Best Of Shopping & Services
Carillon Hotel & Spa
Try a Caribbean Monsoon (a "rain experience") or stare at the starlit ceiling and let all your worries melt away in the herbal laconicum — a warm ceramic room infused with herbs and private seating niches.
Lapis offers various treatments, but perhaps the one that will give your muscles a workout is the "weekend warrior rehab."
If you're looking to take that vivid loudness to a whole new level, there's one spot in town that can turn your nails into a work of art.
Leelou Salon and Spa
To look firm and glowing into your later years, professional skincare is a must, and Leelou Salon and Spa is all about pampering your pretty face.
It's not a crime to want to look your best, particularly if it's a special occasion and there's a certain ex to impress. This is where the makeup-wielding wizards at Gee Beauty come in.
Best Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Gabriel Salloum
The center's decor is inviting and handsome, and so is the young surgeon himself, with a seductively smooth face and warm brown eyes that hint at your own aesthetic enhancements to come.
Best Laser Hair Removal
Ultima Med Spa
Seven sessions at Ultima Med Spa is all it takes to extinguish stubborn hairs forever.
Best Keratin Treatment
Franci Beauty Salon
In an unassuming shopping center in Little Havana, a tiny salon holds just a handful of chairs. Opening the front door pauses all Spanglish conversations and starts some serious stares in the sudden pin-drop silence.
The Cutting Room
It's a humble little shop located in a nondescript office building in North Bay Village with experienced employees who have been there for years.
"Voila! You've emerged a new, nearly unrecognizable person. You have style now. Your hair has pizzazz."
Best Hair Salon
Concept 5 Studio
Solange Sarria and Andino Andres are creative hair gods with their fingers on the pulse of what's trending in techniques, colors, and cuts.
Best Tanning Salon
The airbrush-tan experts at Forever Tan deserve plenty of credit for keeping up our beach-look street cred.
Some of Miami's best fitness instructors (with the sickest bodies) will show you the ropes in a series of drills that will leave you mentally and physically drained in a good way.
Best Group Fitness Classes
At Pulse 163, the barre classes move superfast, so you're never bored while you jam to a current, upbeat soundtrack.
Best Tattoo Shop
Green Machine Tattoos & Body Piercing
They keep it classy and vintage with a fuchsia Victorian couch, skeletal antlers, and an antique clock you won't need to keep your eyes on. That's because unlike other tat shops, Green Machine charges by the session, not the hour.
Best Piercing Shop
Tattoo & Co.
You know they've got professionalism down pat because they've been enhancing people's lives through the magic of body jewelry for more than ten years.
Best Adult Video Store
Playthings Miami is the be all and end all of sexy toys, lingerie, accessories, games, novelties, and, of course, DVDs.
Best Liquor Store
Chicly appointed with welcoming furniture, the store offers a comfortable setting for liquor lovers to browse the extensive selection of wines and spirits from around the world.
Best Gun Shop
In addition to the usual guns, rifles, and pistols from nearly every major firearm maker — from $3,500 Armalite AR-15s to $719 Remington 1919 handguns — there's a wide range of ammunition and all of the cases and tactical gear that your heart desires.
AAA Pawnbrokers of North Miami
Customers love AAA's fair-trade policy and relaxed environment. The manager, an ex-Marine named Domingo, boasts that "jokes and wisecracks are my specialty," and he's not wrong.
Best Jewelry Store
Nowhere else can you find such a unique mix of vintage and vintage-inspired pieces, and Sale Rack almost always offers a two-for-$10 special on clip-on earrings and cocktail rings.
Best Antique Store
Worth Galleries & Architectural Antiques
Worth Galleries is like a jam-packed fever dream of an antique shop — an unpretentious, overcrowded space that makes you feel like you're hanging out at the world's coolest grandma's house.
Best Flea Market
Redland Market Village
Thanks to Redland Market Village, city dwellers have a new reason to take a road trip down south.
Pistils & Petals
Since 1997, this homegrown shop has been spreading the love through floral arrangements — uh, "design."
Best Bridal Store
Coral Gables Bridals
At the recently renovated Coral Gables Bridals, the employees go out of their way to help you find the perfect gown.
Best Lingerie Store
L.A. Boudoir Miami
This place is miles away from the Kardashians wearing latex waist trainers on Instagram for millions of "likes." Instead, exquisite vintage corsets are carefully and privately shown in this undergarment-and-under-wraps world that women hold a bit closer to their skin.
Best Clothing Boutique
Next time you spill hot sauce on your frock during Taco Tuesday at Wood Tavern, you'll thank heaven that Mimo Market is right around the corner.
Best High-End Clothing Store
The Webster Miami
With locations in Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops, the boutique is frequented by men and women searching for unique statement pieces like a suede fringe jacket by Saint Laurent (a cool $4,790) or a Balmain printed scarf (a tidy $805).
Best Hotel Store
The well-curated shop is a perfect fit for South Beach's fabulous locals and tourists looking to snap up hard-to-find beauty buys by brands like RMS, Ilia, and C.O. Bigelow or those seeking some color and whimsy for their home via Jonathan Adler decor.
