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Top Department Stores In South Florida

It would take someone an entire day to walk through the sixth largest mall in the United States. With more than 2.3 million square feet of retail space, Sawgrass Mills Mall is an ideal spot for bargain shoppers who hope to burn a few calories along the way. Shoppers who want a more downsized version can also be lured into the numerous department stores around town. Here's a sample of some of the best in South Florida.
(Source: Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth)

Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth

Sawgrass Mills Mall
12801 West Sunrise Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 846-7746

If you're looking to for a designer outfit without the sticker shock, then Saks Off Fifth Avenue is a great option to find it without the upscale price tag. The first store opened in 1992 and has grown in popularity with 52 stores around the country. Shoppers often brag about the bargains from a $10 pair of slacks to a $5 knit top.

(Source: Nordstrom)

Nordstrom Aventura

(multiple locations)
19507 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 356-6900

Nordstrom is known for carrying designer brands that range from Burberry to Valentino and when the store opened in Aventura it was a welcome addition to the mall. The department store features five shoe departments that includes Prada and Manolo Blahnik and a Dolce & Gabbana boutique. The store offers a variety of brand name clothes for men including Armani, Hugo Boss and Versace.

(Source: Macy's)


(multiple locations)
1675 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-6300

As one of only a handful of department stores found on South Beach, Macy's is responsible for clothing most of the Lincoln Road mall shoppers who strut down the beach in sandals, hats and sunglasses. Stop and ask them where they got those cute shoes or accessories and most times the answer will be Macy's. It's the site of the former Burdines -- a once locally owned department store -- that was bought out by Macy's. Macy's floods its credit card customers with coupons and special deals that keeps shoppers coming back.

(Source: Kohl's)


11800 Mills Drive
Kendall, FL 33183
(305) 596-6221

Kohl's recently opened six stores in South Florida in 2008 and by all indications, they're here to stay. The department store offers more than just clothes and shoes. They also sell electronics such as GPS car navigation units, toys and games and video games and gadgets -- like a $20 whistle key finder. They even sell karaoke instruments. Kohl's is a great lure to the one-stop-shop shopper.

(Source: Dillards)


Broward Mall
8000 W Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33388
(954) 370-8182

Dillards is a more traditional department store where cosmetic counters are the central attraction. It's surrounded by accessories and features a second floor filled with women's, juniors and children's fashion. Their clearance items are a great draw -- it's easy to find markdowns of 50 percent off or more. When the weather changes drastically, as it usually does in South Florida, this is a great place to buy a quick sweater for under $10.

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