ONLY IN MI­AMI CAN YOU GO ON A MIL­LION-DOL­LAR SHOP­PING SPREE AND SA­VOR A WORLD-CLASS MEAL, ALL IN ONE SPOT.

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Aven­tura Mall: Just when you thought Aven­tura Mall (one of the top-five high­est-gross­ing malls in the coun­try) couldn’t get any bet­ter, an up­com­ing $200 mil­lion ex­pan­sion will bring 315,000 square feet of space for even more pop­u­lar re­tail stores (Top­shop and Zara, to name a few) and restau­rants (in­clud­ing ev­ery­one’s fa­vorite happy hour and brunch spot, Tap 42). What’s more, the new wing will be just as fun to shop in as it is to look at, with the ad­di­tion of a 93-foot tubu­lar called Aven­tura Slide Tower that shop­pers can slide down to get to their next des­ti­na­tion! 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aven­tura, 305-935-1110; aven­tura mall.com

Bal Harbour Shops (ƚƛƨưƞ): Mi­ami’s long­est-stand­ing high-fash­ion des­ti­na­tion (opened in 1965 by the late de­vel­oper Stan­ley Whit­man) is where you can hit some of the lead­ing de­sign houses, in­clud­ing Chanel and Louis Vuit­ton, while also stop­ping for steak frites at Stephen Starr’s famed Le Zoo or ex­quis­ite Ja­panese ro­bata at Makoto. Look out for a $400 mil­lion, 340,000square-foot ex­pan­sion. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-866-0311; bal­har­bour­shops.com

Brick­ell City Centre: This $1.05 bil­lion hub that in­cludes ev­ery­thing from high-end shops to restau­rants, bars, and the East, Mi­ami Ho­tel has ev­ery­one flock­ing to Brick­ell. After stock­ing up on de­signer duds, you can get pam­pered at Brick­ell Nail Bar while sip­ping (never-end­ing) bub­bly, or chow down at culi­nary hot spots like Ta­col­ogy and Luke’s Lob­ster. For the ul­ti­mate Brick­ell ex­pe­ri­ence, there’s also East’s rooftop drink­ing spot Sugar, with in­com­pa­ra­ble views and Asian-in­spired cock­tails. 701 S. Mi­ami Ave., Mi­ami, 305-350-9922; brick­ell­ci­ty­cen­tre.com

Mi­ami De­sign Dis­trict: Mi­ami de­vel­oper Craig Robins had a vi­sion when he opened the De­sign Dis­trict in 2009. Not only can you shop tons of luxe la­bels, you can also check out mega sculp­tures like Mark Quinn’s Myth

For­tuna (the Kate Moss looka­like caught in a nearly im­pos­si­ble yoga pose), and stop for cof­fee at David Grut­man’s trendy OTL. Even bet­ter, you might find your­self pe­rus­ing the lat­est looks along­side su­per­model Karolína Kurková or for­mer

Ocean Drive cover star Olivia Culpo

#ATMDD. 3841 NE Second Ave., Mi­ami, 305-722-7100; mi­amidesigndis­trict.com

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