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Visitors Can Save & Splurge While Shopping in Orlando

Shopping is one of the top activities for visitors to Orlando.  The central Florida city has previously been named the number one city for bargain shopping, but there are also plenty of luxurious labels and brands present at Orlando malls.  In 2013, even more options will be available for visitors looking so splurge, save and treat themselves to a day or two of shopping while on vacation.

The four most popular malls in Orlando include:

Orlando Mall at Millenia
Photo Credit: Mall at Millenia

Mall at Millenia: The Mall at Millenia is located in the heart of Orlando near Orlando Theme Parks like Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld and Disney World Theme Parks. The mall is home to exclusive high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Cartier, Salvatorre Ferragamo, Rolex, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Swarovski, ECCO, L’Occitane, Lacoste; and U.S. retailers like Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Tory Burch, Gap, Coach, Betsey Johnson, Banana Republic, Allen Edmonds, David Yurman, Michael Kors, BCBG and Tiffany & Co..  It is ranked in the top 10 among the world’s most successful shopping centers and will open stores for retailers Prada, YSL and Swiss watchmakers Hublot, Omega and Breitling in 2013.

The Florida Mall: Known as central Florida’s largest mall, The Florida Mall has over 250 specialty stores including Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Florida’s only M&M; World. Other retailers include retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas Originals, Apple, Bare Escentuals, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Clarks England, Dillard’s, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M;), JCPenney, MAC, Macy’s, Sears, Pandora, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret.  Clothing retailer Michael Kors and jewelry retailer Tous will be added to the mall in 2013.
Orlando Premium Outlets – International Drive: Located just minutes from Universal Studios, Orlando Premium Outlets features over 180 outlet stores including 7 For All Mankind, Baccarat, Betsey Johnson, Brahmin, Ed Hardy, Escada, Gap, Judith Ripka, Juicy Couture, Lalique, L’Occitane, Le Creuset, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Michael Kors, The North Face, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, St. John, Stuart Weitzmen, Ted Baker and Victoria’s Secret.
Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland Avenue: Located only one mile from Walt Disney World Theme Parks, the second Orlando Premium Outlets Mall features luxury stores like A|X Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Diesel, CH Carolina Herrera, Fendi, Guess, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, LeSportsac, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, True Religion, Tod’s and Zegna.  The Vineland Avenue location of Orlando premium outlets is expanding in 2013, with more than 80,000 square feet of space and 12 new stores opening.  The area, known as The Promenade, will be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth.