South Beach Miami on a Budget
If you don't mind to spend at least 45 minutes on a bus or just need to have a day off from the beach and the sun, visit Aventura Shopping Mall - the home of 250 retail stores (Best Buy, JC Penny, Bloomingdales, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Sports Authority, Sony Store among others), a 24-screen AMC Movie theater and many hip restaurants.
Locals say - in Aventura Mall you can find practically anything! Extra benefit - your 45 minutes bus ride to the mall is probably the cheapest tour of the island of Miami Beach you can find!
The Mall of the Americas is a home of over 112 stores, including Tigers Direct Warehouse, Marshall's, Old Navy, Ross, Home Depot and many others. Plus, the movie theater and a food court.
The Mall of the Americas shopping center is on West Flagler Street at the Palmetto Expressway, more than one hour ride by bus from South Beach.
If you like to shop in the outlets, you will be at home at Sawgrass Mills.
The shopping mall offers more than 350 name-brand stores and outlets - Nordstrom Rack, The Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Newman Marcus Last Call and many others.
The Sawgrass Mills is Florida's largest retail & entertainment center and a major tourist attraction. It is located at 12801 West Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise.
To get there, you either have to drive or take an organized tour (Check your hotel for schedule).
Here you can find more than 150 shops and the food court; outdoor entertainments, special events and sightseeing boats (don't miss this one!). This shopping center is located on Biscayne Bay.
Looking for more shopping centers? There is Dadeland Mall on 7535 North Kendall Drive, Kendall; Dolphin Mall at 1401 NW 12th Street, Miami; and Shops on Sunset Place at 5701 Sunset Drive, South Beach.
And of course, the downtown Miami, the area around the Flagler Street and SE 1st Avenue is known as a discount shopping area.