Taking a moment to shop is something that is never
missing in the itinerary of Brazilians visiting Orlando
- after all, the city is great for that. Orlando has
shopping malls, outlets and stores with
tourist-themed products. The variety of stores is
incredible, the prices are great and you will probably
be back on a trip with more purchases than you thought!
For those thinking about buying, it is interesting to
book a day or two on the shopping itinerary. Those who
don't have a lot of time can then use those nights when
visiting parks that close early to end the day at an
outlet. A good strategy is to go shopping on
weekends, as these are days when the parks are full.
And if Orlando is all about the parks, shopping
starts with them. All parks have stores with themed
products, clothing, mugs, toys, plush, decorative items;
some products are more traditional and others go far
beyond what we can imagine. You can return from your
trip with a wand like Harry Potter or beans of all
flavors, with a Minion-shaped mug, a Mickey kettle...
there is so much variety of products that we are
impressed - just looking at believe.
All the parks you visit will have stores with
thematic products linked to the themes of each one. In
addition to the products sold within the parks, you can
find a good range of stores in entertainment complexes,
such as Universal CityWalk and Downtown Disney, which
have the advantage of free access. Disney really excels
at "shopping" and in its entertainment complex you will
find stores with Christmas products, character-shaped
sweets, as well as the Disney Store (don't lose sight of
this store, because it has everything!). If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage men's jackets.
One more reason for shopping in Orlando is that the
city has two Premium Outlets and they are centrally
located and easy. Outlets are those stores that
sell products from previous collections at a discount;
are a must for anyone looking to save money! The
outlets do not have the latest clothing from the
brand and do not always have the products in many sizes
or colors, but they are incredible, with many products
and great prices! Note that outlet stores often
have a different nomenclature in the title; for example,
there is the GAP store, which has regular prices, and
the GAP Factory Store, which sells cheaper products.
In Orlando, there is a Premium Outlet on
International Drive and another on Vineland Ave. Both
have similar stores, always with great prices. There you
can find stores like Levi's Outlet, Nike Factory Store,
Asics Outlet, GAP Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory
Store, Hugo Boss Factory Store, among others.
For those who want to find stores with the newest
collections, the tip is to go to conventional shopping
malls. The Mall at Millenia is modern and beautiful,
with several famous designer stores; it is a place to
find that brand that is successful and luxurious
products. Florida Mall has many good stores, interesting
prices and several anchor stores, such as Sears, Macy's
and Forever 21. Less popular, Altamonte Mall is ideal
for shopping with peace of mind. As it is further away
from the tourist area, it does not receive a large
audience from outside; although not very large,
Altamonte's strong point is that its stores are not
full, as in other shopping centers.
If you intend to visit a mall or outlet,
always take a look at the establishment's website before
going to the place. By registering on the website you
can print discount coupons, which make shopping even
more advantageous. It is also worthwhile to inquire with
the customer service center in each of the malls, as
booklets with discount coupons are sometimes available.
If coupons are an alternative to save money, maps are
time-saving! The tip is to get a map as soon as you
arrive at the shopping center and then mark which stores
you intend to visit; that way, assemble your itinerary
without getting lost and knowing where that store you
want to go is.
Famous chain stores in the United States are present
in Orlando and are a good choice for shopping. Best Buy
is indicated to purchase electronics; Ross Dress for
Less and Marshalls are perfect for those who are patient
and want to find products at unbelievable prices. For
general shopping, be sure to visit Walmart and Target,
which are like mega markets, where you can find a little
bit of everything.
Miami or Orlando? It is not uncommon
for those who visit Orlando to also go to Miami; then
the question arises: do I shop in Orlando or Miami? Both
cities have practically equal prices inside stores and
in outlets; what differs in the final price of
the product is the tax. In Miami, 7% tax is charged on
the value of products, while in Orlando this rate is
6.5%. It may seem like an insignificant difference, but
after spending a lot of dollars, it is not so simple.
Another reason that people go shopping in Orlando and
not in Miami is that in Orlando stores tend to be much
more empty and outlets are more centralized.
Try to travel with an idea of what numbering you wear
and pants in the United States; this makes it easier to
find and try a product. That way, you don't have to take
so many clothes to the fitting rooms, which usually
limit 6 pieces at a time per customer.
On the day of shopping, try to wear comfortable
clothes and shoes that allow you to walk a lot without
causing discomfort. Easy-to-take clothes are welcome, as
there will always be a need to change clothes in the
After spending the day shopping, people end up having
lots of bags to carry - it's inevitable. Thinking about
comfort when shopping, take a suitcase or backpack to
malls and outlets to put your bags. If you
prefer, look for a luggage store in the mall and buy
your bag there.
