Shopping in Orlando: 7 Amazing Places to Rekindle the Shopaholic in You

Orlando is, without doubt, a great place to visit for holidays, but besides being popular for its splendid theme parks, Orlando is also home to various shopping malls and places where you can splurge on unique goods to your heart’s extent.

With a wide variety of stores spread across the city and huge malls, you can buy anything from clothes to electronics or even great food. From high-end fashion brands to simple and affordable brands, there is nothing that you can’t find in Orlando.

With the onset of COVID-19, retailers are also making sure to abide by the guidelines like social distancing and masks, so that you can shop without having to worry. Here are the best places for shopping in Orlando.

The 7 Best Places for Shopping in Orlando

1. The Florida Mall

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Undoubtedly one of the largest and most widely known malls of Orlando, The Florida mall receives nearly 200 million visitors a year. In its huge 2 million square foot area, 250+ stores that range from homeware to designer apparel. Whether you want to shop for your favourite luxury brands or buy some affordable beauty products, this place can fulfil every person’s desires due to its wide variety of stores.

Apart from its numerous stores, the mall also flaunts its wide range of dining options, from several fast-food chain outlets to fine-dining experiences, this mall has them all. Features like free Wi-Fi, valet parking and an indoor playground add to its charm, and there is even the Florida Hotel that is a part of the mall.

Timings: Monday- Saturday 10 am-9 pm, Sunday 12-7 pm
Main focus: Luxury/Affordable, Food

2) Disney Springs

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When you’ve been to Orlando’s Disney World, it becomes important to buy some souvenirs to take back home, hence, this mall by Disney is made for just that. From Disney-inspired fashion and accessories to toys, you can find all goods here, and it does not require a ticket.

You can even have fun with your purchases as there are many options for customizable products. Disney Springs also has a great range of dining and entertainment option alongside its 100+ stores. It’s a great place to visit with family and an adventurous shopping experience.

Timings: 10 am-11 pm
Main Focus: Luxury/ Affordable

3) Orlando Premium Outlets at International Drive

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This massive store located on International Drive is home to over 180 brands like Nike, Adidas, Levi’s, etc. Here you can get great deals and discounts on the products coming right out of the factory, up to 50% off on products.

This is a huge hotspot for both the locals and the tourists, located only five minutes away from the Universal Orlando Resort, many people make long trips to Orlando just to grab a great deal at the Orlando Premium Outlets. It is spread on an area of nearly 700,000 square feet and not only does it have great stores, but it also boasts a wide array of dining experiences with various restaurants offering a variety of food. It is one of the best places to grab a good deal on products and shop leisurely.

Timings: Saturday-Wednesday 10 am-9 pm; Friday 6 am-9 pm; closed on Thursdays 
Main Focus: Affordable, Food

4) Orlando Premium Outlets at Vineland Avenue

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Quites similar to its sister stores, the Orlando Premium Outlets at Vineyard Avenue has a great number of brands and regular discounts on various product. One difference, however, would be that you will witness fewer shoppers as compared with the Orlando Premium Outlets at International Drive. This is mainly due to its location being a bit further away from downtown, but otherwise, there isn’t much of a difference to these two.

Here you can also find some more expensive designer brands like Giorgio Armani, Burberry, etc. It is perfect if you prefer quieter places and want great deals and discounts on products.

Timings: Saturday-Wednesday 10 am-9 pm; Friday 6 am-9 pm; closed on Thursdays
Main Focus: Affordable
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5) The Mall at Millenia

Home to outlets of brands such as Prada, Tiffany & Co, Gucci, etc., The Mall at Millenia undoubtedly offers a high-end shopping experience to its visitors. This place is definitely on the expensive side but it’s a great experience in terms of both shopping and food. 

One special characteristic about this Mall would be its beautiful and Modern infrastructure, as this multi-level indoor mall has a stunning and luxurious touch to it and you can feel the luxury in the building structure itself. It also offers its visitors a great dining experience with various restaurant options across the mall.

Timings: 11 am-7 pm
Main focus: Luxury

6) Winter Park Avenue

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Set in a more street-like and relaxed setting, Winter Park Avenue is a shopping area where you can truly get an experience of local products and food. With various local boutiques and stores, as well as diners and food spots, this place located in the suburbs will give you a calm shopping experience and great varieties of food and drinks.

The beautiful streets date back to the time before Orlando became a hotspot for its theme parks and still receive visitors for shopping as specially for dining. You can purchase anything from clothes, homeware, accessories, etc., walking around the Avenue.

Timings: No specific time, various upon different stores
Main Focus: Affordable, Food

7) Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

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Just like the Premium Outlets at International Drive and Vineyard Avenue, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores offer its visitors an outdoor shopping experience where you can find great deals on clothes and homeware, discounts ranging from 20-70% of the retail price of the product.

It is a great deal smaller and less busy than the Premium outlets but still offers similar discounts on items coming straight from the factory. Aside from the shopping experience, you can drop by the food courts to taste amazing local and international delicacies, and if you’re lucky, discounted food or even free items. It is an ideal casual shopping experience with regular discounts, outdoor-style shopping and food.

Timings: Monday-Saturday 11 am-7 pm, Sundays 12-6 pm
Main Focus: Affordable, Food
Did we miss to mention any of the best places for shopping in Orlando? Tell us in the comments.

This post was published by Mukta Manshi

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