The USA is a great place to bag designer bargains. When I was in New York three years ago the exchange rate was an amazing 1.98 dollars to the pound and I returned home with money to spare - little wonder when I had purchased a Marc Jacobs cardigan for the grand total of $7! Yes $7 - that's not a typo, it was from Century 21. When I was in Florida this July the exchange rate may have been down to 1.58 - but there were still great bargains to be had. It was just a matter of shopping at the right places...
As it turned out Miami was not the shopping mecca I had anticipated. After a very long walk down the length of Collins Avenue I was hot, tired, and worst of all empty handed. If glitzy glamour a la Cavalli is your thing you may have a better shopping experience than I did, but the shop assistants I encountered were surly and unhelpful.
In the end all of my shopping successes were at Orlando Premium Outlets.
Dooney & Bourke clutch bag, $25
Ralph Lauren pearls, £25
Ralph Lauren striped cardigan, $28
Michael Kors watch, $80