Avoid leaving bags with your purchases inside cars in
parking lots, as they can be stolen. Also, avoid leaving
your shopping bags without care or supervision.
Ross Dress for Less
Buying clothes and saving is something that almost
everyone who travels to the United States wants. And
those who have this goal need to know about Ross Dress
for Less, a store that sells products at incredible
prices. Ross stores are usually huge and have a very
wide range of products - women's, men's and children's
clothing, shoes, bags, backpacks, bed and bath items,
The store's "problem" is that, as it sells high-end
products, they are usually not available in many sizes
or color options. What you see in the macaws is ready
and ready. Another point to consider is that it is
necessary to make a real dig to find what you want,
because it is not in a quick glance that you will find
incredible products. To find cool things you have to
look, be patient, experiment and dedicate time.
Ross stores tend to be quite messy throughout the
day, due to the movement of people fiddling with macaws;
therefore, our tip is that you go in the morning, when
more products are available for sale and everything is
more organized. Give preference to stores of this type
in places of less movement, instead of looking in big
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is a shopping center
close to Disney. The place has high-end stores and
products at great prices, as in Premium Outlets. As it
is outside the tourist circuit that visitors most
frequent, it is a much more peaceful place to shop, with
few queues and no confusion of people. It has far fewer
stores than Premium outlets, but it is still a
great alternative for those who want to save money and
buy good products.
The place has stores like Aéropostale Outlet, Calvin
Klein, Converse, GAP Outlet, Levi's Outlet Store, Nike
Factore Store, Reebok, Sansonite Factory Store,
Timberland and several others. Take a look at
the location map and in its stores; thus, you
can know if the stores he has are the ones you want to
For those who are at Disney, this shopping center is
a great choice, because it is about 5km away.
Orlando International Premium Outlets
Orlando Premium Outlets is an Orlando shopping center
made up of outlets, stores that sell products
from old collections with prices that are much more
advantageous than conventional stores. These are places
with incredible prices, where you can find quality
products and great prices. Ideally, you should dedicate
at least one day to the outlet, because it is
large and has many stores - a good strategy is to go to
the outlets on the weekends, when some parks
are very full, or visit them at night, on the days when
you go to parks that close early.
There are two Premium Outlets in Orlando: one is on
International Drive, near Universal; another, on
Vineland Ave, closer to the Sea World and Disney parks.
Both have practically the same stores, but the I-Drive
Premium is a little bigger, with more stores and is
usually more crowded, because it is in a more popular
area. Vineland Ave. Premium has about 160 stores and
I-Drive has about 180 stores. If you are in doubt as to
which Premium Outlet to go to, look at the stores from
one and the other, so you can know exactly what will
find in each of the places.
The mall is open-air; therefore, if it is raining,
get ready to get a little wet. Locating yourself in the
place is easy, because although it is large, it
basically has two main corridors ( see
a map here ). Look for the information
center, or ask a store for a map of the mall, because it
makes it much easier to find and select the stores you
want to visit.
International Drive's Premium Outlet has stores like:
Adidas, Aeropostale, Asics Outlet, Banana Republic
Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Champion, Columbia
Sportswear, Converse, DKNK, Ecko Unltd, Forever 21, Gap
Factory Store, Guess Factory Store, Hugo Boss Factory
Store, Hurley, Kate Spade New York, Levi's Loft, Michael
Kors, Nautica, Nike Factory Store, The North Face,
Oakley Vault, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Puma,
Quicksilver, Reebok, Ted Baker London, Timberland, Tommy
Hilfiger, US Polo, Volcom and others. Click here
to see all Premium I-Drive stores.
Tip: By registering on the Premium
Outlets website you can receive coupons by e-mail to get
discounts in stores. Another alternative is to buy the
booklet with discount coupons at the outlet
Pointe Orlando is an open-air shopping center with
shops, restaurants and bars. The place is good for
shopping, but its main feature is the presence of
restaurants and entertainment spots. More than a
shopping center that focuses on stores, the place is
sought after to enjoy the nightlife and to dine.
For those who focus on shopping, it is necessary to
know that the stores are not many, but they are usually
quite empty, as the place is not so visited. There you
will find stores like Hollister, Armani Exchange, Tommy
Hilfiger and Victorias Secret's (see the complete list
of stores here).
If you want to dine or enjoy the night, the options
are more numerous; at Pointe Orlando there are B.B.King
Blues Club, Johnny Rockets, Blue Martini, Monkey Joe's
and movie theaters.
