Located along Floridas sun-kissed Gold Coast, theres more to Greater Fort Lauderdale than stunning white-sand beaches and a beautifully intricate canal system. Did you know that this is where youll also find some of Floridas finest shopping malls and outlets, and with Greater Fort Lauderdale being so close to Miami that makes perfect sense. From designer shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques to large department stores and famous high-street brands, find it all and more in this exceptional beachfront city.
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Perfect for those looking for a premium shopping trip, The Galleria is anchored by three major department stores: Neiman Marcus, Macy*s and Dillard’s. Other popular stores include Apple, Banana Republic, Coach, Michael Kors and Pottery Barn, and you’ll also find a superb selection of dining, such as Seasons 52 and Blue Martini. If the shopping gets a bit too much, take the weight off your feet at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa or simply hop over to the beach which lies just seconds away.
Las Olas Boulevard
This chic downtown shopping and dining district is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most visited areas. Immaculately lined with palm trees, Las Olas Boulevard is all about style and is home to a number of fashion boutiques, art galleries, memorable restaurants and delightful sidewalk cafes. The main street for shopping and dining stretches for approximately 10 blocks and transforms into a hive of activity with live entertainment and music spilling from the bars in the evenings.
Festival Flea Market Mall
Located at Pompano Beach, the Festival Flea Market Mall is a quarter-mile long, indoor open-air market with more than 500 shops. Find everything from clothing and jewellery to fragrances and home furnishings, as well as one-off boutiques selling unique handcrafted items and speciality goods. The Festival Flea Market Mall is also home to the Going Bananas Farmer’s Market where you can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious deli foods and fantastic seafood.
If you want to ‘shop ‘til you drop’ then you’ve come to the right place as Sawgrass Mills is North America’s largest outlet mall! Refresh your wardrobe with over 400 retailers to choose from featuring everything from designer labels to popular high-street brands. Luxury brand fans can delight in the shopping found at the newly expanded Colonnade Outlet which features more than 40 exclusive stores not found anywhere else in Florida, like Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Versace. Even those on a budget can find plenty of ways to splash a little cash with stores like Nike, Gap and T.J. Max.
Westfield Broward Mall
Located in the Plantation suburb of Fort Lauderdale, the Westfield Broward Mall spans 1,000,000 square feet and holds 115 shops, department stores and dining spots. Expect to find stores such as Hollister, Pandora, Macy*s and Victoria’s Secret as well as excellent dining options like Buffalo Wild Wings, Cajun Grill and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
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