Shopping in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Shops, Outlets, Outlet Malls in Orlando, Clothing Stores and Boutiques
Aside from the attractions, shopping is definitely the favorite past-time of visitors to Orlando! The main tourist areas have a staggering range of shops and stores. Here are a few suggestions when it comes to picking up a few bargains!
Prime Outlets Mall is at the north end of International Drive. It's huge and easy to get lost, so keep checking where you are. An excellent selection of factory outlet stores offering good savings (check out the Disney Character Warehouse).
Festival Bay is also at the north end of International Drive with some good stores. Of note are the enormous Bass Pro outdoor shop and the ever-popular Ron Jon's Surf Shop.
Prime Outlets Designer Center bills itself as more upscale than the main Prime Outlets Mall. You'll find the likes of Donna Karan in residence.
Mercado Mediterranean Village is midway down International Drive. It's an eclectic collection of gift and curio shops to wander around and you can enjoy live entertainment in the evening.
Pointe Orlando is also midway down International Drive with shopping featuring designer stores and a huge FAO Schwarz toy store!
Orlando Premium Outlets is the newest addition to the Orlando outlet shopping scene and already wildly popular. Located off South International Drive.
Lake Buena Vista & DOWNTOWN DISNEY
Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlet is a very smart collection of name brand factory stores like Reebok, Gap Outlet, and Adidas. You'll find some good buys and it's easy to get around.
DOWNTOWN DISNEY Marketplace features acres of quality Disney Merchandise, much of which you won't find in the parks. The LEGO Imagination Center® has a great play area and the World of Disney is every Disney buff's dream come true!
DOWNTOWN DISNEY West Side sports a huge Virgin Megastore as the main focal point, along with specialty stores selling cigars, candy, and antique gas pumps!
Kissimmee (Hwy 192)
The Shops At Celebration in Disney's showcase community spend a lot of time trying to attract outside business. They are somewhat more upscale than most with a very pleasant waterfront setting.
Old Town is situated on Hwy 192 in Kissimmee. This collection of gift shops also offers amusements and thrill rides. Dads can seek relief from shopping at the 'Saturday Night Cruise' featuring all kinds of classic cars.
Kissimmee Manufacturers Mall is located on Hwy 192. This complex offers discount stores like London Fog and Nike.
Osceola Square Mall is closer to downtown Kissimmee and has 50 or so stores including Calvin Klein, Gap and Tommy Hilfiger.
Fashion Square Mall is where the locals go to find good department stores, national chains and a good mix of everything else.
North Orange Avenue is where you'll find the city's biggest collection of antique and curio shops, just along from Lake Ivanhoe.
Altamonte Mall is located in Altamonte Springs. It's very popular with locals and offers an assortment of big department stores and smaller shops.
Seminole Towne Center is located 15 minutes north of Downtown Orlando. This relatively new mall is in Seminole County and is ideal to combine with a visit to historic Sanford.
Flea World is located on Hwy 17-92 in Sanford. It's a huge flea market that offers everything under the sun so be prepared to rummage!
Shops Of Note
Florida Mall is very popular with Europeans and conveniently located to Orlando International Airport at the junction of Sand Lake and Hwy 441. It features Saks 5th Ave.
West Oaks Mall is popular with visitors and locals alike. Iit's not as crowded as some shopping destinations and offers a good selection of stores.
Winter Park offers upscale shopping along Park Ave. It's not cheap, but this is as chic as it gets! It's definitely the in-place to window shop, promenade, and do lunch.
The Mall at Millenia features the biggest and ritziest names in department stores, specialty shops and restaurants for connoisseurs of fine shopping.