Altamonte Mall is a mall in Altamonte Springs, close
to Orlando, about 30 km from International Drive. It is
not as big as the other Orlando malls and many tourists
end up not visiting it, but what makes it different is
that it is not so crowded, so you can do your shopping
more smoothly, without so much turmoil or queues in
It is possible to find stores with great prices and,
because there are fewer people, the variety of products
found can be greater. If you are looking for a product
that is difficult to find in the most popular shopping
malls, going to Altamonte Mall is a good alternative to
This mall has stores like Abercrombie & Fitch,
Aéropostale, Apple, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble,
Champs, Coach, Foot Locker, Forever 21, GAP, H&M,
Hollister, MAC, Sunglass Hut, Victoria Secret's, in
addition to the huge Sears, Macy's, JC Penney and
Dillard's. See all Altamonte stores
The mall has two floors and two main corridors. The
best way to reach it is by car, but we advise you to see
exactly where the car was left, because the parking lot
is huge and you may end up getting confused inside.
Electronics are products that many people buy in the
United States due to the low price, compared to Brazil;
to buy products of this type, one of the best options is
Best Buy. The American chain sells cameras, televisions,
computers, notebooks, video games, games, accessories
and a lot of other things for a very good price. Its
stores are usually huge and offer a huge variety.
The store is present in several cities in the United
States, including Orlando. Our tip for those who want to
buy at Best Buy is to look on the company's website if
what you want to buy is actually sold at the store. Best
Buy usually has many products and is a giant company in
this sector, but specific devices and models are not
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is like a beauty salon for
girls. The place is perfect for children who love Disney
princesses, as they are decorated like real fairytale
princesses there. The employees do hairstyles, makeup
and the girls can still leave the store dressed up. For
those who have daughters who like Disney princesses,
it's a really cool experience.
The game is not very cheap, but it is worth it for
those who want to offer their daughters a special
moment. Make sure to make a reservation, as it is
Burlington Coat Factory is a chain of department
stores that can yield good acquisitions. In it you will
find clothes for men, women and children, as well as
shoes, accessories, bags, bags, watches, glasses etc.
Burlington stores are usually large and you will
spend hours inside shopping. It sells products from
several brands, its prices are better than conventional
stores and there are quality products, including famous
Here is also a tip for getting there early. In the
morning, the macaws are organized and, as time goes by,
the clothes are all messed up.
Marshalls is a chain of department stores with a line
similar to that of Ross Dress for Less and TJ Maxx. It
sells pieces from several brands (including famous
brands) at prices lower than those practiced by
conventional stores, in addition to kitchen items, bed,
table, bath, children's clothes, shoes, etc. Sometimes
their prices are even better than outlets.
In this type of department store you will find
clothes from past collections or stocks left over in
stores; there is not much variety of color or size.
Finding something at Marshalls takes time, patience and
a little luck, so it is not the type of purchase that
appeals to everyone. Macaws tend to be overturned and
untidy, so research is really necessary until you find
something you like and that fits your body.
Tip: try to visit the store as soon
as it opens, when there is a greater variety of pieces,
less people buying and, consequently, less queues. Give
preference to stores that are outside large, more
isolated shopping centers, which possibly have a smaller
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Orlando Premium Outlets is an Orlando shopping center
made up of outlets - stores that sell products
from old collections at prices much more advantageous
than conventional stores. They are places with
incredible prices, where you can find quality products
at a tempting price! The ideal is that you dedicate at
least one day to the outlet, because it is
large and has many stores, but a good strategy is to go
to the outlets on weekends, when some parks are
very full, or visit them at night, in days when visiting
parks that close early.
There are two Premium Outlets in Orlando: one is on
International Drive, near Universal; the other, on
Vineland Ave, closer to Sea World and Disney parks. Both
have practically the same stores, but there are some
slight differences: the I-Drive outlet is a
little bigger and has more stores. If you are in doubt
about which one to go, look at the stores in one and the
other, so you can know exactly what you will find in
Most of the Premium is outdoors, it is not an indoor
location. It is an excellent shopping mall and the
layout of the stores is not complicated. Note that there
is a pavilion at the outlet that is separate
and, if you don't pay attention to it, you may end up
forgetting to visit it. To facilitate commuting, put a
map as soon as you arrive and mark which stores you are
interested in visiting ( see a map here
At Premium Vineland Ave you can find stores such as:
American Eagle, Asics Outlet, Banana Republic Factoy
Store, Burberry, Calvin Klein, CH Carolina Herrera,
Converse, Diane Von Furstenberg, Diesel, DKNY, Fendi,
Forever 21, GAP Factory Store, Guess Factory Store, Hugi
Boss Factory Store, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike Factory
Store, The North Face, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store,
Prada, Puma, Reebok, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger and many
others. Check out all the Premium
Outlet Vineland Ave stores here.
