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Review of Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour Shops
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Owner description: Prestigous, upscale shopping mecca.
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148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We visited this centre when we stayed at the Acqalina Resort. Its not cheap. So if you are looking for bargins forget it. However if you have deep pockets you will find plenty here to suit your taste. Very clean and streamlined shopping centre.

Visited August 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very upscale, not for my shop profile!!!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Nice built mall, very clean and surrounded by beautiful people, worth a visit, but the prices !!!! If you can pay U$D 400 / 500 for a brandless t-shirt this is your Mall.

Visited May 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ludicrously expensive...”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Only good reason to visit is to try something on that is very expensive and then shop for it on-line or at another store for a more reasonable price or with a store discount. Quite pretentious - shop staff a bit rude (normal for MB,) but really awful at times if you are not already dressed in this season's Prada ensemble, with up to the minute Gucci bag and coordinating 6 inch, $600 stilettos in animal print and of course, dripping with diamonds on pristine manicured hands and around sun-aged and tan necks and wrists, as well as in ears framing the face with a fresh blow-out of extensions. And listening to employees and shoppers talk about "good help" and trash talking anyone and anything imaginable. Hard to understand the values of people who spend the afternoon buying couture that costs more than a Yale Bachelors Degree while complaining about inanities. I like to dress up pretty, but boutiques and people with money and class appeal far more to my sensibilities if I am looking to spend....a lot.

Visited March 2013
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Greenville, SC
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196 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Lovely, fun and expensive”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I doubt many of us will do much spending at Bal Harbour, but that doesn't mean it can't be a lot of fun. The window shopping and strolling alone is worth the trip. As noted, all the high-end and designer stores are concentrated here and it's fun to see what this type of merchandise costs. There are nice cafe-type restaurants upstairs too. My favorite part of Bal Harbour is the fish and turtle habitat that runs along the interior. We spent 20 minutes just watching the turtles. A pretty, pretty place even if you don't set foot in any stores.

Visited April 2013
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Norwich UK
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worth a browse.”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Worth it for a look around but not really for sensible shopping! Venture a bit further to the Ventura Mall.

Visited April 2013
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