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, 7 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
Located minutes from the Orlando International Airport and popular area attractions, The Florida Mall is Central Florida’s largest shopping center. Spanning 1.8 million square feet, this dynamic shopping destination features more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options. Prominent stores Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods complement best-of-brand retailers like A/X Armani Exchange, Apple, Coach, H&M, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Mayors Jewelers featuring Rolex, Victoria’s Secret and ZARA. Market exclusives such as American Girl, Carlo’s Bakery and the Crayola Experience attraction.
Snag Top-Notch Brands at the Best Prices
Three outstanding outlet centers are right in the heart of the tourism district:
For discounted merchandise, Mediterranean-inspired shopping village Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets has more than 160 outlet stores including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Burberry, lululemon, Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Tory Burch and Nike.
Right in the heart of the tourism district, the Orlando International Premium Outlets is home to more than 180 designer and brand-name outlet stores including Nike, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Old Navy, LACOSTE, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Marc Jacobs.
Just one mile from Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores features 400 designer names in 40 village-style shops, including the area’s only Old Navy outlet; Rawlings Factory Store sporting goods, one of only four in the world; Eddie Bauer; Nike Factory Store; Tommy Hilfiger and G by Guess. Theme Park Outlet offers hundreds of character items featuring area theme park merchandise. The center also offers a free shuttle to and from select hotels.
For Shopping and Entertainment
Both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort have their own shopping and entertainment complexes.
Disney Springs features more than 150 shops and restaurants, including the world’s largest Disney character store, on-trend shops like ZARA, Lucky Brand, Free People, Vince Camuto, Lilly Pulitzer, UNIQLO and Oakley. One-of-a-kind accessories are available from Unode50, while the Star Wars Galactic Outpost is filled with toys, apparel and collectables inspired by the saga.
Universal CityWalk offers more than a dozen shops and boutiques, like Quiet Flight Surf Shop and the Universal Studios Store. For guests searching for sweet treats, the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium’s chocolate shop offers both freshly made and prepackaged candy and unique Toothsome items.
Boutique Shopping Worth a Drive
Showcasing Orlando’s eclectic side are five key 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, such The Primrose Shop filled with stylish accessories and gifts, Dear Prudence donning vintage threads and Park Ave CDs.
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 one-of-a-kind 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 still sells vinyl LPs and singles for as little as $1. Washburn Imports features unique furnishings from India, Thailand and Indonesia, while the store doubles as a wine bar in the evenings. Boom-Art sells award-winning, hand painted artwork coated with a thick plastic layer to ensure preservation for years. Bluebonnet Clothing features local designers’ and artists’ work, as well as classes on various crafts.
Thornton Park, a colorful commercial district just east of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, is a local favorite where visitors can shop the latest trends at shops like Lauren Nicole or grab a treat for Fido at Eola Pets.
Winter Park’s Park Avenue offers 10 tree-lined blocks of brick streets, historic buildings and a mini-version of Manhattan’s Central Park. Visitors will find everything from boutiques to shops selling fine wines and pooch-friendly pastries. National retailers like Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn share sidewalk space with locally owned boutiques like Tuni and Violet Clover. The artsy Rifle Paper Co. offers a vast assortment of beautifully designed stationary items like calendars, greeting cards and notepads.
Unique Finds Around Orlando
For truly unique souvenirs, 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 and East End Market in Orlando 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, one-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings, sculptures and crafts by Florida artists. Just off the lobby of the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando, The Grand Bohemian Gallery features an eclectic collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, glass and jewelry by internationally and locally renowned artists. CityArts Factory is downtown’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 the works of 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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