Bal Harbour Shops is an upscale, open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, a wealthy suburb of Miami Beach, Florida, known internationally for its luxury retail. Located at approximately 5 miles from our Resort, Bal Harbour Shops is owned by the Whitman family and is one of the few remaining family-owned malls in the nation. There is a waiting list at the shopping center which has operated at 100% occupancy for several decades. Demand for additional space by many existing retailers continues to grow with numerous luxury brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Tory Burch, Prada, Audemars Piguet, Loro Piana and Brioni expanding their presence in 2012 and 2013. In March 2013, Chanel reopened its new concept boutique with an all-encompassing interior and exterior renovation.
In December 2012, Yves Saint Laurent opened its first new concept boutique Saint Laurent Paris in the United States. New stores opening in 2013 include: Swiss luxury jeweler De Grisogono, Etro, Scoop and Lalique.
Bal Harbour Shops, which has ranked No. 1, in the U.S. for decades in productivity based on sales per square foot, recently ranked No. 1 in the world, according to the September 2012 cover story in the International Council of Shopping Center’s Shopping Centers Today magazine. With just two exceptions (following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and the recession of 2008), sales at Bal Harbour Shops have increased every single year since its opening in 1965.