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Bal Harbour Shops
Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour Shops

9.581 reviews
Shopping, Mall
Ranked #9 in Miami things to do
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9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 866-0311
https://www.balharbourshops.com/
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Upscale Shopping and Dining, Chanel, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Carpaccio Restaurant, Salons

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Local from Miami Beach

There is no customer service! Everyone is on their phone or the employees talk amongst eachother! They don't listen to you & oversell you other items. It's way better just to shop online & chat with a rep. there. Waste of time to come here.. wish customer service was the way it was in the 70's, 80's/90's. Where everyone was happy at their job & not complaining about going home/bored. Management needs to relook at their hiring process!!

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Bal Harbour

This is still the most inspiring place to shop in South Florida. The service can't be touched in most cases. The art work and attention to landscaping is refreshing. It's easy to grab a bite to eat or a coffee in the Sante Fe or a glass of champagne as you browse the collections. You can always find the newest designs and collections not sold elsewhere.

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Local from Miami

People from all over the world come to shop at the popular Bal Harbour Shops. This beautifully-landscaped outdoor mall is known for its high-end, designer shops like Fendi, Gucci and Marc Jacobs - just to name a few. But you don’t have to be shopping for a new Chanel bag to enjoy this mall. There’s plenty of nice restaurants here, too including the Japanese hot spot Makoto and the latest Grill at Bal Harbour serving delicious (and pricey) American food. The local bookstore chain Books & Books also has an outpost here that was just recently revamped into a bigger, better space that offers plenty of reading material offered in a charming and elegant setting.

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Burns

Just nearby! Amazing activity to do throughout your stay! Don't miss it and take advantage of it when you stay with us at our property and visit www.erorentals.com for more info!

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One of the most famous clubs in Miami Beach and in the country. Be aware, it is hard to get into

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Bal Harbour Shops is an upscale, open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, Florida known internationally for its luxury stores and fine dining. It has an exquisite collection of designer boutiques and restaurants.

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If you love the finer things in life, this beautiful outdoor high end mall is a must see. BEWARE...your credit card may cry after!!!

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If you like to shop, this is the perfect place to spend your time window shopping. This is a very posh Mall and has all the Co tour Brand names you could want.

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In 1965, when owner/developer Stanley Whitman opened Florida’s first exclusive, high-fashion shopping center on what had been the site of a World War II army barracks, retail experts scoffed at Bal Harbour Shops’ upscale store mix.

At that time, the norm was to mix essential service tenants — such as grocery and hardware stores — with retail. And, with the advent of air conditioning sweeping the nation, enormous enclosed malls surrounded by seas of asphalt parking as far as the eye could see were being built at breakneck speed. Bucking this popular trend in shopping center development, Bal Harbour Shops was designed to celebrate the balmy beauty of South Florida. Ideally situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay in the affluent village of Bal Harbour, the lushly landscaped, open-air mall didn't look or feel like any other center in the United States. Even its parking areas with their generous palm canopy, were designed with comfort, convenience, and natural beauty in mind.

Bal Harbour Shops’ early success was largely due to Whitman's resolve in persuading Neiman Marcus, in 1971, to open its first specialty department store outside its native Texas and in luring designer boutiques that previously could only be found along the Champs-Elysées in Paris or on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Attracted by the immediate success of Neiman Marcus, in 1976, Saks Fifth Avenue became Bal Harbour Shops’ second anchor store and Bal Harbour Shops became the very place in the world that Neiman and Saks would both call home.

Recognized as the forerunner of luxury shopping mall developers, with many "firsts" in the industry, Stanley Whitman was considered somewhat of a maverick for which his merchandising of the shopping center stands as the greatest testament. The coveted collection of stores that Whitman assembled was unparalleled and quickly became the industry benchmark, generating the highest annual sales productivity in the nation. Bal Harbour Shops was the first shopping center location that many famed European merchants chose as the site for their first ventures outside of New York. Today, this "Shopping Hall of Fame" is home to 100 of the world’s most famous and most luxurious fashion and jewelry brands and often draws comparison to New York’s Madison Avenue and Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive.

In September 2012, the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Shopping Centers Today magazine named Bal Harbour Shops the “world’s most productive” as ranked by sales per square foot. The open-air luxury center, with its $2,555-per-square-foot in sales, is nearly seven times the ICSC-estimated $451-per-square-foot industry average, notes the cover story. Indeed, with just two exceptions (following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and Great Recession of 2008), sales at Bal Harbour Shops have increased every single year since its opening in 1965.

Though the opulence and style of Bal Harbour Shops was the embodiment of one man's dream, the elder Whitman is fortunate to have his son Randy Whitman and grandson Matthew Whitman Lazenby to share his passion for this family owned and managed business.

By today's mega mall standards, Bal Harbour Shops’ 450,000-square-foot, al fresco shopping experience seems refreshingly intimate, although its economic impact rivals the super-regionals. As Bal Harbour Shops nears its half-century mark and with its last addition occurring in 1982 with the construction of the second level of stores, plans are underway for a 250,000-square-foot expansion. To accommodate the lengthy waiting list of luxury stores that want to bring their exclusive brands to this premier retail center, an additional 40 stores is anticipated, including a third anchor store.

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Upscale Shopping and Dining, Chanel, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Carpaccio Restaurant, Salons

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Local from Miami Beach

This is the place to shop for luxury items. Even a t-shirt is at least a few hundred dollars and is quite possibly spun from gold off the coast of Italy, at least in spirit anyway. All the labels are here, you know, the ones your country bumpkin cousin can't pronounce correctly. Of course, we all know that you are more than the label on your designer jeans, but it still feels nice to look good and the shops here won't disappoint.

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Bal Harbour Shops was the first shopping center location that many famed European merchants chose as the site for their first ventures outside of New York. Today, this "Shopping Hall of Fame" is home to 100 of the world’s most famous and most luxurious fashion and jewelry brands and often draws comparison to New York’s Madison Avenue and Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive. Visit their site balharbourshops.com/ for more information.

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Local from Miami Beach

The most productive luxury fashion shopping center in America, Bal Harbour Shops has exquisite collection of designer boutiques and restaurants.

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“Rodeo Drive, South Beach–style” is how “fans of high couture” describe this “beautifully landscaped” “open-air courtyard mall” in Miami Beach, a “shoppers’ playground” for those “who love the best of the best”....

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Luxury... luxury... luxury...

Not only because of it's exclusive upscale brands, but the atmosphere itself. Another plus are the restaurants and cafes.

Bal Harbour deserves a visit even if you're not intending to spend a dime. The open-air setting along with it's landscaping make this place cozy, clean and pleasant.

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Florianopolis

upscale stores, the best boutiques are here, this is considered the best outdoor mall in America, restaurants are very good, my favorite is called Carpaccio.

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Burns

Top notch high end shopping about a 45 minute drive away.

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Madrid

very expensive for luxe shops

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High End Luxury shopping

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Burns

Very nice shops and restaurants.

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