Orlando: The Mecca of Shopping
With an endless selection of specialty shops and malls, Orlando is definitely the shopper's dream. If you're looking to do some serious shopping between visits to the numerous attractions in the area, browse around Orlando to find the stores you know and love plus unique specialty shops. Known as Orlando's largest and most popular mall, the Florida Mall has over 260 specialty stores. The Florida Mall offers the shopper quality favorites such as JCPenney, Sears, Dillard's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Eddie Bauer, and Banana Republic. Conveniently located near some of Orlando's most famous attractions--Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios--the Florida Mall is a great stop amidst all the attractions and lodging options.
The Orlando Fashion Square Mall offers similar kinds of shopping with 165 stores including Burdines and Gayfers. Another big mall in Orlando is the Mall at Millenia, which offers classy designer stores such as Gucci, Louis Vutton, Chanel, Tiffany's Macy's, Burberry, and all the other favorites, too. This mall has been frequented by stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Alicia Keys, Tiger Woods, and Chris Rock. Besides possible star-sightings, the Mall at Millenia also offers quality sit-down restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Blue Martini, and Brio Tuscan Grille.
During your shopping escapades, don't forget to stop by Orlando's major outlet malls for brand name merchandise without the brand name prices. Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets offers 110 different outlets including Liz Claiborne, Nautica, Quiksilver, DKNY Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores also offers many brand name outlet stores such as Gap, Old Navy, Bon Worth, and Nine West. The Belz Designer Outlet has 200,000 square feet of stores and offers many designer outlets such as Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Ann Taylor. Just one block away from the Belz Designer Outlet, you'll find the Belz Factory Outlet World, where you'll encounter an additional 700,000 square feet of unbelievable bargains.
Because of its rapid growth, Orlando is fast becoming known for its shopping centers. With so much variety, it isn't a surprise! Whether you like to shop till you drop or just window shop, shopping in Orlando is an experience any tourist will enjoy.