The best Downtown Miami shopping for every budget

Ready to flex your spending muscles? The best Downtown Miami shopping includes jewelry stores, menswear shops and more.
Bayside Marketplace, Shops and services, Miami
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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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Best Downtown Miami shopping

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Shopping, Boutiques

Neushop

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What is it? Your new destination for fresh tees in a kaleidoscope of colors. Neushop’s 100-percent Peruvian grown cotton tops (Tanguis is softer than the more popular Pima cotton) come in 9 styles and 48 shades, which rotate with each season.

Why go? Functional pieces made with high-grade fabrics at a price point that makes sense is Neushop’s hallmark. 

Menswear
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Shopping, Menswear

Supply & Advise

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What is it? The sprawling menswear store is a place to discover new labels and experiment with style. Unlike large retailers, Supply & Advise culls from small producers and artisanal designers and stocks a healthy mix of clothing, accessories and sleek suits.

Why go? Supply & Advise takes window shopping to the next level, serving as a source of inspiration for fashionable gents. Walk in, have a chat, get a haircut upstairs and see what moves you. 

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Shopping, Jewelry

Freddy’s Certified Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

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What is it? Located on the bottom floor of the Seybold Building, the second-largest jewelry center in the U.S., Freddy’s is one of Downtown’s most trusted sources for diamonds. Fellas shopping for engagement rings will find brands like Tacori as well as in-house designs at deep discounts.

Why go? The people at Freddy’s are always willing to work with you, from suggesting less-expensive cuts and bargaining on price to creating custom designs.

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Shopping, Arts, crafts & hobbies

The Bead Bazaar

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What is it? Beads are only the beginning here. Bead Bazaar carries an array of charms, pendants, crystals and more of what you need to make your own accessories. 

Why go? You don’t need a wholesaler account to cash in on Bead Bazaar’s discounts. Spend more than $200 on charms and sparkly loot (and easy feat here) and get 50 percent off your purchase. 

 

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Buchwald Jewelers
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Shopping, Jewelry

Buchwald Jewelers

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What is it? This family-owned jewelry store sells Swiss timepieces, bespoke accessories and high-quality diamonds in a range of sizes and prices. Buchwald’s bread and butter are engagement rings, which they stock in mass as well as custom design.

Why go? Once your digits are blinged out, show your wrist some love. Buchwald’s collection of pre-owned and new Rolexes is impressive and caters to every phase of watch collecting.

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Shopping, Grocery stores

Whole Foods Market, Downtown

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What is it? Downtown’s first and only Whole Foods is bigger than most and the only one for miles. Go here for groceries, a hot meal and healthy-ish booze. 

Why go? The parking situation in Downtown is the absolute worst but Whole Foods validates. Just make sure to get your ticket stamped after you park.

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Bayside Marketplace, Shops and services, Miami
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Shopping, Shopping centers

Bayside Marketplace

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What is it? A relic in the Miami retail scene, Bayside Marketplace has gone to the tourists in search of mojitos, live music and a decent water view. There’s no shortage of places to shop for souvenirs and other knickknacks. 

Why go? Come sale time, the Wallflower bins at Bath & Works won’t be as picked over nor will the discounted racks at Gap. It’s all about the small wins at the outdoor shopping center.

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