If you are in Need of Some Serious Retail Therapy, then you’ve been Blessed with Some of the Best Shopping in Orlando.
Almost on the doorstep of your Orlando vacation home is Rolling Oaks Commons. This local retail and dining complex is home to SuperTarget, Ross, TJ Maxx, Payless shoe store and a host of smaller retail outlets.
Plenty of restaurants here too including Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Sweet Tomatoes, Shula Burger and Panera Bread.
Where: 3201 Rolling Oaks Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747
ORLANDO PREMIUM OUTLETS VINELAND
A mini-city in its’ own right with almost 200 clothing, shoes, luggage, accessories and jewelry, gifts, speciality items and food outlets.
Far too many stores and shops to mention, but among favorites are Adidas, Armani Outlet, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Diesel, DKNY, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Nike, The North Face, Prada, Reebok, Timberland and Tommy Hilfiger.
Children’s stores include Disney’s Character Warehouse, Gap Outlet, Nautica and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Rumor Control has it that most ladies, when they have shopped to the point of exhaustion, sit down and try on shoes. With 31 stores to choose from, there are plenty of seating places available to massage tired toes and spent soles.
By the end of the day, with plastic in the purse, I’m sure the soles won’t be the only things that are spent.
Fine leather and luggage have 7 outlets, accessories and jewelry join the count with 25 including Claire’s, Coach, Guess Factory, Michael Kors, Movado Company, Kay Jewelers, Zales and Swarovski, TAG Heuer, Seiko, Time Factory and Watch Station, Fossil, Solstice Sunglass Outlet and Sunglass Hut.
Gifts and Speciality Items are represented by amongst others, Designer Fragrances, Elizabeth Arden, Lancome and Perfumania, Godiva Chocolatier, Toys “R” Us and Vitamin World.
If you need energy for more shopping, there are 16 food outlets to keep you going.
Where: 8200 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
Hours: 10am to 11pm
Website: Orlando Premium Outlets
Home to 29 stores including Kohl’s, Sports Authority, Bed Bath and Beyond, Famous Footwear, Old Navy and Yankee Candle.
Eats can be obtained from Chili’s, Tuscan Pizza, Wendy’s, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Johnny Rocket for burgers and Ben and Jerry’s for ice cream. Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Romano’s Macaroni Grill also join in the line-up.
Where: 3208 North John Young Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 343-9223
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 9.30pm – Sunday 11am – 6.00pm
Website: The Loop
Winter Garden Village
The furthest shopping center away from your Orlando vacation home but probably the easiest to get to. A short drive along the US-192 Highway before taking the 429 (toll road) to the very picturesque Winter Garden Village. A meagre haul of 90 shops and stores await you.
Apparel and Accessories not already covered elsewhere include Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, Dressbarn, Lane Bryant, Marshall’s, Men’s Wearhouse and Victoria’s Secret. Beall’s Department Store, GameStop, Homegoods, Kirkland’s and Lowe’s and 5 Hair, Nails and Spa locations are also in evidence, as are Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and LA Fitness.
There are 25 food outlets on site to stock up on fuel for shopping.
Where: 3251 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407 656 1658
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 9.00pm – Sunday 11am – 6.00pm
Website: Winter Garden Village
Indoor Orlando Shopping Malls
The Florida Mall is the largest indoor retail complex in Central Florida. With almost 2 million square feet of shopping space, there’s a lot to cover. You’ll find over 270 stores ranging from big names like Macy’s, Dillards, JC Penney and Sears. Lots of designer bargains to be had too and plenty of dining options.
MnM’s have a store here – one of only 5 in the world. There’s also the Crayola Experience with over 70,000 square feet of interactive fun.
Where: 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida 32809
Phone: (407) 851-6255
Hours: Monday-Friday – 10am-9pm / Saturday 10am-10pm / Sunday noon-8pm
Website: Florida Mall
The Mall at Millenia
Mall at Millenia may be a little smaller at 1,118,000 square feet but it still packs a punch with almost 150 stores. The indoor complex offer world-class retail therapy from an array of designer labels including Gucci, Armani, Chanel, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Salvatore Ferragamo, Saint Laurent, Prada, Versace and Rolex.
Dining options are plentiful with Cheesecake Factory, Capital Grille and Brio Tuscan Grille just a few of the options.