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The Colonnade Outlets Sawgrass Mills
Photograph: Courtesy Sawgrass Mills

The best Miami outlet malls to indulge your shopping addiction responsibly

Score sweet deals and factory pricing on your favorite designers and big-name brands at the best Miami outlet malls.

By Virginia Gil and Falyn Freyman
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September 2019: While the rest of the country witnesses mass retail closings, Miami continues to thrive as a shopping destination. Attribute it to our tourists or our trend-chasing residents. Either way, we’re not all flush with cash, despite what pop culture tells us. Luckily for us non-one-percenters, we’ve got plenty of discount shopping to choose from here in South Florida. New to this list is a popular West Palm Beach outdoor shopping destination ideal for those staying in the area or looking to venture north. An outlet Adidas, HomeGoods and Whole Foods stores all in one place make the trip well worth it, especially if you opt to commute via the super-speedy Brightline rail!

What do tourists like more than exploring South Beach or taking a dip in the best Miami beaches? Surprisingly, it’s shopping in a Miami outlet mall. Out-of-towners shuffle through the proverbially crowded corridors of these bargain emporiums, luggage in tow, stuffing their empty suitcases with just about every sale item imaginable—from clothes to houseware to accessories. Occasionally, it’s locals who begrudgingly schlep across massive parking lots and bear getting shoved by swarms of sale shoppers all in the name of a good deal. Are outlet malls in Miami pleasant? Sometimes. Will they save you loads of money? Always, so we visit them anyway. 

Miami outlet malls

Dolphin Mall
Photograph: Tom Hurst

1. Dolphin Mall

Shopping Shopping centers Doral

What is it? Miami’s answer to Fort Lauderdale’s Sawgrass Mills, Dolphin packs the usual suspects you’d expect to find in an outlet mall—Ralph Lauren, Saks Off Fifth, Gap—in a space that’s considerably smaller and easier to navigate than most bargain hubs.

Why go? There’s more to Dolphin Mall than shopping, including two movie theaters, a bowling alley, an arcade and a dozen restaurants. Plus, there’s free seasonal programming, like outdoor concerts in the summer and fake snow in the winter.

The Colonnade Outlets Sawgrass Mills
Photograph: Courtesy Sawgrass Mills

2. Sawgrass Mills

Shopping Shopping centers

What is it? A retail beast with 350 stores and more than 1,000 parking spaces (and valet!), plus a movie theater, a stacked food court and many, many restaurants to keep you fueled throughout your shopping adventure.

Why go? The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass houses the ultimate selection of high-end designers and premium brands—from Lululemon and Kate Spade to Burberry and Gucci—and the discounts are deep.

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Converse
Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/Camila Damásio

3. Florida Keys Outlet Marketplace

Shopping Outlet store Florida City

What is it? This midsize outlet mall is located where the Florida Turnpike drops off and turns into U.S. 1, making it the ideal pit stop on your way to the Florida Keys. All through shopping for your beach vacation? Stock up on essentials at stores like Tommy Hilfiger, Converse, Coach and Gap.

Why go? The outdoor, tree-lined mall offers a pleasant place to stroll and window shop. Without designer stores to lure label-hungry tourists, the Florida Keys Marketplace is free from large crowds—parking isn’t unwieldy either.

Adidas
Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/chuttersnap

4. Palm Beach Outlets

Shopping Outlet store

What is it? Highlights at this outdoor destination include outlets for popular brands like Adidas, Nike, J. Crew and Columbia, plus higher-end options like Kate Spade. Big box favorites also make their home at the Palm Beach Outlets, from HomeGoods to PetSmart.

Why go? It’s a literal one-stop-shopping spot, but there are also legit food options. We’re keen on the local stuff like Toojay’s, a New York-style deli serving South Florida since 1981. Or if you'd rather whip yourself up something at home, swing by the on-site Whole Foods for groceries on your way out.

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