Fashion Forward: Boutique Chic in and around the Orlando Metro

Friendly, personable service, exciting and sometimes famous-name designers and singular local finds are the hallmark of any good boutique. In and around the Orlando metro, there is much for shop-a-holics to get excited about well beyond the fare of our amazing shopping malls and outlets. In fact, the superb suburbia-ensconced gems may surprise you. Over in Seminole County's Lake Mary, Sophie & Trey (and its darling sister boutiques; each is unique from the other) get visitors from near and far, fashion-forward customers on the hunt for exciting – and really reasonably priced! – finds. In College Park, Modern Grace has been bringing its customers in for years. Thornton Park, of course, is not without its tony shops, one of which is Lauren Nicole, where the fashion is equal parts casual chic and devastatingly hot date-night fare. In the outer-lying cities of Kissimmee, Celebration and Windermere, there's fun to be had, as well. Boutiques such as Branded B and Pretty Rebellious may make you the envy of friends who wish they'd had the chance to shop there, as well. 



Winsome Windermere doesn't lack for boutiques but many choose to get their fashion fix at Ca Va Chic, where feminine frocks, blinged-out sandals, frayed denim shorts and unique items like one-of-a-kind vintage-print dresses are a regular and...  Read More



Fans of Pretty Rebellious think it's pretty awesome; head to Saint Cloud to see if you agree. From Bohemian flourishes to South Beach-ready club wear to rompers and maxis well-suited for everything from lunch with a friend to baby shower...  Read More



Think you have to limit your exploration to Orlando's trendiest in-town districts for top boutique shopping? Think again. Branded B calls the quaint and Disney-convenient town of Kissimmee home and its loyal customers keep coming back for club,...  Read More



We are NOT endorsing rock-throwing but if one WERE to toss a stone whilst walking the tony cobbles of Winter Park's Park Avenue neighborhood, there's better-than-average odds you'd shatter the shop window of a fine-and-fancy boutique. One such...  Read More



With wares we'd call both classy and cute, Enchanted cashes the check its name writes with aplomb – dressing divas of all ages (that's right, ladies; much of the beautiful inventory here is suitable for women – not just girls) and all from a...  Read More

Disney Springs ®


Whether you're too spellbound by your "magic" vacation to break free of Walt Disney World's gravity, a fashion maven looking to add some Disney touches to your already-chic wardrobe or a full-on Mouse-O-Phile on the hunt for finds more...  Read More



Chic and reasonable, feminine and funky, Modern Grace has been delighting its regulars since 1994 and creating new ones on the reg ever since. Located in the quaint, walkable confines of College Park � a great overall area for shopping...  Read More



Frank is an eclectic, clean-lined shop that begs exploration. Beautiful clothing and accessories (the bags! the jewelry!), wonderful gifts (books! bath items! cards! children's items!) and home goods (pillows! art! tableware!) abound. You're...  Read More

Lake Mary


Lake Mary isn't out of the fashion loop AT ALL. In fact, Sophie & Trey enjoys regular visits from folks who live downtown; they trek out just to see what's new and funky. Generally speaking, it's everything. Dresses, tops, swimwear –...  Read More



While it is never not lovely to wander the shaded sidewalks of Thornton Park – perhaps stopping at a restaurant for a bite or a bottle of wine – sometimes a shop will beckon you in for wallet exercise you won't be able to track on your...  Read More


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