Moving to South Florida? South Florida is one of the rare places where shopping is an outdoor sport. In the outdoor sprawl of a South Florida mall, bargain hunters and sun-worshippers alike can see and be seen, (whether it be in their new designer sunnies or not), sip on something energizing, and hang out together, without a chat room. While no South Florida outdoor mall is a bad South Florida outdoor mall, some are better than others.Outdoor Malls In South Florida That Rock
Although to most of our customers we’re just large burly men in uniform, Moving Squad is actually very keen on fashion. We visit the outdoor malls in South Florida regularly to keep ourselves on-trend, properly caffeinated and drenched in the glorious South Florida sun. Here are a few of what we consider to be the best outdoor malls in South Florida.
Get ‘Koi’ at Bal Harbor South Beach, Miami
A veritable catwalk of cool, Bal Harbor is a collection of high-end boutiques and restaurants located in South Miami Beach where celebrities, socialites and moneyed fashionistas come to play, shop, drink, dine and schmooze. A two-storied standout of outdoor malls in South Florida, Bal Harbor offers a selection of legendary brands, from McCartney to McQueen, with some CH, LV, Etro, and Chanel thrown in for good measure. Add to those gorgeous walking paths, tropical foliage towering over koi ponds, and soothing fountains, and you’ve got a garden of fashionista Eden.
Go Big at Sawgrass Mills Mall Fort Lauderdale
Leave your big girl heels at home; you’ll need to put on your best walkers to tackle this South Florida outdoor mall of epic proportions. Located near Fort Lauderdale the Sawgrass Mills Mall (a.k.a America’s largest shopping mall) has 350 stores, and no shortage of international dining and cinema. Moneyed fashion mavens can find a Meditteranean haven from the madding crowd at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass, the outdoor section of the mall. There, visitors can find
Shop the Big Apple at Lincoln Road Mall Miami
It may be Miami, but it’s all about the big Apple store at the Lincoln Road Mall. Relocated to a newer, bigger space, this tech giant continues to draw crowds of the computer savvy seeking the latest iPhone, iPad, and other Apple products. But along the high tech, comes the high fashion. At Alchemist, you can browse through the likes of Dior Homme, Givenchy, and Rick Owens while taking in a bird’s eye view of Lincoln Road in a two-story ultrachic paradise.
Drop Into The Falls in Kendall
If its Macy’s on your mind or Bloomies on your brain, why not drop into The Falls? A department store double score and so much more, The Falls is truly a vision for bleary-eyed shoppers to behold. With calming lush greenery, wooden plank walkways, reflecting ponds, Abercrombie and Fitch, the Gap, Brooks Brothers, and the Apple Store, this mall is the perfect outdoor mall in South Florida for shopping, stopping, and thinking. As for eateries, try upscale dining options such as BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse and Brio Tuscan Grille.
Drop a Stack at the Shops at Merrick Park: Coral Gables
The Shops at Merrick Park Mall brings sophistication into the open. Home to Miami’s first Nordstrom (if they didn’t, we couldn’t), this open-air mall is a gorgeous palm tree-lined square with retailers ranging from Neiman Marcus to first of its kind boutiques such as ViX Paula Hermanny. Drop a stack of cash on a Gucci handbag, pop into Lululemon for a pair of yoga pants, and finish off with a hefty portion of Italian at the Villagio.
Go-To The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
If shopping is in your nature, why not put some nature in your shopping? Self-described as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, this open-air go-to mall is home to a mix of luxury stores and chain retailers including Neiman Marcus, H&M, J.Crew, the Apple Store. For some liquid (spending) courage, drop by Neiman Marcus Mermaid Bar for Happy Hour 4-6.
Palm Beach Outlets at Palm Beach
Bargainistas will rejoice in this outdoor collection of nearly 150 retailers and restaurants built on the former site of the Palm Beach Mall. For deals, check out the priced to move goods at Brooks Brothers, Talbots, Vera Bradley, Sperry, Le Creuset, O’Neil and newcomer children’s clothier, Janie and Jack. For meals, go for a pastrami and rye at Toojay’s or stop into BJ’s Restaurant and Beerhouse for whatever ales you. Then get back in the ring and hit up Bed, Bath and Beyond, Ulta Beauty and the DSW Shoe Warehouse at the adjacent Marketplace at the Outlets.
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
Situated on the southeast end of Broward County are the lovely Shops at Pembroke Gardens. Enjoy a variety of restaurants, icecream shops and retail in this modern and convenient location. Enjoy places to meet friends for lunch like Brio, FuddRuckers and Havana 1957, or get a happy hour cocktail with co-workers at Brass Tap or Village Tavern, or The Pub. If you need to find something trendy to wear on a date or need some business casual clothing for your next big meeting, there are plenty of retail stores to fit your shopping needs. Above all enjoy the ambiance of flowing fountains and shopping streets lined with massive palms.
The Royal Poinciana Plaza
Set in the unique destination of Palm Beach, this 1950’s revitalized plaza boasts architecture from legendary architech, John Volk. It’s warm and thougtfully designed with a balance of elegance, luxury and subtlety. Known as a jewel box oasis, this iconic destination draws in shoppers with sprawling gardens, lush lawns and 180,000 square feet of retail space. The shops are arranged around two magnificent court yards with outdoor furniture, palm trees and plenty of sun and shade. In additon to retail, the Royal Poinciana Plaza also hosts many galleries where you can look in awe at art of all mediums from sculpture and paintings and more.
Shopping For the Best Moving Company
Clothes are returnable, moves on the other hand, not returnable. When you’re shopping for a moving company, getting it right is important. At Moving Squad, we go the extra mile to make sure you get it right.
In our fifty years of experience, we’ve learned that poorly planned moves can cost you. If you don’t check the fine print on a service agreement, you could end up paying for “complementary services” that aren’t part of your original package. At Moving Squad we encourage our customers to plan for their moves to avoid falling into these money traps by providing them with our transparent, no obligation, free rate quotes.
This is how it works. You draw up your moving budget before you get in touch with us. Once you get an idea of what your move will require, give us some information about it, and we’ll give you a rough estimate. For a more accurate quote, download our mobile app. Then we’ll be able to give you a detailed breakdown of your expenses. We’re upfront with our costs, and we don’t hide service fees from our customers, so you’ll pay only what you agreed to pay.
Plus, at Moving Squad, you never sign a contract immediately. We offer our free rate quotes so our customers have time to think it through. You approve of our services before we move your belongings. You tell us your budget and we adjust accordingly.
Sound like smart shopping to you? From shopping the outdoor malls in South Florida to shopping for a Moving Squad wants you to make sure you’re happy with all of your purchase. Request our free rate quote today so you can stop shopping moving companies and start shopping South Florida.