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Miami's shopping scene caters to the cravings of its style-savvy residents with each neighborhood having a distinct flair. South Beach's Lincoln Road, largely a pedestrian-only zone, has vintage shops and chic ateliers, as well as big chains. BASE, the street's iconic lifestyle store, sells everything from arty coffee-table books, earthy colognes, and obscure electronic CDs to urban menswear. For reliably posh retail therapy, the Bal Harbour Shops are Miami's most upscale shopping experience—an open-air mall replete with courtyards and fountains and filled with such names as Prada, Chopard, and Emilio Pucci.

Hit the Design District for cutting-edge stores selling items such as Italian furniture, British colonial antiques, and whimsical bathroom fixtures. Clothing stores are catching on as well. En Avance, which stocks designs from DSquared and James Perse, relocated here from Lincoln Road (161 N.E. 40th St.; 305-576-0056; www.enavance.net). Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta fame even moved his eponymous South Beach store to the Design District in late 2008—more evidence of the retail-friendly direction the once no-go neighborhood is heading.

And while Miami's fashion scene largely died in the '80s, there are signs of a comeback from designers like Julian Chang, who caters to local Latina celebrities, and Rene Ruiz on the Miracle Mile. Another boutique worth checking out is KRELwear, a small atelier in Wynwood showcasing the talents of Miami fashion maven Karelle Levy (180 N.W. 25th St.; 305-576-7465; www.krelwear.com).

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The Webster, Miami Beach

When it comes to boutique shopping, less can be more. But the Webster#8212;20,000 square feet of designer-centric temptation located in a historic Art Deco...more

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Tomas Maier, Miami

The creative director of the Italian fashion label Bottega Veneta relocated his namesake shop from a '30s-style bungalow on the edge of South Beach to the...more

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Local Designers, Miami

Miami, long dissed and dismissed for its sequin-obsessed fashion scene, is finally producing some standout, world-class talents. Take glitzy unisex designer...more

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Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Miami isn't a city that lends itself to window-shopping and strolling the streets. But the pedestrian mall on Lincoln Road is an exception. Originally laid out...more

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Gee Beauty, Miami Beach

Miriam Gee, a former fashion and beauty editor, and her three daughters are the beauty whisperers behind this Toronto-based cosmetics store and spa. Their first...more

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Design District, Miami

This 18-block stretch just north of downtown was an area of derelict warehouses until developer Craig Robins started buying up property in 1994. Today, it's a...more

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Design Box Home Boutique, Coconut Grove

Miami interior decorator Herbie Parets opened this home-decor shop in Coconut Grove in 2010 (he operates his design business from an atelier in back). Items...more

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Books & Books, Miami Beach

In a town that often seems to prioritize sunning ahead of reading, this homegrown outlet stands out. The small South Beach branch stocks coffee-table books and...more

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Base, Miami Beach

Like a beachfront version of Paris' famed Colette, this concept store—helmed by dancer-turned-retailer Steven Giles—is one of the best spots in town...more

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1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Designed by brilliant Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron (of Beijing's Bird's Nest fame), this mixed-use building at the corner of Alton Road and Lincoln...more

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