The Best Places to Shop in Orlando

Weichert Realtors
June 23, 2015

A dream list of stores in Orlando, Florida.

The 3 best shopping neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida

Where else on earth is there access to boutique shops, tons of outlet stores from famous name brands, and Disney-themed megastores all in one central area? Orlando, Florida is the answer to every savvy shopper's dream list of stores and designers, with locations peppered throughout the city that fit every style and budget.

The Mall at Millennia

Topping the list of fine shopping experiences is the Mall at Millennia. Located on Conroy Road just off of I-4, near the north end of International Drive, the mall stands in the center of the area, with tons of restaurants and chain stores surrounding it.

Inside the mall, you'll find contemporary fashion and upscale stores, including Prada, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, Emporio Armani, BOSS Store, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Salvatore Ferragamo. Other mid-priced stores are found throughout the mall, such as Ann Taylor, Abercrombie & Fitch, Diesel, Forever 21, GAP, GUESS, Lilly Pulitzer, Neiman Marcus, True Religion, Lululemon Athletica, Vera Bradley and more.

Ooh and ahh over the beautiful jewelry in stores such as Tiffany & Co., Rolex Boutique, Mayors Jewelers, Brighton Collectibles, Cartier and Swarovski, or visit the makeup counters at M.A.C. Cosmetics, Macy's, Lush Cosmetics or Sephora.

For those who live in Orlando, or are planning to move in soon, you'll want to visit home decor stores at Millennia like Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma.

Finish up your shopping trip by dining at one of central Florida's best restaurants, like the Cheesecake Factory, the Capital Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro or Brio Tuscan Grille, and then enjoy a spa treatment at Salon Cielo and Spa or Regis Signature Salon.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

For Orlandoans and vacationers alike, everyone loves a good deal on great quality goods and clothing items. Near Disney World there lives a premium outlet center called the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, which features tons of deals and steals on a variety of clothes, home goods, shoes, sporting goods and other items, making it a must on every shopper's bucket list.

Visiting the website will award savvy shoppers with coupons and other deals not found on site or in stores, and the Facebook page features many deals and information about the various events on site. There is a free shopping shuttle to and from select hotels, and next door is the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, which is home to the Reflections Spa-Salon -- perfect to finalize any trip for the tired, yet satisfied, shopper.

If you're visiting, make sure to stop by the Samsonite or Travelpro Luggage stores, as you're sure to need more baggage after you've experienced all the shopping that Orlando has to offer.

The Village at Hunter's Creek and The Loop

Spanning 31 acres in the town of Hunter's Creek in Orlando, on the corner of John Young Parkway and SR 417 is the Village at Hunter's Creek. This location is a perfect shopping destination for families, as it features a 2-acre central park surrounded by the stores, restaurants and office buildings. Unique retailers and restaurants can be found in this shopping center, which is one of the newer areas in central Florida to be developed.

Some of the retailers in this Orlando-area shopping plaza include EmbroidMe, All Italian Grocery, HM Boutique, Mattress Barn, Sweet Designs Kitchen, Stogies at the Village and Wishes Brew -- unique stores that are worth the visit to Hunter's Creek. Also at the Village are salons and medical offices, such as Great Looks Salon and Spa, Big League Haircuts, UpTown Optical, Sassy Nails and Massage Envy.

After shopping, you can spend time walking around the central park area where there are often events and shows on the performance stage, and a children's playground near the big clock tower, which is the central theme of the Village. You can finish your shopping experience with a meal at one of the nearly dozen restaurants featured on-site. These restaurants include Applebee's, Bistro Europa Express, Flat Rocks, Padrino's, Miller's Ale House and Mikado Japanese Restaurant. If it's time for dessert -- or if you decide to have dessert first -- visit Venezia Bakery or Cold Stone Creamery for a tasty treat. And for those late-night shopping trips, enjoy a nice cocktail at Mojito's Ultra Lounge or the House of Beer.

Near the Village is the vibrant center called the Loop, which features bigger names in shopping like Yankee Candle, Lids, Claire's, Pac Sun, Aeropostale, Kay Jewelers, Pier 1 Imports, Kohl's, and Old Navy. In the center of the Loop is the Regal Stadium 16 & RPX where tired shoppers can relax by settling in to catch the latest blockbuster.

Good shopping doesn't have to be a vacation-only experience. Living in Orlando means access to all the best shops all of the time!

You can also make your home near one of these bustling shopping neighborhoods. Browse homes for sale in Orlando.

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