Inside Orlando: Where to Shop Top 10 Tips

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Shopping while visiting Orlando is about retail therapy unlike anywhere else. And discovering a host of quaint boutiques, theme park shops and expansive shopping malls, all within a convenient twenty-minute drive, you'll soon see why Orlando is a shopper's paradise. Get the inside scoop on where to shop and how to save from Orlando shopping expert, Melanie Pace. She knows how to shop and has the ultimate insider tips for you from our video series "Inside Orlando."

Here are Melanie's top 10 tips for shopping while visiting Orlando.

#1. What makes Orlando a shoppers paradise is really we have everything and anything here. Everything is a 20 minute drive, it's just easy to get to. > Tweet This

#2. There are two main malls within the heart of Orlando's tourism area - The Mall at Millenia and The Florida Mall. > Tweet This

#3. Find a wide selection of upscale fashion and designer brands at The Mall at Millenia including Channel, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors. > Tweet This

Bonus Tip: The department stores at The Mall at Milllenia can offer a personal shopper, free of charge, to help you with your shopping experience. > Tweet This

#4. Family options are endless at The Florida Mall with the M&M Store, a new two-story Zara, the new American Girl Store and coming soon, the new Crayola Experience. > Tweet This

#5. Both malls offer easy outside access to their signature stores. You can park your car, hop right in and hop right out for easy accessibility. > Tweet This

#6. The outlet malls are a big part of shopping in Orlando including the Orlando International Premium OutletsOrlando Vineland Premium Outlets and the Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlets. > Tweet This

#7. Navigate the outlet malls by coming up with a plan. Really plan out what stores are important to you and where are the deals. > Tweet This

Bonus Tip: Call ahead or visit the websites for the outlet malls to find out what the deals are that day, then make a plan and that's where you're gonna go. > Tweet This

#8. Some of the unexpected shopping surprises around the theme parks are Universal CitywalkDowntown Disney, soon to be Disney Springs, as well as Pointe Orlando. > Tweet This

#9. There's so many hidden treasures here. In Winter Park you can shop little boutiques, and find the one-of-a-kind items that nobody else in town carries. > Tweet This

#10. The best hidden gem in Orlando is the Antique District near downtown Orlando in the Lake Ivanhoe and Thorton Park areas. > Tweet This

Discover why Orlando is the mecca of shopping. With so many great shopping options, finding what you want and more is easy to do when visiting Orlando.

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More on Melanie Pace
Melanie Pace is a wardrobe stylist, fashion consultant, fashion correspondent and personal shopper born and raised in Orlando. She has a degree in both fashion merchandising and business from Florida State University.

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