Orlando is well known for its wide variety of shopping outlets, some of the best can be found at Orlando Premium Outlets in Vineland, but did you know the City Beautiful has an extensive number of unique local locations ideal for your shopping desires? If you take the East End Market, for example, this indoor venue is a fantasy come true, featuring small local businesses to tempt your appetite with everything from house-made kombucha to high-quality cheeses. There is even beer and a wine bar.
Every Sunday, Lake Eola gathers people at the Orlando Farmer’s Market, where you can shop or just come for a brunch of sorts, whether its arepas or street tacos or a burger perhaps, or drink mimosas and enjoy live music. Those that are more interested in shopping can find all the mall staples and more at Florida Mall, for more upscale retail, the Mall at Millenia is well suited.
Orlando Premium Outlets – International Drive
There are approximately 16 places to eat confined within the 700,000 square feet of space at the Orlando Premium Outlets. Just word of advice, you should try the best coffee and Pinkberry. Be sure to save room one of I-Drive’s various options for eating and drinking. This outlet is comprised of two larger malls and four strip centers. As you walk around, you’ll happen to spot familiar names including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Juicy Couture, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Chico’s and many more modern brands.
Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland Avenue
Doubt the awesome power of the Orlando outlet mall? Orlando Premium Outlets’ Vineland Ave. location offers special apparels, accessories, and shoes to fit every shoppers needs. Addicted shoppers, both local and out of town can often find impressive savings on preferred brands from Burberry to Barney’s New York, Coach to Cole Haan, Talbots, True Religion and Armani for the classic modern look. You could easily spend a full day here so make sure you eat breakfast, take breaks, and only spend what you can afford.
EAST END MARKET
At the opening of East End Market, Audubon Park neighborhood is the only indoor public market in Orlando. The East End Market is surrounded by herbs, flowers, and a beautiful garden in an open outdoor space where you can enjoy and appreciate naturally grown vegetables. The businesses that make up this location include La Femme du Fromage (artisan cheeses), Local Roots (locally sourced produce, meats, a craft wine/beer bar), Skyebird Organic juice bar and untried kitchen dishes and many more! With a broad range of services such as the coffee roaster, bakery, and a host of other businesses from home furnishing to homemade sauces make this location a great place to kill time and enjoy the food in the best possible way.
THE FLORIDA MALL
The Florida Mall is a family-friendly shopping location that gets more than 20 million visitors per year. With an area of nearly 1.8 million square feet, shoppers can enjoy more than 250 different stores and restaurants, such as a Zara flagship store, American Girl, The Disney Store, and one of only five M&M’s World candy stores in the world! The Florida Mall also features Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s, as well as expensive fashion brands such as Michael Kors, H&M, Armani Exchange, and XXI Forever. Over the year, Florida Mall has included new businesses such as a Crayola Experience for children and a more health-conscious option called the Dining Pavilion.
Ivanhoe Village has been called the new establishment for more than a few years with a huge display of business, ranging from gourmet bakeries, vintage furniture, original art, or used records. This is a location where one could easily spend an entire day relaxing, dining, drinking and even enjoying a mimosa while you walk around the area. Ivanhoe Village is known for its stellar restaurant and bar patios beneath the shady oak-studded park beside the eponymous lake. Guests that enjoy craft beer, wine, food, sporting goods, art, and music will find Ivanhoe Village to be a magnificent place to try.
MALL AT MILLENIA
The Mall at Millenia often glitters, soars, and riffles with big luxury shopping stores like Chanel, Emporio Armani, Tag Heuer and Rolex, Jimmy Choo and Cartier along with general department stores like Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and much more! Shopping Centers Today ranked Mall at Millenia as the number 10 mall in the world’s top fifteen most successful shopping centers. With its elegant, stylish brand names and authentic shopping businesses and food, it’s a common local favorite and a must go to for the most mall-loving visitors.
RENNINGER’S TWIN MARKETS
Literally, thousands of lost treasures await to be discovered at Renninger’s Twin Markets located in Mount Dora, often hosting an event every weekend for hosting vintage fairs while showcasing the wheres of hundreds of vendors. Like they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, it’s a picker’s delight for classic DVDs, old license plates, antiques, shrubbery for your garden, furniture, folk art, and much more! Located on the land over 117 acres in Lake County, two large buildings, and many outdoor shopping areas soon will be established. Just a warning, if you plan on going to the Renninger’s Twin Markets, you might be there all day and you most likely aren’t leaving empty-handed.
ORLANDO FARMER’S MARKET
Orlando residents have been participating in this weekly Lake Eola event since 1987 and it just continues to grow as more visitors and vendors are made aware of the possibilities. The farmer’s market features more than 50 vendors all year, creating an organic genuine abundance of fruits, vegetables, plants, jewelry, paintings, clothing, and much more. The market is a pet and family-friendly as many residents usually bring the whole family to gather, grab a late breakfast or lunch, or even enjoy beer and mimosas, thanks to Orlando Brewing, in its oak-shaded biergarten” where respected local guitar playing singer Joseph Martens entertains the crowd every Sunday with rock and pop classics, sometimes with other accompanying musicians too!
WINTER PARK’S PARK AVENUE
Winter Park’s is famously known for Park Avenue and its surrounding have been quite a delight for shoppers for ages with quaint, cobbled, oak-shaded lanes with hhigh-qualityboutiques. You’ll find names you recognize like Lily Pulitzer, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, etc. along with scads of locally owned boutiques and galleries for your convenience, home furnishing, and even pantry-related needs. You can’t leave without visiting Kathmandu, Ginny’s Orchids, The Doggie Door, The Grove, Downeast, Through The Looking Glass and more! By featuring the amazing water fountains and relaxing benches of Central Park beckon and dozens of restaurants, bars and bistros by every sidewalk whether spend your day window shopping or racking up the credit card your credit card, is up to your discretion.
Downtown Disney is well known for being a walkable, lakeside strand for shopping, dining and entertainment within Walt Disney World and now featuring an ongoing expansion into the widely anticipated Disney Springs has brought with it back better than ever by introducing new businesses. Hats and Havana’s sandals are an ever-expanding list of Disney merchandise from clothing to home furnishings to a Marvel fan’s dream store are some of the newest primers. Children will have the best time in the Lego Imagination Center, where elaborate brick-works are on display and plenty of hands-on activities that’ll allow kids to discover their engineering skills. Set inside the resonant World of Disney is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where kids aged between 3 and 12 can channel their inner Disney princess such as Jasmine, Cinderella, or Ariel with a very polished makeover. Reservations for this popular event is strongly recommended, but amount of shopping also involved seems to continue on forever!