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Where to Buy Indie and Hard-to-Find Magazines in Miami

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Magazines like Elle, InStyle, or Time are standards that can easily be found at your friendly neighborhood grocery store, but sometimes you just want a magazine with a little bit more spine. Maybe you're into Complex or Cultured, or maybe you can't live without your issues of Flaunt or HighSnobiety. Whatever your flavor, we've mapped out the best places to find cool, unique, and rare magazines that will inevitably make your own collection a little cooler and your own self a little more cultured.

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1. Sweat Records

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5505 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 693-9309
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As one of the stops for Miami's essential shopping experiences, this sweet music store and coffee shop has it all. More than just a cool collection of vinyl records, Sweat has a unique set of music-related magazines to go along with your record purchase, like the best music magazine on the planet with Waxpoetics, and Tom Tom, the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers and beat makers around the globe.
Ashley Brozic

2. Books & Books

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265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 442-4408
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Aside from having just about every book you can think of, this indie bookstore is loaded with a colorful collection of indie magazines, whether you visit its Coral Gables or Lincoln Road locations. You can get your news fix with Fader or get the scoop on art and culture with the latest edition of Friez. There are also the classics, like Interview, W Magazine, and just about any version of Vogue in the world. It’s Miami’s most legendary bookstore after all, and with a legend like that, you’ll always find a great magazine to read, and maybe a coffee and a sandwich to accompany.
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3. The Webster

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1220 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-7899
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This trendy three-story boutique in the heart of Miami Beach sells high-end designer wear as well as some great, hard to find fashion magazines. Purple Fashion, High Snobiety, and V manare just a few names that grace the tables on the first floor of this Art Deco gem. And if you’re visiting from out of town (or you just want to feel foreign), you’ll feel right at home with Vogue Italia, JaLouse, and L’Uomo.
The Webster

4. BASE

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927 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4982
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Having the best menswear title in Miami, is not a name given lightly, and BASE continues to live up to it. Aside from getting clothes, art, or a vinyl record, you can also find a really cool selection of reads. Elska is one where each edition features a new location with locals’ stories. Slanted's current issue is all about Paris. And the UK's quarterly issue of Tank is always available. By the time you leave this store, you’ll be well equipped for your next Eurotrip.
Raquel Zaldivar

5. The Shop at The Standard Spa

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40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-1717
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As one of the best hotel stores in Miami, The Shop at The Standard promises to give you the crème de la crème of magazines. You can read up on fashion with Wad Magazine. You can brush up on your art with the latest edition of Verities. Or you can even read up on new trends and technologies with the newest issues of Monocle. They say good things come in small packages, and this little shop is the definitive proof of that.
The Standard Spa

6. The Betsy Hotel

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1440 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6100
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The Betsy Hotel has two special collectibles that you literally can’t get anywhere else: The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs and The Lost Beatles Photographs. Each contains never before seen images of these renowned rock bands. The best part? There’s an ongoing exhibition about both bands throughout the hotel. As you enter the lobby, go up the stairs to your room, or downstairs for dinner, you’re greeted with vintage images of these famous icons. The pages come to life in this quaint, literary hotel.
The Betsy Hotel

7. Barnes & Noble

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5701 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 662-4770
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Barnes & Noble is one bookstore you can always rely on, and its got a pretty cool selection of magazines for you to choose from. You can either get the latest on film and television with Entertainment Weekly, or you can figure out where to get tatted with Inked Magazine. There's even a magazine for aspiring artists called The Artist, where every issue gives you insight to special techniques for you to better your skills. There are several Barnes & Noble locations in Miami, including Miracle Mile, The Shops at Sunset Place, West Kendall, and just bordering Dade County at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
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1. Sweat Records

5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Ashley Brozic
As one of the stops for Miami's essential shopping experiences, this sweet music store and coffee shop has it all. More than just a cool collection of vinyl records, Sweat has a unique set of music-related magazines to go along with your record purchase, like the best music magazine on the planet with Waxpoetics, and Tom Tom, the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers and beat makers around the globe.
5505 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

2. Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Justin Namon/Books & Books on Lincoln Road
Aside from having just about every book you can think of, this indie bookstore is loaded with a colorful collection of indie magazines, whether you visit its Coral Gables or Lincoln Road locations. You can get your news fix with Fader or get the scoop on art and culture with the latest edition of Friez. There are also the classics, like Interview, W Magazine, and just about any version of Vogue in the world. It’s Miami’s most legendary bookstore after all, and with a legend like that, you’ll always find a great magazine to read, and maybe a coffee and a sandwich to accompany.
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

3. The Webster

1220 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Webster
This trendy three-story boutique in the heart of Miami Beach sells high-end designer wear as well as some great, hard to find fashion magazines. Purple Fashion, High Snobiety, and V manare just a few names that grace the tables on the first floor of this Art Deco gem. And if you’re visiting from out of town (or you just want to feel foreign), you’ll feel right at home with Vogue Italia, JaLouse, and L’Uomo.
1220 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. BASE

927 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Raquel Zaldivar
Having the best menswear title in Miami, is not a name given lightly, and BASE continues to live up to it. Aside from getting clothes, art, or a vinyl record, you can also find a really cool selection of reads. Elska is one where each edition features a new location with locals’ stories. Slanted's current issue is all about Paris. And the UK's quarterly issue of Tank is always available. By the time you leave this store, you’ll be well equipped for your next Eurotrip.
927 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. The Shop at The Standard Spa

40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Standard Spa
As one of the best hotel stores in Miami, The Shop at The Standard promises to give you the crème de la crème of magazines. You can read up on fashion with Wad Magazine. You can brush up on your art with the latest edition of Verities. Or you can even read up on new trends and technologies with the newest issues of Monocle. They say good things come in small packages, and this little shop is the definitive proof of that.
40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. The Betsy Hotel

1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Betsy Hotel
The Betsy Hotel has two special collectibles that you literally can’t get anywhere else: The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs and The Lost Beatles Photographs. Each contains never before seen images of these renowned rock bands. The best part? There’s an ongoing exhibition about both bands throughout the hotel. As you enter the lobby, go up the stairs to your room, or downstairs for dinner, you’re greeted with vintage images of these famous icons. The pages come to life in this quaint, literary hotel.
1440 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Barnes & Noble

5701 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143
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Barnes & Noble is one bookstore you can always rely on, and its got a pretty cool selection of magazines for you to choose from. You can either get the latest on film and television with Entertainment Weekly, or you can figure out where to get tatted with Inked Magazine. There's even a magazine for aspiring artists called The Artist, where every issue gives you insight to special techniques for you to better your skills. There are several Barnes & Noble locations in Miami, including Miracle Mile, The Shops at Sunset Place, West Kendall, and just bordering Dade County at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
5701 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL 33143