It's in the Bag: Brands with a Bang
Fill your shopping bags in Kissimmee, where local malls and outlets carry all the top labels.
Orlando International Premium Outlets® & Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®
'Premium' definitely captures the essence of both of these destinations. They're metropolises of high-end factory stores. Here you can shop for jeans at 7 for All Mankind, kicks at Adidas or Converse, and fashionable clothes at J. Crew, Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole. For the kids, there's Tommy Hilfiger Kids, as well as Disney's Character Warehouse. Sporty types can shop Timberland and The North Face. For special gifts, stop by the Coach or Swarovski shop.
Want an easy-to-navigate, one-stop shopping center while visiting Kissimmee? Look no further than The Loop. Kohl's, Ulta, American Eagle Outfitters and Yankee Candle are all within walking range here. Even shoe haven DSW is in the mix. For casual and affordable clothing and footwear, head to Old Navy. Nearby, Cinque Terre and The Crosslands Shopping Center are home to budget-friendly outposts selling everything from fashion and décor to pet and party essentials. Here, you’ll find HomeGoods, Party City, Forever 21, Burlington, Five Below and Marshalls.
The Mall at Millenia
Upscale Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's anchor this mall, which also counts hipster paradise Urban Outfitters and edgy denim purveyor Diesel among its residents. A curated collection of luxury stores includes Prada, Gucci, Versace, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Burberry, Tory Burch and Lacoste, and comes complete with a full-service concierge and valet. The sheer number of hard-to-come-by brands makes this mall a major stop on any shopping tour.
The Florida Mall
At 1.8 million square feet, it's no surprise that some of Central Florida’s largest-scale stores are set here. One is the American Girl store, which makes this mall something between an upscale shopping mecca and a family-friendly attraction. Adults and kids can also enjoy Crayola Experience. (Read more about this on pg. 31.) Find Bose and Apple stores among perennial favorites like H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch and Coach, plus shops offering international styles, like the Zara flagship and A|X.
Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlets
Beloved brands rule the day at this accessible, family-friendly group of stores. There are deals to be found both online and in store, as LBV places a high value on good old-fashioned coupons. The parking lot is close, so you can bring the kids and shop for them at Old Navy or Carter's. Men can get completely outfitted at Eddie Bauer, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi's outlets, while the ladies can fill their bags at Ann Taylor LOFT and Calvin Klein.