Renata’s Top 10 Shopping Spots

What is really great about the Hallandale Beach/Hollywood/Aventura area is the tremendous number of great malls and shops so close……and some great flea markets for the real bargain hunters.  You will find it all in this area from big name department stores and outlet stores to cool, specialty shops and boutiques to the ever present flea market or garage sale.  Never a dull moment when shopping in this area of South Florida!  Below is a list of my favorite places to pick up the next great outfit for a night out on the town, bikini for a day on the water or sexy lingerie for a night of ……… enjoy!

#1 Aventura Mall/Aventura


May be best mall for selection in the state of Florida…..or at least that is what the 28 million visitors a year think.  Over 300 retailers with some of the top brands and stores in the world and great restaurants to eat at so you can make a day of it.

#2 Las Olas Boulevard/Ft. Lauderdale


Legendary street in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale featuring high end store, art galleries, unique, sidewalk cafes and bars.  Live music and many street festivals and art shows frequent this quaint street.

#3 Buffalo Exchange/Hollywood

I just love the concept of this place that are sprouting up all across the U.S. where you can buy, sell or trade clothes.  It really is an affordable and unique alternative to the mall stores and you can get some great finds.

#4 Spice of Life/Hallandale Beach

Known as the ultimate adult store and it is just that for your naughtier side.  Lingerie and novelties no matter your taste.  The staff is friendly and will get you in the spirit.

#5 Galleria Mall/Ft. Lauderdale

One of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations with more than 100 stores and eateries that include favorites like Neiman Marcus, Macys, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and more.  Top end restaurants quench your hunger after all the hard work shopping.

#6 Diplomat Mall/Hallandale Beach

A nice selection of stores that include Burlington Coat Factory, Ross, GNC and OfficeMax….and you can enjoy some eats at Starbucks, Panera Bread, Boston Market and Ben & Jerry’s.

#7 Holt/Sunny Isles

Located right across the beach on Collins Avenue.  If you are looking for a sexy dress for clubbing, flirty blouse or an even sexier bikini for the beach this is a great place with wide selection.

#8 Nordstrom Rack/Aventura

I am always a sucker for N.R. no matter where they are location.  This one on Biscayne Blvd. offers a great selection for both men and women and unbeatable prices.

#9 Cocopalm Designer Beachwear/Hollywood

Great selection of one-piece and bikinis with a wide array of lingerie all at excellent prices.  Small store but worth the visit.

#10 Hollywood Dog Track Flea market/Hallandale Beach

Low priced leather goods, luggage and clothing among the many items for sale. Parking and admission are free to this outdoor market. It’s open every weekend year round from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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