Where to Shop in Central Florida

Where to shop in Central Florida
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When you’re not sure what to do in Central Florida, it’s time to go shopping. Learn where to shop in Central Florida for the best experience and the best deals.

The Mall at Millennia

For an upscale shopping experience in Orlando, make your way to the Mall at the Millennia. There are over 100 stores in the venue, along with a large food court, restaurants, and more. 

Whether you need running gear, kid’s clothes, or elegant apparel, the Mall at the Millennia has it. Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus are only a few of the many options. 

Park Avenue

You don’t need to be in New York to shop on Park Avenue. If you’re in Winter Park, you shouldn’t miss shopping on Park Avenue. The street is a gem in the city, full of culture and excitement. In the area, you will find over 140 shops, cafes, and museums. 

You can check out California Closets or buy clothing and accessories at Dear Jane. If you want a unique accessory or gift, Partridge Tree Gift Shop has what you need.

Much like New York City, the street is located near Central Park. Culture abounds as you shop, and you can check out some of the seasonal shows, concerts, and events. For great fashion in Central Florida, Park Avenue should be at the top of your list.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Although Disney itself is full of great shopping, you need a park ticket to enjoy the experience. When you visit Disney Springs, you get a taste of Disney without the high cost. You also get some great shopping. 

One of the more interesting stores is the Lego store. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you’ll love the variety of Lego products. The Coca Cola store also offers up an exciting shopping experience. While you’re browsing the floors full of Coca Cola gear, you can stop and see the brand’s polar bear mascot. 

Let the force be with you and enter the Star Wars store, or just walk around the streets. When you get hungry, there are some great theme restaurants.

Orlando Premium Outlets

Are you looking for some serious savings? If so, head over to the Orlando Premium Outlets. The venue has all of your favorite outlet shops, like Nike, Kate Spade, and Yankee Candle. 

The outlets have all of the amenities you need to be comfortable, many restaurants, and a great atmosphere. Best of all, the stores give you up to 60% off retail prices. You could easily spend hours wandering around and building your wardrobe. 

Mount Dora Marketplace

One of the newer additions to Mount Dora is the Mount Dora Marketplace. The venue was the brainchild of two Miami business owners. They wanted to build an indoor marketplace that was hip and fun. Today, the marketplace is exactly what they imagined.

There are many vendors in the market, each one selling something unique. While many of the vendors sell food, several sell arts and crafts. You can find plants, candles, flowers, and much more for sale. If you enjoy deli meats, cheese, or wine, you’ll also want to bring home some items for lunch or dinner.

Orange Avenue

Ivanhoe Village is an indie neighborhood in Orlando. When you’re in the area, you can walk down Orange Avenue for a shopping experience like no other. All of the shops are offbeat and genuine. 

For instance, there’s the Paper Goat Post. This shop isn’t your typical boutique. It’s a shop that’s full of cards, invitations, and various paper products. Another unique shop is Yay!. From the second you walk in the store, you’ll notice how different it is. It’s a very small shop, but full of interesting items.

If you’re in the market for jewelry, Okidanokh should be on your list. The shop features hand-crafted jewelry that’s stunning and stylish.

Magnolia Square

Located in Sanford, Magnolia Square is a picturesque area. It’s the place to go for dining, shopping, and entertainment in the city. While you’re there, you can look for art in one of the several art galleries. Gallery on First is a popular choice for those looking for art, as it has a great selection of inspiring artwork.

If you want something different, check out Magpie’s Modern General Store. The store pays homage to general stores of the past. It features soaps, housewares, and other gifts. To sum up the store in one word, you could call it funky. 

Also in the square is Maya Books and Music. The shop buys, sells, and trades books and music. For those who can’t give up their vinyl records or CDs, Maya should be your next stop.

Main Street

When you shop on Main Street Kissimmee, you have no shortage of options. Get all of your beauty needs met at Kiss Me Beauty Supply. They have all of your beauty needs and the staff is always friendly. If you want to shop for food, there’s Joy Food Stores. Shore’s on Broadway Boutique sells women’s and men’s clothing that’s elegant and stylish. When you need some tunes, check our Lewis Music Store. Try out some of their instruments or tune-up your own.

Kissimmee has a lot to offer, if you’re willing to explore it. Main Street strives to preserve a bit of history in the downtown area of the city. Most of the shops are family-owned. 

Edgewater Drive 

In Orlando, there’s nowhere like Edgewater Drive.  The shopping venue is located inside College Park. With many boutiques and restaurants, the area is a popular destination. Be sure to check out Bijou’s Boutique, which sells designer clothing, gifts, and accessories. 

For furniture or housewares, stop into Top Drawer Consignments and browse their latest items. Or, head to Aspenberry’s and pick out some greenery for your yard. 

Want to Shop in Central Florida?

Why not spend your time in Central Florida shopping? Check out some of the shops above and enjoy your time. And while you are there, check out a few of the restaurants on our list.

**Disclaimer: There is a good chance that this post contains affiliate or sponsor links. If you make a purchase through them, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you (for which we are extremely grateful).

Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida and beyond, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

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