Orlando offers some of the country’s most interesting and unique places to shop, browse – and even hunt for bargains. With so many outlet malls, designer stores, shopping complexes and specialty boutiques, shopping is as much an attraction as the theme parks. Here are some of the best places in Orlando to shop ‘til you drop.
Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) has completely reinvented itself as a must-see destination with beautiful open-air promenades and waterfront charm. Sporting more than 100 shops, including many of the biggest names in fashion, beauty and fun, Disney Springs caters to all tastes. In addition to some of the largest Disney-centric stores in the world, you'll also find trendy boutique shops, famous brand name stores and one-of-a-kind experiences like the Coca-Cola Store. Between shopping, you can refuel at one of the 50 dining locations.
Everyone loves a good deal and outlet stores offer an opportunity to buy premium brands at discount prices. Orlando has some of the best outlet malls around including the Orlando International Premium Outlets near Universal and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets located closer to Disney. Both can be found off International Drive and offer a huge range of brands including Saks Fifth Avenue, Hugo Boss, Coach, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and over 150 more! Both locations feature the Disney’s Character Warehouse store where you can get official Disney World souvenirs at reduced rates including overflow and out-of-season apparel, jewelry, plush toys and more.
Orlando is also home to some of the best malls. The Florida Mall is the biggest and one of the most popular places to shop in Orlando for both visitors and locals. It's just a quick drive from the theme parks and not only offers 250 distinct stores, but also features some attractions of its own, including the Crayola Experience and M&M's World. The Mall at Millenia is another great spot to shop, offering some of the higher-end options in the area. They focus on more upscale brands like Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton and Prada, plus spectacular dining.
Other unique places to shop include Universal CityWalk, Pointe Orlando and I-Drive 360, home to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.