Love to shop?  Then, Orlando has just become your new favorite place as it has been named the Best City for Bargain Shopping by Forbes Magazine.  This is the first year Forbes has created the Best Cities for Bargain Shopping List.

With over 500 outlet stores and 18 million square feet of retail space in malls, Orlando has a variety of shopping options.  Variety, in addition to budget-friendly prices, played a big role in Orlando being chosen as the #1 Bargain City.  From luxury stores like Louis Vuitton to low price tag shops like Forever 21, the shopping in Orlando features it all. 

Scoring a great deal in Orlando is easy if you know where to look.  Bargain hunt through these outlet malls:

Orlando Premium Outlets – International Drive
4951 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Give yourself plenty of time to peruse the selections at this mall.  I’ve been there three times, and have yet to traverse the entire complex.  The impressive 180 outlet stores includes:

  • 7 For All Mankind
  • Baccarat
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Brahmin
  • Ed Hardy
  • Escada,
  • Judith Ripka
  • Juicy Couture
  • Lalique
  • L’Occitane
  • Le Creuset
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus
  • Michael Kors
  • The North Face
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th,
  • Thomas Pink
  • Ted Baker
  • Victoria’s Secret

Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland Avenue
8200 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, FL 32821
The sister outlet to the Orlando Premium Outlets International location, this mall is just as large and just as impressive.  The 150 outlets stores available:

  • A|X Armani Exchange,
  • Banana Republic
  • Burberry
  • Calvin Klein
  • Coach
  • Diesel
  • CH Carolina Herrera
  • Fendi
  • Guess
  • Hugo Boss Factory Store
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Lacoste
  • Lucky Brand
  • MaxMara
  • Michael Kors
  • Nautica
  • Nike
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • True Religion
  • Tod’s
  • Zegna
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
15657 South Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32821
Home to more traditional brands that are found in typical, middle-America malls, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is a bargain-lovers dream and a wonderful place to stock up on all your favorite brands.  Some of the stores available include:
  • Aeropostale
  • Disney Outlet
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Fossil
  • G By Guess
  • Gap
  • LOFT Outlet
  • Nike
  • Old Navy Outlet Exclusive
  • Timberland
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Under Armour
  • VF Outlet

This is just the start to shopping in Orlando.  However, a visit to these three malls will satisfy any need to splurge on yourself without breaking the bank.