Tip: By registering on the Premium
Outlets website you can receive emails
with discount coupons to use in stores. Another option
is to buy the book at the outlet itself.
TJ Maxx is another department store that sells
products at lower prices than conventional stores. It
offers a wide range of items, including footwear, men's,
women's and children's clothing; towels, sheets, hair
products, bags, accessories and more.
Their pieces are more limited, when compared to
regular stores, but in compensation their prices are
much better. This is not the type of store that everyone
likes to visit, as they are often disorganized and
require patience until you find what you want.
Didn't find what you want at TJ Maxx? Go to Ross
Dress for Less or Marshalls, similar stores that also
have good prices. Try to visit these department stores
in the morning to find them less cluttered.
Target competes with Walmart and is a supermarket
where you can find almost everything: electronics;
clothes; bed, bath and table items; cosmetics; hygiene
products; decorative articles; furniture, etc. The store
has very good prices and a huge variety of products -
ideal for those who want to find a little bit of
everything in the same place.
Sometimes Target has better prices than Walmart; it
is worth keeping an eye on the company's website
to get an idea of values. Their stores are given a
different classification when they are very large: Super
The Florida Mall
Florida Mall is one of the best places to shop in
Orlando. The mall is closed, which guarantees that even
on rainy days you can do your shopping in peace. This
mall is very traditional in Orlando and has more than
260 stores; it is large, offers an incredible variety of
stores and allows you to find good deals, which are
accentuated on promotion days.
A positive point of shopping malls in relation to
outlets is that in conventional stores you usually
find clothes in more models and sizes, and these
conditions are more limited in stores that sell stocks.
Its prices may not be as incredible as the prices of
outlets, but they are really good - and if you have
a must-see mall in Orlando, it's probably the Florida
In Florida you can find stores like: Abercrombie,
Aéropostale, Apple, Aldo, Banana Republic, Champs,
Coach, Clarks, Crocs, Fossil, GAP, Godiva, Guess, H&M,
Hollister, Kilpling, Lids, Loft, MAC, Michael Kors,
Microsoft, Nine West, Oakley, Pink, Puma, Quicksilver,
Rolex, Sephora, Zara etc. In addition, he has mega
stores like Forever 21, H&M, Macy's and Sears.
The Mall At Millenia
The Mall at Millenia is a sophisticated Orlando mall.
The mall has beautiful, modern architecture,
with careful decoration and lots of glass, in addition
to stores of some of the most famous brands in the
world. In this mall you will find the launches of the
latest collections and luxury items. It is not exactly
the best place for those who want to save money, because
it has designer stores and are not high-end stores. In
eventual moments of promotion, prices are more
Going to the Mall at Millenia is a great option for
rainy days, to do some shopping or even eat at one of
its restaurants, like the Cheesecake Factory. Its access
is easy for those in Orlando and it is about 7km from
the north area of I-Drive. Although it is a mall with
many fine brands, there are not only expensive stores at
Mall at Millenia; there are stores with normal and
affordable prices too.
The mall has brands like Abercrombie, Aldo,
Anthropologie, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Boss
Store, Cartier, Chanel, Coach, Diesel, Emporio Armani,
Forever 21, Godiva, Guess, J. Crew, Jimmy Choo, Kate
Spade New York, Kiehl's, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, MAC,
Michael Kors, Montblanc, Omega, Prada, Rolex Boutique,
Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sephora, Sony,
Swarovski, Uban Outfitters, Versace and others.
Check here the complete list of stores.
Tip: Mall at Millenia also has
coupons that can offer store discounts; present your
passport at the concierge to obtain them.
Walmart is a supermarket chain that is still not so
widespread in Brazil, but in the United States, it is a
giant in the sector and has huge stores. Visiting a
supermarket on a trip to the country is an excellent
opportunity to buy products at low prices.
Hygiene and body care articles, cosmetics, diapers,
toys, treats, sunscreen, vitamins and many other things
have great prices at Walmart and yield a lot of savings.
In Orlando, it is possible to find Disney-related
products (including clothes) at the supermarket, at a
price much lower than that practiced in the theme parks.
Walmart has a multitude of products, of different
types. It is so cool inside that you will probably leave
the store with more purchases than you had in mind when
Some stores are open 24 hours a day and are a great
option for those who do not have free time to shop
during the day.