Home to some of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is often described as a mecca for kids and adults alike who get excited at the prospect of meeting their favourite on-screen characters.
After the theme parks the most popular topic of conversation tends to be the shopping. We suggest you pack as little as possible or bring a spare suitcase as this shop-till-you-drop destination will see your wallet empty and your suitcase stuffed. Plus, if you’re a label lover you’ll find designer brands on almost every corner at a fraction of the UK price.
But there’s one problem, Orlando’s vast landscape has tons of shopping spots, so time is precious and no one wants to spend hours searching for the best malls. To save you the trouble, Holiday Hypermarket has rounded up their best places to shop to ensure the retail experience of a lifetime.
Premium Outlets Orlando
Address: Orlando International Premium Outlets, 4951 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Premium Outlets Orlando is undisputedly one of the best places to shop for designer brands as you’ll find the latest fashions at very competitive prices. Designer stores include Timberland, Ralph Lauren, Samsonite, Clarins, Ajax and Armani Exchange to name just a few.
Surely all that shopping will leave you feeling hungry and thirsty, so if you need to refuel why not stop for a bite to eat at Taco Bell or Maki of Japan? Alternatively, there’s always Ben and Jerry’s for anyone with a sweet tooth.
For special offers and extra discounts check out the website here
Here you’ll find up-to-date offers and special promotions.
If you don’t want to miss a day at the pool or theme park, fear not! Shops stay open from 10am-11pm Mon-Sat or 10am-9pm Sundays.
The Mall at Millenia
Address: 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839
Urban Outfitters, H&M, GAP and Vans are just a few of the stores here. With 150 stores and restaurants you’ll be able to treat yourself to some serious retail therapy – but don’t forget to stop by the Rolex Boutique, even if it’s just to window shop. There’s no denying it, this mall is a shopper’s paradise with its stunning water features and beautifully designed interiors.
Want to stop for a bite to eat? Then there is plenty of choice such as a food court and a range of popular restaurant chains, which include The Cheesecake Factory and Starbucks.
The Mall has regular events which means some individual stores occasionally put on special offers, so it’s worth checking the website here, beforehand in order to plan your trip.
Opening hours are: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat or 11am-7pm Sundays.
Winter Park Village
Address: 400 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
This is not a shopping mall, but an area which has plenty of retail, dining and entertainment opportunities. Its village setting offers a much more relaxed ambience in comparison to the malls. Here you will find a cinema which is great for anyone who fancies some away-from-the-shops time watching the latest movie. Or, try the Chamberlin’s Market & Café, ideal for those health conscious shoppers with its grocery store which supplies natural foods, fresh organic produce and cruelty-free products. They also serve up healthy fast food and drinks if you’re sick of eating heavy meals.
We would recommend liking their Facebook page as offers and promotions will be more up-to-date compared with the website.
Stores have individual opening times.
The Florida Mall
Address: 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
This is an upscale mall with many of the premium brands being sold here, but the good news is, most top-quality products are sold at a fraction of the UK price.
Hollister and Macy’s are two of the most popular stores here, while M&M World is worth a visit for its fun factor.
The Florida Mall is currently undergoing some major redevelopment, so there may be some disruption. However, this work is only temporary and will be worth it on completion as developments include a new contemporary food pavilion.
This is an extensive mall with some of the friendliest staff we have ever come across. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always willing to help, so make sure you look out for them handing out freebies and extra discounts.
Opening hours are 10am-10pm Mon-Sat and 12pm-8pm Sundays
On your trip to Orlando we advise that you visit the theme parks as they are amazing, but don’t forget to make the most of the retail opportunities available either. Why not print out this blog to help plan your visit?