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The best places to go shopping in Orlando

From mega outlet malls to boutique shops to adorable markets, these are the best places to go shopping in Orlando

Megan duBois
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Megan duBois

Even though Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, if you get away from the theme park corridor, you'll find that the city has a lot more to offer. In fact, some of the best shopping and dining in Florida can be found in the City Beautiful.

Options run the gamut from large malls with designer stores like Chanel and Tiffany & Co. to massive outlet complexes that offer discounted theme park merchandise from Walt Disney World as well as luxury fashions. For shopaholics in the city, these malls and outlets are a treasure trove of goods just waiting to be purchased.

Outside of the malls, many of the smaller neighborhoods, such as Winter Park, have adorable shopping streets that are lined with boutiques and some of the city's best restaurants for when you need a break from retail.

No matter what you're looking for or your budget, Orlando has so many places to go shopping. Credit cards at the ready!

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This guide was updated by Florida-based writer Megan duBois. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines

Best shopping in Orlando

1. The Mall at Millenia

The Mall at Millenia is known as Orlando’s premier destination for luxury shopping, with more than 150 shops (think Burberry, Coach and Hermès) and restaurants. The mall offers visitors concierge services, including translation services and valet parking. You can also schedule a complimentary personal styling and shopping time with one of the mall’s professional stylists. When it’s time for a bite to eat, consider stopping at one of the onsite restaurants like The Capital Grille or Earls Kitchen + Bar.

2. The Florida Mall

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 an interactive Crayola Experience. And for millennial adults who can't get over the American Girl trends, you can take yours or your child's doll to the American Doll Store to get a full makeover including hair and new outfits. When it's time to take a break, the dining pavilion has more than 20 restaurants.


3. Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

One of the best luxury outlet malls in the city is the Orlando Vineland Premium outlets. The shopping destination draws in locals and tourists looking for deep discounts at stores like Armani, Prada and Kate Spade. You’ll also find a Disney outlet called Disney Character Warehouse, 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 arrive early to get a spot or take a ride share so you don't have to fight for parking.

4. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

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 Disney Outlet Store. If you’re interested in any of the Orlando soccer or basketball games, you can also purchase tickets and team merchandise at the mall before getting to the stadium downtown.


5. Disney Springs

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. You can also find things like an AMC movie theater and live entertainment venues throughout Disney Springs so you really can make a whole day of going to the complex.

6. Winter Park

Historic Winter Park has tree-lined streets, beautiful parks and historic homes. The quaint neighborhood is also known for its 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 in this distinct area of Orlando. 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 stationery and lifestyle shop with adorable designs on everything you can imagine.


7. Orlando International Premium Outlets

If you're looking for a convenient shopping spot close to the theme parks, head to the Orlando International Premium Outlets on International Drive. The outlet mall is the largest in the state, with over 773,000 square feet of storefronts and dining options. With over 180 stores, including Steve Madden, Saks OFF Fifth and Forever 21, you can find a good deal at any price range. When hunger strikes, there's always the incredible smell of Auntie Anne's Pretzels and Cinnabon luring you in.

8. East End Market

One of the city's most talked about shopping spots is East End Market in the Audubon Park neighborhood. Here, you'll find everything from handmade goods and vintage clothes to gourmet snacks. One of the most popular vendors inside the market is Gideon's Bakehouse, which makes nearly one-pound cookies in various delectable flavor combinations. While you can also get the cookies at Disney Springs, the East End Market location doesn't get the ridiculously long lines that the Disney World location does.


9. Plant Street Market

Those looking for the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment space should look no further than Plant Street Market in the Winter Garden neighborhood of Orlando. The fun market is anchored by Crooked Can Brewing Company, where you can grab a craft beer and walk around the market. The space has 20 vendors under one roof, and everything from a chocolate shop to Ecuadorian empanadas is for sale. Just a short five-minute walk from the market is the Winter Garden Farmers Market, where you can browse various vendors every Saturday.

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