Whether perusing locally-sourced goods or keeping on trend with high-fashion retailers, the diversity and quality of shopping in Orlando is apparent. With many options just minutes from the theme parks and area attractions, visitors can explore a range of shops – from luxury malls to top-notch outlets and theme park merchandise. And while there’s a day’s worth of treasures right in the heart of the tourism district, there are also plenty of neighborhood shopping areas worth a visit.
For the Ultimate Luxury Shopping Experience
Stylish and sophisticated, The Mall at Millenia offers everything from the latest Apple gadgets to world class luxury brands such as Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and Rolex. With more than 150 stores, seven restaurants; including The Cheesecake Factory and impeccable services and amenities such as complimentary hotel delivery and currency exchange - there’s something for every visitor. And, to complete this impressive selection; Millenia now offers complimentary Personal Styling sessions with a professional Stylist.
Shop ‘Til You Drop at Central Florida’s Largest Mall
Conveniently located minutes from the Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Resort and popular area attractions, The Florida Mall is Central Florida’s largest shopping center, spanning 1.8 million square feet and welcomes millions of visitors annually. An all-encompassing, family-friendly shopping experience is just one of The Florida Mall’s most noteworthy features. This shopping destination offers an experiential environment featuring more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options enjoyed by domestic and international guests, local residents and families alike. Prominent department and anchor stores Macy’s, Dillard’s & JCPenney complement best of brand retailers like Apple, Zara, Tesla, American Girl, Coach, Mayors Jewelers featuring Rolex, Victoria’s Secret, & Uniqlo.
Snag Top-Notch Brands at the Best Prices
Three discounted outlet centers are right in the heart of the tourism district:
- Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is central Florida’s only upscale, open-air outlet shopping destination that features an impressive mix of boutique-style luxury and aspirational brands. The shoppers haven features over 160 outlet luxury and brand-name stores including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Burberry, lululemon, Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Tory Burch and Nike.
- Located in the heart of the tourism district, the Orlando International Premium Outlets is the largest outlet family shopping destination in Florida. The centrally located, open-air outlet is home to more than 180 brand-name outlet stores including Nike, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Old Navy, LACOSTE, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Marc Jacobs.
- Just two miles from Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores features 50 of the world’s best-known outlet stores, including the area’s only Old Navy outlet; Rawlings Factory Store sporting goods, one of only four in the world; Calvin Klein; Nike Factory Store; Tommy Hilfiger and G by Guess. The Disney Outlet offers hundreds of character items featuring area theme park merchandise. The center also offers services such as baggage wrap, storage and delivery, as well as a free shuttle to and from select area hotels.
For Shopping and Entertainment
Both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort have their own shopping and entertainment complexes.
- From classic Disney merchandise and souvenirs to must-have trends from some of the world’s most popular brands, the Disney Springs entertainment complex features more than 150 shops and restaurants, including the world’s largest Disney character store, on-trend shops like ZARA, Levi’s, Free People, Sephora, Lilly Pulitzer, UNIQLO and Oakley.
- Universal CityWalk offers more than a dozen shops and boutiques, like Quiet Flight Surf Shop and the Universal Studios Store. Guests seeking to re-live favorite or past attractions can visit the new retro-themed Universal Legacy Store, featuring merch themed to E.T., Woody Woodpecker and more.
Boutique Shopping Worth a Drive
Showcasing Orlando’s eclectic side are five key walkable Central Florida shopping districts: Audubon Park, College Park, Ivanhoe Village, Thornton Park and Winter Park.
- Audubon Park, also known as The Garden District, is a hip, diverse area just north of downtown Orlando with an eclectic mix of shopping venues. East End Market offers handmade goods, products from local artists and artisanal foods, including desserts, cheeses and more. Every Monday, the district hosts the Audubon Park Community Market, featuring local handcrafters, musicians, growers, chefs, artists and more.
- In College Park, visitors can experience Orlando with one-of-a-kind shops like Bijou’s Boutique for hand-picked goods from around the world, Vintage Market Trading for antique finds, Dechoes Resale for a high-end selection with a vintage feel, and Naked Bar Soap for Orlando-made, natural skin care products.
- Ivanhoe Village, located along Orlando’s Lake Ivanhoe, is comprised of locally owned antique stores, vintage clothing shops and one-of-a-kind gifts. Rock & Roll Heaven sells vintage records and collectibles. Washburn Imports features unique furnishings from India, Thailand and Indonesia, while the store doubles as a wine bar in the evenings. The House on Lang, a bungalow-turned-store, offers something fresh and new around every corner including in-house clothing collection, “Laundry on Lang,” artistic workshops and local live music in the backyard.
- Thornton Park, just east of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, is a local favorite where visitors can shop the latest trends at shops like Lauren Nicole, carrying a mix or unique trends and classic looks for women, or grab a treat for Fido at Eola Pets.
- Winter Park’s Park Avenue offers 10 tree-lined blocks of brick streets, offering more than 60 upscale retailers featuring everything from clothing and jewelry to shops selling fine wines and pooch-friendly pastries. National retailers like Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn share sidewalk space with locally owned boutiques and like Tuni and Violet Clover. Gasp Winter Park offers a trendy and curated collection of gifts, home décor and accessories, like acrylic keychains, handmade beer can glass, wall decor, and all things smiley faces. The artsy Rifle Paper Co. offers a vast assortment of beautifully designed stationary items like calendars, greeting cards and notepads.
Unique Finds Around Orlando
To sample local flavor, head over to one of Central Florida’s most popular farmers markets – like the Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park or the recently expanded Winter Garden Farmers Market in historic downtown Winter Garden – to discover locally made goods and treats from some of the areas’ most talented artisans. Even food halls like Plant Street Market in Winter Garden dedicate spots to locally made products from handmade chocolate gifts to handcrafted home-and-kitchen accents and décor.
For the Art Appreciator
The Orlando Museum of Art shop is the place to find unusual buys like Chihuly glass and creative, unique jewelry, paintings, sculptures and crafts by Florida artists. In downtown Orlando, CityArts Factory is the area’s largest collective of art galleries and the place to find original art by local, national and international artists.
In Winter Park, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art features the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Museum Shop features exclusive merchandise derived from the works of Tiffany, including jewelry; stained-glass panels; glass bowls and vases; and books about the art.
About Visit Orlando
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Visit Orlando connects consumers and business groups with all facets of Orlando’s travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, activities to connect with nature, vibrant neighborhoods, a dynamic dining scene with Michelin recognized restaurants, and a robust calendar of entertainment and sports events — Orlando is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for all travelers. Find more information at VisitOrlando.com or OrlandoMeeting.com.
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