Whether perusing locally-sourced goods or keeping on trend with high-fashion retailers, the diversity and quality of shopping in Orlando is like no other destination. With many options just minutes from the theme parks, 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. Here's a guide to find the perfect Orlando treats and treasures.
Stylish and sophisticated, The Mall at Millenia offers everything from the latest Apple gadgets to international high-end retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Prada, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. With more than 150 stores and 1.1 million square feet of retail space, there’s something for every taste, as well as valet parking, personal shopping services, Visit Orlando destination concierge and currency exchange services.
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, the Crayola Experience attraction, The Disney Store and M&M’s World further distinguish the property.
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 Armani Exchange, Burberry, lululemon, Prada, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, CH Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elie Tahari, Coach and Tory Burch.
- The Orlando International Premium Outlets are home to more than 180 outlet designer- and brand-name outlet stores including LACOSTE, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Victoria’s Secret, White House Black Market, L'Occitane, Havaianas and Calvin Klein.
- Just one mile from Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores features 400 designer names in 50 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. A Disney shop offers hundreds of character items. The center also offers a free shuttle to and from select hotels.
Both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort have their own shopping and entertainment complexes.
- Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney, features more than 40 stores 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, the Universal Studios Store and popular timepiece retailer Fossil. For guests searching for sweet treats, the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium’s Chocolate shop offers both freshly made and prepackaged candy and unique Toothsome items.
Five key shopping districts in and around downtown Orlando showcase Orlando’s eclectic side: 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 boutiques like Annabelle Hart for apparel and jewelry, Bijou’s Boutique for hand-picked goods from around the world, 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 furnishing from India, Thailand and Indonesia, while the store doubles as a nightlife venue 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. Paper Goat Post provides customized stationary for any event, letter or banner and hosts workshops on calligraphy, typography and social media.
- 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 Zou Zou Boutique and Lauren Nicole or design a custom T-shirt at Mother Falcon Clothing.
- 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.
Orlando’s blossoming locavore scene includes seven community food hubs, weekly farmers markets and an expanding neighborhood of Asian cuisine and storefronts for adventurous visitors.
- Mills 50 is known for its street-style take on traditional Asian cuisine. Some must-try places include King Bao, where guests can sample a variety of flavor fusions inside a steamed bun, and Royal Tea, which serves authentic Asian-style tea in all kinds of sweet flavors and forms. One of Orlando’s newest bars, Tori Tori, is a modern Japanese pub where visitors can find classic cocktails with a Japanese twist.
- Neighborhood food hub East End Market, located in the Audubon Park Garden District, hosts browse-worthy vendors selling local goods like artisan cheeses from La Femme du Fromage and craft grinds from Lineage Coffee Roasting. On the third Friday of each month, visitors can attend their Evening Exchange, where local trendsetting makers host culinary demonstrations, serve food specials and specialty cocktails.
- Plant Street Market, situated in Winter Garden’s historic downtown, features 20 vendors selling natural, organic and handmade food products all in one building.
Downtown Orlando’s Orange County Regional History Center carries items that reflect the cultural history of Central Florida, such as rare vintage photographs, quirky Florida souvenirs, delicious Florida treats and classic toys and books.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.
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