The Height of Extravagance: Shopping in Coral Gables

Coral Gables has plenty of modern touches and those modern touches extend to its shopping.

“City Beautiful” is much closer than you think. In fact, it’s right here in the gorgeous City of Coral Gables, Florida whose nickname is indeed “City Beautiful”. When it comes to elegance, few cities are as timeless and glamorous as Coral Gables. Developed by George Merrick, the city is well-known for its astute attention to classic aesthetic and a quick tour through city almost feels as if you were stepping back in time.

Despite its classicism, Coral Gables has plenty of modern touches and those modern touches extend to its shopping. As one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in South Florida, there are plenty of places to indulge your retail urges. One of the most notable of these places is Miracle Mile, a roadway extending east to west through the city’s downtown primary business district full of various shops and boutiques, not to mention art galleries and eateries.

For those planning an upcoming wedding or a prom night, Coral Gables has several bridal shops. When you want to send someone a unique gift that’s also creative, Edible Arrangements are definitely a refreshing way to express your sentiments that will leave a lasting impression. You’re also going to find lots of boutiques with beautiful clothes and accessories to purchase that you won’t find anywhere else. When you need to get ready for a night on the town, Miracle Mile has some of the best salons. In fact, South Florida news anchors Shireen Sandoval and Lynn Martinez (the hosts of Deco Drive) frequently have their hair and makeup done by salons based in Coral Gables.

Perhaps even more luxurious than the boutiques and shops of Miracle Mile are the various upscale brand stores found over at the Shops at Merrick Park, formerly known as the Village at Merrick Park. When you want to find the finest in luxury brands, look no further. It’s at the Shops at Merrick Park where you’ll find none other than a Neiman Marcus, the upscale department that’s been name-checked in everything from publications to music. Shops at Merrick Park is also the home of Miami’s first Nordstrom which sells a variety of clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, and fine fragrances.

Besides the two department stores, the Shops at Merrick Park is also home to other upscale stores like Banana Republic plus numerous boutiques by some of the world’s most well-known names in fashion, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and Kate Spade all have boutiques at this outdoor shopping mall. For the finest jewelry, you can shop at Tiffany & Co. Looking for the best kitchenware? Williams-Sonoma has everything you need for the home. All of these shops and boutiques are complemented by some wonderful décor that makes the upscale shopping experience at Merrick Park simply delightful.


This update is by The Jills team which includes Jill Eber, Jill Hertzberg, Danny Hertzberg, Hillary Hertzberg, and Felise Eber. Call 305-341-7447 for more information about The Jills team, Miami Beach real estate, or the upscale homes of North Bay Road in Miami Beach.

Jill Hertzberg has lived in Miami Beach her entire life and is co-founder of The Jills®, Coldwell Banker’s #1 sales team worldwide and #1 team in Florida. An avid golfer, biker and runner, she goes the extra mile for her clients. Together, The Jills have sold over $3.17 billion in real estate since 2005. Jill also supports numerous organizations such as Camillus House, Jackson Memorial Foundation, United Way of Miami-Dade, Diabetes Research Institute, and Seeds of Peace.

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