Best Eyewear Boutique
Warby Parker Annex
Despite the posh feel of the store, the affordable price remains a constant. For $95 plus tax, you can leave with stylish frames, lenses included.
Best Men's Clothing Store
Lost Boy Dry Goods
If you're looking for gaudy and excessively studded jeans, look elsewhere. The offerings here are classic and flattering.
Best Dry Cleaner
The Neighborhood Cleaners
No matter how filthy your clothes are, the crew at the Cleaners will leave your specialty button-downs and fancy gowns looking new.
Best Sneaker Store
The Edition Sneaker Boutique
Why stress yourself when there's not one, but two spots in Southwest Miami-Dade serving the really exclusive kicks.
Best Shoe Store
Capretto isn't a discount outlet — that perfect design by Alexander Wang, Fendi, or Gianvito Rossi doesn't come cheap.
Best Thrift Shop
Red White & Blue Thrift Store
Thousands of shoppers jostle and carom among the hundreds of racks jammed with every conceivable clothing item, all priced to fly off the shelves.
Best Consignment Store
Fly offers more than ten decades' worth of vintage goods, many from a variety of designer labels.
Mermaids Swimwear is a store that understands that swimwear is central to the social fabric of our fair city.
Best Concept Shop
The Olfactory Company
Though the name suggests the Coconut Grove shop is all about the smell, your eyeballs get a great workout too when you step into the Florentine Plaza storefront.
Best Children's Store
Genius Jones has been living up to its moniker by stocking products that make Miami parents' jaws drop in amazement.
Best Costume Shop
At Miami Twice, you can feast your eyes on the fashionable finds from all the best-dressed eras the modern world has ever known.
Best Gift Store
The Bazaar Project
Yeliz Titiz, the owner and designer of the jewelry line Sura (which is sold here), is an avid traveler with an eye for unique art, fashion, technology, and home items.
Get yourself lookin' fresh at the state's largest Macy's, grab some high-end electronics at the Apple or Microsoft store, and chow down at the Cheesecake Factory or the new Aoki Teppanyaki.
Best Furniture Store
It's as if a Jennifer Lopez red-carpet dress exploded and reformed itself into furniture.
Best Used Furniture Store
Miami Jewish Health Systems Thrift Store
There's a place where you can peruse acres of Lucite coffee tables, fly '80s lamps, retro-chic couches, and every other home decor you can imagine.
Bookstores aren't dead. They just need a little tweaking. A greater sense of community, perhaps, and a lower price point — starting at free maybe?
Best Post Office
Miami Beach Post Office
Like other postal locations, the lines are long and the pens mysteriously disappear from the counters at the Miami Beach Post Office.
Best Photo Supply Store
Open in Miami since 1978, WorldWide Foto is like taking a trip to those hallowed pre-Instagram days.
The Café at Books & Books
You can sit inside and enjoy the A/C, or head to the back patio for a table, some of which even have electrical sockets right next to them — score!
Best Bike Shop
Team Iguana Sports
This shop on the northern edge of Miami Beach is jam-packed with custom-painted skateboard decks and neon accessories, pro-quality bike shoes and helmets, and racks and racks full of cycles.
Best Car Wash
The Car Wash
For a decade, The Car Wash has been just that to its legions of customers. The lines of cars regularly seen under its familiar purple canopy attest to that.
Best Gas Station
Coral Gate Mobil
Why not impress the guests with something from this one-stopper's extensive selection of craft and local brews, maybe Oberon or Terrapin, Santo or Cuvée des Trolls. Did your host ask you to pick up some noms?
Best Auto Dealership
Esserman International Volkswagen
Whether you're looking for a fresh new VW or a pre-owned model, Esserman is set apart by its quality sales associates, who treat customers like real people, not potential sacks of money.
Best Auto Mechanic
He can repair almost any problem with any car — except maybe a Lamborghini — or refer you to the right alternative.
Best Limo Service
Need a car for a wedding? Corporate or business event? Heading in or out of the airport? Just want to show off that big promotion or milestone birthday?
Best Pet Supply Store
Though plenty of Miami stores cater to organic food preferences, StarDog matches them in selection and beats them in both price and service.
Dr. Steve Woodby, Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital
He's reasonable, realistic, and totally honest, which are key factors when dealing with your beloved fur kids.
Dog Dude Ranch
If your vacation is plagued by pet-abandonment guilt, there's an Old West-style oasis where Fido can feel at home on the range.
Best Dog Grooming
The Pet Mode
Got a poodle that looks like a sheep? Pet Mode will shear him down to a respectable pedigree worthy of a seat at any Parisian bistro.
Remember the young woman who went missing during Art Basel 2014? Reyes had a hand in uncovering her whereabouts.
Best Wine Store
Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine
This NE Second Avenue shop's bonbon cases are filled with saffron-infused and merengue-topped chocolates made according to ancient family recipes inherited from Postel's ancestors, who once crafted candy for the kings and queens of France.
Best Cigar Shop
Whether you're into maduros or claros or prefer toro over robusto, Top Cigars has options for days.
Best Neighborhood to Buy Real Estate
This tiny village that covers a canopied swath of land from 85th to 90th Street just west of Biscayne Boulevard has a history that dates back to the 1500s (yes, the 1500s!) and was incorporated in 1937.