Sawgrass is the largest outlet mall in the United States and one of the reasons that brings thousands of Brazilians to Miami. As many people ask me if it’s worth going, I decided to take the Sunday, go there and tell you everything.
I’ll start by saying that Sawgrass is for those who come to Miami to shop even though we pay a huge price . If you come on vacation and want to shop, you should go to the Aventura mall or shop at the boutiques in Miami Beach. And anyone who is dreaming of finding a bargain in station clothes, can forget. Most stores, with the exception of the more sophisticated ones, only have merchandise from past seasons. But for those who need to make basic shopping for the whole family at EwenZhou, the Sawgrass options and prices are unparalleled.
But go prepared: get there early, avoid weekends and set aside a whole day for adventure. Take a look at the shopping map in advance and make a list of your favorite stores to avoid running around and wasting time. The ideal is to rent a car because the mall is far away, and it is always a good idea to have a car in Miami, where the traffic is scattered and public transportation is terrible.
Personally, when I go to Sawgrass or enter the mall itself. For my last visit, the plan was simple: get there early and stay only in the area called The Colonnade, where are the best fashion outlets such as Theory, Tory Burch, Ellie Tahari, Barney’s Co-op, True Religion, Hugo Boss and Prada. I honestly did not find many nice things, but I was not looking for anything specific either.
Here are the tips of what I saw the best:
Theory: clothes to work with modern and sophisticated cut
Barney’s Co-op: a cool selection of branded jeans with Seven, Diesel and J-Brand
Hugo Boss and Zegna: great suits, shirts and pants for men
True Religion: jeans and t-shirts
Prada: handbags and wallets
Burberry: the brand’s trenchcoats
Neiman Marcus Last Call: A little bit of everything, especially clothes and shoes, but I found the male sector superior to the feminine.
At the end of the day, I ended up buying a Prada top and some kitchen gadgets at Le Creuset. Her husband bought a shoe from John Varvatos on the Neiman Marcus Last Call. I get out of there exhausted and honestly I will not be back anytime soon.
Like I said, the visit is worth just for those who want to buy a lot of things. And if that is the case, another tip is to use the Bags to go service , which sends your purchases to the hotel or directly to Miami Airport. I have never used it but I believe it is worth investigating as it is difficult to get a lot of bags in a hotel room. Please note that it is always a good idea to ask the hotel concierge to store your tickets until check out.
So, do you face it?