If you love shoes, bags and bold accessories, you’re likely to spend as much time cruising the racks at the South Beach ALDO as you will at the beach! Stocked from floor to ceiling with dressy looks, sexy platforms, strappy sandals and jewel-encrusted flats, the Collins Avenue branch of one of Canada’s most successful footwear chains has all you need for a budget busting shopping spree. Divided neatly into men’s and women’s sections, ALDO recently spun off a second line of accessory-only shops to maximize their handbag sales and allow even more room for the shoes. The Collins location is a bit smaller than the two shops on Lincoln Road Mall, so take the time to visit both.

Established in Montreal in 1972 as a lease department inside a popular Canadian department store, the brand did not venture into stand alone shops in the United States until 1993. By 2011, ALDO’s 1,000 outlets in 65 countries sell trend-right footwear for men and women plus a full line of handbags, wallets, scarves and jewelry. With sales plans based on quick turnover, the design teams roll out frequent updates which encourages stores to mark down most of the inventory to keep up with the fast fashion trends.

While many of ALDO’s most popular shoes resemble the styles shown on big-name designer runways, their pricing is closer to fashion retailers H&M or Zara who specialize in bargainista looks for less! Current collections are grouped into categories like “Endless Summer, Global Bazaar and Future Perfect,” combining soft colors, earthtones and beaded accents for maximum effect. Oversized handbags and celebrity look-alike sunglasses are ideal for a day at the beach or an afternoon sipping mojitos somewhere shady on Ocean Drive. 751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 538-9546