August 2019: The Downtown neighborhood may be on the up, but the local retail scene still needs some catching up. One of our favorite local T-shirt shops, Neushop, closed its brick-and-mortar last year, leaving us searching high and low for basics. Thankfully, two new shops grace the list: Andrew, a skate shop with a major fan following, and Shoe Gallery, a prime destination for Miami sneakerheads.
Shopping in Downtown Miami isn’t what it used to be when giant department stores like La Epoca and Burdine’s (and then Macy’s) held court. But just as those businesses have shuttered and shoppers have moved on, heading instead to Miami malls, new boutiques have emerged in the historic district. You’ll find fresh T-shirt shops and trendy menswear emporiums alongside the string of Miami jewelry stores that have occupied the neighborhood for decades. (Downtown Miami shops still offer the city’s best deals on diamonds and luxury watches.) Ready to spend? Follow us to the best Downtown Miami shopping opportunities.
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