Shopping in Florida

A trip to Florida is a fantastic way to enjoy the sun and take in the thrills and spills of theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort and attractions in International Drive. But did you know that Florida’s also a pretty lively place for some of the world’s best shopping opportunities?

From plazas and glitzy streets to some of the most immense and varied shopping malls on Earth, retail therapy takes on a whole new meaning here. In fact, there are so many options available to you, from the latest gadgets to the cutting edge trends, you might feel spun about by the possibilities. There’s no need to worry though, because we’ve plenty of advice to share on the top shopping destinations in the Sunshine State.

The Florida Mall

It makes sense to start our rundown of the top shops with a mall named for its hosting state.

Artegon Marketplace

Florida boasts some of the most glamorous retail destinations in the world, rich in bright lights and enticing outlets. Yet for those of you looking for a more down to earth shopping experience, Artegon Marketplace on International Drive is a good place to visit.

Styled after an old fashioned farmer’s market, this building unites local artisans, culinary experts and homegrown produce under one roof – with a full helping of timeless Florida high spirits. Expect smiles with your handmade soaps and friendly conversation over your richly blended coffee, with the chance to take home some trinkets you’re not going to find anywhere else.

The Mall at Millennia

If you’re the kind of shopper who needs to go big or go home, the world famous Mall at Millennia, with its grand arches, astonishing architecture and luxurious surroundings, is a fitting home for the world’s leading designer brands. Jimmy Choo and Giorgio Armani rub shoulders with Chanel and Rolex watches, yet it’s not all high flyers and extravagance.

The Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch and Bloomingdale’s round off the selection of shops splendidly, while coffee and cake are to be found around every turn. Lose yourself for the day in a truly immense shopping complex like no other.

Orlando Premium Outlets

An unmistakeable commercial centre in the sunny International Drive area, Orlando Premium Outlets has made itself comfy over a sprawl of 700,000 square feet. It’s like its very own town within a town, with every corner and avenue housing retail names like Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein and more. Fountains make for pretty communal spaces and thoughtfully placed food and drink venues ensure you’re not walking in the heat in a hungry haze.

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