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The best places to go shopping in Orlando

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy at the best malls and downtown streets for shopping in Orlando

Megan duBois
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Megan duBois
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People often think of Orlando as a city filled with theme parks and tourist-filled attractions. While the former might be true of some parts of town, for the shopaholics traveling to the city, there’s also great shopping in Orlando. Around the city you’ll find everything from designer stores like Chanel and Burberry at larger malls, to outdoor outlet malls that feature deep discounts on Disney parks merchandise and other name-brand apparel.

If you’re willing to travel a little farther away, you’ll stumble across quaint downtown streets, like those in Winter Park, to peruse. Here storefronts beckon you to come inside and stay a while (perhaps after dining at some of Orlando’s best restaurants) while you stroll down idyllic tree-lined streets.

Whatever your budget or shopping style, from high-end splurging to frugal discount shopper, Orlando has a wide range of shopping experiences and destinations to suit your fancy. So grab your wallet and leave your wizard wand and mouse ears in your hotel room as you venture out to explore some of the best places for shopping in Orlando.

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Best shopping in Orlando

The Mall at Millenia is known as Orlando’s premier destination for luxury shopping with more than 150 shops and restaurants onsite. The mall offers concierge service for visitors, which includes language translations and currency exchanges. You can also schedule a complimentary personal styling and shopping time with one of the mall’s professional stylists. Throughou, you’ll also find stores like Burberry, Coach and Hermès. When it’s time for a bite to eat consider stopping at one of the onsite restaurants like The Capital Grill or Earl’s Kitchen and Bar.

Shoppers looking for a more traditional mall experience will want to check out The Florida Mall. The mall has more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options including anchor stores Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. You’ll also find storefronts for Zara, Apple, Tesla and MAC Cosmetics. For kids, the Florida Mall is also home to American Girl, Carlos’s Bakery and an interactive Crayola Experience. When it's time to take a break, the dining pavilion has more than 20 different restaurants to choose. 

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The only luxury outlet mall in the city is the Orlando Vineland Premium outlets. The shopping destination draws in locals and tourists alike looking for deep discounts at stores ike Prada, Vineyard Vines, Jimmy Choo and Marc Jacobs. You’ll also find a Disney outlet, where you can pick up a much cheaper souvenir than you would find closer to the park. There are more than 160 stores and discounts go up to a whopping 65 percent here. Note that parking at the outlet is limited so be sure to arrive early to get a spot.

Just two miles from Walt Disney World you’ll find the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. For money-savvy shoppers the mall is a gold mine of savings, where you can easily get up to 75 percent off your purchase. Along the open-air sidewalks, storefronts include American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Nike, and a Theme Park Outlet. If you’re interested in an Orlando City soccer game, you can also purchase tickets and team merchandise at the mall before getting to the stadium downtown. 

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Just off I-4 is Disney Springs, the dining, shopping and entertainment district of the Walt Disney World Resort. There are a few distinct areas of Disney Springs: the Marketplace, where you’ll find World of Disney; Town Center where the high-end shops are; the West Side, where you’ll find a larger than life M&M’s store; and The Landing, where boutique shops line the waterfront. Disney Springs features more than 100 different shopping experiences and 62 dining locations prepared for when hunger strikes. 

Historic Winter Park is filled with tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, and historic homes, and the 'hood is also known for Park Avenue, which has dozens of retail shops and boutique storefronts to explore. In fact, there are over 140 different shops, cafes and museums all within walking distance of each other. Women looking for something unique to add to their wardrobe will want to stop in at Dear Jane or The Impeccable Pig. And don't miss Rifle Paper Co., a modern stationary and lifestyle shop that has adorable designs on everything you can image.

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Beyond the perfectly manicured theme park grounds, Orlando boasts a world of excitement waiting to be explored. For this city overflows with charming cafés nestled along tree-lined streets, extraordinary museums, a thriving art scene, and a seemingly endless programme of world-class sporting events.

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