowds of screaming children, disgruntled parents and frustrated husbands just days before the holiday. Though once you've atoned for your chronic procrastination, and made peace with the fact that your S.O.’s present is likely hiding somewhere in the seventh (the one reserved for violent criminals), some malls reward you with special shopping experiences that make gift buying easy—and enjoyable. Here, five of the can’t-miss pop-up shops open through the holidays at Aventura Mall.
The youngest Jenner brings her billion-dollar makeup line to Topshops around the country this month. Stop by the store’s Aventura location and pick up her popular lip kits, holiday eyeshadow sets and more. Through Dec 20.
Chuck By You
Design one-of-a-kind sneakers for yourself or put a personal touch on a present at the Converse Chuck By You pop-up, which lets shoppers customize Chuck Taylor sneakers with patches, grommets and more. Through Dec 30.
Please Don’t Tell
One of Wynwood’s best boutiques finds its way north for the holidays, bringing its trusted selection of local designers, indie labels and must-have accessories. In addition to gifts, owner Carolina Benoit has stocked this second outpost with racks of sparkling holiday looks, which she’ll happily help you style at no extra charge. Through Jan 31.
Shop wares and art by Miami’s favorite Technicolor artist on the mall’s lower level. Through Jan 31.
Available previously only through private shopping appointments, the New York City-based label debuted its first Miami store today. Shop CARLISLE apparel and accessories marked down up to 75 percent off exclusively for this limited-time event. Through Feb 28.
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